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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What is a continuing resolution?

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If an appropriations bill that funds part of the federal government is not enacted before the new fiscal year begins, that part of the government shuts down except for essential employees...

Analysis and Commentary

America in Decline

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Several scholars, most prominent among them Niall Ferguson, have written on America’s declining power in global strategic, economic, and cultural affairs...

Analysis and Commentary

Sign of the Times?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

...[T]he conspiracy buffs are buzzing again. This time, it has to do with a University of Southern California/Times poll that had surprisingly strong numbers for top-of-the-ticket Democratic candidates Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics Versus Gold

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sneaking a provision on gold purchases and sales into massive legislation that is supposedly about medical care is just one of the many cynical tricks used to circumvent the public's right to know how they are being governed...

Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Random thoughts on the passing scene...

Analysis and Commentary

Protecting Health By Reducing Options

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com Blogs
Monday, September 27, 2010

[T]he FDA still has not learned the lesson that it is unwise to manage medical care from the center. More options are better for patients than fewer...

Analysis and Commentary

An Education-Reform Wasteland

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Journal Expert Blog: Education
Monday, September 27, 2010

Lots of promising developments in U.S. education are occurring in a number of states and localities, and some good things have been coming out of the U.S. Department of Education, but for the most part the U.S. Congress remains an education-reform wasteland...

Analysis and Commentary

President 40/60

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, September 27, 2010

I think Barack Obama will soon dip below a 40% approval rating. He’s nearing there now. Why? A mixture of both the personal and political. Here are five good reasons...

Analysis and Commentary

A confusing blue team strategy

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Monday, September 27, 2010

I usually analyze and try to describe how policy gets made, subject to political and election constraints. This close to an election, politics dominates everything, so I’ll look at partisan election strategies and how policy influences it...

Analysis and Commentary

Three Reviews of “Superman”: How the Media Spins the Story

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, September 27, 2010

Flying home from Minneapolis last Friday gave me the opportunity to read, back to back, reviews of “Waiting for Superman” in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today...

Analysis and Commentary

Why tell-all books are harmful

by Charles Blahousvia Daily Caller (DC)
Monday, September 27, 2010

The bottom line is that no matter how the process is conducted, the president’s advisors need to be able to offer him their counsel — and yes, even to have heated exchanges in the hallway — without later reading a transcript of their remarks in the newspapers...

Interviews
Interviews

Lazear: No Tax Hikes Needed to Cut Deficit

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Street Signs (CNBC)
Monday, September 27, 2010

Americans don't have to choose between a high deficit or high taxes, according to Edward Lazear, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and an economics professor at Stanford...

Interviews

Obama's Wars: Woodward Reveals President's Rift with Advisors and U.S Military Commanders

with Kori Schakevia Front Page with Allen Barton (PJTV)
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Allen Barton sits down with Hoover Institution scholar Kori Schacke to discuss some of the more shocking revelations in Woodward's new book, Obama's War...

Interviews

Thomas Sowell: A Conversation With One of America's Leading Conservatives

with Thomas Sowellvia Ideas in Action
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thomas Sowell is considered one of America's leading conservatives...He and Jim discuss the current state of America and Sowell's view of the future...

In the News
In the News

Symposium underscores divisions on teacher evaluations

with Eric Hanushekvia California Watch
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

Thatcher & More with Claire Berlinski: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

Black Colleges Need a New Mission

with Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

Act of Courage Stopped 20th 9/11 Hijacker

with Stewart Bakervia NewsMax
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

Greenspan's plan: mugging the taxpayers?

with Robert J. Barrovia Christian Science Monitor
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Protest Through Poetry

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

As banks ponder "living wills," experts raise questions

with Kenneth E. Scottvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Monday, September 27, 2010