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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The New War against Reason

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Medieval heretic-hunters had nothing on Obama when it comes to closed-mindedness. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

SuperFreakonomics, III

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is my third post (see the first two here and here) on Levitt and Dubner's SuperFreakonomics. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Freedom and Rose Friedman

by John B. Taylor with George P. Shultzvia Economics One (blog)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We are hearing a lot these days about the disadvantages of free markets and the need for a greatly expanded role of government in the economy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Orange Grove: Do unto others, but not to them

by Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In the American legal tradition the press may not be regulated, nor may religion. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Forgotten Friends

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On Tuesday evening, the world’s most consequential turbaned man, Manmohan Singh, will glide through White House security and take his place at a dinner table beside Barack and Michelle Obama. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Lion's Den: Islamism 2.0 - an even greater threat

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

To borrow a computer term, if Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, and Nidal Hasan represent Islamism 1.0, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (the prime minister of Turkey), Tariq Ramadan (a Swiss intellectual), and Keith Ellison (a US congressman) represent Islamism 2.0. . . .

In the News
In the News

Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paul Rahe discusses the keen perceptions and timeless wisdom of Tocqueville. . . .

In the News

Today, we are all Asians

with Niall Fergusonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

At the start of his just-completed tour of Asia, President Barack Obama gave a packed crowd at Suntory Hall in Tokyo a taste of his signature oratorical skill, delivering a speech intended to set the tone for his eight-day journey across the continent. . . .

In the News

Nobel Prize Winners Provide Insight on Outsourcing, Contract Work

with David R. Hendersonvia Workforce Magazine
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Nobel Prize in economics seldom has practical applications for workforce management. . . .

In the News

When Cultures Clash

with Tunku Varadarajanvia Reason
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How the Fort Hood shooting tests our values. . . .

In the News

Senators Clash Over Worst Scenario: What If 9/11 Masterminds Go Free?

with Benjamin Wittesvia Politics Daily (DC)
Monday, November 23, 2009

Shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged masterminds of the 9/11 attacks will stand trial in a New York City criminal court, he went to Capitol Hill to explain his decision at a Senate hearing. . . .

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Role of NAEP Could Change With Common Assessments

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For decades, when elected officials, researchers, educators, and parents have wanted a clear-eyed measure of what students know in a range of subjects, they have turned to an authoritative source: the National Assessment of Educational Progress. . . .