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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Sputnik Moment for U.S. Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

China delivers another wake-up call to those who think American schools are globally competitive...

Analysis and Commentary

What ACLU and CCR Won in al-Aulaqi

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Judge Bates wrote a solid, careful, and in my view persuasive opinion in al-Aulaqi. The opinion is clearly a victory for the government. But it was not without small victories for ACLU, CCR, and others who want to establish judicial limits on presidential targeting authorities...

Analysis and Commentary

Waiting for China to Crash

by Alvin Rabushka with Michael S. Bernstamvia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Since 1981, China’s economic growth has been the most rapid in world history. Despite this fact, my colleague Michael S. Bernstam and I are constantly amazed by the sheer volume of stories, reports, and blogs warning of China’s impending crash...

Analysis and Commentary

Back to the Ad Hoc Age

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The title and the content of Gillian Tett’s short article “Goodbye Moderation, Hello to the Ad Hoc Age,” (FT, Nov 26) describe succinctly the remarkable swing in the pendulum from rules towards discretion in policy in recent years...

Analysis and Commentary

Initial Thought on Al Aulaqi and the Press

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I wonder how many media outlets that misleadingly made the government’s invocation of the state secrets privilege the central feature of their coverage of its arguments will eat crow in light of Judge Bates’ refusal (at the government’s urging) to engage the subject of the privilege...

Analysis and Commentary

Gingrich and Huckabee's White House chances?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, December 6, 2010

...[T]he most likely outcome is that neither Gingrich (who is perceived as mean), Huckabee (who is too populist), Palin (who is too divisive), or Romney (whose health care policy is too unpopular) will get the GOP nomination...

Analysis and Commentary

Are Dems being had in tax cut 'grand bargain'?

by Kenneth E. Scottvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, December 6, 2010

Since the midterms ended that happy time, compromise now becomes necessary, even if disappointing compared to having your own way...

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GUESTS: Co-host Larry Kudlow, 77WABC and CNBC; Lara Brown, Villanova; Paul Dales, Capital Economics; Victor Davis Hanson, NRO [and the Hoover Institution]; David Drucker, Roll Call...

Interviews

At Issue with Ben Merens

with Kori Schakevia Wisconsin Public Radio
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, was arrested in London today. After four, Ben Merens and his guest discuss WikikLeaks and its founder, and how the continued threat of further releases troubles the U.S....

Interviews

WikiLeaks: Espionage or freedom?

with Kori Schakevia Connect the World (CNN International)
Friday, December 3, 2010

Whether what WikiLeaks does is a form of spying or freedom is a matter of debate among experts...

In the News
In the News

A primer on (and problems with) market-based reform

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Answer Sheet (Washington Post)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In the News

Food Fight Becomes Open Class Warfare

with Mary Eberstadtvia FrumForum
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In the News

Giving voice to the voiceless: Katyń — Massacre, Politics, Morality

with Hoover Institutionvia Book Haven (Stanford University)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In the News

Obama's START treaty wins support of Rice

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia Oval (USA Today)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In the News

Tina Brown Taps Talent for Newsweek

with Tunku Varadarajanvia Speakeasy (Wall Street Journal)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In the News

Economic Incentives in Education

with Eric Hanushekvia On Performance (Education Week)
Monday, December 6, 2010
In the News

Practical Lessons in Budget Cuts: The WWII and Canadian Experiences

with David R. Hendersonvia Mercatus Center
Monday, December 6, 2010