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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The SSCI Fracas and the CIA’s Duty to Make Criminal Referrals to DOJ

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, March 14, 2014

Ken Dilanian has a story on Acting CIA General Counsel Robert Eatinger (whom Caroline Krass, just confirmed, will succeed.)  Eatinger is at the center of the fracas between CIA and SCCI because he sent a criminal referral to DOJ related to the SSCI’s staff

Analysis and Commentary

Another Region Where the Russian Military Threatens to Dominate the U.S.

by Commander David Slayton, Mark E. Rosenvia CNN
Friday, March 14, 2014

David Slayton, Mark E. Rosen: With Russia on the move, U.S. Arctic policy needs to look more at security issues.

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Analysis and Commentary

Ukraine Crisis Has Pushed Germany to Center Stage

by Josef Joffevia Huffington Post
Friday, March 14, 2014

Berlin could have blocked even such modest retaliation. But it did not. This new tack reflects - what? For one, Germany is no longer threatened by Soviet shock armies ensconced at the gates of Hamburg. Second, the Kremlin's gas weapon - Germany gets ...

Analysis and Commentary

Enough Of Moral Equivalence On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Already! (See Putin's Rogue Gallery At The End)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Friday, March 14, 2014

Under Putin’s narrative, the hapless ethnic Russians of Ukraine’s South and East face the same threats as the Kosovo Albanians, Saddam’s Kurds, or Assad’s Shia. Instead of genocide and poison gas, Ukraine’s ethnic Russians face unspecified and undocumented dangers from their vengeful brothers to the West. I wonder whether these poor ethnic Russians would change places with Assad’s civilian population living under bombardment and deprived of food and water.Such a stretch – Ukraine’s ethnic Russian vs. the Kosovo Albanians or Saddam’s Kurds -- has not been seen since Hitler’s “rescue” of the beleaguered Sudentedeutsche entrapped by their mortal enemies in Czechoslovakia.

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Analysis and Commentary

Fukushima: Three Years Later

by Toshio Nishivia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 13, 2014

As Japan teeters on the brink of nuclear disaster, has it learned any lessons at all?

Analysis and Commentary

Piketty's Dodge on Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 13, 2014

New York Times economics columnist Eduardo Porter recently interviewed economist Thomas Piketty on his work on income and wealth inequality. Piketty, in case you haven't followed, has been documenting the increase in income and wealth inequality in the richer countries,...

In the News
In the News

SAT Changes Are a Good Start

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia National Journal
Thursday, March 13, 2014

But vast inequities between students from low- and high-income backgrounds still remain.

In the News

Kansas Ruling Rolls Back Mandated Spending On Schools

with Eric Hanushekvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Kansas court ruled that funding disparities between rich and poor neighborhoods violate the state's constitutional requirement for equity across school districts. But it flatly rejected the teachers union claim that not enough overall money is spent on the Kansas schools.