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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

An Unusual Economy?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Many in the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long, after we have officially emerged from a recession. In a sense, they are right. But, in another sense, they are profoundly wrong...

Analysis and Commentary

A Vineyard Too Far

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

People who rail against “fat cats” shouldn’t vacation with them...

Analysis and Commentary

Libya unrest stirs up questions over fate of Lockerbie bomber

by Tod Lindbergvia San Francisco Examiner
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An intriguing sideshow to the Libyan revolt is the fate of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber released to Libya from a Scottish prison two years ago...

Analysis and Commentary

Assessing Qaddafi

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Libya's long decline will take years to ameliorate...

Analysis and Commentary

Buffett and a Better Tax System

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, August 29, 2011

...I expressed sympathy with Warren Buffett’s concern that the share of the income paid in taxes by the very wealthy is considerably smaller than the shares paid by many middle class Americans. But I am troubled by what he proposes to do about it...

Analysis and Commentary

California: A Season of Reform?

by David Davenportvia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Monday, August 29, 2011

Until the California economy (and tax revenues) begins to recover, a window of opportunity remains open for fiscal and governance reforms in the state...

Analysis and Commentary

Strangers in a Familiar Land

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, August 29, 2011

California sits in a time warp. Despite tax hikes that make our roughly 10% income tax and 10% sales tax among the highest in the nation, there is little to show for it during the last forty years...

Analysis and Commentary

Care for a Coke with that tree?

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 29, 2011

Rather than simply shutting down 70 state parks, the [California State Parks Department] is considering more corporate logos in the parks as well as limited private management agreements...

Analysis and Commentary

NY Regents: Stop the madness!

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, August 29, 2011

[Their] newfangled evaluation system is going to be miles more rigorous than what virtually all your districts have today, regardless of whether one-fifth or two-fifths of the ratings comes down to test scores...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama and the VFW Convention—A Foreign Concept?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 29, 2011

This week’s flap: the Veteran of Foreign Wars national convention in San Antonio. Specifically: Obama’s decision not to attend, the first time in the convention’s 112-year history that the White House...won’t be a participant...

Analysis and Commentary

Book Review: The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, August 29, 2011

[The book], by Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick, ranks among the very best pieces of narrative journalism I have read related to the history of America’s conflict with Al Qaeda...

Analysis and Commentary

First ‘class’ read

via Daily
Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book on education policy is a surprise page-turner...

Interviews
Interviews

Chuck Blahous and Jessica Stern on the John Batchelor Show

with Charles Blahous, Jessica Sternvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 29, 2011

GUESTS: Paul Barrett, Bloomberg; Jack Ewing, International Herald-Tribune; Charles Blahous, Hoover; Jessica Stern, Hoover...

Interviews

Hanushek on Teachers

by Russell Roberts with Eric Hanushekvia EconTalk
Monday, August 29, 2011

Eric Hanushek of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the importance of teacher quality in education...

In the News
In the News

The Perils of Price Controls

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why is there a shortage of cancer drugs in the United States...?