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Exit, Stage Right

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: “High-water mark of the Confederacy” and low water mark of Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign, which came to a sudden halt on Tuesday (technically, his campaign was

Plenty of Pizza...But Not Enough Dough

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 9, 2012

Apparently, not everyone’s feeling the pinch of this recession.

Halftime in the Republican Primary Podcast

by Hoover Institution Editorvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 8, 2012

President Obama holds double-digit leads over both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum among women voters. Many commentators have described a growing gender gap in this election and pegged the debates over women’s issues as the cause.

Further Politicizing Intelligence on Iran

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday’s Washington Post featured an extensive article titled “U.S. Sees Gains in Iran Intelligence,” that details efforts by American intelligence services to penetrate Iran’s nuclear program by both technical means and human agents.  Sources in the article describe U.S.

Restrictions on Campaign Contributions—A Good Thing?

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 8, 2012

Posner is clearly correct that the analytical differences between “super Pacs” and direct campaign contributions to candidates are not large enough to justify disparate treatments.

The Tea Party Already Saved Taxpayers $300 Billion (Maybe a Half Trillion)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 8, 2012

A “counterfactual” is an analysis of “what would have happened if.” President Obama’s claim that “the stimulus added as many as 3.3 million jobs” is the most famous example of this genre.

The Picture of Health

by Scott W. Atlasvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 7, 2012

From the facts, we know that Americans enjoy outstanding access and quality in their health care system. The only real “crisis” in America’s health care today is the unsustainable, increasing burden of health care costs on the government budget and the economy.

Back to the (Uncertain) Future

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 7, 2012

President Obama has not taken our country’s precarious debt situation seriously. When forced by Congress to revise his budget earlier this year, Defense was the only department targeted for cuts.

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Scrap the Euro Now

by Robert J. Barrovia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Until recently, the euro seemed destined to encompass all of Europe. No longer. None of the remaining outsider European countries seems likely to embrace the common currency.

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