Despite endless debate about the issues, the presidential contest comes down to character. By James W. Ceaser.
Time to bust another political myth: that the “likable” candidate always wins. By Morris P. Fiorina.
Scott Walker’s opponent got most of the PAC money but lost anyway. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, it turns out, represents a double-edged sword. By Michael W. McConnell.
Those demanding restrictions on campaign funding claim to want power for the people. In reality they stand for crass partisan power—that of incumbents. By Richard A. Epstein.
It’s way too late for the Obama administration to go on blaming its predecessor for a wobbly economy. By Edward P. Lazear.
Elections around the world must concentrate on the subtle dance between austerity and growth. By Michael J. Boskin.
How the quest for profit improves human welfare. By Gary S. Becker.
Paternalism and no-fault insurance won’t fix our most serious health care problem. By Scott W. Atlas.
Policy makers want to snatch fizzy drinks and fatty foods out of consumers’ hands—for their own good, of course. By Gary S. Becker.
It’s not lack of money or ambition that blocks promising new drugs. It’s the regulatory bottleneck. By Henry I. Miller.
Clandestine forces could play a major new role in Afghanistan after the military goes home. What does this mean for the future? By Kenneth Anderson.
What are America’s next moves? Candidates Obama and Romney offer opposite answers. By Henry R. Nau.
Online learning poses no threat to the cherished college experience, which it will only change for the better. By John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe.
Technology doesn’t just mean more screens. It means a new kind of learning altogether—including outside the classroom. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
The unions are losing their appeal. Even among teachers themselves, polls suggest. By Paul E. Peterson, William G. Howell, and Martin R. West.
In the Arab spring, true democracy—with its many voices—is struggling to be born. By Reuel Marc Gerecht.
Bashar al-Assad was once the reformer, the “good czar” who would lead Syria into modern times. It was never meant to be. By Fouad Ajami.
Post-revolution Egypt is entitled to our patience—even our hopes. By Fouad Ajami.
Hoover fellow and major general H. R. McMaster refuses to entertain illusions or wishful thinking about Afghanistan. He sees neither a triumph nor a lost cause. By David Feith.
Hint to Tehran that it has nothing to fear from us? Not a good idea. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
When Mexico’s crony capitalists play their games, consumers always lose. Walmart wants to rewrite the rules. By Paul R. Gregory.
What is the future of assimilation in America? By Bruce S. Thornton.
The White House and Congress should swear off stimulus packages—and the Fed should quit “easing.” Hoover fellow John B. Taylor makes his case. By Gene Epstein.
Charles Murray on the crisis that threatens our very identity as a nation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Imitate it, destroy it, trade with it? In the years after the Bolshevik revolution, the West didn’t know what to make of the new Soviet state. Hoover fellow Robert Service explores a time of conflict and disillusionment. By Jonathan Derbyshire.
Young people today find themselves in two kinds of bondage: to the economy and to their sense of entitlement. By Victor Davis Hanson.
We don’t know what’s best for others, and they don’t know what’s best for us. Why politicians—and everyone else—should mind their own business. By Russell Roberts.
Hard times stimulate a search for radical—and wrong—answers. By Mark Harrison.
The accomplishments of Milton Friedman—and why we still miss him. By Stephen Moore.
How Milton Friedman took on the tyrants of the status quo. By Thomas Sowell.
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Many years ago, the great economist warned against euro euphoria and other economic train wrecks. As usual, he was right. By Robert Leeson.
During the worst conflict the world has ever known, propaganda images were sharpened into weapons of mass persuasion. By Nicholas Siekierski.