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Jeb Bush
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Why Jeb Bush Wants Small Businesses To Grow Like It's 1985

quoting Bill Whalenvia Inc.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Wednesday, potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush heads to Washington to try to prove his conservative bona fides to none other than the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Background Essay

What Makes Vladimir Run?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Strategika
Thursday, February 26, 2015

A line from President Vladimir Putin’s April 2005 state of the nation address is now often commonly footnoted to explain his latest aggressions: “Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century. As for the Russian nation, it became a genuine drama. Tens of millions of our co-citizens and co-patriots found themselves outside Russian territory.”

Other Media

Conservative Defenders Of Common Core Push Back

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia ABC News
Thursday, February 26, 2015

With Common Core set to be one of the political flashpoints in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and with it a topic at the upcoming CPAC conference (a Thursday panel is entitled "Common Core: Rotten to the Core"), conservative defenders of Common Core briefed reporters on Wednesday to begin pushing back against critics.

Other Media

Did No Child Left Behind’s Test-Based Reforms Fail? Or Not?

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Earlier this month I published part of a policy memo from the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder under this headline: “No Child Left Behind’s test-based policies failed. Will Congress keep them anyway?”

Tax cuts and reforms
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Tax Code Should Be ‘Tossed Out,’ Expert Tells Senators

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia Think Advisor
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tax experts agreed Tuesday that comprehensive tax reform will help boost economic growth, with one expert suggesting the best way to achieve this is to "toss out" the current tax code and start again.

Law and Justice
Blogs

HASC Testimony: An Alternative To The Administration’s AUMF Draft

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank you Chairman Thornberry, Ranking Member Smith, and members of the committee for inviting me to present my views on the President’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Blogs

California Transportation: A New Way Of Thinking, Not New Taxes

by Carson Brunovia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Earlier this month, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego made a bold proposal – add another vehicle fee to the books. Californians typically punish their elected officials for tampering with their vehicle fees.

US Ballot Box Image
Blogs

Walker Derangement Syndrome?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pulling ahead of the Republican field in the state that kicks off the GOP’s selection process next February.

Economics Abstract
Blogs

McCloskey On Piketty

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I'm starting to work on a paper that I'll give at the APEE (Association for Private Enterprise Education) meetings in Cancun in April. The working title for the paper, although I might change it when it comes time to submit to a journal, is "Economic Inequality: When and How Does It Matter?"

Blogs

On RRP Pro And Con

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thanks to a comment on the last post, I found The Fed working paper explaining Fed's thinking about overnight reverse repurchases, Overnight RRP Operations as a Monetary Policy Tool: Some Design Considerations by Josh Frost, Lorie Logan, Antoine Martin, Patrick McCabe, Fabio Natalucci, and Julie Remache.

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