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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Snapshot of a Sick Society

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We protect the evil living and dismiss the innocent dead...

Analysis and Commentary

Restoring trust and saving the U.S. credit rating

by Scott S. Powellvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Being worthy of the people's vote requires knowing when to compromise, but also being committed to honest accounting and making tough decisions on the record. This is the way forward...

Analysis and Commentary

Facing gridlock and hysteria, the US may yet be reformed

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

An ambitious plan to nominate a non-partisan, centrist candidate for the White House shows the can-do spirit is still alive...

Analysis and Commentary

Facing gridlock and hysteria, the US may yet be reformed

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

An ambitious plan to nominate a non-partisan, centrist candidate for the White House shows the can-do spirit is still alive...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s Jobs Problem

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It might work for Obama to follow the lead of Truman and Clinton and run against the Republicans in Congress. But the same campaign messaging that worked for Truman and Clinton can’t work for Obama unless the economy improves substantially...

Analysis and Commentary

Cuban Missiles, Three Mile Island, and Default: An Odd Combination

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Advancing age offers unusual perspectives. The frenzied countdown to “default on the full faith and credit of the United States” reminded me of two events of long ago...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Are the Nihilists?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

... [T]ea-party efforts to control the spending were belated and reactive; the real nihilism comes from those who apparently wanted no limits on the debt they might run up and had no plan to pay it back...

Analysis and Commentary

Can the Joint Committee get credit for raising tax rates?

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Yesterday I explained my understanding of how the Joint Committee would treat tax increases...Here I’ll try to respond to a question from Mickey Kaus...

Analysis and Commentary

What Ed Sector Gets Wrong

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Education Sector is one of my favorite groups in K-12 policy...Which is why I can’t understand why the organization continues to be so wrong about one of the most consequential developments in education today...

Analysis and Commentary

The three percent solution

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

President Obama has led from behind in the budget crisis; the president in 2013 could make more responsible choices...

Analysis and Commentary

Debating History and Policy with Reich and Krugman

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tonight’s NewsHour debate between me and Robert Reich was about the role of Keynesian fiscal policy in the context of the today’s budget agreement...

Interviews
Interviews

Robert Barro on the John Batchelor Show

with Robert J. Barrovia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GUESTS: Co-host Larry Kudlow, CNBC and 77 WABC; Salena Zito, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Robert Barro, Hoover; David Drucker, Roll Call...

Interviews

Ed Next Book Club: Terry Moe’s Special Interest

by Michael J. Petrilli with Terry M. Moevia Education Next
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mike Petrilli talks with Moe about the book, the union’s rise to power, their influence on all facets of our education system, and whether changes within Democratic Party politics—and the emergence of online learning—create existential threats to these organizations...

Interviews

Raise the Roof: Debt Crisis Averted, But Debate Far From Over

with John B. Taylorvia PBS NewsHour
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jeffrey Brown discusses the compromise bill with University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich and Stanford University's John Taylor...