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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Activism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Henry I. Millervia Far Eastern Economic Review
Friday, May 29, 2009

Activism can be a good thing...

Analysis and Commentary

Monkeying Around With Genetic 'Enhancement'

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, May 29, 2009

Scientists have created a line of monkeys carrying a gene that encodes a green fluorescent protein integrated into their DNA and passed on to their offspring...

Analysis and Commentary

The European Commission strikes again

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Friday, May 29, 2009

On May 13, 2009, the European Commission fined Intel just over €1bn for its supposed abuse of its dominant market position in violation of Article 82 of the EC Treaty...

Analysis and Commentary

The Problem With California

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, May 29, 2009

The state of California employs some two-and-a-quarter million people, includes almost 400 state agencies, oversees 29 different legal codes, administers a tax code that runs to more than 60,000 clauses or sections and spends more than $100 billion a year...

Analysis and Commentary

The US economy is becoming ever more reliant on a government fix

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, May 29, 2009

It is still too soon to gauge the full economic impact of President Barack Obama's implemented and proposed policies, but a preliminary read indicates limited short-term benefit at large long-term cost...

Analysis and Commentary

Burke and Obama

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, May 28, 2009

The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke...

Analysis and Commentary

Republicans Should Not Oppose Sotomayor

by Clint Bolickvia Forbes
Thursday, May 28, 2009

President Barack Obama had two viable courses open to him in making his first Supreme Court nomination...

Analysis and Commentary

Conservatism is not same thing as libertarianism

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, May 22, 2009

The other day I was awoken from my occasional complacency and shocked to be told that Glenn Beck, Fox TV's most recent addition of conservative commentators, has been calling himself a libertarian...

In the News
In the News

Perry, Scowcroft Say U.S. May Need to Use ‘Coercion’ to Stop North Korean Nuclear Aspirations

with William J. Perryvia CNSNews.com (VA)
Friday, May 29, 2009

Former Defense Secretary William Perry and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft say it may become necessary for the U.S. to use military force to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions...

In the News

An Attack on Preschool For All

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Friday, May 29, 2009

As usual, I have taken the lazy columnist’s approach to the crucial issue of preschools in America...

In the News

Politics & Hollywood with Andrew Breitbart: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, May 29, 2009

Andrew Breitbart discusses his desire to “desperately#...#change the environment in Hollywood.”...

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Right calls Sotomayor racist over line in talk

with Thomas Sowellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, May 29, 2009

A line about Latina wisdom - hardly provocative at UC Berkeley in 2001 - has become a flash point for conservative opposition to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor...

In the News

Former U.S. top defense official suggests military options against Pyongyang

with William J. Perryvia Xinhuanet (China)
Friday, May 29, 2009

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry on Thursday said that the Obama administration has to consider possible military action against Pyongyang if other coercive measures couldn't frustrate its nuclear ambition...

In the News

A New Approach to Regulating the Economy?

with Russell Robertsvia WAMU 88.5
Thursday, May 28, 2009

President Obama has overseen sweeping changes in the role of government in the economy, intervening to prevent massive failures and promising to step up anti-trust laws...

In the News

Bernanke & the Bond Market

with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, May 28, 2009

John Taylor, fmr. Under Secretary of Treasury of International Affairs; James Bianco, of Bianco Researcy; and the CNBC news team discuss the bond market and the Fed...

In the News

Ireland is set to go bust, claims Harvard prof

with Niall Fergusonvia Herald (Ireland)
Thursday, May 28, 2009

A dire warning that Ireland is a prime candidate to go bust has come from one of the world's leading economic historians...

In the News

Massively higher U.S. spending driving up government’s interest rate

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, May 28, 2009

In the first years of the Clinton administration, James Carville famously said, “I used to think if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope or a .400 baseball hitter...

In the News

Touting Failure

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Washington Post reports: President Obama touted his plans for clean energy and economic stimulus Wednesday at an Air Force base near Las Vegas, pointing to the base's vast array of solar panels as a model for the nation as it seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign oil...

In the News

U.S. Presses China for Tough Response to North Korea

with William J. Perryvia New York Times
Thursday, May 28, 2009

The United States is pressing China to consider taking a variety of severe sanctions against North Korea, including the inspection of suspect ships and planes, as it tries to ratchet up the global response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, administration officials said Thursday...

In the News

Thomas Sowell on 'Glenn Beck'

with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2009

I asked our guest at the beginning of the program tonight if we are still a capitalist nation...

In the News

Introducing The New Nuclear Pandemic

with William J. Perryvia Talk Radio News Service
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Americans should be more concerned by the proliferation of nuclear weapons from North Korea to other states or non-state actors, rather than focus on a direct N.Korean nuclear attack on the Western World...

In the News

Not so risk-free

with John B. Taylorvia Economist
Thursday, May 28, 2009

LIKE London buses, big events in America’s Treasury market all seem to come at once...

In the News

Geithner to reassure China on investment

with John B. Taylorvia Agence France-Presse
Thursday, May 28, 2009

US President Barack Obama's top economic official will reassure China that its massive US bond holdings are safe despite Beijing's concerns about Washington's rising debt, officials said...

In the News

'Price Is Good, Market Is Good' - OPEC Announced To Keep Production Unchanged

with John B. Taylorvia International Business Times (NY)
Thursday, May 28, 2009

As expected, OPEC decided to keep production unchanged again at the meeting today...

In the News

US should consider military options against N Korea: Perry

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Thursday, May 28, 2009

The United States should consider a range of coercive measures against North Korea, including possible military action, for diplomacy to have a chance of success, former US defense secretary William Perry said Thursday...

In the News

Huh?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 28, 2009

I couldn't make this up: Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday...

In the News

Chicago Booth to host live webcast of ‘Future of Markets’

with Gary S. Beckervia University of Chicago Chronicle
Thursday, May 28, 2009

How much regulation do financial markets really need?...

In the News

Will he be back?

with Bill Whalenvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 28, 2009

For a man who is already enjoying his third incarnation - bodybuilder, movie star, politician - Arnold Schwarzenegger has been remarkably consistent about his approach to public life...

In the News

Quality pre-K boosts chances

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Dallas Morning News
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chester Finn, a former secretary of education, argued in a Viewpoints column last week that substantially increasing government spending for early childhood education would not be prudent, in part, because "fewer than 20 percent of 5-year-olds are seriously unready for the cognitive challenges of kindergarten" and because many of the early childhood programs are "shoddy" and produce no meaningful results...

In the News

The Housing Boom and Bust

with Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hot off the press is my colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell's 43rd book, "The Housing Boom and Bust."...

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International Courts Are Off Track

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

International courts are confused, neglecting what they should be attacking--namely piracy--and stirring around in things over which they have no real jurisdiction--alleged crimes by the U.S. in Guantanamo and by Israel in Gaza...

In the News

Questions for Judge Sotomayor: What Are Her "Superprecedents?"

with Richard A. Epsteinvia townhall.com
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Over at my blog, HughHewitt.com, I have written a couple of posts urging Republican senators and conservative activists to exercise great caution in their approach to the nomination of Judge Sotomayor...