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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Stability in Iraq: Unity, Federation, Confederation, or Dissolution?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Culture, language, religion, and history are pushing Europeans apart. If this is happening in Europe, think Sunnis, Shias, Kurds, and other tribal groups in Iraq...

Analysis and Commentary

Why I Don’t Like the “Scorecard”

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It has become something of a convention in the copious journalism surrounding the Guantanamo habeas litigations to keep a win-loss scorecard...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Waning Obama Worship

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In just 20 months, President Obama’s polls have crashed. From near 70 percent approval, they have fallen to well below 50 percent...All this was not supposed to be — and it has evoked a lot of anger...

Analysis and Commentary

Betting the House on the GOP?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"What, if anything, can House Democrats do?" This brings to mind a slight variant of the classic refrain from the movie, The Wizard of Oz: "if they only had a brain..."

Analysis and Commentary

Germany's Economic "Miracle"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Larry White has a good op/ed in tomorrow's Wall Street Journal on Germany's post-World-War-II economic miracle...

Analysis and Commentary

Whose fault was it?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Paul Krugman and Robin Wells writing in the New York Review of Books criticize Raghuram Rajan for believing that government policy bears a lot of responsibility for the housing crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Educational “reform”

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

[W]hat “reform” at the national level has a chance to succeed if [certain] realities do not change...?

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Battles and Political Change

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The most encouraging prospect for good governance following this year’s midterm elections is that the winning and losing parties will be unlikely to be able to govern effectively without mutual consultation and compromise...

Analysis and Commentary

The (8-Week) Sprint Is On

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

With Labor Day weekend in the rear-view mirror, we turn to the sprint portion of the campaign season...

Analysis and Commentary

Segregation and Exploitation in the Old South

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The sober lessons taught by David Oshinsky's book review of Isabel Wilkerson's ''Freedom Trains...''

In the News
In the News

The curious and complicated history of Lenin’s brain

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Book Haven (Stanford University)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
In the News

So Close Yet So Far

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Magazine
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
In the News

The Shiites of Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Hudson Institute
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and the ensuing alteration of the regional balance of power in favor of Iran, Saudi Arabia has looked at the world through an Iranian and Shiite prism...