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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

That Strange Summer of 2008

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Historians will look back at the 2008 campaign in the light of the 2010 midterm elections. Almost everything the president has done in the last two years is simply a continuance of that now strangely distant summer...

Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Administration’s Forthcoming Increased Reliance on Presidential Power

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This Obama administration’s caution about using presidential power unilaterally will likely change after the expected surge in republican congressional numbers following the midterm elections...

Analysis and Commentary

Checks for the politically powerful

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The dollar amount on Social Security checks, disability checks, and veterans’ benefit checks will not change next year. And yet the President proposes to write an additional $250 check to each of these more than 50 million Americans, for a total taxpayer cost of about $14-15 B...

Analysis and Commentary

Is There an Iraqi Government Somewhere in Our Future?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Seven months and counting since the March 7, 2010, election in Iraq, a new government has yet to form...

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Serwer on the John Allen Muhammad Model

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adam Serwer has a very interesting response to my post a few days back about charging KSM and friends in both Article III courts and military commissions...

Analysis and Commentary

Whom should Dems cut loose? And is Obama putting himself above party on political spending?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fight the Democrats because you don't like their programs. They spend too much, tax too much and regulate too much...

Analysis and Commentary

Opposing view on marijuana: 'Prohibition is a disaster'

by Joseph D. McNamaravia USA Today
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Proposition 19 presents California voters with a simple choice...As former big-city police officials, we're saying yes to the rational approach that regulates marijuana like alcohol and cigarettes...

Analysis and Commentary

Healthcare Reform: Not So Fast

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Despite its passage earlier this year, healthcare reform is far from over. Two of three federal judges who have looked at it say there are serious constitutional questions. Three more states have it on the ballot. Republicans say they will try to stop funding and enabling legislation, and talk of repeal is growing...

Interviews
Interviews

Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney

with Peter Schweizervia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institution and Bigpeace.com joins Frank to discuss Ronald Reagan’s approach to national security and to measure the real strength of China...

In the News
In the News

Candidates strategize in final weeks of gubernatorial race

with Thad Kousservia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In the News

Now What? Imperatives and Options for Common Core Implementation and Governance

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This Fordham Institute publication—co-authored by President Chester E. Finn Jr. and VP Michael J. Petrilli—pushes folks to think about what comes next in the journey to common education standards and tests...

In the News

The Constitution in the Financial Crisis

with Michael McConnellvia Power Line
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In the News

Condoleezza Rice signs her memoir at Stanford Bookstore

with Condoleezza Ricevia Dish (Stanford University)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010