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Analysis and Commentary

No Child Left Behind: No Unfunded Mandate

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 19, 2004

Roughly 20 percent of students in big cities currently attend "failing" schools.

Analysis and Commentary

The Blacks and the GOP

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Each time I see the African American community preparing to vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic presidential candidate, I recall the warm Washington spring forty years ago when a craggy-faced septuagenarian named Everett McKinley Dirksen convinced his Republican senate colleagues to back cloture on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which broke the southern Democratic filibuster and ensured passage of legislation triggering the "Second Reconstruction."

Art Lovers and Crackpots

by Henrik Beringvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Henrik Bering on Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection by John Anderson

Analysis and Commentary

The Urine Police

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, March 18, 2004

Would we have unleashed the urine police, federal agents, prosecutors, and a grand jury if a jock had been suspected of taking drugs to enhance his eyesight or other physical characteristics possessed by great athletes?

MIGRATION HEADACHE: President Bush's Immigration Plan

with Tamar Jacoby, Mark Krikorianvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

It is estimated that currently there are between 7 and 10 million illegal immigrants in this country. Meanwhile the Border Patrol has grown from a staff of 2,000 and a $100 million budget 30 years ago to 11,000 men and women and a $9 billion budget today. Clearly, our attempts to control illegal immigration have not been working. But what should we do instead? President Bush has proposed a new immigration plan that would turn illegal immigrants already here into legal temporary workers. Is his plan an acknowledgment that our economy needs cheap immigrant labor and that we simply can't control our borders any longer? Or is his plan the entirely wrong way to address the immigration problem?

HEAVEN CAN WAIT: Is the Pledge of Allegiance Unconstitutional?

with Erwin Chemerinsky, Douglas W. Kmiecvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 20, 2004

Is the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional? The original pledge, written in 1892 by the Christian socialist Francis Bellamy, did not contain the words "under God." Congress added these two words in 1954. And it is these words that caused the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rule in June 2002 that recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools violated the First Amendment's so-called separation of church and state. Now the case is before the Supreme Court. Will the Court rule that reciting the current pledge in schools is okay, or do the words "under God" have to go?

Analysis and Commentary

Education in Urban America

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 2, 2004

Washington's ambitious goal of getting every young American to the "proficient" level is akin to crossing the Grand Canyon

Burgers, Fries, and Lawyers

by Todd G. Buchholzvia Policy Review
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Fast food as scapegoat for fat America

Power and Population in Asia

by Nicholas Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Demographics and the strategic balance

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via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

Life is hard in Castro’s Cuba. By Mike Walker.


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