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Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

Obama’s 1979

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Are the wages of magnanimity to our enemies and snubbing of our allies once again coming due...?

Blogs
Blogs

Odd Thoughts on Cairo

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It’s sort of an update of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s Cold War doctrine that right-wing regimes can evolve for the better in a way left-wing totalitarian ones cannot...

Blogs

Judge Vinson Issues His Health Care Law Ruling: What’s Next?

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

...[I]t’s open season on predictions about how the decision will shape the political debate and the direction of health care policy. Here’s what I see when I look into the crystal ball...

Blogs

Clarification on Consumer Surplus

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Commenters on my previous post on consumer surplus (CS) raised some questions that I want to respond to...

Blogs

Fiscal Sanity vs. Fiscal Insanity

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

As of February 1, 2011, U.S. public debt stood at $14.056 trillion. Of this, $9.413 trillion is tradeable debt held by the public, both domestic and foreign. The remaining $4.644 trillion is held by federal trust funds and other government entities...

Blogs

Robert Samuelson misunderstands

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Writing in The Wilson Quarterly, Samuelson weighs the left and the right’s explanations of the crisis and finds them both wanting...But Samuelson misunderstands the important difference between creditors and equity holders...

Blogs

Why We Train Foreign Militaries

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It’s a good investment in helping prevent militaries being forces of repression...

Blogs

Obama is Sinking the US Dollar to China’s Benefit

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

China’s drive in international markets to replace the dollar and become the reserve currency globally has a lot to do with their strategic plans...

Blogs

Former Guantanamo Detainee Convicted in Italy

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It’s another case that seems to me to beg the question of how we define success as we navigate the benefits and perils of long-term detention, transfers to foreign governments, and criminal trials of various sorts...

Other Media
Other Media

Obama the Radical with Stanley Kurtz: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Other Media

Thinking About Torture

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Peter Berkowitz on Because it is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror by Charles Fried and Gregory Fried...

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Other Media

The Road to (and from) the 2010 Elections

by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What happened to the president and his party...?

Other Media

A Battle Begun, Not Won

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Peterson, Marci Kanstoroomvia Education Next
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The following essay is part of a forum, written in honor of Education Next’s 10th anniversary, in which the editors assessed the school reform movement’s victories and challenges to see just how successful reform efforts have been...

Other Media

Home Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

David R. Henderson on At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson...

Other Media

Market Capitalism, State-Style

by Ying Mavia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ying Ma on The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer...

Other Media

The Rush to Condemn Genetically Modified Crops

by Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conkovia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Impractical regulations and nuisance lawsuits...

Other Media

Pyrrhic Victories?

by Michael J. Petrilli, Frederick M. Hess, Martin R. Westvia Education Next
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The following essay is part of a forum, written in honor of Education Next’s 10th anniversary, in which the editors assessed the school reform movement’s victories and challenges to see just how successful reform efforts have been...

Interviews
Interviews

Mubarak under fire

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Egyptian President Mubarak announces he won't run for re-election, but is that enough for the people of Egypt...?

Interviews

The Iranian Revolution Echoes in Egypt

with Abbas Milanivia Pajamas Media
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

[Abbas Milani's] new book The Shah was published a few weeks ago by Palgrave MacMillan. I sat down with him in his office at the Hoover Institution to talk about what’s happening right now in Egypt...

Interviews

Kiron Skinner discusses President Reagan's Birthday on WOSU

with Kiron K. Skinnervia All Sides with Ann Fisher (WOSU)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In recognition of President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, we’ll hear about Reagan’s legacy as a transformative President and as an inspiration to public service, with author/Hoover Institution Research Fellow Kiron Skinner...

Interviews

Kiron Skinner on the John Batchelor Show

with Kiron K. Skinnervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

GUESTS: Barry Ritholz, author of "Bailout Nation"; Kiron Skinner, Hoover; Greg Zuckerman, author of "The Greatest Trade Ever"; David Drucker, Roll Call...

Interviews

Update on Egypt

with Fouad Ajamivia Charlie Rose
Monday, January 31, 2011

Update on Egypt with Tarek Masoud of Harvard Kennedy School, Fouad Ajami of Johns Hopkins University [and the Hoover Institution], Emad Shahin, Anthony Shadid of 'The New York Times' & Neil MacFarquhar of 'The New York Times'...

Interviews

Eric Hanushek on teacher bonuses

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Front Blog (Dallas Morning News)
Monday, January 31, 2011

Eric Hanushek was one of the participants at the school finance conference that Houston businessman and Education Front guest blogger Charles Miller put together in Austin last week...I asked him to follow up on his thoughts in this Q&A...

Interviews

“No Child Left Behind” Left Behind—for the more flexible “Every Child Counts”?

with Michael J. Petrillivia Patt Morrison (KPCC)
Monday, January 31, 2011

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama said we need to replace No Child Left Behind with a law that’s “more flexible and focused on what’s best for our kids..."