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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Next Meltdown

by Niall Fergusonvia Time Magazine
Monday, January 15, 2007

In the world of finance, that was one happy Old Year...

Analysis and Commentary

Stasis or Victory?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, January 5, 2007

There are troop surges, and then there are troop surges, in military history. Some radically alter the calculus of the battlefield...

Analysis and Commentary

We Are All in It Together

by Michael Spencevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 5, 2007

In 2005, the People's Bank of China, counterpart of our Federal Reserve, accumulated $200 billion of additional reserves and is well on its way to holding $1 trillion of reserves, passing Japan as the largest holder of reserves in the world...

Analysis and Commentary

Bid Farewell to Capgains Tax

by Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Sun
Friday, January 5, 2007

As a new Congress convenes, the divisive issue of tax reform looms large on the agenda...

In the News
In the News

Confident governor has big plans for 2007

with Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, January 5, 2007

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launches his second term today, hobbled slightly by a broken leg but brimming with confidence that he and the Legislature can work together to solve some of the state's most stubborn problems...

In the News

Fidel's Final Victory

with George P. Shultzvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, January 5, 2007

Ever since Fidel Castro gained power in 1959, Washington and the Cuban exile community have been eagerly awaiting the moment when he would lose it -- at which point, the thinking went, they would have carte blanche to remake Cuba in their own image...

In the News

Minimum wage false compassion

with Milton Friedmanvia Daily News
Friday, January 5, 2007

It seems politicians periodically need to show compassion for the so-called “working poor” by forcing employers to pay a higher minimum wage...

In the News

Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy in America

with Peter Schweizervia NewsMax
Thursday, January 4, 2007

A blockbuster report in NewsMax Magazine by best-selling author Peter Schweizer exposes how Democratic leaders passionately fight for liberal policies, but go to great lengths to avoid applying those policies in their personal lives...

In the News

Political Scientist Seymour Lipset, 84; Studied Democracy and U.S. Culture

with Seymour Martin Lipset, Larry Diamondvia Washington Post
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Seymour Martin Lipset, 84, a leading scholar of democracy and one of the most influential social scientists of the past half-century, died Dec. 31 at Virginia Hospital Center of complications of a stroke...

In the News

Kissinger, other eminent security experts urge 'world without nuclear weapons'

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia International Herald Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and three other prominent American security experts urged the United States on Thursday to lead in the creation of "a world without nuclear weapons..."

In the News

Influential social scientist Lipset dies

with Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Associated Press
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Seymour Martin Lipset, an influential social scientist interested in the peculiarities of U.S. political culture, has died...

In the News

George Will nails it

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 4, 2007

George Will on the minimum wage...

In the News

Shifting sands

with Milton Friedmanvia Economist
Thursday, January 4, 2007

After more than a decade in the wilderness, America's Democrats took control of Congress on January 4th...

In the News

The surrender strategy in Iraq

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Scripps News
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Maybe a troop surge in Iraq will do little to win the war there, at least in and of itself, but the fierce opposition to the idea strikes me as less motivated by a desire to win by another strategy than a desire to get out, no matter what...