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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Oprah, Chicago...Chicago, Oprah

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, September 10, 2010

I’d like to float the name of a far more famous Chicagoan who’d make a far more intriguing [mayoral] candidate...Personally, I’d like to see Ms. Winfrey run to help with two unresolved political issues...

Analysis and Commentary

A way past the terrorist detention gridlock

by Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Friday, September 10, 2010

Nine years after Sept. 11 and 20 months into the Obama presidency, our nation is still flummoxed about what to do with captured terrorists...

Analysis and Commentary

It's time for the Senate to vote on New START

by George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Friday, September 10, 2010

The Senate should promptly vote to approve the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (New START) with Russia for one reason: It increases U.S. national security...

Analysis and Commentary

Legalizing marijuana will make Californians safer

by Joseph D. McNamaravia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, September 10, 2010

By passing Proposition 19 this November, voters can help themselves and the police by instantly preventing between 40 million and 208 million crimes a year in California...

John Boehner
Analysis and Commentary

Boehner, Obama's favorite foil

by Richard V. Allenvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Apart from wanting to appear rough on Republican Leader John Boehner in Ohio...a principal target of the Ohio appearance was gubernatorial candidate John Kasich...

Analysis and Commentary

Boehner, Obama's favorite foil

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rather than presenting their own government expansion plan, Republicans need to identify and address the key problems bothering voters...

Analysis and Commentary

Cybersecurity – Four New Essays

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cybersecurity is in my opinion and the opinion of many in Washington the most significant national security challenge that the United States faces today...

Analysis and Commentary

Getting Too Close to Home

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Does all of Obama’s us/them talk about the apparently greedy who make over $250,000 a year bother any of his rather affluent blue-county supporters...?

Analysis and Commentary

Taking Up Bryan's Challenge

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 9, 2010

The fact is that many people (I think most) do let schooling interfere with their education...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama Plants the Seeds of The Flat Tax

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Speaking at Cayuhoga Community College in Parma, Ohio, on September 8, 2010, President Obama planted (perhaps inadvertently) the seeds of The Flat Tax...

Analysis and Commentary

Post-Crisis Changes in Principles of Economics Texts

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Many have written about how the introductory economics textbook should change as a result of the crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

The Big One Six O

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, September 9, 2010

To those in the Golden State, a happy Admission Day — every Sept. 9, the anniversary of California’s becoming the 31st state in the nation...

Analysis and Commentary

Something Special in 2011?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, September 9, 2010

John Myers raises the question of Jerry Brown calling for a special election early next summer to deal with California’s ongoing budget mess, assuming he defeats Meg Whitman. The scenario would go something like this...

Analysis and Commentary

Standard Economics May Not Apply

by Russell Robertsvia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Measures that might spur investment in normal times won't necessarily work now...

Analysis and Commentary

Hillary's Home Run of a Speech

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The secretary of State delivered the best speech of the Obama administration this morning. Tunku Varadarajan on her “new American moment...”

Interviews
Interviews

Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney

with Fouad Ajamivia Secure Freedom Radio
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hoover Institution’s sage of the age and Johns Hopkins University Professor, Fouad Ajami puts America’s actions in Iraq into proper strategic and historical context...

Interviews

Conflicting Economic Messages?

with Kori Schakevia Special Report with Bret Baier (Fox News)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Clinton concerned with U.S. spending...

In the News
In the News

Fight over bid to suspend California's global warming law gets ugly

with George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 10, 2010
In the News

Obama Urges Pastor Not to Burn Korans, Cites Danger

with Michael McConnellvia Bloomberg
Thursday, September 9, 2010