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Will Independents Vote GOP In 2012?

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Survey data show it would be a mistake to assume that dissatisfaction with President Obama will translate into votes for GOP nominee...

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Democrats and Executive Overreach

by Michael McConnellvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's a mistake to excuse Obama's disregard for the Constitution. Precedents set now will be exploited by the next administration...

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Kodak and the Post Office

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just as Kodak's technology made older modes of photography obsolete more than a hundred years ago, so the new technology of the digital age has left Kodak behind...Unfortunately, that is not what happens in government. The post office is a classic example...

Blogs
Blogs

OLC and the Obama Recess Appointments

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, January 9, 2012

I worked on a few recess appointments during my time in the Bush administration. Based on a superficial analysis I think the constitutional issues are much closer than the President’s legal critics suggest...

Blogs

The Russian Orthodox Church: On a Tight Wire Between Putin and the Demonstrators

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Monday, January 9, 2012

Putin shut down political opposition, free press, and uncooperative oligarchs, but he elevated the Russian Orthodox Church to a core societal institution...A hostile Russian Orthodox Church poses a huge danger for Putin and his KGB state...

Blogs

Reset/Outreach R.I.P

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, January 9, 2012

[T]he entire idea of Obama’s outreach/reset diplomacy is now starting to Carterize, circa 1979/80, and in part reflects the vast trillions borrowed of the last three years that sent the debt to $16 trillion and weakened the U.S. presence abroad...

Blogs

Mitt Romney on Mercantilism

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 9, 2012

[Romney has said] that the Chinese want to avoid a trade war with the United States more than the U.S. wants to avoid one with China because they have more at stake. But that's false...

Other Media
Other Media

WWII with Andrew Roberts: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Other Media

Elizabeth Warren’s Sloppy Progressivism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Senate candidate needs a crash course in wealth creation...

Interviews
Interviews

Is The Arab Spring Good Or Bad For The U.S.?

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Monday, January 9, 2012

In the last of our six-part series on the upheavals changing the Middle East, NPR's Deborah Amos looks at what it all means for America...

Interviews

A conversation with Condoleezza Rice

with Condoleezza Ricevia Sacramento Bee
Monday, January 9, 2012

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a professor at Stanford University, was on the telephone last week as the Republican presidential caucuses got under way in Iowa. She answered questions about the presidential race and about California politics...