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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bipartisan Group of Senators Push for Congressional Vote Before Extending Afghanistan Troop Presence

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, February 7, 2014

That is the title of this press release by Senator Jeff Merkley, announcing a resolution “calling for Congress to have a role in approving any further United States military involvement in Afghanistan after the current mission ends on December 31, 2014.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Olympic Competition of the Capitol Sorts

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, February 7, 2014

If it’s winter games you crave, there’s no need to hang on the feed from Sochi. There is a three-ring political circus closer to home.

Analysis and Commentary

The Real Public Servants

by James Huffmanvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, February 7, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

The Housing Crisis: What's the Fed's Excuse?

by Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia News Hour
Thursday, February 6, 2014

The massive increases in risky mortgages and thin bank capital requirements underlying the financial crisis wouldn't have been possible without the Fed’s willing participation. But the Fed doesn't act alone. In this adaptation of their forthcoming book, Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber argue that the Fed is the product of legislation and politicking that have made the banking system fragile by design. Continue reading →

Interviews
Interviews

Ed Lazear on the Kudlow Report

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ed Lazear, Stanford University professor and Hover Institution Senior Fellow, discusses how Friday's jobs number will impact the market.

Interviews

Bill Whalen on Opinion Journal

with Bill Whalenvia Wall Street Journal Live
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show (10:10)

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 6, 2014

 Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents. Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow, Hoover. Bruce Webster, AndStllIPesist; Webster & Associates. Jonathan Schanzer, FDD.

Interviews

Chuck Blahous on the John Batchelor Show (20:59)

with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Josh Rogin, Daily Beast. Jillian Kay Melchior, National Review Online. Charles Blahous, Hoover.

Interviews

Henry Miller on the Lars Larson Show

with Henry I. Millervia Lars Larson Show
Thursday, February 6, 2014
In the News
In the News

Massive Open Online Forces

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Economist
Friday, February 7, 2014

UNIVERSITIES have not changed much since students first gathered in Oxford and Bologna in the 11th century. Teaching has been constrained by technology. Until...

Trotsky in Exile
In the News

Book Review: 'The Man Who Loved Dogs' by Leonardo Padura | 'The Obedient Assassin' by John P. Davidson

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 7, 2014

Leon Trotsky's brutal assassination by a Stalinist agent in Mexico in August 1940 might seem an unlikely wellspring for fiction, but it has inspired more than one novelist in recent years. Barbara Kingsolver's "The Lacuna," published in 2009, centered on an aspiring writer, a Mexican-American, who is shown joining Trotsky's Mexican household as it braces for the Kremlin's assault. In the same year, in Spanish, Leonardo Padura's "The Man Who Loved Dogs" was published, making its central figure the real-life assassin himself, Ramón Mercader. That novel is just now appearing in an English translation, alongside, coincidentally, John Davidson's Trotsky-themed "The Obedient Assassin."

In the News

Behind the Game of Bank Bargains

with Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia National Review Online
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Everything you wanted to know about banking but were afraid to ask