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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Further Thought on the Demise of the New Republic

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, December 5, 2014

Jack summed up well my feelings on yesterday’s news about the New Republic, and I have only two things to add—one of them institutional and one of them personal.

Analysis and Commentary

An Immigration Game Plan For The New Congress

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 4, 2014

President Obama ’s unilateral action on immigration angered many in Congress and among the public. With Republicans taking control of Congress, it is tempting to respond aggressively. Instead, a more measured and constructive approach would move the country forward and address the concerns that the voters expressed in the recent election.

Analysis and Commentary

He Who Wills The End Wills The Means

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, December 5, 2014

In an otherwise excellent segment on the tragic Eric Garner case, in which some New York cops choked to death a man selling loose cigarettes, Jon Stewart, generally a smart man, either misunderstands or plays to his audience's ignorance.

Poster Collection, JA 108, Hoover Institution Archives.
Analysis and Commentary

No Time For Disunity In Afghanistan

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Thursday, December 4, 2014

This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani decided to fire his entire cabinet, after he and presidential runner-up Abdullah Abdullah failed to agree on a new slate of cabinet ministers. As part of the power-sharing agreement brokered by the United States in September, Abdullah Abdullah was made co-equal with Ghani in selecting the cabinet.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Murphy on the 1920-21 Depression

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Paul Krugman has recently reraised the topic of the 1920-21 Depression. It was a very deep depression but it ended quickly. Robert Murphy has an interesting response.

Analysis and Commentary

On The Sad Collapse Of The New Republic [UPDATED]

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, December 4, 2014

I’ve read the New Republic since college.  And I’ve read book reviews in the “back of the book,” edited by Leon Wieseltier, most devotedly.  I have always loved the books he chose and the reviews he edited. 

Interviews
Interviews

Edward Lazear on Santelli Exchange

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, December 5, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Lazear discusses the most recent jobs report and immigration reform on CNBC's Santelli Exchange.

In the News
In the News

Putin’s Rambling State Of The Nation Speech Unnerves Russia’s Elites

quoting Michael McFaulvia Time
Thursday, December 4, 2014

The euphoria among the Kremlin elites that followed the annexation of Crimea has faded as economic and security issues pile up

In the News

Christian Noyer And Kevin Warsh Join The Group Of Thirty

mentioning Kevin Warshvia Virtual Strategy Magazine
Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Group of Thirty announced today that Christian Noyer, Governor of the Banque de France, and Kevin Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, have joined the membership of the Group.

In the News

Thomas Sowell Rips Al Sharpton As ‘Race Hustler’

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Washington Times
Friday, December 5, 2014

Conservative pundit and writer Thomas Sowell had nothing but criticism for Rev. Al Sharpton, calling the nationally known activist a race baiter who was using the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases for personal profit.

Barack Obama
In the News

Obama’s Last Chance On Defense

quoting Kori Schakevia Politico
Thursday, December 4, 2014

His national security reputation is on the line with Ash Carter.

Barack Obama
In the News

Obama Moves His 'Civil Rights' Charade To NYC

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Racial Politics: The boy who cried wolf has more credibility than this president and his attorney general. They cried "Racism!" in Sanford, Ferguson and now Staten Island, and have been proved wrong in each case.

In the News

How al-Qaeda Works Like The Boy Scouts

quoting Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Atkinsvia Washington Post
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Matthew Atkins was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, on his way to full colonel, with 20 years of intelligence and counter-terrorism experience. He was frustrated. Time and again, he had watched the U.S. military take out leaders of al-Qaeda and other terror cells. And time and again, he had watched those cells regroup.