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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Tottering Technocracy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Here and in Europe, the financial meltdown exposes the hollowness of our elites...

Analysis and Commentary

A Pyrrhic 'Victory'

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In Don Marquis' classic satirical book, "Archy and Mehitabel," Mehitabel the alley cat asks plaintively, "What have I done to deserve all these kittens...

Analysis and Commentary

A Shot Across America's Bow

by Scott S. Powellvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Standard and Poor's has just done the U.S. a big favor by jolting many in Washington and the mainstream media out of denial that government deficit-spending can continue in the same trajectory...

Analysis and Commentary

The Nuking Of Japan

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Monday, August 8, 2011

Saturday Aug. 6 marked one of the United States’ most important but unheralded anniversaries...

Analysis and Commentary

Requiem for our dead

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Monday, August 8, 2011

The Taliban succeeded in downing an American helicopter a few days ago, killing 30 American soldiers and seven Afghans...

Analysis and Commentary

Republicans and the Politics of Divine Intervention

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 8, 2011

Aside from such pittances as America’s credit rating being lowered, new doubts about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and what surprises Monday’s markets would bring, the weekend’s other news came out of the Lone Star State, where Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted “The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Drew Carey for President?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 8, 2011

With today’s impromptu press conference, it would seem that President Obama has become something of a fixture on daytime television...

Analysis and Commentary

The debt limit threat was undesirable, necessary, and effective

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Monday, August 8, 2011

The President spoke today in the Roosevelt Room on S&P’s downgrade of the U.S. government’s credit rating from AAA to AA...

Analysis and Commentary

The Crashing Chariot of Our Young Phaethon

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, August 8, 2011

Suddenly there are all sorts of expressions of worry and angst among the Left concerning President Obama’s leadership style and effectiveness...

Analysis and Commentary

Rhode Island Is Smarter Than Everyone Else

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Monday, August 8, 2011

A new Rhode Island state law places bondholders before other creditors in the case of bankruptcies of municipalities...

Analysis and Commentary

Seventh Circuit on Torture Claims Against Donald Rumsfeld

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, August 8, 2011

Only days after a U.S. District Court in Washington allowed to proceed a suit by a U.S. citizen who alleged that he had been detained and tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has permitted a strikingly similar suit to go forward as well...

Analysis and Commentary

Paul Starobin Responds on Harold Koh

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, August 8, 2011

Paul Starobin, whose New York Times piece this weekend was the subject of these earlier thoughts, writes in with the following response...

Analysis and Commentary

If You Support Common Core, Oppose Arne Duncan

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, August 8, 2011

Arnius Duncanus is at it again. Unmoved by pleas that he “first do no harm” when it comes to promising reforms like the Common Core State Standards Initiative, he seems compelled to attach mandates to his forthcoming NCLB waivers that will require adoption of the Common Core standards...

Analysis and Commentary

Reform of the West: Lessons from the East

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Monday, August 8, 2011

Twenty years ago, the idea of post-communist "transition" looked straightforward...

Analysis and Commentary

The Debt Deal and the Progressive Crack-Up

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 6, 2011

Liberal contempt for the workings of democracy and for diversity of opinion reflects not just hypocrisy but panic...

Interviews
Interviews

Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Charles Moore describes Margaret Thatcher’s response and actions to Argentina’s invasion of the Falkland Islands…

Interviews

Saudis to Syria: End the killing

with Fouad Ajamivia CNN
Monday, August 8, 2011

CNN's John King talks to Fouad Ajami and author Robin Wright about the Middle East's reaction to President Assad...

Interviews

Untangling What's Next For The U.S. Economy

with Russell Robertsvia NPR
Monday, August 8, 2011

Gold prices are up, while oil prices, interest rates and global markets are down...

Interviews

Federal Education Policy with Former Assistant Secretary of Education Bill Evers

with Williamson M. Eversvia Reason.tv
Monday, August 8, 2011

Does the Obama Administration want to create a national education policy akin to France's Ministry of Education? According to Bill Evers, Former US Assistant Secretary of Education and current Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, that is exactly what they are attempting to do...

In the News
In the News

Four Reasons S&P Got it Right

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

When will the Obama administration learn that more debt equals fewer jobs...

In the News

Arguing With Success

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We write frequently about the charter-school wars in New York City because the battle touches so many aspects of the effort to give children from poor families the education necessary to escape their circumstances.