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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How FDA Regulation Stifles Drug Development

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 6, 2010

In the current issue of Regulation magazine, I have a review of two books, Overdose, by Richard Epstein, and Leviathan's Drug Problem, by John R. Graham. Both are excellent. Although Epstein's book came out in 2006, it didn't make much of a splash. More's the pity, because it's full of insights...

Analysis and Commentary

TI Liveblogging from Speaker-Elect John Boehner’s Office: November 4, 2010

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 6, 2010

Speaker-Elect Boehner called a meeting of leading House Republicans after the party’s success in the November 2 mid-term election, giving it a majority...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: Not the Great Stone Face

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, August 6, 2010

Obama could still restore his standing with the American people if he copied the Clinton of 1995 and abandoned his unpopular agenda. But he won’t...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding the Social Security Trustees Report

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spendthrift teenager Billy Jones sits at the kitchen table, proudly examining a piece of paper. “Why are you so happy, Billy?” asks his skeptical eight-year old sister, Suzy. “Because today I am updating the balance on my Social Security Trust Fund and my Social Security credit card,” replies Billy. “Wait, I thought you had terrible credit,” asks Suzy...

Analysis and Commentary

Something’s gotta give

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Missouri voters have voted against the federal mandate in ObamaCare requiring everyone to buy health insurance. Not surprisingly, they like their current health care more than ObamaCare...

Analysis and Commentary

Kagan Sails Through The Vote

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010

To the surprise of exactly no one, Elena Kagan, the solicitor general of the United States, was confirmed Thursday as the new Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Even the vote, 63-37 in her favor, tracked all of the predictions...

Analysis and Commentary

Improving the FDA's REMS Program

by Henry I. Millervia Medical Progress Today
Thursday, August 5, 2010

The FDA recently concluded meetings reviewing industry, patient, and provider concerns surrounding the implementation of its Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategy (REMS) authorities...Given that the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2007 requires REMS not be "unduly burdensome" to providers or patients, how do you think that the FDA can incorporate these concerns into an improved REMS process that balances timely patient access with mitigating severe drugs risks?

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Senate broken?

by Kenneth E. Scottvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

If the majority of the moment cannot do as it pleases, that shows that the Senate is not broken but functioning as designed...

Analysis and Commentary

Newspaper's wedding gift to Chelsea

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The New York Times' account of the July 31 Chelsea Clinton-Marc Mezvinsky $3-5 million nuptials ended with a quote from one of the local merchants who helped with the affair: "This is not a star-studded wedding. This is clearly about the bride and groom." Apparently, the Times agrees, because their coverage omitted any mention of the sordid family legacies borne by both the bride and groom...

Interviews
Interviews

Monopoly: Does The Game Mislead Investors?

with Russell Robertsvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Friday, August 6, 2010

During the housing bubble, investors were throwing cash at real estate like it was Monopoly money. Perhaps that metaphor isn't too extreme...

Interviews

American Politics with Michael Barone: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Michael Baronevia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, August 6, 2010

Has the U.S. arrived at another major political inflection point? Michael Barone responds...

Interviews

After Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, What's Ahead Legally for Both Sides?

with Robert P. Georgevia NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, August 5, 2010

People on both sides of the same-sex marriage in California debate vowed appeals of the judge's ruling, regardless of the outcome, and one has now been filed. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Pizer of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund and Robert George, founder of the American Principles Project, about the legal steps ahead...

Interviews

Race to the Top or Race to the Bottom?

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paul Peterson talks with Education Next about his study evaluating the relative rigor of state proficiency standards...

Interviews

‘More Wars’

with James Woolseyvia Newsweek
Thursday, August 5, 2010

A former CIA director and a former senator argue that America’s current energy policy is a recipe for a less safe world...

In the News
In the News

The Impact of Israel's Internal Politics

with Itamar Rabinovichvia Huffington Post
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

Johnson: The Treasury’s Worrisome Position

with George P. Shultzvia DealBook (New York Times)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

Picking winners, saving losers

with Michael J. Boskinvia Economist
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

Hiroshima and the Art of Outrage

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Thursday, August 5, 2010