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Analysis and Commentary

Evoking Foley: Too Soon?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

On Sunday, mourners packed Holy Rosary Church in Rochester, NY, for a memorial service for journalist James Foley, who was killed last week by Middle East extremists after being held captive for two years.

Analysis and Commentary

Good and Bad Inequality

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rising income and wealth inequality in many countries around the world has been a long-term trend for three decades or more. But the attention devoted to it has increased substantially since the 2008 financial crisis: With slow growth, rising inequality bites harder.

Analysis and Commentary

Cronyism vs. the Constitution

by Allan H. Meltzervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 25, 2014

Most of us learned in grade school that the Constitution parcels legislative, executive and judicial power into separate branches of the government. This separation of powers—the system of checks and balances—is to prevent tyranny and ensure that all citizens enjoy equal protection under the law.

Analysis and Commentary

Facts vs. Visions

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators.com
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

The Madness of 2008

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns.

Analysis and Commentary

Genetic Engineering and the Fight Against Ebola

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 25, 2014

A handful of patients in the largest-ever Ebola outbreak have been treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp. American missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol both received the drug and were recently released from the hospital. A Liberian doctor treated with the drug died on Sunday.

Analysis and Commentary

2014 midterms: Hail Mary pass next for desperate Senate Democrats?

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As sure as Sherman’s march through the Confederacy, which began 150 years ago this November, the future control of the United States Senate rests in the heart of Dixie and a handful of 2014 contests.

Analysis and Commentary

If You Want To Stop ISIS, Here Is What It Will Take

by Angelo M. Codevillavia The Federalist
Monday, August 25, 2014

The Islamic State’ video-dissemination of one of its goons beheading an American is an existential challenge from which we cannot afford to shrink. Until the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) did that, it made sense for the U.S. government to help contain it because the Islamic world, which the IS threatens most directly, must destroy it sooner or later.

Interviews
Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (10:12)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 25, 2014

Hoover Fellow Henry Miller discusses droughts on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

Google's Eric Schmidt tells Stanford gathering that the key to cybersecurity is better encryption

featuring Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the early years of communicating by computer, nobody worried about electronic interlopers sniffing through private files, Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt told a gathering of key congressional staffers on the Stanford campus.

In the News

Is a do nothing Congress something to aspire to?

quoting Russell Robertsvia ABC 7 News
Monday, August 25, 2014

By any standard the current Congress seems destined to set records of futility.

In the News

The Ukraine Crisis: An International Law Perspective

by Thomas D. Grantvia Chatham House
Friday, July 11, 2014

This is a summary of an event organized jointly by the International Law Programme and the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House to analyse the international law issues that have arisen throughout the current Ukraine crisis. This summary outlines the main strands of discussion and analysis from the meeting.