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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Thinker

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 5, 2010

The president as intellectual and political philosopher...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama, the Unappreciated Centrist?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, November 4, 2010

One good question that has arisen from disappointed Obama supporters is: Why didn’t the president tout his few bipartisan and moderate accomplishments...?

Analysis and Commentary

The evil Apple empire

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Maybe, we’d be better off as consumers with a more open property rights regime and allow other mechanisms than the state to emerge as a way to encourage incentives for creativity and innovation. But the desire of many to end intellectual property is not open and shut...

Analysis and Commentary

Seizing control

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 4, 2010

I know, it’s just an expression. But they didn’t seize control. The voters essentially gave the Republicans control...And if the Republicans don’t do a good job, the voters will let the Dems run the House again...

Analysis and Commentary

The new Dover shore alliance

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, November 4, 2010

...[Y]esterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy signed a treaty that will bind their defense establishments tightly together for the coming fifty years...

Analysis and Commentary

Note from the Al Alwi Argument

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, November 4, 2010

I just returned from the D.C. Circuit’s Al Alwi oral argument–or, at least, the portion of it that the court conducted in open session. Here is a quick and dirty summary...

Analysis and Commentary

Gitmo Recitivism and Innocence

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, November 4, 2010

I certainly agree with Adam Serwer’s point in this post that it will be mindless and destructive if Republicans really tried to prevent transfers from Guantanamo. Along the way, however, Adam makes the following point which warrants a brief response...

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On the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan's Election, A Valuable Lesson

by Annelise Andersonvia FoxNews.com
Thursday, November 4, 2010

The message of the election this year is not very different from the message in 1980: The government is too big, and it spends too much. Whether President Obama and the new Congress will be able to find a path from that message through the unlimited wants of government is the question...

Analysis and Commentary

A Tattered Special Relationship

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Thursday, November 4, 2010

As the president hits India this weekend, he will find it is still George W. Bush country. Tunku Varadarajan on an alliance that Obama has allowed to wither on the vine...

Analysis and Commentary

Heeding the message of the electorate

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, November 4, 2010

The people have spoken. Aggressive policy and personnel changes now can begin to refloat the sinking ship of government and to relieve many Americans’ growing frustration and disgust with politics and politicians...

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Obama in denial?

by Kenneth E. Scottvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Obama is still something of a puzzle...But we should find out a lot in the lame-duck session of Congress -- one final push to get it all, or a display of real accommodation to the electoral verdict? That will end the puzzle...

In the News
In the News

Stalin's Genocides

with Norman M. Naimarkvia Foreign Affairs
Thursday, November 4, 2010