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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sizing Up bin Laden's Successor

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 24, 2011

It was Ayman al-Zawahiri who decreed that it was just to strike the 'far enemy'—the United States...

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Why the Old Jobs Aren't Coming Back

by Michael Spencevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 24, 2011

A stimulus package that temporarily restores demand isn't the answer...

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Mark Martins to be Chief Prosecutor, Military Commissions

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Defense Department announced today that Brigadier General Mark Martins, the commander of the Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan, will be the Chief Prosecutor in the Office of Military Commissions, beginning around October 1...

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The Red Campaign’s Allure: China Chooses Its Course

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Thursday, June 23, 2011

In 2012, the Chinese Communist Party chooses a new Politburo. This once-in-a-decade event will set China’s course through 2025...

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Obama's Criminalization of Business

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quit talking about taxes. You've won the tax issue and taxes are unlikely to fall further in the next ten years and, most likely, the next 30 years. Instead, talk about the Obama administration's hostility to business...

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Charter School Pensions: The Sum of Teacher Unions’ Fears

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, June 23, 2011

As if the teachers unions need another reason to hate charter schools, here’s one: The finding, from a new Fordham Institute report, that when given a chance to opt out of state pension systems, many charter schools take it...

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President Obama changes direction on Afghanistan, again

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, June 23, 2011

President Obama was sharply critical of the Bush administration for under-resourcing the war in Afghanistan; with his rapid drawdown of forces and funding announced last night, President Obama now deserves the same criticism...

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House and Senate NDAA Differences on Transfers

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 23, 2011

I promised earlier this week to explore the differences between the House and Senate language in their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act concerning retrictions on transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay...

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Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan: The War That Is His and Isn’t

by Fouad Ajamivia New Republic
Thursday, June 23, 2011

It is difficult being war hawks and budget hawks at the same time. Empire, and its wars, are sure not what they used to be. It is sobering that we have poured so much blood and treasure into Afghanistan and we have so little to say about it...