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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Ghailani verdict makes stronger case for military detentions

by Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Friday, November 19, 2010

The Obama administration's critics are missing the point on Ahmed Ghailani...

Analysis and Commentary

Cutting the FDA fat

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Finally, there seems to be sentiment in Washington for actually reducing government spending – and there's plenty to cut...

Analysis and Commentary

President George W. Bush's spending record

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nowhere in Decision Points does President Bush refer to himself as a “spending hawk.” He does write: Despite the costs of two recessions, the costliest natural disaster in history, and a two-front war, our fiscal record was strong...

Analysis and Commentary

One and a Half Cheers for Fox News

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Senator Jay Rockefeller made a splash Wednesday by suggesting that the Federal Communications Commission shut down the Fox News Channel and MSNBC...

Analysis and Commentary

Heilbroner on Forced Labor

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bryan's various posts on Eugene Richter's dystopian novel, Pictures of the Socialistic Future, persuaded me to read the book...

Analysis and Commentary

Thanks but No Thanks, NAEP

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Thursday, November 18, 2010

The latest 12th grade National Assessment results (from 2009), released this morning, show small (but statistically significant) upticks over the past four years in both reading and math...

Analysis and Commentary

To Hell With the Activists

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lisa Murkowski’s write-in victory proves it: If a party’s tiny primary electorate backs a wingnut, good candidates should keep going, and trust the will of the voters...

Analysis and Commentary

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission delays its reporting dates

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Here’s a press release from the commission: To ensure that the Commission’s ongoing investigation and the documentation thereof is appropriately completed, the Commission has resolved, by majority vote, to deliver its report in January 2011, rather than on December 15, 2010...

In the News
In the News

Obama calls ratifying arms treaty 'security imperative'

with William J. Perryvia Washington Times
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the News

Nation's public schools are improving, but still have a long way to go

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the News

Lawmaker blasts State for briefing snub

with Abbas Milanivia Washington Times
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the News

Clean energy moves forward -- and California leads the way

with George P. Shultzvia Capitol Weekly
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the News

Economist Taylor wants new law for Fed Policy

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Thursday, November 18, 2010