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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Our nation's secrets, stuck in a broken system

by Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Friday, October 22, 2010

Woodward calls into question the legitimacy of the U.S. secrecy system...

Analysis and Commentary

The NSA’s Growing Role in Domestic Cybersecurity

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cyber threats are an enormous challenge to our economic and national security, and we should use every tool at our disposal to meet them. NSA has unparalleled technical expertise and experience in cyberdefense...

Analysis and Commentary

Juan Williams and Double Standards

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, October 21, 2010

His firing, of course, was manifestly unfair and he is now in the Orwellian position of having to explain why he is not a “bigot...”

Analysis and Commentary

The Welfare State: Reports of Death Exaggerated

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Most likely tomorrow's welfare state will be smaller than it is now. And the principles on which it is based are evolving. But given the scale of cutbacks, the evolution of the principles is surprisingly slow...

Analysis and Commentary

California's Proposition 19

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 21, 2010

I voted for [Proposition 19] because I want the government to let people do, in the late Leonard Read's inimitable phrase, "anything that's peaceful." But I did have doubts...

Analysis and Commentary

The other side of the White House white board

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here is my view on CEA Chairman Austan Goolsbee’s recent White House white board presentation on the U.S. employment situation...

Analysis and Commentary

China Flexes its Muscles: Wait Till 2020

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, October 21, 2010

If China is willing to punish Japan over several uninhabited offshore islands, image how it might react to the U.S. Treasury naming China a currency manipulator...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the U.S. needs to be more like Britain

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, October 21, 2010

As part of the developed world's most dramatic effort to put its public finances on solid footing, the Conservative Liberal Democratic government in Britain announced significant reductions to its defense program yesterday. Their review is a fearless example to others, including the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

The View from California

by Bill Whalenvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, October 21, 2010

The California Senate race will be decided in Los Angeles County and not in my more liberal neck of the woods, but as someone who has a sort-of-front-seat view, I can try to answer the question of whether the Golden State is in play...

Analysis and Commentary

California and the Gender Gap

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, October 21, 2010

I’ve read though the numbers. And, for all the attention given to Meg Whitman’s disconnect with Latino voters, it’s another group that surprised me: California women...

Analysis and Commentary

'Muslim dilemma' comments a firing offense?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, October 21, 2010

[Juan Williams is] a smart guy with a long record of success in both print and television with a sufficient reputation to repudiate any notion that one or another of his cautiously worded rants somehow violates the ethics of his profession...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Everyone Just Imagining the Government Spending Explosion?

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, October 21, 2010

We cannot sensibly diagnose whether there should be additional federal spending if we aren’t willing to acknowledge the unprecedented level of spending already taking place...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama at Halftime

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Obama needs to take the lead in redirecting a highly polarized political environment engaged in a debate about the appropriate role and size of government toward a more pragmatic, results-oriented agenda...

Interviews
Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GUESTS: John Burns, NYT; Talman Onaran, Bloomberg; Richard Epstein, Hoover...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GUESTS: Co-hosts Gordon Chang, Forbes.com and Jeff Bliss, The Bliss Index; Tunku Varadarajan, The Daily Beast; Mickey Kaus, blogger...

Interviews

Connector of the Day: Condoleezza Rice

with Condoleezza Ricevia CNN
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Connector of the Day, Condoleezza Rice, discusses her memoir chronicling her years before entering politics...

In the News
In the News

Mini-Med Plans

by David R. Hendersonvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Thursday, October 21, 2010

On September 23, 2010, a wide array of provisions from the controversial new Obama health care law went into effect, creating new restrictions on existing health insurance plans and an even bigger set of restrictions on new health plans...

In the News

Hague Hears Arguments on PA State Status

with David Davenportvia Arutz Sheva
Thursday, October 21, 2010
In the News

More lawyers, fewer doctors, and much worse health care

with Daniel P. Kesslervia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, October 20, 2010