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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

"Jewish" - Not the Same as "Pro-Israel"

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's an obvious point, but it needs stating: Not all Jews are Zionist...

Analysis and Commentary

Whose Medical Decisions?: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The serious, and sometimes chilling, provisions of the medical care legislation that President Obama has been trying to rush through Congress are important enough for all of us to stop and think, even though his political strategy from the outset has been to prevent us from having time to stop and think about it...

Analysis and Commentary

Whose Medical Decisions?: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When famed bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he said: "Because that's where the money is."...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Doomed Utopia

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August is normally a time for vacation and reinvigoration, for this author who is now in attendance at the Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Sweden...

Analysis and Commentary

Whose Medical Decisions?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

There was a time when rushing a thousand-page bill through Congress so fast that no one has time to read it would have provoked public outrage...

Analysis and Commentary

Whose Medical Decisions?: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Amid all the controversies over medical care, no one seems to be asking a very basic question: Why does it take more than 1,000 pages of legislation to insure people who lack medical insurance?...

Analysis and Commentary

American Health Care Once Again

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, August 17, 2009

In a recent post (see my discussion on July 28) I explained why the American health delivery system is superior in some important dimensions to health care in most other advanced countries...

Analysis and Commentary

Islam and Western Militaries

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Are we at war with radical Islam or not?...

Interviews
Interviews

Tara Servatius Show: Scott Atlas

with Scott W. Atlasvia Tara Servatius Show (WBT NC)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, lists 10 facts of comparison to remember as nationalization advocates claim massive health disasters as fact...

In the News
In the News

Lincoln & More with Harry Jaffa, Part II: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Can democracy survive if it abandons its Judeo-Christian roots?...

In the News

Most support some reforms but are wary of cost impact, survey finds

with David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Modern Healthcare
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A survey finds that most Americans say they favor some components of healthcare reform, but are split on how much should come out of their own pockets...

In the News

China's super ministries gaining power

with Hoover Institutionvia United Press International - Asia
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In his recent contribution to “China Leadership Monitor,” a quarterly published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Barry Naughton, the renowned expert on China’s political economy at the University of California, San Diego, points out that two Chinese government agencies – the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology – “are amassing power.”...

In the News

Letters: Time to Test the Testers

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Once more, Diane Ravitch provides excellent insight into the dumbing down of today's education system ("Toughen the Tests," PostOpinion, Aug. 13)...

In the News

An Evening in Support of the Baha’is of Iran

with Abbas Milanivia Iran Press Watch (Germany)
Monday, August 17, 2009

On August 12, 2009, an event was held in San Francisco’s historic Herbst Theater, entitled “An Evening in Support of the Baha’is of Iran”, to raise awareness about the persecution of the Baha’i community in Iran...

In the News

MDL judge could change the game of asbestos litigation

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Legal Newsline
Monday, August 17, 2009

Since his appointment last year to the U.S. Multi District Litigation on asbestos, Judge Eduardo Robreno has developed a reputation for clearing the court's massive docket at warp speed -- half a million cases in four months...

In the News

Is the Department of Education Meddling?

with Diane Ravitchvia American
Monday, August 17, 2009

The Department of Education’s proposed priorities for the much-publicized Race to the Top continue to draw attention even in the quiet days of August (see my analysis of the priorities here)...

In the News

Oh, about that U.S. economic recovery …

with Gary S. Beckervia Reuters
Monday, August 17, 2009

What might stand in the way of a robust economic turnaround...

In the News

Guessing My Way to Promotion

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Monday, August 17, 2009

Last week I read a thought-provoking column by Diane Ravitch in the New York Post, in which she discusses the lowering of the bar on New York State math and ELA tests...

In the News

We Don't Spend Enough on Health Care

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Americans are being urged to worry about the nation spending 17% of its gross domestic product each year on health care—a higher percentage than any other country...

In the News

America's Morning News

with Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Friday, August 14, 2009

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show "America's Morning News" - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast-to-coast via the Talk Radio Network - here's what just a few of Thursday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin:...

In the News

Stalin in charge

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The torrent of documentary material released in the 1990s on the workings of Stalin’s totalitarian rule is still more than a trickle – despite Putin’s repression of the Russian media and NGOs, despite the overt rehabilitation of Stalin as the great personnel manager and author of military victory, and despite the restrictions on historical archives and foreign researchers...

In the News

The Dish

with Robert Conquest, Richard Sousa, John Raisianvia Stanford Report
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stanford’s reach has always been global, and last week it really flexed its international muscle...