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Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

Bounding Tyrants, Childlike Kings

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Monday, April 16, 2012

In an impressive show of bayag—the word for testicular fortitude in the Tagalog language—the Philippines sent its biggest naval warship to confront Chinese fishing and surveillance vessels operating illegally in waters just off the country’s northwest coast...

Featured Commentary

A Passage to India-Pakistan Peace

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, April 15, 2012

A free trade agreement would give each country a stake in the other's success...

Featured Commentary

Why can't Brown close the deal?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Back in August, I authored an essay for these pages asking why Jerry Brown seemed a less vivid, less ambitious version of his colorful past...

Featured Commentary

How Krugman Would Ru(i)n Steve Jobs' Apple

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Left considers Steve Jobs, the charismatic PC pioneer, a self-centered individualist, who did not conform to elite etiquette...

Blogs
Blogs

Needed: A Political Strategy after the Deal Collapses

by Lieutenant Colonel Joel Rayburnvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 16, 2012

Observers rightly say that the Afghanistan campaign will not result in a sustainable outcome without a political strategy to accompany the military operations NATO is conducting...

Blogs

To stay, to quit, or to soldier on in Afghanistan?

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 16, 2012

In a twist on the dilemma faced by Shakespeare’s Hamlet—“to be or not to be”—Americans now ask themselves the question in light of several recent setbacks in Afghanistan: to stay or to get out...

Blogs

The Great Retreat

by Russell A. Bermanvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 16, 2012

As the 2014 promised departure from Afghanistan draws nearer, popular support for the war is dwindling, and not only in the United States...

Blogs

Under Eastern Eyes

by Charles Hillvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 16, 2012

When Alexander the Great led soldiers of the world’s sole superpower into Afghanistan he did not fulfill the requirements of today’s counterinsurgency doctrine...

Blogs

Nothing Left

by Fouad Ajamivia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 16, 2012

The Afghans want us to stay, so it is long past time to haul up the gear and leave the Hindu Kush to its ways...

Blogs

Consolidating Gains and Hardening the Afghan State Against Organized Crime and Enemy Subversion

by Brigadier General H. R. McMastervia The Caravan
Monday, April 16, 2012

The mass murder attacks against our own nation on September 11, 2001 and subsequent attacks on other nations including the U.K., Spain, and India, demonstrate clearly the importance of denying transnational terrorist organizations access to the resources, freedom of movement, safe havens, and ideological space they need to plan, organize, and conduct these attacks.

Blogs

The Trayvon Martin Case and the Growing Racial Divide

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Polls show that the Trayvon Martin case has split the country apart over perceptions of race and justice, in ways that may dwarf the polarities of the O.J. Simpson trial days of 1994...

Blogs

The Week That Was: Four Encouraging Signs for Romney

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 15, 2012

It wasn’t the greatest of weeks if (a) you play the market, or (b) you happen to be one of those procrastinating souls who wait until the 11th hour to make nice with the IRS...

Blogs

Spain at the Precipice

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday of this week the government of Spain must return to financial markets to auction 12- and 18-month treasury bills...

Blogs

The Voucher Animus

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rumor has it that we will soon see an actual education plan from Mitt Romney, his team having been loath to wade into this debate during the primaries...

Blogs

NATO’s Role in Libya was a Joke [UPDATED]

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Sunday, April 15, 2012

An important predicate for the legal and political justification for the U.S. role in the Libya intervention was that the United States, following the initial air attacks in March 2011, would transfer responsibility for operations in Libya to NATO and thereafter play only a secondary, supportive role...

Blogs

Cowen on College Subsidies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tyler Cowen's latest blog post is rich with assertions. This one stood out: Postwar higher education has proven one of America's most effective subsidies, and it has paid for itself many times over...

Blogs

References to Policy Rules in a Speech by the Fed Vice Chair

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, April 13, 2012

In a speech to the Money Marketeers in New York City this past week, Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen gave a useful description of how she and other policy makers are thinking analytically about monetary policy...

Other Media
Other Media

Autor on Disability

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 16, 2012
Other Media

Peter Berkowitz on Goldstone, the flotilla incident and more

with Peter Berkowitzvia Washington Post
Friday, April 13, 2012
Interviews
Interviews

New York Teacher Ratings Renew Evaluation Debate

with Eric Hanushekvia All Things Considered (NPR)
Saturday, April 14, 2012

How do you measure who is an effective teacher...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on John Batchelor

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, April 13, 2012

Guests: John Maxtone Graham, author; Richard Epstein, Hoover; Lou Ann Hammond, Driving the Nation...

Interviews

Tammy Frisby on John Batchelor

with Tammy Frisbyvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, April 8, 2012

Guests: Daniel Henninger, WSJ; Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ; Michael Stothard, Financial Times; Tammy Frisby, Hoover...