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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Dog Days of Summer: Thoughts to Ponder

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kudos to First Lady Michelle Obama for her “Lets Move” childhood obesity initiative, a problem disproportionately prevalent among African-American and Hispanic children...

Analysis and Commentary

African-Americans for Charter Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This past week the NAACP, the National Urban League and other civil-rights groups collectively condemned charter schools...Someone should remind these leaders who they represent...

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats Bite Democrats

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

You expect Republican politicians to criticize Democratic administrations and vice versa. But when Democrats start criticizing Democratic administrations, that is news...

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats Bite Democrats: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Without naming names or making political charges, the Congressional Budget Office last week issued a report titled "Federal Debt and the Risk of a Fiscal Crisis." The report's dry, measured words paint a painfully bleak picture of the long-run dangers from the current runaway government deficits...

Analysis and Commentary

The Politics of Justice

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Although President Obama talks about immigration reform, his administration’s first major action was to sue the state of Arizona for tackling the issue. Even Democrats, like the Governor of Colorado, say that waiting ’til the Arizona law actually took effect made more sense...

Analysis and Commentary

Britain’s New Export: Islamist Carnage

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A new report reveals the disturbing ordinariness of British-linked Islamist terrorists...

Analysis and Commentary

Do Competitive Grants Hurt Equal Opportunity? Failed Imagination--and Memory

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Journal Expert Blog: Education
Monday, August 2, 2010

The Obama administration's education-reform agenda was already in trouble with the teacher unions. Now it's in trouble with the old-line civil rights community, too...

Analysis and Commentary

A Weird Sort of Depression

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, August 2, 2010

Economic statistics paint a pretty grim picture: annual growth coming out of a recession at an anemic 2.4%; unemployment rising at 9.6%; and foreclosures again on the rise...And yet, I don’t sense Dickensian poverty, in that the half-employed somehow through parental support, or cheap Chinese goods, or exemption from income taxes, seem to have plentiful appurtenances and even fairly nice cars. So what’s going on..?

Analysis and Commentary

Murphy on Discrimination

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 2, 2010

This month's Feature Article on Econlib, by economist Robert Murphy, is the nicest succinct article I've seen on how free markets make people pay a price for the kind of discrimination that most people abhor...

Analysis and Commentary

The President's Four Rotten Policy Planks

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Monday, August 2, 2010

High taxes, fair trade: no wonder the U.S.S. Obama rides low in the water...

Interviews
Interviews

Some Catholic Schools Under New Management

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via WBEZ
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Archdiocese of Chicago is taking steps to halt declining school enrollment. It's taking over management of 16 Catholic schools...

Interviews

American Politics with Michael Barone: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Michael Baronevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Michael Barone explains why economic conservatism has triumphed in the U.S. since the 1970s...

Interviews

New Learning Standards in the Works for Maine Students

with Michael J. Petrillivia Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Monday, August 2, 2010

Maine education officials today start the process of changing state guidelines on what students should know about math and English by a certain grade level...

Interviews

At Issue with Ben Merens

with Kori Schakevia Wisconsin Public Radio
Monday, August 2, 2010

In a speech today before a convention of Disabled American Veterans, President Obama announced that the draw-down of U.S. combat troops in Iraq is on schedule - down to 50,000 troops by the end of August...

Interviews

Some Bay Area City Managers Get Hefty Compensation

with Bill Whalenvia KPIX-TV
Monday, August 2, 2010

The salary scandal of public officials in the Southern California town of Bell is forcing everyone to take a look at pay scales, even here in the Bay Area...

In the News
In the News

California signs on to education standards

with Williamson M. Eversvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In the News

Schools shift to national standards

with Williamson M. Eversvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In the News

Federal program buys cell phones for the poor

with Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Kansas City Star
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
In the News

State approves new Common Core educational standards

with Williamson M. Eversvia Daily Breeze (CA)
Monday, August 2, 2010
In the News

'Buy Local Bob' on the road

with David R. Hendersonvia Akron Beacon Journal
Monday, August 2, 2010