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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Papa Does Paris

via Weekly Standard
Monday, September 21, 2009

Ernest Hemingway, after tossing off dozens of potential titles for what he was calling his Paris Sketches, eventually settled on The Early Eye and the Ear (How Paris was in the early days)...

Analysis and Commentary

The Stimulus Didn't Work

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylor with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 working?...

Analysis and Commentary

Health Care and an Educated Citizenry

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review
Thursday, September 17, 2009

What kind of education would one need to make sense of the current health-care debate?...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama won't stay the course in Afghanistan -- then what?

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Skepticism grows in President Obama's party about his presumed endorsement of General Stanley McChrystal's assessment of the strategy and resources required to succeed in Afghanistan...

Analysis and Commentary

California's golden dream has turned sour. Only a great reform can revive it

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

'A golden dream by the sea" is how Arnold Schwarzenegger described California, when he was inaugurated as the state's governor six years ago...

Analysis and Commentary

Economics of Mandated Health Insurance

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today's Wall Street Journal contains an interesting front-page news story about mandated health insurance, focusing on the case of Massachusetts...

Analysis and Commentary

In stock

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Price of Everything is now available in paperback at Amazon...

In the News
In the News

Reagan with Steven Hayward: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Steven Hayward discusses Reagan, Gorbachev, and the end of the Cold War...

In the News

Notable & Quotable: Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson on President Obama and political civility.

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 17, 2009

[T]he public is not really stupid and has a long memory...

In the News

Tax reform proposal could be facing skeptical Legislature

with John F. Coganvia Contra Costa Times
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A special panel's tax reform package could end up where most blue ribbon panel papers land: on a shelf with a thud, eventually collecting dust...

In the News

Common Core Critiques "21st Century Skills" (and the Partnership Responds)

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The organization Common Core, which calls for giving students strong grounding across academic disciplines, has organized an open letter critiquing the program put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and calling for the group to revise its goals...

In the News

Is price gouging in wake of a hurricane wrong?

with Thomas Sowellvia MSNBC Today Show
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Michael J. Sandel, a professor of government at Harvard University, has transformed one of his most popular courses into the new book “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?”...

In the News

U.S. an empire, despite history of 'denial,' Bucknell Forum speaker says

with Niall Fergusonvia Bucknell University
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

By any historical definition, the United States was and remains an empire, but it is an empire with "structural flaws" that could mean another world force soon will take its place, Niall Ferguson, a professor of history and economics and award-winning author, told an audience Tuesday night, kicking off this semester's Bucknell Forum...

In the News

TH Mag Exclusive: Back-to-School Patriotism

with Diane Ravitchvia Townhall
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, American history is an irreversible force, ever-progressing and changing the course of human history...

In the News

Peninsula Chapter -- The Fate of Global Democracy in Hard Times (Fall Kickoff Event)

with Larry Diamondvia World Affairs Council of Northern California
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How are democracies faring around the world in the midst of the worst global economic recession since the Great Depression?...

In the News

Niall Ferguson: America the empire?

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily Item (PA)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Like it or not, America is still very much in the empire-building business, even under President Obama, said controversial author and historian Niall Ferguson, about two hours before he was scheduled to speak Tuesday night at the Weis Center on the Bucknell campus...

In the News

After Cheating Concerns, Should Students Retake Standardized Test?

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My colleague Jay Mathews called me last week and suggested I look at his latest column, which argued that students should retake a D.C. standardized test after questions arose about the number of erasures on exam sheets...

In the News

Washington View: Medical malpractice also needs to be reformed

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Columbian
Monday, September 14, 2009

When President Obama addressed Congress and the nation on the need for health care reform, he brushed off medical malpractice lawsuit abuse with a cursory acknowledgement of the problem...