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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Time for Spending Cuts Is Now

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 11, 2011

The White House argues that 'draconian' cuts will derail the economy. In fact, cuts are necessary to preserve tax rates that are compatible with economic growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the U.S. shouldn't try Julian Assange

by Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Friday, February 11, 2011

The government's most prudent course is to ignore Assange and focus instead on tightening the lax security safeguards that allowed the leaks to happen...

Analysis and Commentary

Criticizing Elites, Cultivating Excellence

by Peter Berkowitzvia Pajamas Media
Thursday, February 10, 2011

From the perspective of our founding fathers, our elites deserve rigorous criticism. But we mustn’t stop there...

Analysis and Commentary

Déjà Vu All Over Again

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, February 10, 2011

With my colleague Bob Hall, in 1981 I began to push the flat tax as an alternative to our current, complicated, multi-bracket income tax code...

Analysis and Commentary

Psst

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 10, 2011

The latest EconTalk is Arnold Kling on what he calls PSST, Patterns of Sustainable Specialization and Trade. It’s a conversation about how to think about macroeconomics...

Analysis and Commentary

Undiplomatic Incident in Pakistan

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our creeping dependence on private security firms has eroded protections for Americans doing dangerous work – whether openly or clandestinely. We are long overdue to bring this problem of our own making under control...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the House on Track to Reverse the Spending Binge?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, February 10, 2011

The goal of the new House leadership is to reverse the spending binge of the past three years. They have already laid out the first step...

Analysis and Commentary

Uthman Oral Argument Preview

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tomorrow morning, a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in another Guantanamo habeas case, that of Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman (Case No. 10-5235)...

Analysis and Commentary

A Moderate to Severe Problem

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, February 10, 2011

This week’s revelation that the Democratic Leadership Council is shutting down is a good example of how politics operates in circles...

Analysis and Commentary

See CPAC Run...

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, February 10, 2011

You know the presidential campaign is underway when... the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC for short, is drawing the kind of attention afford debates a months before the Iowa caucuses...

Analysis and Commentary

Denial puts U.S. deeper in debt

by Scott S. Powellvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Leadership requires getting out of denial and making tough decisions. The risk factors that could trigger a crisis of confidence in the dollar and U.S. Treasury debt are many. It’s no time for delay and half-measures...

Interviews
Interviews

The Last Shah of Iran

with Abbas Milanivia Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC)
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Abbas Milani discusses Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, who shaped Iran’s modern age and the contemporary politics of the Middle East, and gives an account Iran’s turn from politically moderate monarchy to totalitarian Islamic republic...

In the News
In the News

Sole Fed Governor With Close Ties to Conservatives Resigns

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Friday, February 11, 2011
In the News

California’s Crazy Climate Policy

by Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Global Warming Solutions Act makes no sense environmentally or economically...