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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

"Change" Is Not New

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When ancient fossils of creatures that live on the ocean floor have been found in rock formations at the summit of Mount Everest, that ought to give us a clue that big changes in the earth are nothing new, and that huge changes have been going on long before human beings appeared on the scene. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Latest American white elephant in Iraq

by Daniel Pipesvia Patriot News (PA)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Iraq’s recently concluded inconclusive elections will be followed in August by the pullout of American troops, making this a good time to ask what American taxpayers have achieved with the $45 billion spent on reconstructing Iraq since 2003 and what steps to take next. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

March's Mortgage Madness

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The FHA serves up another weak and unnecessary foreclosure plan. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

No room at the inn for veiled women? Get real, Canada

by Clifford Orwinvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, March 29, 2010

What to make of Quebec's Bill 94? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Paul Bremer's Victory Lap

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Monday, March 29, 2010

When I telephone him at our agreed mid-morning hour, L. Paul Bremer III—or “Jerry,” as he’s known more informally—seems just a little stressed. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Universal Health Care: One Giant Step for Mankind?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, March 29, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama has made health care a central part of her portfolio. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Achieving results requires following due process, too

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, March 29, 2010

Human justice is directly concerned with process, indirectly with results. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

New Rules of War with Hanson & Arquilla: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

John Arquilla and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the importance of many and small. . . .

Interviews

Taylor Discusses Fed Policy, Treasuries, U.S. Economy: Video

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, March 29, 2010

John Taylor, the Stanford University economist who created a rule for guiding monetary policy, talks with Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan about the outlook for Federal Reserve. . . .

In the News
In the News

More pre-school spending bumps kindergarten preparedness

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Examiner
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More than three-fourths of Montgomery County's class of 2022 entered school this year ready for the rigors of kindergarten -- up 15 percent since 2001. . . .

In the News

Gary Becker's Optimism

with Peter M. Robinson, Gary S. Beckervia Forbes
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Nobel Prize winner says Americans don't want expansion of government. . . .

In the News

China's plan for price competition

with Niall Fergusonvia Australian
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A distinguished former Australian trade official is not so sure, at least so far as the impact on Australia is concerned. . . .

In the News

Whom Do You Trust?

with Peter M. Robinson, Gary S. Beckervia American Thinker
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Everyone seems to need a narrative of good against evil -- even people who don't believe in God or in Satan. . . .

In the News

Harpernomics

with Robert J. Barro, John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia National Post (Canada)
Monday, March 29, 2010

Last week on these pages we detailed the findings of our study, “Did Government Stimulus Fuel Economic Growth in Canada?”. . .

In the News

Education reform week

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Economist
Monday, March 29, 2010

TWO weeks ago Barack Obama introduced a blueprint for overhauling the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002. . . .

In the News

Obama Intervened Frequently in Arms Control Talks

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Global Security Newswire
Monday, March 29, 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama played a key role in hammering out a successor to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, speaking with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 14 occasions since last spring to help resolve impasses that arose between negotiators meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the New York Times reported Friday (see GSN, March 26). . . .

In the News

Taylor Says Fed May Raise Rates as Economy Recovers

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, March 29, 2010

John Taylor, the Stanford University economist who created a rule for guiding monetary policy, said the Federal Reserve may need to raise its target interest rate by the end of 2010 as the U.S. economy recovers. . . .

In the News

Learning Curve: A matter of degree

with Eric Hanushekvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, March 29, 2010

The value of advanced degrees for teachers has long been debated. . . .