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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Russia's Voters Have Spoken: Anybody But Putin

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, December 5, 2011

Vladimir Putin has become Russia’s Mubarak – an unpopular head of state constrained in his ability to repress those who stand against him. This is an explosive combination...

Analysis and Commentary

Does America Imprison Too Many People?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Imprisonment is the right policy for anyone committing heinous crimes like rape, assaults, robbery at gunpoint, and many other crimes where victims are badly harmed both physically and mentally. Imprisonment is the wrong punishment for crimes without victims...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Climate Change Coming to Iowa?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, December 4, 2011

The World Series isn’t won in spring training, Super Bowls aren’t determined by summertime two-a-days and presidential nominations aren’t decided until voters actually go to the polls, starting in January...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Lonely Voices Urging Responsibility on Social Security

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, December 2, 2011

Amid the irresponsible bipartisan rush to extend the current Social Security payroll tax cut (and to shift Social Security to income-tax financing as an offsetting measure), two lonely voices, one on each side of the aisle, took a stand against the proposal...

Analysis and Commentary

The Ancient Virtues and Modern Sins

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, December 2, 2011

Candor, irony, physical strength, memory, and the mechanical mind...

Analysis and Commentary

What Did Obama Really Say During the Campaign?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, December 2, 2011

Obama, in this area as in so many others, has to take responsibility for generating expectations among his supporters far beyond what any president could accomplish...

Interviews
Interviews

There Is a Silver Lining for America in the Looming EU Collapse

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Friday, December 2, 2011

While there will be consequences, Hanson thinks [an EU collapse] could be good for US agriculture, especially California farmers...

Interviews

Lazear on Unemployment Rate Drop

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Friday, December 2, 2011

Insight on why the unemployment rate dropped .4 percent and whether it is a sampling error, with Edward Lazear, former Council of Economic Advisers president/Stanford University economics professor...

In the News
In the News

Cowen on the European Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 5, 2011
In the News

Consensus breaking out: Not Newt

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Sunday, December 4, 2011
In the News

Good Morning. You’re Nobel Laureates.

with Thomas J. Sargentvia New York Times
Sunday, December 4, 2011
In the News

How to Play the Rescue

with Michael D. Bordovia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, December 3, 2011