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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

This QDR Is A Budget Document, Not A Strategy Document

by Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Friday, March 7, 2014

Secretary Hagel claims that the fiscal year (FY) 2015 defense budget “matches our strategy to our resources…Our updated defense strategy,” that is. Updated because the...

Analysis and Commentary

Education’s Endless, Erroneous Either-Ors

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, March 7, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Republican Field for President in 2016 is Wide Open

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, March 7, 2014

The GOP is still seeking its identity, making the primary fight even more unpredictable.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport on Townhall's Daily Commentary: Big Brother in the Newsroom

with David Davenportvia townhall.com
Friday, March 7, 2014

The Townhall.com Daily Commentary brings concise yet penetrating insight from some of the sharpest minds in the conservative world today: reporter and author David Aikman, Weekly Standard publisher, Terry Eastland, and Salem talk radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Albert Mohler. .03/27/2014 8:26:48AM EST.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Hasn't Lost Touch With HIS Reality. Welcome To KGB Russia

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Friday, March 7, 2014

No, Putin is not crazy. He has not lost touch with reality. He is simply spinning his KGB version of the world. The Russian people and East Ukrainians have been fed a steady diet of Putin’s parallel universe for months on end. Less educated Russians believe every word. Russian speakers in Donetsk huddle in fear, expecting harassment and beatings from rabid west Ukrainians. With enough repetition, the big lie eventually sinks into the public consciousness, no matter how silly and bizarre.

Analysis and Commentary

Was Bork Right About Mergers?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 6, 2014

In a just-published NBER study,

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Analysis and Commentary

How the Ukraine Crisis Ends

by Henry A. Kissingervia Washington Post
Thursday, March 6, 2014

There are four steps the U.S. should keep in mind, the former secretary of state writes.

Vladimir Putin
Analysis and Commentary

A Letter From the Prince to Putin

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal Europe
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Niccolò Machiavelli, the father of realpolitik, has sent a message from beyond the grave to Russian President Vladimir Putin following his grab of the Crimea.

Analysis and Commentary

On Energy, Russia Has Europe Over the Barrel

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dependency on Russian natural gas rewards Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.

In the News
In the News

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Times
Thursday, March 6, 2014
In the News

The Myth of the Great Wages 'Decoupling'

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Many pundits, politicians and economists claim that wages have fallen behind productivity gains over the last generation.