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Only a continuing American role can help Iraqi democracy find its feet and block Iranian power. By Fouad Ajami.
How “captive regulators,” tamed by mortgage behemoths, added to the pain of the economic downturn. By Gary S. Becker.
The next wave of retirees will be, on the whole, very comfortable—think of them as million-dollar baby boomers. Why should the young have to shell out for them? By John F. Cogan.
The quarter-century of economic expansion that began in the 1980s demonstrated the virtues of limited government. How quickly our politicians forget. By John B. Taylor.
Step one: honest budgeting. For the four others, read on. By Michael J. Boskin.
Another thing Americans must never forget: that security depends on nurturing democracy and freedom around the world. By Condoleezza Rice.
American troops went to Afghanistan to defeat terrorists. Bring them home too hastily and their work may be undone. By Kori N. Schake.
Taking stock of the years since 9/11. By Jessica Stern.
The 9/11 attacks were the clearest possible call for effective national intelligence. Why are we still waiting? By Amy B. Zegart.
Another presidential season, another attempted end run around the Electoral College. Let’s be careful. Even now, it has its uses. By David Davenport.
Having to disclose small campaign contributions doesn’t make candidates accountable. It just makes dislodging incumbents even harder. By James Huffman.
Even if the Arab spring does create a surge of regional democracy, expect the tide to ebb and flow. By Larry Diamond.
And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.
The Arab revolts show why some autocrats hang on forever while others get swept away. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.
Jihadist violence troubles the lands around the Arabian Sea, where sailing of any sort has rarely been smooth. By Camille Pecastaing.
ObamaCare’s vastly expensive, unfairly distributed insurance subsidies, like most tax gimmicks, will distort people’s incentive to work. By Daniel P. Kessler.
When a large group of kids get their shots, “herd immunity” protects them. But a new herd mentality—misguided fears about vaccines—is chipping away at this shield. By Henry I. Miller and Gilbert Ross.
Like all energy technologies, this promising new form of gas and oil extraction has drawbacks. We can manage them. By Richard A. Epstein.
How to get even better results from standardized testing. By Herbert J. Walberg.
An imagined stump speech by somebody who “gets” education. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.
Iran’s two top leaders scheme. By Abbas Milani.
Ottawa quietly slashed federal debt, cut spending, and returned to budget surpluses. How? Not by reading Keynes. By David R. Henderson.
Blame Israel—despots in the Arab world are old hands at this way of sidestepping their own failures. Now this delusion is infecting the Arab spring. By Josef Joffe.
The author of the notorious Goldstone Report admits he got it wrong. Too late. By Peter Berkowitz.
Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Homage to a dissident who insisted on telling the truth. By Yuri Yarim-Agaev.
As the Reagan centennial year draws to an end, Europeans honor the man who, as Margaret Thatcher put it, “won the Cold War without firing a shot.” By Edwin Meese III.
. . . May be paved with good intentions, but Greece has run into a ditch. California, unfortunately, seems to be close behind. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
Revisiting the founding father to whom a national debt, properly funded, represented “a national blessing.” By Michael W. McConnell.
Libya has known autocrats and invaders before. A century ago, Italians came, saw, conquered . . . and were defeated. By Charles Lindsey.