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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The New Third Rail

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Monday, September 21, 2009

If Hogwarts were a school for politicians, there would be a required class on "Defense Against the Dark Arts of Demagoguery."...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama won't stay the course in Afghanistan -- then what?

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Skepticism grows in President Obama's party about his presumed endorsement of General Stanley McChrystal's assessment of the strategy and resources required to succeed in Afghanistan...

Analysis and Commentary

The Orange Grove: Animals and state-bestowed rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Among the truly bad guys in the Obama administration, none can outdo professor Cass Sunstein, now of Harvard Law School but earlier a colleague of adjunct professor Barack Obama at the University of Chicago School of Law...

Analysis and Commentary

A man for all seasons

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Norman Borlaug, the plant breeder known as the father of the Green Revolution, passed away on Saturday at the age of 95...

Analysis and Commentary

Lion's Den: One cheer for Obama's foreign policy

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Obama administration has established an alarmingly naïve and dangerous record on Arab-Israeli issues, leading me to worry about spectacular policy failures ahead...

Analysis and Commentary

The Preschool Picture

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The campaign for universal preschool education in the United States has gained great momentum...

Analysis and Commentary

How Much Should We Care About Government Deficits?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Deficits arise when government spending exceeds the revenues raised from various taxes...

Analysis and Commentary

Details

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 14, 2009

I have removed my post from earlier today, quoting and discussing a New York Times story about Obama’s speech about Wall St...

Analysis and Commentary

Tea and Empathy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 14, 2009

I've been following the discussion of the tea parties, intellectuals, etc...

Interviews
Interviews

Lehman Anniversary

with David R. Hendersonvia KQED
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One year ago today, the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy...

Interviews

'We Need New Banks'

with Niall Fergusonvia Spiegel Online (Germany)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In a SPIEGEL interview, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson discusses the turbulent history of money, the inevitability of financial crises and the fatal influence mathematicians have on the monetary system...

In the News
In the News

Reagan with Steven Hayward: Chapter 3 of 5

by Steven Haywardvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Steven Hayward outlines Reagan’s domestic policy, for a time known as Reaganomics...

In the News

At last, a real test of quality

with Eric Hanushekvia Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

If one were to say that 2009 represents a historic year in understanding quality in South Africa's schools, most education commentators would probably not know what you were talking about...

In the News

The humanitarian the greens hated

with Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In his 1968 book "The Population Bomb," Earth Day co-founder Paul R. Ehrlich stated definitively that "the battle to feed humanity is over...

In the News

Equities Shrug Off Protectionist Fears

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Equity markets have been a little perplexing over the past 24 hours...

In the News

Why Small-Government Proponents Champion Medicare

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is championing public inefficiency the best way to keep government small?...

In the News

California tax panel set to recommend sweeping, controversial changes

with John F. Coganvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A state tax panel plans to recommend this week that California reduce the income tax, eliminate the state sales tax and install a new form of value-added tax on businesses, but it remains uncertain how many commissioners will support the plan and how far it will go in the Legislature...

In the News

Bernanke Says U.S. Recession ‘Very Likely’ Has Ended

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the worst U.S. recession since the 1930s has probably ended, while warning that growth may not be strong enough to quickly reduce the unemployment rate...

In the News

Professor: Students need knowledge to think critically

with Diane Ravitchvia SmartBrief.com (DC)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A single-minded focus on skills without teaching knowledge is a strategy that has never worked, writes Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University and co-chairwoman of Common Core...

In the News

Universal Preschool: Is It Necessary?

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Scholastic
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Everybody seems to have an opinion about preschool...