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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Unspoken Re-Election Edge

by Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This presidency flatters America to a degree that no white Republican can hope to match...

Analysis and Commentary

An Honest Obama Campaign

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anyone who took the 2008 campaign speeches seriously must have had a rude awakening...

Analysis and Commentary

Russian Supreme Court Upholds Khodorkovsky Conviction

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Russian Supreme Court today upheld former oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s conviction to a second prison term. Khodorkovsky, now Russia’s most prominent political prisoner, will return to his Siberian jail cell...

Analysis and Commentary

Where Dreams Die

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

[Gov. Brown] has the opportunity to be either a savior and renaissance figure, or both the youngest and the oldest failed governor of a failed state...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama vs. Netanyahu, Round Three

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

As someone opposed to Arab-Israeli negotiations while war is underway and to Obama’s presidency, I take solace in his making a hash of diplomacy and politics...

Analysis and Commentary

Mao Zedong Was a Generation Too Soon

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

If only Twitter, Facebook, and social media had existed in 1957. Today the blogosphere is replete with hundreds of flowers blossoming and hundreds of schools of thought contending across a broad range of topics...

Analysis and Commentary

Saudi Arabia, Iran and America in the Wake of the Arab Spring

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Many in the West have looked upon the “Arab Spring” with hopeful optimism. But for the rulers of Riyadh the Arab Spring’s primary result has been a shaking of the strategic foundation and alignments that have shaped Saudi regional policy since the 1979 Iranian Revolution...

Analysis and Commentary

Veto Threat Whiplash

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I confess that I’m a bit bewildered by the aggressiveness of the Statement of Administration Policy on the NDAA...

Analysis and Commentary

Voters vs. the Welfare State

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Only time will tell if recent elections in the UK, the US, and Canada, together with next year's presidential election in France, signal a retreat from the growth of the welfare state or just a temporary respite...

In the News
In the News

The "Fair" Trade Delusion

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Why won’t the president move forward on bilateral free trade agreements...?