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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Learning for a Living: In Defense of Vocational Education

via Doublethink Quarterly
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Frankford High School is in a rough neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia...

Analysis and Commentary

Charter and private schools might not make the grade either

by Diane Ravitchvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District is opening 50 schools over the next few years and considering a proposal to allow some or all to be privately managed...

Analysis and Commentary

A Sickly Medical Device Safety Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congressional mischief comes in large packages, like health care reform, and in small bundles, like the ill-advised Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 (MDSA) which is now moving forward in both the House and Senate...

Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Different people have very different reactions to President Barack Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

A runaway deficit may soon test Obama’s luck

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Monday, August 10, 2009

President Barack Obama reminds me of Felix the Cat...

Analysis and Commentary

Glamorous Muslim Political Women

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Sunday, August 9, 2009

In a blog, "Hijabs on Western Political Women," I displayed a brood of queens, princesses, first ladies, members of congress, foreign ministers, journalists, and even movie stars looking anywhere from faintly ridiculous to outlandishly bad as they wear some variant of a hijab...

Interviews
Interviews

Is the Economic Marriage Between China and U.S. on the Rocks?

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Exchange
Monday, August 10, 2009

Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University and a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School...

In the News
In the News

Inexperience Not Preferred

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Those who cannot teach, lead...

In the News

Rich Prize, Restrictive Guidelines

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed guidelines for awarding $4 billion in Race to the Top Fund money send a strong message that any state hoping to land a competitive grant should expect to allow student test scores to be used in decisions about teacher compensation and evaluation...

In the News

U.S. Seeks Release Of 3 American Hikers In Iran

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Amid increasing concern about the fate of three American citizens being held by the Iranian government, the U.S. and its allies have stepped up efforts to secure their release...

In the News

The bitter fruits of appeasement

with Daniel Pipesvia Spectator (UK)
Monday, August 10, 2009

As we all know, because President Obama, UK Foreign Secretary Miliband and the serried ranks of the EU keep telling us, it is Israel’s obduracy which is holding up a resolution of the Middle East impasse...

In the News

Whither Jerusalem?

with Daniel Pipesvia History News Network
Monday, August 10, 2009

The stridency of the Obama administration’s attitude about Israeli settlements in the West Bank has stunned some observers, not the least of whom is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself...

In the News

Did the Government Beat the Recession?

with Gary S. Beckervia Atlantic Monthly
Monday, August 10, 2009

Washington won...

In the News

Secondary Sources: Recovery?, Consumer Protection, Climate Change

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 10, 2009

Recovery?: Writing for Fed Watch, Tim Duy see recovery, just not a strong one...

In the News

Obamacare’s Impact On Obesity, Liberty And Cost

with Scott W. Atlasvia Bulletin (PA)
Monday, August 10, 2009

President Obama may see resistance to his healthcare proposal from a group he was not expecting: Obese Americans...

In the News

Engineer the Climate?

with Lowell Woodvia New York Times
Monday, August 10, 2009

Should the United States and other governments start supporting climate engineers’ research?...

In the News

Did regulations cause current crisis?

with John B. Taylorvia Business Times (Singapore)
Sunday, August 9, 2009

THE intellectual starting point for much of the conventional wisdom regarding the origins of the current financial crisis is that it was brought about by capitalism gone wrong and that it combined with the failure of the US government to prevent it through effective regulation of the financial system...