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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The 'Education' Mantra

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Too many of the people coming out of even our most prestigious academic institutions graduate with neither the skills to be economically productive nor the intellectual development to make them discerning citizens and voters...

Analysis and Commentary

Iraq—A Province of Iran?

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Listing the MEK as a terrorist group is useful for the Islamic Republic — and wrong...

Analysis and Commentary

The Pentagon Knows How to Spike the Football: Saddam’s Fleas and Osama’s Home Movies

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Monday, May 9, 2011

The Pentagon’s image makers have again displayed their skills (or was it the CIA?)...

Analysis and Commentary

Nyman's Non Sequitur on Health Insurance

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 9, 2011

Nyman argues that many health economists have overstated moral hazard in health insurance. Whether that's right is an empirical issue, but let's say he is right. What follows from that...?

Analysis and Commentary

Easterly on Fukuyama

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, May 9, 2011

I think it’s Hayekian to be skeptical of systems where feedback loops don’t work very well. “More from the bottom up or more top down?” More bottom up, please...

Analysis and Commentary

Are charter-school reforms on right track?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Columbus Dispatch (OH)
Monday, May 9, 2011

No: Bill would reward poor performers and keep out strong ones...

Interviews
Interviews

Five questions with legal scholar Richard Epstein

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Daily Caller (DC)
Monday, May 9, 2011

On Wednesday evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Epstein will be among four recipients of the 2011 Bradley Prize...In the days leading up to Wednesday’s ceremony, The Daily Caller is publishing interviews with this year’s recipients...

Interviews

Education Reformers Fight Back Against National Curriculum

with Williamson M. Eversvia Big Government
Monday, May 9, 2011

Bill Evers, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Policy under President George W. Bush, recently participated in a question-and-answer session regarding a national curriculum...

Interviews

Tunku Varadarajan on the John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, May 9, 2011

GUESTS: Co-hosts Major Garrett, National Journal and John Avlon, Newsweek; Tunku Varadarajan, Newsweek, Adam Nagourney, NYT; Salena Zito, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the Barbara Simpson Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Barbara Simpson Show (KSFO)
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Victor joined the program to give his reaction to the events following this week's news about Osama bin Laden...

In the News
In the News

The Wages of Appeasement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We are blind to the real threat jihadists pose to America...

In the News

Why Success Starts With Failure

with H. R. McMastervia Economix (New York Times)
Monday, May 9, 2011
In the News

Closing the Door on Innovation: Why One National Curriculum is Bad for America

by John E. Chubb, David Davenport, Richard A. Epstein, Williamson M. Evers, Robert P. George, David R. Henderson, Edwin Meese III, Michael McConnell, Shelby Steele, Herbert J. Walbergvia K12Innovation.com
Monday, May 9, 2011

A Critical Response to the Shanker Institute Manifesto and the U.S. Department of Education’s Initiative to Develop a National Curriculum and National Assessments Based on National Standards...