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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Senator Cardin’s Bill to Explore ISP Enforcement of Digital Security

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, December 9, 2010

One of many reasons why America’s digital networks are so insecure is that so many ordinary computers users do not take computer security – firewalls, up-to-date anti-virus software, and the like – seriously...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama as Carter

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, December 9, 2010

I don’t think Clinton is quite the model for Obama’s evolution. The president is more like Jimmy Carter circa 1980, when suddenly he was scrambling abroad and at home to address the implosion he had caused in 1977–9, as he empowered the Right and caused dissension among the Left...

Analysis and Commentary

The Stimulus Worked, Kind of

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Why do I say stimulus worked? Because I don't judge it by Keynesian criteria. I judge it by efficiency criteria...

Analysis and Commentary

How the Left could have won on taxes

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let’s examine the President’s three basic bad options for a post-election negotiating strategy, and a fourth option that would have allowed the Left to win on taxes...

Analysis and Commentary

Capital markets vs. Wall St.

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Yes, “deep, broad and efficient capital markets are a crictical pillar in the free market system.” That’s why I worry we don’t have a free market system...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: George W. Bush's third term?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Low tax rates were a good idea for the economy...But the Bush legacy, unfortunately, was not just to lower tax rates to achieve desirable outcomes...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 9, 2010

GUESTS: Dan Henninger, WSJ; Michael Slackman, The New York Times; Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institution...

Interviews

WikiLeaks, Free Speech and National Security

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Thursday, December 9, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was recently arrested on allegations of sex crimes in Sweden, and there have been calls for his prosecution under the Espionage Act. Meanwhile, supporters have responded by organizing a campaign of cyberattacks on WikiLeaks detractors...

Interviews

Chinese pupils top global education league table

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via BBC News
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A survey of half a million 15-year-old school pupils around the world shows that those in the Chinese city of Shanghai lead the world in reading, science and maths...Former US assistant education secretary Chester Finn gives his reaction...

In the News
In the News

Rational Optimism with Matt Ridley: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, December 10, 2010
In the News

New START doesn't go far enough

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Friday, December 10, 2010
In the News

Not ready for that 'adult conversation' on debt?

with Niall Fergusonvia msnbc.com
Thursday, December 9, 2010
In the News

The environmental impact subterfuge

by Henry I. Millervia Nature Biotechnology
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Action needs to be taken to prevent anti-biotech activists from co-opting environmental law to derail the planting of transgenic crops that have already received regulatory approval...