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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Private Equity Works

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 13, 2012

Mitt Romney's candidacy is subjecting the entire private-equity industry—where Mr. Romney spent most of his business career—to vicious attacks by journalists and several of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination...

Analysis and Commentary

Big, Bad Wulff

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 13, 2012

The German president's personal-loan scandal has become a trial by media...

Analysis and Commentary

The OLC Opinion on Recess Appointments

by Michael McConnellvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, January 13, 2012

On January 10, I published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal stating that I could see no plausible legal argument to support President Obama’s recent recess appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Board and the National Labor Relations Board...

Analysis and Commentary

Five myths about the Arab Spring

by Fouad Ajamivia Washington Post
Thursday, January 12, 2012

When the Arab Spring began a year ago, the Western world was shocked...

Analysis and Commentary

American Economic Freedom: Moving in the Wrong Direction

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Economic freedom in the United States continues to decline according to the latest Index of Economic Freedom (compiled by the Heritage Foundation) as reported today by Ed Feulner in the Wall Street Journal...

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Infernal Revenue Service

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eons ago, when I wrote speeches for a California governor, there was a pattern to how we made news in early January...

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea Shows Talk Isn’t Cheap

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, January 12, 2012

North Korea’s Great Successor is accepting homage for his accession to rule one of the world’s most brutal regimes, and the Obama Administration is evidently in line, hoping to capitalize on Kim Jong Un’s need for food aid and desire to demonstrate his control over his long-suffering country...

Analysis and Commentary

Peter Margulies Reports on AALS III

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Peter Margulies’s reporting on AALS panels continues with this dispatch...

Analysis and Commentary

Caplan, Kahneman, Bastiat, and the First Amendment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bryan Caplan's post earlier this week, "Eureka! Economic Illiteracy as Mental Substitution," is one of his best ever...

Analysis and Commentary

ESEA Reauthorization: Everyone’s cards are on the table. Now let’s make a deal.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Democrats across and beyond the nation’s capital—in the Administration, on Capitol Hill, in advocacy groups, and in think tanks—are up in arms about the ESEA reauthorization proposals released by House GOP leaders on Friday...

In the News
In the News

When Bureaucrats Stymie Science

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 13, 2012

The CDC’s policy on the meningococcal vaccine wastes taxpayer dollars and threatens public health...

In the News

WWII with Andrew Roberts: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 13, 2012