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John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

with John H. Cochrane , John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and was rewarded with an unemployment rate of 26 percent. Portugal obeyed the budget rules; its citizens are looking for jobs in Angola and Mozambique because there are so few at home.

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Five Days Remaining — 5 House Seats To Watch

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, October 30, 2014

There are way more than give House races in play next Tuesday (24 toss-ups, according to Real Clear Politics). We just decided to go with five that happen to be playing out in 2016 battleground states.

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How the Supreme Court Should Resolve Zivotofsky

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Zivotofsky is an important case because it appears to require the Supreme Court to address the scope of the President’s exclusive foreign relations power vis a vis Congress.  This is a very hard question, rarely addressed by the Court, about which the relevant sources (text, original meaning, historical practice) are, in my view, unclear.

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Q. and A.: Larry Diamond on Political Change in Hong Kong

interview with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Street protests for free elections in Hong Kong have now stretched into a second month, and there is no sign of resolution. The movement, known as Occupy Central With Love and Peace, is demanding changes to the restrictive framework Beijing has imposed for the election of Hong Kong’s next leader, the chief executive, in 2017.

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War Without Strategy

by Bing West via Analysis
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Forty-three percent of voters ranked the economy as the top issue in the 2014 midterm election, versus 15% who cited foreign policy. Yet 62% said they were very concerned about terrorism, the largest percentage polled since 2007, before the war turned around in Iraq. So why is the public both concerned and yet not concerned?

 
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Six Days Remaining — Pick Your Senate Six -Pack

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As the late Casey Kasem would have said: “And now, on with the countdown . . . number six”.

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California's Election About Nothing

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Orange County Register
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

There are times when you realize that California is basically the rest of the nation’s trophy wife.

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Flu Is A Far Greater Menace Than Ebola In US

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The relentless, breathless and often lurid coverage by the cable news networks of the handful of Ebola cases in the United States has led to near-hysteria in some quarters.

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Strange Times In California

by Bill Whalenvia The Hill
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Suggesting that California stands beyond the pale is hardly groundbreaking journalism. In fact, there are entire websites devoted to the intersection of the Golden State and the bizarre (try "Weird California").

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Crackdown In Lebanon Pushes Some Sunnis Toward ISIS, Al-Nusra

quoting Thomas H. Henriksenvia International Business Times
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A recent wave of Shiite-led crackdowns in Lebanon is causing some Sunni Muslims within the country to adopt extremist ideology and align with jihadist groups like the Islamic State or al Qaeda. The Lebanese Army, working with Lebanon’s own Iran-backed, Shiite militant group Hezbollah, is fighting a recent upswing of Sunni extremist activity -- but the crackdown makes no distinction between Lebanese and Syrian Sunni militants, hits Syrian refugees and moderate rebel fighters as well, and may contribute to inflaming sectarian conflict in Lebanon, linking it to the war in next-door Syria.  

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