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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Post-Racial President?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Many people hoped that the election of a black President of the United States would mark our entering a “post-racial” era, when we could finally put some ugly aspects of our history behind us...

Analysis and Commentary

The Power Of Protocol

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The now infamous Cambridge, Mass., incident that started when Sgt. James Crowley investigated a report of a possible break-in at the home of Henry Louis Gates, the well-known African-American Harvard professor, has dominated this past week's news...

Analysis and Commentary

Determining fairness in testing

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, July 27, 2009

During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about whether Judge Sonia Sotomayor should be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, a nomination which if approved by the committee’s majority would then go to the full Senate for a vote (that the judge is assured to win), one of the most controversial issues discussed was Sotomayor’s signing on to a very brief ruling affirming a lower court’s decision to support a city government’s invalidation of a test for firefighters which the majority — all of them white though one of Puerto Rican background — had passed...

Analysis and Commentary

Affirmative Action Is Just a Distraction

by Shelby Steelevia Washington Post
Sunday, July 26, 2009

America's war over affirmative action has gone on longer than any of the country's military conflicts, and over the decades each side of this debate has spawned a vast literature of argument...

In the News
In the News

U.S. Pays $2.5 Trillion for Care Costing $912 Billion

with John Shovenvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The last time a president tried to overhaul U.S. health care, Americans were spending $912 billion on the system and 40 million were uninsured...

In the News

Dethrone King Bernanke and Court to Keep Recovery

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Queen of England recently heard from her nation’s economic experts, who wrote to apologize for their profession’s inability to predict the financial crisis...

In the News

Fox History and Entertainment to launch The Ascent of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia Televisionpoint.com
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fox History and Entertainment channel has taken upon itself to educate people about the history and the different aspects of money and its management...

In the News

Exhibit traces history of Hoover Institution with rich display of artifacts

with Hoover Institution, Linda Bernard, Nicholas Siekierskivia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, July 27, 2009

It seems like an odd milestone — 90 years — for Stanford's Hoover Institution to burrow into its archives for a richly detailed exhibit that seeks to tell the story of how it all got started and why it still matters...

In the News

The Center Cannot Hold

with Michael J. Boskinvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Monday, July 27, 2009

The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end...

In the News

Iran Protests Subside, but Internal Squabbles Continue

with Abbas Milanivia Voice of America
Monday, July 27, 2009

The street protests in Iran have faded in the face of the government's security crackdown...

In the News

Is U.S.-China Economic Marriage on the Rocks?

with Niall Fergusonvia Huffington Post
Monday, July 27, 2009

As the G-2 "strategic dialogue" between the US and China gets underway in Washington, I talked with economic historian Niall Ferguson for the Global Viewpoint Network...

In the News

The End Of White Guilt?

with Shelby Steelevia Canada Free Press
Monday, July 27, 2009

Something strange is happening in America...

In the News

Keynesian Fiscal Stimulus Policies Stimulate Debt--Not the Economy

with John F. Coganvia Heritage Foundation
Monday, July 27, 2009

The global economy is in a deep, synchronized recession, and governments around the world are moving mountains to stop job losses and wealth destruction...

In the News

Myth of the middle class

with Thomas Sowellvia Renew America
Monday, July 27, 2009

There is no "middle class" in America...