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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 11, 2011

Unaccountable White House aides are a product of a broken cabinet-nomination process. This is not the form of government the Founders intended...

Analysis and Commentary

How Donor Disclosure Hurts Democracy

by James Huffmanvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 11, 2011

As a candidate, I learned how much potential campaign contributors fear incumbent retribution...

Analysis and Commentary

Upon Further Review...

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, April 11, 2011

Judge Goldstone withdraws his charge of Israeli war crimes...

Analysis and Commentary

Education reform solves state's budget crisis

by George P. Shultz, Eric Hanushekvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sacramento is awash with discussions of deals about the budget (though apparently, despite the talk, there is no deal)...We offer a real deal...

Analysis and Commentary

Paul Ryan’s Roadmap for America’s Budgetary Future

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 10, 2011

It can be improved, but if the main parts were adopted, it would be a big help to reining in long term medical expenses...

Analysis and Commentary

The Razor’s Edge

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, April 10, 2011

I see California in terms now of the razor’s edge with disaster not far in either direction...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the Clinton ‘95 strategy might not work this time

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Sunday, April 10, 2011

The old Clinton strategies might still work, but a lot has changed since the mid-90s...

Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Policy Charity Should Start at Home

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 10, 2011

When people suffering under brutal autocrats and dictators have finally risen up to satisfy the innate human longing for freedom and democracy, we should support these aspirations on moral grounds...

Analysis and Commentary

The Mash of Civilizations

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Sunday, April 10, 2011

Social networks might promote democracy, but they also empower the enemies of freedom...

Analysis and Commentary

Battle After Ballot

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Newsweek
Sunday, April 10, 2011

The civil war in Ivory Coast is coming to a head, and the West may be doing more harm than good...

Analysis and Commentary

If You Do Not Understand the Economics of Health Care – Read These Few Lines

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Simple economic analysis provides a tried-and-true guide for those who really want to understand the debate. Economics suggests the following points...

Analysis and Commentary

Police, Social Networking, and Regime Change

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Somewhere in the mix of responses by the freer nations is the need to improve domestic police and political adaptability in dealing with mass protests...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the Budget Agreement is a Game Changer

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, April 9, 2011

The budget agreement that emerged from last week’s negotiations literally changes the direction of federal spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Evaluation of teachers must improve

by Terry Ryan with Eric Hanushekvia Columbus Dispatch (OH)
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Given how powerfully teachers can alter students' life trajectories, it is not only prudent but imperative to push reforms that enable education leaders to distinguish effective teachers from ineffective ones...

Analysis and Commentary

First, Do No Harm in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, April 8, 2011

At some point, the Obama administration is going to recognize a simple paradox that has been apparent to almost everyone but them...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on Judge Silberman’s Opinion

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, April 8, 2011

Judge Laurence Silberman’s concurring opinion today in Esmail makes three points, each of them warranting comment...

Analysis and Commentary

Can Radiation Be Good For You?

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Friday, April 8, 2011

The earthquake- and tsunami-related problems at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant have inspired endless commentary and speculation. Unfortunately, much of the debate about the disaster and its implications has been uninformed and problematic...

Analysis and Commentary

Behind France's burka ban

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 7, 2011

What harm comes to society from women with their faces covered...?

Interviews
Interviews

Oral Histories: George Shultz

with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Saturday, April 9, 2011

In this oral history interview recorded for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, [Shultz] recalls his work in the administration – including his philosophy and strategies on labor and economic issues...

Interviews

Bill Whalen on the Doc Thompson Show

with Bill Whalenvia Doc Thompson Show (WLW)
Friday, April 8, 2011
Interviews

Battle for Libya at Apparent Stalemate

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Prof. Fouad Ajami and author Robert Baer discuss the state of the civil war in Libya...

Interviews

Bill Whalen on Top Story with Chris Reed

with Bill Whalenvia Top Story with Chris Reed (KOGO)
Thursday, April 7, 2011
In the News
In the News

Supreme Silence

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, April 11, 2011

Why did the conservative majority duck a hard question in the Arizona Christian school choice case...?

In the News

Rodrik on Globalization, Development, and Employment

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 11, 2011
In the News

Goldstone's retraction and the new anti-Semitism

with Peter Berkowitzvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
In the News

The Fantasy of Survivalism

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, April 9, 2011
In the News

Where Does Democracy Grow Best?

with Stephen Haber, Victor Menaldovia Ideas Market (Wall Street Journal)
Friday, April 8, 2011