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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Prop. 8 ruling ignores precedent, evidence and common sense

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Washington Post
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Even some who support same-sex marriage worry that, in striking down California's voter-approved proposition defining marriage as between one man and one woman, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker went too far. They are right...

Analysis and Commentary

Dismantling America

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"We the people" are the familiar opening words of the Constitution of the United States— the framework for a self-governing people, free from the arbitrary edicts of rulers. It was the blueprint for America, and the success of America made that blueprint something that other nations sought to follow...

Analysis and Commentary

The International Stimulus Sweepstakes: Who Wins?

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

During the student revolt of the 1960s, an historic Italian poster proclaimed “La lotta continua”—or, the struggle will go on. Today, it is not students versus state, but economists versus economists...

Analysis and Commentary

Dismantling America: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"We the people" are the central concern of the Constitution, as well as its opening words, since it is a Constitution for a self-governing nation. But "we the people" are treated as an obstacle to circumvent by the current administration in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Dismantling America: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

...[T]he most dangerous and most lasting damage that this administration has done to this nation has been in the international jungle, where it is alienating our long-time allies, dismantling our credibility by reneging on our commitments to putting up a missile shield in Eastern Europe and— above all— doing nothing meaningful to stop the leading terror-sponsoring nation in the world, Iran, from getting nuclear weapons...

Analysis and Commentary

Dismantling America: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How did we get to the point where many people feel that the America they have known is being replaced by a very different kind of country, with not only different kinds of policies but very different values and ways of governing...?

Analysis and Commentary

A Three-Point Plan For Reforming Public Employment

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Monday, August 16, 2010

Defang unions, cut back on pensions and kill all federal bailouts to profligate states...

Analysis and Commentary

Harry & Teddy and High Inflation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 16, 2010

This is from Thomas Griffith, Harry and Teddy, a book about the relationship between Henry R. Luce and Theodore H. White, much of which revolved around their passion and thoughts about China under Chiang Kai-Shek...

Analysis and Commentary

A Constantinople Initiative?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, August 16, 2010

One wonders about the symbolism of the Cordoba Initiative. Was Cordoba selected because in a multicultural context it represents a blending of harmonious cultures? If so, I’m not sure history quite supports such a usage...

Analysis and Commentary

In New York City, the Issue Is Reading, Not Gaps Between High and Low Performers

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, August 16, 2010

On Monday morning, two New York Times reporters captured the front page with their worries about the racial education gap in New York City, despite clear signs of gains in minority graduation rates...

Analysis and Commentary

The View Across the Pond

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, August 16, 2010

I rarely read what the U.K. newspapers have to say about the American presidency. More times than not, they run with rumors and half-truths fed to them by political operatives and mischievous ex-pats– the sort of innuendo that plays big on the Drudge Report, but rarely pans out...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Brown’s Pension an Issue?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, August 16, 2010

...Brian Joseph, the Sacramento correspondent for the Orange County Register, had a most interesting analysis of California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s pension. Per this report, it seems that the Democratic gubernatorial nominee may be receiving a more generous pension than he deserves...

Interviews
Interviews

Thomas Sowell on American Collapse: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thomas Sowell weighs in on same-sex marriage and judges who legislate from the bench...

In the News
In the News

School test score rollout begins with STAR release

with Williamson M. Eversvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
In the News

Germany vs. USA - Becker vs. Krugman

with Gary S. Beckervia Washington Examiner
Monday, August 16, 2010
In the News

Willingham: Can reformers control their own reforms?

with Paul E. Petersonvia Washington Post
Monday, August 16, 2010
In the News

Should We Rethink Afghanistan War Strategy?

with Kori Schakevia Politics Daily (DC)
Sunday, August 15, 2010