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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why Colleges Don't Teach the Federalist Papers

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, May 7, 2012

At America's top schools, graduates leave without reading our most basic writings on the purpose of constitutional self-government...

Analysis and Commentary

Why has the Recovery in Employment in the US been so Slow?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 6, 2012

No single factor explains this slowness, but a combination of several explains most of the slow recovery...

Analysis and Commentary

The Handling of Chen Is a Shame. Romney is Correct

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Sunday talk shows and the New York Times are attacking Romney for calling the handling of the Chen case a "shame for America." Romney, they say, spoke too soon...

Analysis and Commentary

All Fall Down

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, May 6, 2012

The temple of postmodern liberalism was rocked these last few weeks, as a number of supporting columns and buttresses simply crashed, leaving the entire edifice wobbling...

Analysis and Commentary

The austerity experiment

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, May 6, 2012

I have seen many articles on austerity. I can’t remember seeing any that suggest that government spending in any European country has actually fallen...

Analysis and Commentary

Hollande Wins and Europe Descends Into No-Man's Land

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hollande’s election leaves the European Union with three stark choices, none of which are good...

Analysis and Commentary

Readings: Jennifer C. Daskal, The Geography of the Battlefield

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Saturday, May 5, 2012

In the next few days, the Naval War College will be devoting a workshop to the topic of the legal geography of the battlefield. That includes the question of whether there is one, separate from where the targetable fighters in a conflict go...

Analysis and Commentary

Taxing the Rich: Redistribution Versus Citizenship

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, May 4, 2012

Always a hot potato, the top rate of tax is getting hotter...One way to understand the issues at stake is to recognize and reflect on two conflcting purposes of taxation in a democracy...

Analysis and Commentary

Curley Effect in California

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 4, 2012

'We call this strategy--increasing the relative size of one's political base through distortionary, wealth-reducing policies--the Curley effect'...I think something similar is happening in California...

Analysis and Commentary

Will military commissions survive KSM?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Washington Post
Friday, May 4, 2012

[The arraignment is] likely to serve as a make-or-break test for the military commissions system...

Interviews
Interviews

George H. Nash on the John Batchelor Show

with George H. Nashvia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Guests: You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya by Christopher Goffard, George H Nash -Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath by Herbert Hoover...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 4, 2012

Guests: Peter Coy, Bloomberg; Lara Brown, Villanova; Richard Epstein, Hoover; Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic...

Interviews

Questions Facing Egypt's Political Future

with Fouad Ajamivia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fouad Ajami and Nazila Fathi on issues Egypt is facing leading into the May presidential election...

In the News
In the News

Schmidtz on Rawls, Nozick, and Justice

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 7, 2012