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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s New Take on Partisanship

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One of President Obama’s strangest complaints is that there are too many in Congress who act, well, like former senator Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

GOP gaffes a gift for Dems?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Republicans will win big in 2010 because they better reflect the electorate, and their message of fiscal responsibility is resonating with the American people, who, unlike the Dems, are able to do arithmetic...

Analysis and Commentary

It Cannot Be that NASA Has Nothing Better to Do

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

[T]he real problem with using NASA as an arm of the State Department’s current politically correct agenda is that it is supposed to have other things to do...

Analysis and Commentary

Small Schools Work After All, A Good Study Shows

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

After all that sophisticated criticism of the replacement of large schools with smaller ones, it comes as a total shock to learn that students are more likely to graduate from high school in New York City if they attended one of the small high schools...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Did the Jobs?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Doing jobs Americans won’t do is the argument for comprehensive immigration reform, which includes amnesty and a path toward citizenship for the estimated 12 million or so illegal immigrants, disproportionately from Mexico, currently in the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

A Think Tank Gets Real: Fordham’s Experience as a Charter-School Authorizer

by Terry Ryanvia Education Next
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Debates around charter schools – their role, their efficacy, even their right to exist – remain hot and contentious in the Buckeye State, perhaps more so than anywhere else in the nation. But Fordham hasn’t merely weighed in from the lens of think tank and choice advocate...

Analysis and Commentary

Court Wrong On The Chicago Gun Case

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

There is no constitutional reason the states can't limit the right to bear arms...

Analysis and Commentary

Partisan premises for the 2010 election

by Keith Hennesseyvia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Here are a dozen premises that appear to be driving Republican and Democratic Party strategies as we approach the 2010 election...

Analysis and Commentary

Will the Financial Reform Bill Prevent Future Crises?

by Keith Hennesseyvia Motley Fool
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Over a year in the making and we've finally just about gotten some final form of financial regulatory reform from Congress...will the bill prevent future crises? Will the taxpayers ever have to bail out an AIG or Citigroup again...?

Interviews
Interviews

Economic Headwinds with Lazear & Boskin : Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Michael J. Boskin, Edward Paul Lazearvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Following the worst recession since WWII, why does the economic recovery seem so weak? Where, in particular, are the jobs? Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear respond...

Interviews

Niall Ferguson Discusses U.S. Debt, `Bond Vigilantes'

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, talks about so-called bond vigilantes and the U.S.'s debt position and fiscal policy. Ferguson talks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack..."

Interviews

Tough Love for Charter Schools

by Michael J. Petrilli with Chester E. Finn Jr., Terry Ryanvia Education Next
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chester Finn and Terry Ryan describe the efforts of the Fordham Institute to rescue struggling charter schools in Ohio while serving as a charter authorizer...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

GUESTS: Co-host Jeff Bliss, The Bliss Index; Tunku Varadarajan, DailyBeast.com; John Fund, WSJ; Ann Marlowe, Hudson Institute; Major Derrick Hernandez; Captain Jennifer Hernandez; Bret Stephens, WSJ...

In the News
In the News

Authorizing Charters

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Terry Ryanvia Education Next
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation’s long and deep immersion in Ohio education policy, particularly in the charter-school realm, includes a half decade of direct experience as “authorizer” of several charters...

In the News

The Massachusetts Health-Care 'Train Wreck'

with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
In the News

No love lost between Obama, court

with Michael McConnellvia McClatchy Newspapers
Tuesday, July 6, 2010