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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

New Start: Ratify, With Caveats

by Condoleezza Ricevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The treaty helpfully reinstates on-site verification of Russian nuclear forces, but senators should make it clear to Moscow that they don't see it as limiting U.S. missile defenses...

Analysis and Commentary

Rhetoric Rides Again

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Let's face it, politics is largely the art of deception, and political rhetoric is largely the art of misstating issues. A classic example is the current debate over whether to give money to the unemployed by extending how long unemployment benefits will be provided, or instead to give "tax cuts to the rich..."

Analysis and Commentary

Walter Williams' Memoir

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

When I finished reading "Up from the Projects," I wished it had been a longer book. But it got the job done— and its insights are much needed today...

Analysis and Commentary

The Sluggish US Employment Picture

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, December 6, 2010

Forecasters got a shock on Friday with the release of preliminary data that indicated the unemployment rate rose a little from 9.6% to 9.8% in November rather than remaining stable or even falling a little...

Analysis and Commentary

Re-Imagining Local Control

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Monday, December 6, 2010

Writing last week in the Wall Street Journal, my friend and long-time former co-author, Diane Ravitch, challenged resurgent Congressional Republicans to return K-12 education to “local control...”

Analysis and Commentary

An Existential Dilemma

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, December 6, 2010

Unemployment is at 9.8 percent, and the figure is even higher when the long-term unemployed and dispirited are added in. What does President Obama do now...?

Analysis and Commentary

Liberal Math

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, December 6, 2010

Now one can argue that the seeds of the present Democratic desire for an imposed equality of result, embraced by a Howard Dean or Nancy Pelosi, is but the logical evolution from the old Democratic square deal. But there is a difference as well...

Analysis and Commentary

The Amazon Boycott: Blaming a Victim

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 6, 2010

Amazon had the courage to host WikiLeaks and then it gets blamed for buckling under government pressure? This makes no sense, especially since the boycotters are likely to take their business to companies that never supported WikiLeaks...

Analysis and Commentary

Bowles & Simpson succeeded

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Monday, December 6, 2010

I think commission Chairman Erskine Bowles, a moderate Democrat former White House chief of staff to President Clinton, and Co-chairman Alan Simpson, a former Republican Senator from Wyoming, succeeded. Here is the final tally of support...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fed Can’t Print New Money

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, December 6, 2010

A shocking revelation was reported on Monday, December 6, 2010, that the $110 billion in newly-designed $100 bills has been put under lock and key in vaults in Forth Worth and Washington, DC...

Analysis and Commentary

California: Political Lagger, Not Leader

by Bill Whalenvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, December 6, 2010

California — ATM of American politics, world-class economy and all — is something of a no-man’s land as far as national political trends are concerned. Here’s why...

Analysis and Commentary

Espionage Act Amendments

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, December 6, 2010

Senators Joseph Lieberman, John Ensign, and Scott Brown have introduced a bill to amend the Espionage Act in order to facilitate the prosecution of folks like Wikileaks...

Analysis and Commentary

The importance of finality in patent litigation

by F. Scott Kieffvia National Law Journal
Monday, December 6, 2010

Repeated cries for multiple examinations, trials and appeals by an adjudicated infringer, such as EchoStar in the TiVo patent case, should be rejected as thinly veiled efforts to run out the clock on valid property rights...

Analysis and Commentary

Gore, Gobbledygook And Global Warming

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Monday, December 6, 2010

Al Gore admitted his support for grain-based ethanol production was ill-advised and politically motivated. But his mea culpa didn't go far enough...

Interviews
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show

with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, December 6, 2010

GUESTS: Paul Gregory, Hoover Institution; John Bolton, AEI; Steve Lohr, NYT; Kim Strassel, WSJ...

Interviews

Condoleezza Rice Co-hosts The View

with Condoleezza Ricevia View (ABC)
Monday, December 6, 2010

Actress Kyra Sedgwick; guest co-host Condoleezza Rice...

Interviews

Robert Service on the John Batchelor Show

with Robert Servicevia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, December 5, 2010

GUESTS: Robert Service, The Guardian; Charles Pellegrino, author; Aaron Klein, 77WABC...

In the News
In the News

How Republicans Might Improve Education

with Robert J. Barrovia Economix (New York Times)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In the News

Rational Optimism with Matt Ridley: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In the News

Social Security: The Unfinished Work

with Charles Blahousvia Heritage Foundation
Monday, December 6, 2010
In the News

Give Peace a Chance

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Newsweek
Monday, December 6, 2010
In the News

What Resource Curse?

with Stephen Habervia Foreign Policy
Monday, December 6, 2010
In the News

Future uncertain for W.H. energy post

with Keith Hennesseyvia Politico
Monday, December 6, 2010
In the News

Democrats looking past Schwarzenegger in special budget session

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, December 5, 2010