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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The American War on Drugs is Not Only an American Disaster

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Whatever one’s views on the initial case for making drugs illegal, the cost has been tremendous, and in many aspects unanticipated...

Analysis and Commentary

Now What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 12, 2010

What next? Where do you go after not wasting a crisis? After borrowing $3 trillion in 22 months...

Analysis and Commentary

Miron and McArdle on WikiLeaks

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, December 12, 2010

On his show this Sunday on Fox Business, John Stossel had as panelists David Boaz, Jeff Miron, Larry Elder, and Megan McArdle. They handled most of the issues beautifully. But there was one clearcut exception: WikiLeaks...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on the Health Mandate

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Assume the courts uphold the health insurance mandate in Obamacare, with the IRS as its enforcer. Reasons for the mandate are broader coverage and lower costs, among others. If so, what is to stop the mandate from being extended to...

Analysis and Commentary

The EPA: 40 and past its prime

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency is marking its 40th birthday, but its record gives little cause to celebrate...

Analysis and Commentary

Speaker Pelosi's last big decision

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, December 10, 2010

Speaker Pelosi has one big decision to make before she becomes Minority Leader: Will she bring up a Senate-passed tax bill for an up-or-down House vote...?

Analysis and Commentary

Peace Prize puzzles

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, December 10, 2010

...[The Nobel Peace Prize] selectors seem to have confused potential with actual world-class achievement...The Peace Prizes should go to those who have actually accomplished something monumental...

Analysis and Commentary

A primary challenge to Obama?

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

There won't be a serious challenge, and if there were, does anybody seriously think that Dean or Feingold could be nominated, or that running against them in the primary would hurt Obama in the general election...?

Analysis and Commentary

Should President Obama forsake House Dems on taxes?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Democrats are marching into battle against their own president, not to mention the tax deal he concluded with Republicans who recaptured the House with a pick-up of 63 seats and came close in the Senate...

In the News
In the News

Abdallah on Hair and Running a Small Business

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 13, 2010
In the News

Can Madigan deliver?

with Eric Hanushekvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, December 13, 2010
In the News

Organ Donation: Let the Market Rule?

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Friday, December 10, 2010
In the News

King Abdullah's Illness and the Saudi Succession

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Although every ruler brings his own nuance, the West can be assured that Saudi Arabia will experience no major upheavals as a result of a succession to the throne...