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Diplomacy Requires Trust Among Allies

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Friday, October 25, 2013

If Washington undermines its own leadership or that of its allies, the collective ability of the West to combat terrorism will be compromised. By Kiron K. Skinner.

Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare Redefines the Shutdown

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Democratic senators up for reelection in 13 months are now embracing, in their calls to delay Obamacare, the same themes as did the House Republicans and a few senators a few weeks ago—hoping to preempt mounting criticism. In this surreal landscape, three weeks ago Obamacare was unquestioned “settled” law (despite the fact that the president himself unsettled the law by suspending the employer mandate) that only dead-ender “anarchists” and “hostage takers” wished to stop or amend. Now some Democrats apparently think the law still is fluid, and thus, as we were once reminded, want to go against the administration’s mandate of the last election, the ruling of the Supreme Court, and the majority of the Senate in stopping the federalization of health care. If the rollout of Obamacare gets any more incoherent, soon Barack Obama may be echoing the same concerns of Ted Cruz and the former naysayers in his willingness to suspend or delay his own signature legislation. At that point, do the tea-party “Taliban” become rebranded as prescient, sober and judicious legislators who provided a model for what Democrats now in Johnny-come-lately fashion emulate—or do Democrats up for reelection become obstructionists who need to get over it and move on? 

Analysis and Commentary

Black Box Macro

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 24, 2013

My EconTalk conversation with Guillermo Calvo has me thinking the tendency of macroeconomists to see the economy as a black box. In black box macro, we don’t have to worry about the complexity of what’s going on inside, not because

Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare and the Technocratic Abyss

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, October 24, 2013

The deeper meaning of the Healthcare.gov debacle.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Thursday, October 24, 2013
In the News
In the News

California, Jerry Brown Enjoying Rave Reviews, But Comparisons Are Tricky

with Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, October 25, 2013

Praise for California and its governor, Jerry Brown, has drifted in for months now from the East Coast, ever since Brown and state lawmakers enacted a balanced budget this summer.