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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

My Irving Kristol and Ours

by Mary Eberstadt with Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Monday, October 5, 2009

A young woman came by to visit the Policy Review offices a few weeks ago...

Analysis and Commentary

The Brainy Bunch

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Many people, including some conservatives, have been very impressed with how brainy the president and his advisers are...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Dick Cheney Moment

by Benjamin Wittesvia Washington Post
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

President Obama's decision not to go to Congress for help in establishing reasonable standards for the continued detention of Guantanamo detainees is a failure of leadership in the project of putting American law on a sound basis for a long-term confrontation with terrorism.

Analysis and Commentary

The Government Debt Bomb

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

As economies around the world return to growth after the deepest recession in a generation, renewed attention is being paid to enormous fiscal deficits and vast expansions of government debt...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Medicare Disadvantage

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Medicare Advantage is a recently instituted federal program that allows individuals eligible for Medicare to opt to take their coverage from a private carrier, such as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) of Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)...

Analysis and Commentary

Tests Have Value, But Testing is Being Misused

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am glad to see that you are trying to draw us back to the issues where we have genuine differences!...

Analysis and Commentary

Government should be a referee, not a player

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, September 28, 2009

Most of the time, those of us who write columns address fairly specific issues and have only a little space to call upon general principles...

Analysis and Commentary

The Best Economics 1 Lecturer Ever

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Monday, September 28, 2009

I decided to invite a young guest lecturer to my Economics 1 class to help students think about the alarming federal debt charts and the exploding debt burden on future generations...

Analysis and Commentary

Dealing with inappropriate survey questions

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, September 28, 2009

Very rarely I am contacted by some survey organization and I usually volunteer to answer questions posed to me...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding The Mess In Honduras

by William Ratliffvia Forbes
Monday, September 28, 2009

For the past three months most of the world has marched in lock-step behind Manuel Zelaya's demand to be reinstated as the president of Honduras...

Interviews
Interviews

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Monday, September 28, 2009

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predicts the future of Iran's nuclear program with his computer models...

Interviews

Experts divided on how to handle Iran (Video)

with Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Monday, September 28, 2009

Iran raised international tensions Monday by test firing missiles that have the capability of reaching U.S. military bases in the Middle East, as well as Israel and parts of Europe...

In the News
In the News

Study of Eight Districts Looks at School Autonomy

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Management expert William G. Ouchi wants to let educators in on a secret: The key to improving student achievement is lightening teaching loads...

In the News

A culture of fear: Rise of anti-Muslim feeling in Europe

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is Europe about to be overrun by Muslims?...

In the News

The Law and More with Laurence Silberman: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Judge Laurence H. Silberman explains his position on the incorporation doctrine relative to the Second Amendment...

In the News

Poor Students at Rich Colleges

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Times
Monday, September 28, 2009

U.S. News & World Report recently released a ranking of top national universities by the “economic diversity” of their student bodies...

In the News

White House Mum on Gadhafi Grants

with Daniel Pipesvia NewsMax
Monday, September 28, 2009

The White House declined to comment on a letter that an Illinois Republican send to President Obama demanding that he cancel funding for two $200,000 State Department grants to groups belonging to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's children...

In the News

Charters’ Promise

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Manhattan Institute
Monday, September 28, 2009

Each year, thousands of New York City parents pray that their children get offered a seat in a charter school, and a new study confirms that they have good reason to do so—the children will do much, much better...

In the News

Research shows charter schools can excel

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Contra Costa Times
Monday, September 28, 2009

ONE OF THE long-standing misperceptions about charter schools is that they cherry-pick the better students from an area, resulting in higher test scores than in comparable regular public schools...