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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Public And Private Competition In Health Care

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Today, I can see no optimistic scenario for the future of American health care...

Analysis and Commentary

A Tangled Web: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Much of the backlog of cases in our over-burdened courts has been created by the courts themselves, with adventurous judicial "interpretations" of laws that leave a large gray area of uncertainty around even the most plainly written legislation...

Analysis and Commentary

A Tangled Web

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

While the recent Supreme Court decision in the New Haven firefighters' case will be welcome news to those who don't think that a gross injustice is O.K. when those on the receiving end are white, the reasoning behind the 5 to 4 decision is a painful reminder that the law is still tangled in a web of assumptions, evasions and contradictions when it comes to racial issues...

Analysis and Commentary

Let's Hear the Democracies

by Larry Diamond, Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Monday, July 6, 2009

Notices of the demise of Iran’s Green Revolution are premature...

Analysis and Commentary

Celebrity Or Advocate?

by Clint Bolickvia Forbes
Sunday, July 5, 2009

I'll never forget the weeks following Sen. John McCain's announcement that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be his running mate...

Analysis and Commentary

Deadly painkillers

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another reminder came this week that medicines can enhance the quality or length of life but may cause problems – even life-threatening ones – if they are taken carelessly...

Analysis and Commentary

Declarations of independence: Positive vs. negative rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Thursday, July 2, 2009

After so many years of Americans aspiring to live up to the principles of the Declaration of Independence, with much success, critics of America have changed their tune...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Instead of imposing policies, reward states that invest in well-being and institutions’

by Larry Diamondvia Boston Review
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Paul Collier has trenchantly identified the core obstacle to lifting impoverished countries out of poverty...

Analysis and Commentary

Defend America, One Laptop at a Time

by Jack Goldsmithvia New York Times
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

OUR economy, energy supply, means of transportation and military defenses are dependent on vast, interconnected computer and telecommunications networks...

In the News
In the News

Debt Burden Quickens Power Shift as G-8 Loses Clout

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The world’s most affluent nations will take decades to work off the biggest buildup in debt since World War II...

In the News

Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thomas Sowell discusses the politics of the housing boom...

In the News

Obama, Putin meet at last, exchange pleasantries

with Michael McFaulvia Associated Press
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

President Barack Obama, meeting Tuesday with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the first time, called their talks "an excellent opportunity to put U.S.-Russian relations on a strong footing."...

In the News

Is Barney Frank Ushering in a Second Housing Crisis? (Transcript)

with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Monday, July 6, 2009

You thought the housing crisis was a blast, you ain't seen nothing yet...

In the News

Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor staff

with Niall Fergusonvia Christian Science Monitor
Monday, July 6, 2009

Confused about money?...

In the News

Quotations of the day

with Michael McFaulvia Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2009

"It's not, in our view, a zero-sum game, that if it's two points for Russia it's negative two for us, but there are ways that we can cooperate to advance our interests and, at the same time, do things with the Russians that are good for them as well."...

In the News

Is inflation or unemployment worse?

with Niall Fergusonvia BBC News
Monday, July 6, 2009

Business Daily unravels the big debate of our time with the help of two of the biggest thinkers on the planet...

In the News

Latest From Iraq

with Abraham D. Sofaervia KQED
Monday, July 6, 2009

Last week, American combat troops withdrew from all cities and towns in Iraq...

In the News

Rolling the Dice (Video)

with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Monday, July 6, 2009

You thought the housing crisis was a blast, you ain't seen nothing yet...

In the News

Mullahs on My Mind

with Abbas Milanivia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 6, 2009

The New York Times's Saturday story about Qom's Association of Religious Scholars' call for new elections is worth further commentary...

In the News

Russia, U.S. Cooperation on Afghanistan Shows 180 Degree Turn

with Michael McFaulvia Fox News
Monday, July 6, 2009

A deal between the United States and Russia to increase assistance and training in Afghanistan is being hailed by Obama administration officials as "historic" and demonstrative of two nations no longer fighting a Cold War...

In the News

Economy On Back Burner On Day One Of Obama-Medvedev Summit

with Michael McFaulvia Dow Jones Newswires
Monday, July 6, 2009

Looking to pull the U.S.'s relationship with Russia out of its "sense of drift," President Barack Obama said his administration will cooperate with the Kremlin on a series of matters, from transporting soldiers to Afghanistan to intensifying communication on health matters...

In the News

The Storm Ahead

with Abbas Milanivia Pajamas Media
Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Iranian tyrant, Ali Khamenei, told his cluster of top advisers two days ago that it was time to totally shut down the protests, and he ordered that any and all demonstrators, regardless of their status, be arrested (although there is no longer room for new prisoners in Tehran’s jails; they are now using sports arenas as holding areas)...

In the News

Russia Presents Test for Obama

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Sunday, July 5, 2009

President Obama is scheduled to leave Washington tonight on a week-long trip that will help determine whether his personal popularity and fresh policy approaches can yield concrete results on difficult issues including arms control, missile defense and nuclear nonproliferation...

In the News

Iran Unrest Shifts Power Dynamics

with Abbas Milanivia Washington Post
Thursday, July 2, 2009

The large-scale protests in Iran since its hotly disputed June 12 presidential election have shaken the Islamic republic's long-standing balance of political power...

In the News

Chinese Fireworks Display

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Thursday, July 2, 2009

On July Fourth, we think about our country and its future...