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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stop scaring us

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a statewide ban in October on children's toys that contain more than minuscule amounts of chemicals called phthalates, he was simply carrying on a California tradition of misguided, often damaging "health" regulations...

Analysis and Commentary

Logging for Christmas trees

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Salem Statesman Journal (OR)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Even Christmas trees, a symbol of the holiday spirit, are tainted by controversy...

Analysis and Commentary

Not Your Father’s Campus

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

There is an article in the current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education — the trade publication of the academic world — about professors being physically intimidated by their students...

Analysis and Commentary

Climatic Engineering

by Lowell Woodvia National Interest Online
Monday, December 17, 2007

The politics of global warming is heating up...

Analysis and Commentary

Different strokes

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Saturday, December 15, 2007

It was the arch Anglo-American Winston Churchill who gave the phrase “English-speaking peoples’’ currency, as shorthand for the inhabitants of Great Britain and the US, not forgetting Australia, Canada and New Zealand...

Analysis and Commentary

Present tension

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, December 15, 2007

The millions of people of Indian origin living in North America and Europe face a conundrum this holiday season: what to take, or send home, to relatives in India?

Analysis and Commentary

Of men and motors

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, December 8, 2007

When Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York offered, in late September, an “administrative policy change” that would have enabled illegal aliens to apply for state drivers’ licences, he set off a furious revving of political engines that has still not quietened down...

In the News
In the News

In War: Resolution

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Regular readers of Power Line may recall that I have occasionally declared the Claremont Review of Books to be my favorite magazine...

In the News

Managing a Post-Feb. 5 Campaign

with Peter M. Robinsonvia New York Times
Monday, December 17, 2007

As campaigns try to keep up with this fast-paced, multi-layered campaign, there is growing sense that Feb. 5 may not be the end of the line...

In the News

Global warming causes everything, Part II

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 17, 2007

Here from the Washington Post are just a few of the ways people are going to die because of global warming...

In the News

Naivete

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 17, 2007

Paul Krugman thinks that Obama's naive in thinking that he can change the country by being more congenial...

In the News

Anti-Intellectualism, the Right, and Rudy

with Milton Friedmanvia Atlantic
Monday, December 17, 2007

David Frum, on populism and anti-intellectualism...

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Argue Like It’s 1991

with John Abizaidvia American Conservative
Monday, December 17, 2007

It’s tough to believe in the context of today’s imperial paralysis, but for a fleeting moment at the end of the Cold War, the foreign-policy community was so off balance that America had a meaningful, wide-ranging debate about the ends of American foreign policy and the means to pursue them...

In the News

Huckabee: Getting An "F" In International Relations

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Journal
Monday, December 17, 2007

Huckabee's Foreign Affairs essay is earning a lot of negative reviews from conservative bloggers...

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The Power of Words: Reflections on 1,000 Heritage Lectures, 1980–2007

with Milton Friedmanvia Heritage Foundation
Monday, December 17, 2007

The Heritage Foundation believes, along with the British historian Paul Johnson, that words are "the essen­tial units on which a civilization rests..."

In the News

Political and Natural Landscapes

by Victor Davis Hanson with Peter M. Robinsonvia Works and Days
Monday, December 17, 2007

Actually I have no deep thoughts on the subject, since the argument that it is entirely human-induced doesn’t seem proven...

In the News

In War: Resolution

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Claremont Institute
Monday, December 10, 2007