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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare and the Truth About 'Cost Shifting'

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 11, 2011

There's simply no evidence to support the claim that the insured bear the costs of caring for the uninsured...

Analysis and Commentary

Public Broadcasting Should Go Private

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, March 11, 2011

As we look at how to cut trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, it’s time for the government to get out of the broadcasting business...

Analysis and Commentary

My Whip Count: 239 Votes for Social Security Reform in the House

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, March 10, 2011

I decided to do a little desk chair whip counting. And I now think that while, yes, political polarization has made it harder to build a majority for a grand bargain on Social Security, there are still plenty of votes for reform in the chamber today...

Analysis and Commentary

Libya, Domestic Authority, and the Proper Analogy

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, March 10, 2011

There are many other precedents that must be considered to assess the legality of an intervention in Libya. None of them comes from the George W. Bush administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad cop, worse cop

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell do not have infinite leverage, and they will be attacked from their wing no matter the final outcome. So far they deserve praise for their tactical acumen in this negotiation...

Analysis and Commentary

Looking at the Senate spending votes

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Republicans offered the House-passed bill, H.R. 1. Democratic leaders supported an alternative offered by Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye. Each proposal needed 60 votes to succeed. Both failed to get even a majority...

Analysis and Commentary

For the News you Need to know, Read the Wall Street Journal...

by Paul E. Petersonvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, March 10, 2011

When reading about events in Libya today (March 7), I suddenly realized why I typically prefer Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporting...

Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes to Collective Bargaining, States Should Follow the Feds

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Federal workers have the statutory right to bargain collectively, but that right does not include salaries, benefits or any other item that directly affects government expenditure...

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for Paying Most Teachers the Same

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, March 10, 2011

...[W]hat makes the single schedule so pernicious isn’t just its uniformity; it’s its growth curve...

Analysis and Commentary

The Atrophy of Diplomatic Power

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, March 10, 2011

What this chart tells us is that the Department of State is increasingly the springboard for other government agencies to work overseas rather our diplomats being the center of our engagement with the world...

Analysis and Commentary

Time to act: How to implement no-fly zone

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Instead of taking up the call to provide the military force, the United States should instead pull together a coalition to undertake the work...

Analysis and Commentary

Choose a Budget Date, Any Date

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, March 10, 2011

I’m hunkered down here at Stanford, waiting for Judgment Day. That’s Thursday, March 10: California Gov. Jerry’s Brown’s gotta-have-it-by date for getting legislative agreement on a cut-and-tax deal, in time for a June 7 special election...

Analysis and Commentary

Al Madhwani Argument Summary

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, March 10, 2011

I can only give a partial account of the argument. Fortunately, the redoubtable Larkin Reynolds was there too, so this post is a tag-team effort. The first chunk of it contains my impressions and account, the second hers...

Interviews
Interviews

No-fly zone over Libya?

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Prof. Fouad Ajami and Gen. Wesley Clark discuss the challenges and consequences of a no-fly zone over Libya...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 10, 2011

GUESTS: James Taranto, WSJ; Gretchen Morgenson, NYT; Richard Epstein, Hoover...

Interviews

NYU's Spence Discusses European Debt Crisis, U.S. Growth

with Michael Spencevia Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Michael Spence, Nobel laureate and professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business, talks about the European debt crisis and the outlook for U.S. growth, productivity and employment...

In the News
In the News

'Carbon Nation' review: Preaching to the choir

with James Woolseyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, March 11, 2011
In the News

Daniels not backing off social 'truce' comments

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Fix (Washington Post)
Thursday, March 10, 2011