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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Political Diary: Cautioning California’s Liberals

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The conventional wisdom in California is that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is a shoo-in for re-election, and maybe so. The state's economy has improved since he was elected in 2010, and the GOP's bench of potential candidates consists of unknown third-stringers.

Analysis and Commentary

Destroying Household Jobs

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - Destroying Household Jobs

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: Transforming America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack

Analysis and Commentary

Government Overreach Threatens Lives

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 
Analysis and Commentary

Rich, Arrogant and Stupid

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The perils of forsaking traditional wisdom.

Analysis and Commentary

What Iran Is Asking Us to Believe

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, September 30, 2013

To believe in the current Iranian, post-Syrian peace initiative, we would have to believe that the Iranian theocracy concedes, in a stunning Qaddafi-like turn-around, that its decade-long effort to obtain nuclear weapons was a terrible strategic mistake that earned it only ostracism and crippling sanctions that have no chance of being ended by a resolute West. We would have to assume that they recognize, again suddenly, that the downside simply proved, in their view, to outweigh the upside of joining the nuclear club. Or, they are eager to show us that a weapon was never their aim and can demonstrably show this. Most, however, simply will not believe that at this particular post-Syrian moment, Iran suddenly is willing either to admit to the world that it lied for years on end, or that its multi-billion-dollar investments will be shown always to have been peacefully-intended — a mere back-up energy source, in anticipation of replacing some of its finite supplies of gas and oil. As we begin negotiations, we are asked to accept either one or the other of those premises: an innocent, but mischaracterized and defamed Iran, or a suddenly contrite and apologetic Iran.

Analysis and Commentary

Self-Sufficient Citizens: Public Education’s Job No. 1

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, September 30, 2013

Is there anything schools can to do to encourage their students to follow the "success sequence"?

Analysis and Commentary

No Tapering Soon if the Fed Looks at Labor

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 30, 2013

The Federal Reserve's Sept. 18 decision to stay the course on its asset purchases surprised and confused many market participants, who felt the central bank had sent contradictory signals about its intentions.

Interviews
Interviews

Q&A with Abbas Milani

with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Daily
Monday, September 30, 2013

Abbas Milani is the director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, co-director of the Iran Dem...

In the News
In the News

Every Government Shutdown Ever, In One Chart

with Tammy Frisbyvia Washington Post
Monday, September 30, 2013

The 1970s were a really popular time for government shutdowns.

In the News

Obama Selects Romney Adviser for Social Security Commission

with Lanhee J. Chenvia New York Times
Monday, September 30, 2013

President Obama announced on Monday that he planned to nominate Lanhee J.