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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The President’s Clandestine Defense Cuts

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 10, 2011

The choices President Obama is making about war powers and cuts to defense spending will leave our military less capable than when he became Commander in Chief...

Analysis and Commentary

Team Obama’s Creative Math

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 10, 2011

The Obama White House may be on a communications defensive of late, but the President’s re-elect campaign continues to talk a good game...Such conversation is ambitious, given the President’s soft poll numbers. But it’s also necessary given some quiet terrain changes...

Analysis and Commentary

How Tyrants Endure

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smithvia New York Times
Friday, June 10, 2011

Wealthy dictators can ward off revolution; poorer ones will have no choice but to democratize...

Analysis and Commentary

The Earth is Full of Thomas Friedman’s Hot Air

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Townhall
Friday, June 10, 2011

It is a shame to have to “relitigate” issues that have been laid to rest. For Thomas Friedman, the message is that it is treacherous for non-economists to write economics...

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: The King of Europe

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia New York Times
Friday, June 10, 2011

Only a few months ago, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France appeared to be on his way out. Now, he can be forgiven if he is starting to think of himself as the “King of Europe”...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Obama Administration’s Original Legal Rationale for the Libya Intervention Still Valid?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Most of the legal discussion about Libya intervention has focused in recent weeks on the War Powers Resolution. But the constitutional issue of the President’s power to order the intervention without congressional authorization in the first place is also still in play...

Analysis and Commentary

Government Is More to Blame for Weak Recovery Than Fading Stimulus

by John B. Taylorvia Echoes (Bloomberg)
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just as economists have debated the causes of the financial crisis, they are now debating the causes of the slow, almost non-existent, recovery...

Interviews
Interviews

GOP Playing Debt Limit Chicken

with John B. Taylorvia Fox Business
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Stanford University Economics Professor John Taylor explains why GOP playing chicken with debt limit is good for the economy...

Interviews

Should All US Students Learn the Same Thing?

with Williamson M. Eversvia Voice of America
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

...[O]pponents of national standards call them "one-size-fits-all." They say the idea does not make sense for a country as large and diverse as the United States. One of those opponents is Bill Evers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California...

Interviews

Putting the Brakes on National Curriculum, Testing

with Williamson M. Eversvia Education Policy Center
Monday, June 6, 2011

Hoover Institution research fellow and former Assistant Secretary of Education Bill Evers discusses an organized effort he is helping to lead to put a stop to national curriculum and national tests for America’s public K-12 schools...

In the News
In the News

ECB Stands Firm on Greek Debt

with Hoover Institution, Melvyn B. Kraussvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 10, 2011
In the News

Welcome to Patent Purgatory

by F. Scott Kieffvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, June 9, 2011

The America Invents Act beleaguers inventors with endless process and politics...