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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Barack Obama the Pessimist

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 1, 2011

His lack of faith in American exceptionalism has dashed any hope of a 'transformational' presidency...

Analysis and Commentary

Principle and the Possible

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 31, 2011

We need sound principles and principled politicians, but the system in which they work creates the limits to what can be done...

Analysis and Commentary

Tax on interstate online sales unfair

by David R. Hendersonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 31, 2011

Taxing California residents on purchases from out of state, although it's marginally better for California governments, is a lousy deal for California residents...

Analysis and Commentary

Risk and the government’s credit rating

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Saturday, July 30, 2011

...I offer a different way of thinking about the current budget battle. Let’s consider it in terms of tradeoffs among different types of risks...

Analysis and Commentary

Environmentalist Wisdom: Shoot One Owl to Save The Other

by James Huffmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, July 30, 2011

The feds take sides in the battle between spotted owls and barred owls...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Charter-School Movement Stuck in a Rut?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, July 29, 2011

As the U.S. charter fleet sails past the 5,000-school and two-decade markers, there is reason to worry that it’s getting complacent, unimaginative, and self-interested...

Analysis and Commentary

The Speech of a Grown-Up President

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, July 29, 2011

Just as your Commander in Chief is responsible for our national defense, so must he or she guarantee the full faith and credit of the United States of America...

Analysis and Commentary

Unchained World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, July 29, 2011

A perfect storm of events is eroding the perception of American deterrence—and the world will shortly become an even scarier place...

Analysis and Commentary

Charting the Disappointing Economic News

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, July 29, 2011

The sad economic story in this morning’s GDP release can best be told with three simple charts...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama, Congress make own case for term limits

by Scott S. Powellvia USA Today
Friday, July 29, 2011

Clearly it is not only time for a balanced budget amendment, which our profligate Congresses and presidents have shown to be a necessary restraint. It is also time for term limits, so that those whom we send to Washington will begin to serve the people rather than themselves...

Analysis and Commentary

The Euro-American Debt Dilemma

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, July 29, 2011

Wealthy Europe and America, crown jewels of mixed capitalist democracies, are drowning in deficits and debt, owing to bloated welfare states that are now in place (Europe) or in the making (the United States)...

Analysis and Commentary

Khamenei's Assault on Iran

by Abbas Milanivia National Interest
Thursday, July 28, 2011

...[W]ith the economic situation worsening inside the country, with new sanctions in the works in Washington and possibly even in the UN, and with the Syria despot—the regime’s sole ally in the region—on the ropes, it looks like it is going to be a long, hot summer in Tehran...

Interviews
Interviews

No verdict in final trial for American hikers in Iran

with Abbas Milanivia KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Sunday, July 31, 2011

Two Berkeley graduate students being held in Iran on spy charges are going to have to wait a little longer to find out if they will be released...

Interviews

Nobel economist Michael Spence on U.S. debt talks

with Michael Spencevia Reuters
Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nobel prize-winning economist Michael Spence comments on the ongoing negotiations to raise the U.S. debt ceiling...

In the News
In the News

The Gaza Flotilla and International Law

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Monday, August 1, 2011

Further politicization of the global legal system...

In the News

Invading Iran: Lessons from Iraq

by Lieutenant Colonel Leif Eckholmvia Policy Review
Monday, August 1, 2011

Before the battles, what the U.S. must know...

In the News

Economists at War

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Policy Review
Monday, August 1, 2011

Charles Wolf, Jr on Keep From All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II by Jim Lacey...

In the News

Admati on Financial Regulation

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 1, 2011