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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Throw the Rascals Out?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - Throw the Rascals Out?

Analysis and Commentary

Throw the Rascals Out? Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - Throw the Rascals Out?: Part II

Analysis and Commentary

Questions Rarely Asked—and Never Answered

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 It Can’t Happen Here?What does it take to warn Americans about unchecked pension growth, socialized medicine, vast increases in entitlements, higher taxes, and steady expansion of government? In o

Analysis and Commentary

Playing in the Right League

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Instead of being complacent about our international standings, we should focus on ways to get our students up to the top leagues.

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense of JP Morgan

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport on Townhall's Daily Commentary: Income Inequality: Not So Fast Daily Commentary

with David Davenportvia townhall.com
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Townhall.com Daily Commentary brings concise yet penetrating insight from some of the sharpest minds in the conservative world today: reporter and author David Aikman, Weekly Standard publisher, Terry Eastland, and Salem talk radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Albert Mohler. .03/27/2014 10:27:10AM EST.

Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare A Mess? Liberals Say Go Single Payer.

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

  More suspicious voices on the right warned that the Left would use a collapsing Obama Care as an excuse for a single payer medical care system. The “train wreck” of the Obama Care roll-out has underscored its incredible complexity, contradictions, and peccadilloes, and we are just beginning to scratch the [...]

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Failure Causes Political Polarization

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 28, 2013

It is a common view that the shutdown, the debt-limit debacle and the repeated failure to enact entitlement and pro-growth tax reform reflect increased political polarization. I believe this gets the causality backward.

Analysis and Commentary

A Distraction from Real Education Reform

by Eric Hanushekvia US News and World Report
Monday, October 28, 2013

The emphasis on common standards is drawing attention away from bigger problems.

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on The John Batchelor Show (10:31)

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 28, 2013

Guests: Eric Trager, Washington Institute. Fouad Ajami, Hoover & WSJ. Resolve: From the Jungles of WW II Bataan,The Epic Story of a Soldier, a Flag, and a Promise Kept by Welch, Bob

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the Don Kroah Show 32:25

with Victor Davis Hansonvia WAVA-AM Radio
Friday, October 25, 2013
In the News
In the News

Climate Change Pact Signed By California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

with Jeremy Carlvia Contra Costa Times
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Saying that the West Coast must lead the way in battling climate change, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington, along with the premier of British Columbia, signed an agreement Monday committing the Canadian province and the three states to coordinate global-warming policies.

In the News

Nearly 6 Months Into Snowden Affair, Opinion Still Split on Motives

with Philip Bobbitt, Amy Zegart, Benjamin Wittes, Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 28, 2013

James Costos, the U.S. ambassador to Spain, was called on the Foreign Ministry carpet Monday to be informed of the Madrid government's anger over reports that U.S. intelligence spied on 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone.

In the News

Calif. GOP Garners Donations from Unions

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 28, 2013

Public employee unions, long a major source of funding for California Democrats, are making new calculations as the 2014 elections approach - as evidenced by generous donations to Republicans. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association, representing 27,000 guards and other prison employees, has given $50,000 to the California Republican Party in the last month alone, including $25,000 to be a sponsor at the party's recent convention in Anaheim. The California Teachers Association donated $10,000, and the Service Employees International Union pitched in $15,000 for the Republican gathering, where - in a move that suggested a newly conciliatory approach - an SEIU leader even posed for pictures with a GOP blogger who has been highly critical of public-employee unions. The unions' donations also suggest an effort to gain influence with the Republican side of the aisle as legislators consider public-pension reforms and, possibly, attempts to restrict public employees' right to strike in the aftermath of a pair of BART walkouts this year. "For years, Republican members of unions have been trying to get their leadership - most of whom are Democrats - to take the dues money that Republicans pay and use it to help elect Republicans and support Republican causes," Brulte said. The California Public Policy Center's Union Watch, a conservative advocacy group, suggested recently that if Republicans increased their fundraising from unions, it could force "an internal struggle" that would make the labor movement "more accountable to their members." [...] Walker says public-employee union members have a stake in winning friends among Republicans as well as Democrats, especially in an era in which they have endured furloughs, staffing reductions and other setbacks in California and across the country.