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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Unions vs. the Right to Work

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 28, 2011

Collective bargaining on a broad scale is more similar to an antitrust violation than to a civil liberty...

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense of the Simpson-Bowles Social Security Plan: Part 1

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, February 28, 2011

In previous articles I have sought primarily to explain the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission Social Security proposal rather than to promote it...

Analysis and Commentary

Erdoğan and the ‘Al-Gaddafi Prize’

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Monday, February 28, 2011

Everything you need to know about the Turkish prime minister, in one act...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Should Replace Robert Gates?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, February 28, 2011

The person most qualified to replace Robert Gates is Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003...

Analysis and Commentary

In an Age of Collective Bargaining, Can State Governments Govern?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, February 28, 2011

As the extra-legal actions taken by the Democratic senators in Wisconsin persist into their second week, and as Indiana Democrats are following suit, the risk to orderly government in these states continues to intensify...

Analysis and Commentary

The Patriotism of the American Media

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, February 28, 2011

In its story last week about the ties between the CIA and Raymond Davis, the American recently arrested in Pakistan, the New York Times offered this explanation for why it sat on the story...

Analysis and Commentary

Now Defense Secretary Robert Gates Tells Us

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, February 28, 2011

On February 25, 2011, Robert Gates gave what will be his last speech as secretary of defense to the cadets at West Point...

Analysis and Commentary

How Beneficial is Widespread Medical Screening?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 27, 2011

The United States along with many other rich countries encourages widespread so-called preventive screening for various diseases, including breast, prostate, and other cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney functioning, and many other serious, and even not so serious, diseases...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fog of Revolution

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Apart from celebratory statements applauding what looks like to us democratic “people’s revolutions” against tyrannous autocrats, the uprisings sweeping across the Muslim Middle East have created great uncertainty for policy-makers as they try to calculate a response...

Analysis and Commentary

How the Arabs Turned Shame Into Liberty

by Fouad Ajamivia New York Times
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Perhaps this Arab Revolution of 2011 had a scent for the geography of grief and cruelty...

Analysis and Commentary

Can We Stop the March To Fifty Percent? Facts on Why the Tea Party Is Right to be Alarmed

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Saturday, February 26, 2011

The European welfare state is a boogeyman for conservatives and a panacea for the left...

Analysis and Commentary

Distribution of Tax Burden by Quintile

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 26, 2011

In comments on my post on Rand Paul and David Letterman, some commenters expressed interest in seeing the data on overall federal tax burden, not just the burden of the federal income tax...

Interviews
Interviews

How can U.S. help Libyan opposition?

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Monday, February 28, 2011

Anderson Cooper speaks with Paul Wolfowitz, Gen. Wesley Clark, and Prof. Fouad Ajami about the opposition in Libya...

Interviews

Abbas Milani on the John Batchelor Show

with Abbas Milanivia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, February 27, 2011

GUESTS: Joseph Sternberg, WSJ Asia, and Gordon Chang, The Daily and Forbes.com, Abbas Milani, Hoover, in call for Obama to condemn Tehran regime strongly after the arrests of Moussavi and Kharroubi...

In the News
In the News

George Will on America, Politics, and Baseball

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 28, 2011
In the News

Appeasement with Bruce Thornton: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, February 28, 2011