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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Two-Track Plan to Restore Growth

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 28, 2011

Our economic wounds are self-inflicted. Changing fiscal and monetary policies could make a difference fast...

Analysis and Commentary

Proteus-in-Chief

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, January 28, 2011

Obama’s rhetoric has swung from hard-left to moderate to hard-left to conciliatory. The problem is, his policies were real, not rhetorical...

Analysis and Commentary

The invisible surgeon general

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Friday, January 28, 2011

Regina Benjamin has focused her attention almost exclusively on a single issue: obesity. That's not doing enough with the position...

Analysis and Commentary

Brett Arends on CPI

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brett Arends has an article in the January 26 Wall Street Journal titled, "Why You Can't Trust the Inflation Numbers." His distrust is all in one direction: he thinks the Consumer Price Index understates inflation. My distrust is all in the other direction: I think the CPI overstates inflation...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama and Student Mental Health

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, January 27, 2011

If Obama’s proclamation to WTF puts greater stress on students in American institutions of higher learning, and if increasing female enrollment results in lower levels of emotional well-being, then the U.S. will have a hard time WTH...

Analysis and Commentary

Should states be allowed to declare bankruptcy?

by Kenneth E. Scottvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Taxpayers should not have to bail them out, which merely rewards (indeed, encourages) risk-taking or short-sighted mismanagement...

Analysis and Commentary

A Right Without a Remedy?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 27, 2011

You would think that Guantanamo is full of people who have won their habeas cases but whom the government refuses to let go, flouting feckless court orders with nothing behind them. The reality is rather different...

Analysis and Commentary

Reagan took advantage of being underestimated

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Many political opponents thought he would be an easy mark. But his overwhelming victories in the four elections he won revealed the folly of such suppositions...

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 27, 2011

GUESTS: Pete du Pont, former governor of Delaware; John Loftus, author of "America's Nazi Secrets"; Richard Epstein, Hoover Institution...

Interviews

Financial Crisis WhoDunIt

with Keith Hennesseyvia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Thursday, January 27, 2011

The FCIC report comes out today, with Keith Hennessy, FCIC commissioner...

In the News
In the News

In Defense of Defense Spending

by Kori Schakevia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Those looking to reduce federal spending should not target the Department of Defense for cuts...