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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Teachable Moment on American-European Faultlines

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The full story is not out on Dominique Strauss-Kahn and he is innocent of forcible sexual battery until proven guilty, but already the case has exposed an ancient abyss between European elite and American popular cultures...

Analysis and Commentary

Good News on California Schools

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The most straightforward way to cut government's role in education is not to create a complicated voucher system that could easily morph into more government spending but to cut government spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Same Old Song and Dance Over CA Parks

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Percolator (PERC)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rather than simply closing parks, bureaucrats in Sacramento should step aside and let creative entrepreneurs and private companies do what they do best—produce products (e.g. parks) that people want...

Analysis and Commentary

Egypt Spring.....To Be Followed by Egypt Winter?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The euphoria over Egypt’s “spring democratic revolution” may have been a bit premature. Several troubling trends have emerged...

Analysis and Commentary

Brookings ECPA Event Today

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I was delighted to host an excellent panel event today at Brookings on the future of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. For ECPA nerds, the video below is well-worth watching...

Analysis and Commentary

Newt getting the boot after Medicare remarks?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So what would you expect from Newt Gingrich -- a lofty and erudite political science essay? Sorry, that Newt Gingrich can only be found in archives storing records on the evolution of the Republican Party in the post-Goldwater years...

Analysis and Commentary

How Assimilation Works

by Bruce Thorntonvia City Journal
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

—and how multiculturalism has wrecked it in California...

Analysis and Commentary

Principles That Don’t Change

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia City Journal
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remarks on accepting the Bradley Prize...

Interviews
Interviews

Interview with Charles Blahous - Part II

with Charles Blahousvia Incidental Economist
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Part 2 of my interview with Charles Blahous focusing on Social Security...

Interviews

Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Secular increases in crime and fatherless black families? Thomas Sowell says blame the ’60s...

Interviews

Bay Area soldier caught up in Afghan scandal

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

There are new charges against a Bay Area soldier caught up in a shocking scandal coming out of Afghanistan...National Security expert Thomas Henriksen of the Hoover Institution says this case involves a tiny fraction of the U.S. military...

Interviews

Edward Lazear on the John Batchelor Show

with Edward Paul Lazearvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

GUESTS: Ed Lazear, Stanford; Larry Kudlow, CNBC and 77 WABC; Matt Kaminski, WSJ; Bill Roggio, LongWarJournal.org; Arif Rafiq, ForeignPolicy.com; Larry Johnson, No Quarter...

Interviews

Daniel Pipes on In the Market

with Daniel Pipesvia In the Market with Janet Parshall
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Daniel Pipes rallies together his thoughts on the state of affairs in the Middle East...His keen insight could enlighten your point of view on what’s been happening in the Middle East...

In the News
In the News

The real threat to teachers unions

with Terry M. Moevia Fortune
Tuesday, May 17, 2011