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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Race and Resentment

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Resentments and hostility toward people with higher achievements are one of the most widespread of human failings. Resentments of achievements are more deadly than envy of wealth...

Analysis and Commentary

Capitalism: A Confused Story

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 3, 2010

Last week, I watched Michael Moore's latest movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, with two of my students. I took notes and we stopped at various points to discuss it. Some highlights...

Analysis and Commentary

The Folly of Fairness

by Tibor R. Machanvia A Passion for Liberty
Monday, May 3, 2010

Trade is never fair–the entire notion of fairness is very difficult to apply to trade as would be the idea of blue or funny...

Analysis and Commentary

Leave Goldman Alone

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, May 3, 2010

Just what does the public gain from three-prong federal inquisition...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama NSS To Drop Preemption

by Abraham D. Sofaervia DoD Buzz
Monday, May 3, 2010

The Obama Administration will soon issue its first National Security Strategy (“NSS”). How will it compare with those issued in 2002 and 2006 by the Bush Administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Will familiar post 9/11 partisanship over national security soon break out?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, May 3, 2010

Watching anti-terrorist personnel from several city, state and federal agencies swing into action against the would-be Times Square Bomber one is tempted to conclude that the nation is finally coming together on issues of national security...

Analysis and Commentary

Prospects for Stable Democracy in Iraq, Part I

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, May 3, 2010

The series of posts that follow review examples of multi-ethnic countries that collapsed into civil war, strife, and division. These posts are intended to illuminate possible outcomes in Iraq when most or all U.S. troops have been withdrawn...

Analysis and Commentary

Adaptive Learning: Putting an Idea into Practice at the School of One

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, May 3, 2010

Time magazine touted “the School of One” as one of the 50 top innovations of 2009—the only educational innovation to be given that honor...

Analysis and Commentary

DDT can stymie malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Haiti

by Henry I. Millervia Miami Herald
Monday, May 3, 2010

Poor tropical countries like Haiti where malaria is endemic desperately need cheap, effective control of mosquitoes. Instead of continuing the politically correct stigmatization of DDT, United Nations agencies and NGOs such as the Red Cross should be rushing supplies of it to Haiti...

Analysis and Commentary

Election 2010: Economic reality hits home at last

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, May 3, 2010

The Institute for Fiscal Studies showed that politicians were being coy about cuts. But voters want the truth...

Analysis and Commentary

Did Congress Authorize Race to the Top?

by Grover J. Whitehurstvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The legislative process is messy, but we are better served in the long term by allowing our elected representatives to decide on the education policies we are to pursue as a nation, rather than having them dictated to us by the executive branch under the guise of a grant program to reward reform and innovation...

Interviews
Interviews

What In The World Is A Value Added Tax?

with Russell Robertsvia New Hampshire Public Radio
Monday, May 3, 2010

We’ll explain how a VAT works, weigh its pros and the cons, and ask how it might affect public policy in the US...

In the News
In the News

Experts At Odds Over How To Avoid A Nuclear Iran

with Kori Schakevia Morning Edition (NPR)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Obama administration officials say they are determined to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, but they struggle to say how such a program can be disrupted...

In the News

Democrats play issues right

with Clint Bolickvia Spokane Spokesman-Review
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Never mind, the Democrats reason, by hanging Wall Street around Republicans’ necks and by reviving the immigration controversy (with a great deal of help from the state of Arizona), Democrats will win out...

In the News

Post-debate spinning to give way to TV ads

with Bill Whalenvia Contra Costa Times
Monday, May 3, 2010

Steve Poizner was "desperate" and "angry." Meg Whitman lied and is still dissembling about her Goldman Sachs ties. The campaign's storyline has shifted dramatically. Or nothing's changed...

In the News

GOP Senators Remain Wary of U.S.-Russian Arms Control Deal

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Monday, May 3, 2010

Republican senators whose support will be crucial for ratification of a new U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control treaty last week expressed continued misgivings about the pact...

In the News

George Shultz to co-chair campaign opposing AB32 repeal

with George P. Shultzvia Capitol Alert (Sacramento Bee)
Monday, May 3, 2010

Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz has signed on as honorary co-chair of Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs, a coalition opposing a proposed ballot measure to suspend the implementation of AB32, California's landmark law to lower greenhouse gas emissions...

In the News

Republican blocks Arkansas nominee

with David Davenportvia Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Monday, April 26, 2010

Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Denzil Price Marshall Jr. sailed through his confirmation hearing in February for a seat on the federal bench, basking in bipartisan praise.... So why, more than two months later, are Republican senators blocking confirmation for Marshall...