Putin was too clever to allow open homage to his own personality cult in the Sochi opening drama. The extravaganza’s message was clear enough: Russia deserves an orderly and strong empire and a firm hand, which – hint, hint – only a VVP can provide. Who else would stage a winter Olympics a few hundred miles from the site of bitter ethnic conflict by a breakaway region or have the audacity to build a billion dollar villa for himself nearby.
Kimberly Dozier AP reports this morning that "[a]n American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, . . . and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to
When the president declared in his State of the Union address that "social mobility has stalled" and "our job is to reverse these trends," he overlooked six major findings from two equal-economic-opportunity studies recently released by Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues.
Paul Sabin of Yale University and author of The Bet talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book. Sabin uses the bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon--a bet over whether natural resources are getting scarcer as population...
Republican leaders seem willing to risk losing a few swing districts over immigration rather than fuel tea party primary challengers who could lose a larger number of otherwise safe GOP seats in November. “The leaders are asking them to take one for the team,” an expert says.