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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sacrificing Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Many in the media are arguing there is nothing more to the Major Hasan mass murder than derangement and the various personal "issues" that "set him off.". . .

Analysis and Commentary

Saturday

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Gallup poll has discovered (HT: Catherine Rampell) that Saturday is the day of the week that consumers spend the most money. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Degrees saved or created

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NOAA announced (HT: Drudge) that October was the third coldest October in the United States on record. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Looter

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

When losses are truncated by bailouts, you get anti-social risk-taking. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Iran Charges American Hikers with Espionage

with Abbas Milanivia KSRO 1350 (Sonoma)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It has been 101 days since 3 American hikers were captured and imprisoned by Iranian guards after they reportedly wandered across an unmarked border while touring a remote mountainous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. . . .

Interviews

Scott Hennen Show: 10:10 Peter Robinson

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Scott Hennen Radio Show (ND)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Peter Robinson, former Reagan speechwriter, who wrote the Tear Down That Wall Speech on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. . . .

Interviews

Eyewitness To History: The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

with Josef Joffevia NPR
Monday, November 9, 2009

Twenty years ago today — on Nov. 9, 1989 — crowds swelled at the barrier that divided East and West Berlin as the wall that stood as a symbol of the Cold War came down. . . .

Interviews

Lessons learned from the crisis: a view from the US

with Kenneth E. Scottvia Luxembourg for Finance
Friday, October 23, 2009

Professor Scott was in the Grand Duchy to speak at the University of Luxembourg on lessons learned from the financial crisis. . . .

In the News
In the News

Velvet Revolution: The Prospects

by Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Review of Books
Thursday, December 3, 2009

In the autumn of 1989, the term "velvet revolution" was coined to describe a peaceful, theatrical, negotiated regime change in a small Central European state that no longer exists. . . .

In the News

Questions central planners can't answer

with Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As an American, I am embarrassed that the U.S. House of Representatives has 220 members who actually believe the government can successfully centrally plan the medical and insurance industries. . . .

In the News

The World with Vaclav Klaus: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus says Al Gore is wrong about global warming. . . .

In the News

While Obama sleeps

with Victor Davis Hanson, Peter M. Robinsonvia Power Line
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NRO posted five segments of Peter Robinson's Uncommon Knowledge interview with Victor Davis Hanson and Robert Baer. . . .

In the News

Lars Peter Hansen Named Founding Director of Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics

with Robert E. Hall, Gary S. Becker, Thomas J. Sargentvia Chicago Press Release
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lars Peter Hansen, an internationally known leader in economic dynamics, has been named the founding director of the University of Chicago’s Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. . . .

In the News

Harvard Profs: This Crisis Is Not Over

with Niall Fergusonvia NewsMax
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The global economic crisis is not over, said Harvard University professors Kenneth Rogoff and Niall Ferguson, challenging the G20 group of wealthy countries' assumptions that the world is on the road to recovery. . . .

In the News

Condoleezza Rice Speaks in Pasadena

with Condoleezza Ricevia Pasadena Now (CA)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The former Secretary of State will speak on her experiences in the Bush White House. . . .

In the News

Berlin Wall fall re-enacted

with Josef Joffevia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Simulating the fall of the Berlin Wall exactly two decades years prior, students smashed through their concrete replica, transporting White Plaza back to East Germany in 1989. . . .

In the News

Is Iraq Finally Nearing Democratic Self-Governance?

with Kori Schakevia Atlantic Monthly
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Iraqi legislators have set a date for elections in 2010, ending a lengthy political crisis that threatened to derail the country's gradual steps toward stable democracy. . . .

In the News

Chinese American Hero: Dr. Qian Xue-sen

with Hoover Institutionvia Asian Week
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr. Qian was a very special immigrant who came to America, first attending MIT, and then the California Institute of Technology where he earned his PhD. . . .

In the News

Mathematics can predict Iran’s nuclear strategy, says scientist

via National (United Arab Emirates)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

As Iran and the international community try to negotiate an agreement on the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme, analysts are busy examining speeches and news reports and scouring documents in their efforts to predict the outcome. . . .

In the News

The Berlin Wall with Vaclav Klaus: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Are there parallels to be drawn between a united Europe and the late, unlamented Warsaw Pact? . . .

In the News

From 19th-Century View, Desegregation Is a Test

with Michael McConnellvia New York Times
Monday, November 9, 2009

If there is a topic Justice Antonin Scalia does not relish discussing, it is how he would have voted in Brown v. Board of Education had he been on the Supreme Court when it was decided in 1954. . . .

In the News

Looking to Lech

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Macleans (Canada)
Monday, November 9, 2009

On the occasion of that little anniversary in Berlin today, former Polish president Lech Walesa is once more front and centre, which is relevant to our narrow interest in that Mr. Walesa is one of Stephen Harper’s personal heroes. . . .

In the News

No ordinary recession

with Niall Fergusonvia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 9, 2009

Regulators should be cautious after such a contraction of credit, trade and growth: regulate in haste, repent at leisure. . . .

In the News

1989: A Reader

with Timothy Garton Ashvia New Yorker
Monday, November 9, 2009

A few reading suggestions to go along with my Comment on the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: . . .