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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The teleprompter presidency?

by Richard V. Allenvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is President Obama eloquent only when using the teleprompter? Not at all; he is naturally eloquent, and has been since he emerged as a putative candidate several years ago...

Analysis and Commentary

Justice DeLayed or denied?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just when things seemed like they couldn't get worse for the Dems heading into the midterm elections, Tom DeLay is vindicated...

Analysis and Commentary

Questions to Ponder at Summer’s End

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

As the new school year opens, and the countdown to November 2 begins in earnest, here are a few questions that could use answers...

Analysis and Commentary

What’s wrong with research in the social sciences?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What’s wrong with research in the social sciences? Only two things. How it’s done and how it’s interpreted...

Analysis and Commentary

No House Party in California

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Here’s a sure-fire way for a Democratic to make himself persona non grata, even in the bluest of blue nation-states: fly into Los Angeles for a weekday fundraiser and seriously screw up the evening commute...

Analysis and Commentary

Why 'Atlas Shrugged' is flying off the bookshelves

by Scott S. Powellvia USA Today
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Atlas Shrugged has been making a renaissance with rising sales and library waiting lists, partly because it explains our current economic woes more straightforwardly than most of what we hear from today's experts...

Analysis and Commentary

Avastin shouldn't make the FDA give up on 'accelerated approval' of drugs

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The recent high-profile case involving Avastin shouldn't be a black mark against the entire system...

Analysis and Commentary

Race to the Top Round 2

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (August 17) about how many states are likely to win Race to the Top grants and whether politics will come into play...

Analysis and Commentary

Immanuel Kant vs. Israel

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The West villifies Israel because it has undergone a paradigm shift away from the nation-state...

Interviews
Interviews

Thomas Sowell on American Collapse: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thomas Sowell says a loss of personal responsibility is at the heart of the decline of American society...

Interviews

KGO Afternoon News

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia KGO News
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Interviews

Lazear on Future of Fannie & Freddie

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Closing Bell (CNBC)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Edward Lazear, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo...

Interviews

Late Nights with Jim Bohannon

with Thomas Sowellvia Jim Bohannon Show
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is there somewhere a group of people who are deliberately tearing our society down for some unknown reason? What can be done to stop it? Those questions make up the heart of the book "Dismantling America: and other controversial essays" (published by Basic Books), a collection of the columns of our guest tonight, economist Thomas Sowell...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 16, 2010

GUESTS: Co-host Camilla Webster, Forbes.com; Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; John Tamny, RealClearMarkets.com; Aaron Task, Yahoo! Finance; Victor David Hanson, Hoover Institution...

Interviews

Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney

with Peter Schweizervia Secure Freedom Radio
Monday, August 16, 2010

Today on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio, Bigpeace.com editor Peter Swcheizer from the Hudson Institute addresses Iran and China in the context of what Reagan would do...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 16, 2010

GUESTS: Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg; Tunku Varadarajan, DailyBeast.com; Andrew Bostom, Brown University...