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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Popping the Internet's poison pills

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Counterfeit drugs are a threat even in the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

Signs of the Times

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If you could spend vast amounts of other people's money just by saying a few magic words, wouldn't you be tempted to do it? Barack Obama has spent hundreds of billions of dollars of the taxpayers' money just by using the magic words "stimulus" and "jobs..."

Analysis and Commentary

Farrakhan Demands Reparations from Jews

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Louis Farrakhan recently sent a three-page letter along with two books to the heads of 16 Jewish organizations...

Analysis and Commentary

Defining Effective Teachers - Half Brainer

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Journal Expert Blog: Education
Monday, July 12, 2010

The easy part of this question is the definition. An effective teacher is one whose pupils learn what they should while under his/her tutelage...

Analysis and Commentary

Compared to Other Countries, Does the United States Really Do That Badly in Math?

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, July 12, 2010

Many Americans were shocked to learn how poorly U. S. students were doing when the Program on International Student Assessment (PISA) released its study of math achievement for 2006...

Analysis and Commentary

Celebrate Diversity, But Don't Ever Talk About It

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 12, 2010

[Steve Sailer] ends his discussion with this line, which I think is the best in a thoughtful, profound book: "We're supposed to celebrate diversity, but not notice it..."

Analysis and Commentary

A decade of spiraling deficits

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Monday, July 12, 2010

If the President is right when he says that “a decade of spiraling deficits” are “the consequence of a decade of misguided economic policies,” he is looking at the wrong decade. I don’t see how he can justify his own budget...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulating Thoughts

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 12, 2010

I’ve been thinking about Keynes lately and why it is that everyone just assumes that when government spends money, of course it helps the economy recover and creates jobs. Let’s imagine four different scenarios...

Analysis and Commentary

20-Inch Biceps . . . and What Else?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, July 12, 2010

What would a week in California be without an Arnold Schwarzenegger legacy story? This time it’s the New York Times’ turn to weigh in on the gains and setbacks of the big man’s nearly seven years in office...

Analysis and Commentary

Judicial Offensive Against Defense Of Marriage Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Monday, July 12, 2010

Battle over same-sex marriage requires democratic process, not the precedent set in two Massachusetts cases...

Analysis and Commentary

Cascading Plan for a Common Core Pathway to Algebra in 8th Grade

by Williamson M. Eversvia EducationNews.org
Friday, July 9, 2010

The California Academic Content Standards Commission is considering adopting the national Common Core standards in place of the state's existing standards and at the same time also modestly augmenting the Common Core standards in order to maintain the rigor of California's expectations of students...

Analysis and Commentary

Are Foreign Clinical Drug Trials Safe?

by David R. Henderson, Henry I. Millervia Medical Progress Today
Thursday, July 8, 2010

For this edition of our Second Opinion forum, we've asked policy experts if they think the existing foreign clinical trial system puts patients in the US at risk, or if they think Americans are better off because of these trials...

Interviews
Interviews

Gregory on Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin

by Russell Roberts with Paul R. Gregoryvia EconTalk
Monday, July 12, 2010

Paul Gregory of the University of Houston and a Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Nikolai Bukharin's power struggle with Stalin and Bukharin's romance with Anna Larina...

In the News
In the News

The Iranian Optimist

with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Magazine
Tuesday, July 13, 2010