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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Republicans as Democrats: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In an era when so many people seem to be focused on "the first" of any group to do something, maybe it was not so surprising when someone on television pointed out the first Australian to play in a Super Bowl...

Analysis and Commentary

The Regulatory Farce Under The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One of the unheralded achievements in public health in the 20th century has been the effective removal of lead from paint and gasoline...

Analysis and Commentary

A New Policy — Just Like the Old Policy

by Peter Schweizervia CQPolitics
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In his first major television interview with Al-Arabiya, President Obama declared that his foreign policy would be different from his predecessor’s...

Analysis and Commentary

GOP's Profile In Courage Didn't Last Long

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A brief glimmer of sanity among Congressional Republicans has been followed, almost immediately, by a return to the more traditional Washington insanity...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus just digs debt hole deeper

by Russell Robertsvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 2, 2009

THE HOUSE has passed an $819 billion spending package...

Analysis and Commentary

Beyond the age of leverage: new banks must arise

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Monday, February 2, 2009

Call it the Great Repression...

In the News
In the News

Debate rages over Hebrew charter school in NYC

with Diane Ravitchvia Associated Press
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Two years after the debut of a controversial public school focusing on Arabic language and culture, a Hebrew language charter school is opening in New York City, stoking further debate about the purpose of a public school education...

In the News

Campus programs aim to retain low-income students

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia DailySkiff.com (Texas Christian University)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cynthia Montes arrived at the university eight years ago as a first-generation college student...

In the News

Immigration with Mark Krikorian: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mark Krikorian presents the fiscal case against immigration...

In the News

Unions Are Not the Problem

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I well remember when we first met...

In the News

The Coming Liberal Welfare State: Public Spending Cradle to Grave

with Thomas Sowellvia NewsMax
Monday, February 2, 2009

Economists and pundits are beginning to sound alarms that the U.S. economy is perilously close to a “tipping point,” where so many voters will be on the public payroll it will be politically impossible to reign in entitlement programs...

In the News

Stimulus Package: If You Jump Halfway Across a Chasm You Fall Into the Abyss

with Niall Fergusonvia Huffington Post
Monday, February 2, 2009

Here's a thought: If we are going to spend two trillion dollars (and most likely more) trying to deal with the economic crisis, shouldn't we do it right?...

In the News

Bad bank + toxic debts = moral hazard x10

with Niall Fergusonvia MarketWatch
Monday, February 2, 2009

BusinessWeek says Paulson/Bush & Co. wasted $350 billion in TARP money ... the Congressional Budget Office and GOP say Obama & Co. will waste another $800 billion on "non-stimulus" programs ... Nobel economist calls bad-bank plan "cash for trash" ...

In the News

Tom Daschle Didn’t Realize He Had to Pay Taxes on That, Either

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Magazine
Monday, February 2, 2009

Another confirmation, another embarrassing tax problem...

In the News

Colorado's education reform gets mixed grades

with Paul T. Hill, Michael J. Petrilli, Diane Ravitchvia Rocky Mountain News
Monday, February 2, 2009

National experts polled about Colorado's education reform say some goals are unrealistic and question why the state has seen so few results...

In the News

Give us choice in education

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Brown Daily Herald (RI)
Monday, February 2, 2009

A grassroots organization of Providence area teenagers, Young Voices, recently came out with a study on the state of the city's public schools...

In the News

Humbled Masters At Davos

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Sunday, February 1, 2009

"How could we have been so stupid?"...