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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Social Security’s possible fate: Done in by its friends

by Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Friday, March 25, 2011

Young people often ask me whether Social Security will be there for them...

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Hard Truths on Libya

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, March 25, 2011

One can argue about the need for consultation with Congress before using major military force...

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Getting Back on Track

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, March 25, 2011

One of the dirtiest words in American education today is “tracking...

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Libya – Advice to Congress

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, March 25, 2011

In the last few days several smart people have disagreed with my argument in favor of the constitutionality of the Libya intervention...

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Medvedev Can Restore Russian Democracy with Four Orders

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Russia has been downgraded by Freedom House from “partially free” to “unfree” with good reason: regional and municipal officials are no longer elected, but appointed by the Kremlin...

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The Legal Reason Why the Obama Administration Won’t Call the Libya Action “War”

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Critics are starting to swarm around the Obama administration’s increasingly unintuitive claim – in the sixth day of what the New York Times now describes as “ferocious” air strikes on ground forces, tanks, and artillery – that the intervention in Libya is not “war...

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Wall Street Journal on New Miranda Rules

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Evan Perez of the Wall Street Journal has this very interesting piece reporting that “New rules allow investigators to hold domestic-terror suspects longer than others without giving them a Miranda warning, significantly expanding exceptions to the instructions that have governed the handling of criminal suspects for more than four decades...

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Washington Post on Graham Habeas Bill

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Washington Post has an interesting editorial today largely in support of Senator Lindsey Graham’s new habeas bill...

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Why the Charter School Idea Has Stood the Test of Time

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ever since their creation two decades ago, charter schools have been defined by three fundamental—if somewhat contradictory—ideas: accountability for results, school-level autonomy, and meaningful parental choice...

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