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Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

The roots of indecision: Obama and Libya

by Russell A. Bermanvia Al Jazeera
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Haunted by past US foreign policies, Obama has not shown resolve in protecting Libyan civilians...

Featured Commentary

Believe in liberty, equality, fraternity? This time, don't follow the French

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, April 7, 2011

There are deep failures of civic liberal integration across Europe, but a burqa ban is the wrong way to address them...

Blogs
Blogs

Office of Legal Counsel Opinion on Libya Intervention

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, April 7, 2011

On a quick read, the opinion appears to be significant for its extension of some OLC precedents and its (implicit) contraction of other OLC (and DOJ) precedents...

Blogs

Serious policy differences are not petty politics

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, April 7, 2011

If the President wants to reduce the impact of the usual petty Washington politics, the recipe is quite simple. Treat with respect those who disagree with you...

Blogs

Are Experienced Teachers Really That Much Better?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, April 7, 2011

...[A]ccording to a study Matthew Chingos and I just completed, teachers get better in the first few years of teaching, and then their performance slips in later years...

Blogs

Market Forces Slowly Alter China’s “One Country, Two Systems” Policy Towards Hong Kong

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, April 7, 2011

China has largely honored its promises to Hong Kong, spelled out in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the territory’s mini-constitution, since it resumed sovereignty over the former British Crown colony on July 1, 1997...

Blogs

Coddled

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, April 7, 2011

We have a natural incentive to take care of ourselves. But if someone takes care of us, our impulse toward self-preservation lapses and gets rusty...

Blogs

The Budgetary Outlook for Defense

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cuts in defense spending are nonetheless occurring and likely to continue, even if the Ryan proposals are adopted, for three reasons...

Blogs

Rajiv Shah cries wolf

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Imagine the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testifying that if defense funding were reduced, seven hundred thousand people in Libya would die, and tens of millions elsewhere in the world. It would be considered fear-mongering of the most repulsive kind...

Blogs

The Simple Budget Choice: Remove or Lock-In the Spending Binge

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, April 7, 2011

...[A] simple way to look at the budget debate which the country faces in the months ahead (once the budget for 2011 is settled) is whether to remove or lock-in that binge...

Other Media
Other Media

At War with Donald Rumsfeld: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 8, 2011