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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama Finds His Footing

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In Indonesia, our stilted professor was replaced with a man at ease who charmed his audience by speaking the local language. Tunku Varadarajan only wishes this could have been Obama’s first major speech to the Muslim world—and that his visit weren’t so short...

Analysis and Commentary

Let Cathie Black Dig Down Deep To Institute Major Education Reforms

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com Blogs
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The major task that faces Cathie Black, chairwoman of Hearst Magazines and [New York City School System Chancellor Joel Klein's] designated successor, is to move relentlessly on that issue in an effort to obtain greater level of flexibility in the hiring, firing and promoting of teachers...

Analysis and Commentary

An Important Departure

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The values that animate American internationalism have been treated by the Obama Administration as something to shroud in order to make America popular abroad...Secretary Clinton’s affirmation of the difference between free people and authoritarian governments is a welcome change...

Analysis and Commentary

Notes from the Hatim Oral Argument

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

They say you can’t tell where an appeals panel is headed based on the oral argument. Sometimes you can. I will go out on a limb on the one I attended today: I will eat my computer if the D.C. Circuit affirms Judge Ricardo Urbina’s decision in Hatim v. Obama...

American Flags
Analysis and Commentary

The Greatest Generation

by Richard Sousavia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

With all due respect to Tom Brokaw, he didn’t get it quite right about the “Greatest Generation.” In his book The Greatest Generation, Brokaw extols the virtues and influence of well-known Americans in the defense, development, and recovery of the United States in the

Analysis and Commentary

Will former President George W. Bush's memoir change any minds?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, November 8, 2010

On the positive side, [President Bush] was a courageous and principled leader who tried to see and usher in positive change, abroad and at home...On the negative side,...[there] are major failings that will not be judged kindly in retrospect...

Interviews
Interviews

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Gary S. Beckervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gary Becker rates the initial and continuing response of the U.S. Federal Reserve to the financial crisis...

Interviews

Morton Keller on the John Batchelor Show

with Morton Kellervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

GUESTS: Bret Stephens, WSJ; Christopher Swan, Reuters; Morton Keller, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Even our best kids lag in math--middle schools to blame

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmannvia Class Struggle (Washington Post)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In the News

The laboratory of the world

with Gary S. Beckervia Democracy in America (The Economist)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In the News

Panels tackling deficit, but doubts remain that consensus can be forged

with Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In the News

Mass. losing ground in math

with Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann, Paul E. Petersonvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In the News

The Hoover Institution joins the blogosphere

with Hoover Institutionvia Full Comment (National Post)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
In the News

NYC Schools Chief Resigns, Leaving Lasting Legacy

with Michael J. Petrillivia District Dossier (Education Week)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
In the News

Your Child Left Behind

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmannvia Atlantic
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
In the News

Teacher’s Death Exposes Tensions in Los Angeles

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Bernanke Is Panned by Palin, Cheered by Faux Fed: Caroline Baum

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Teaching Math to the Talented

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmannvia Education Next
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Which countries—and states—are producing high-achieving students...?