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Analysis and Commentary
Breaking Chain
Analysis and Commentary

Is the U.S. Government Really Broken?

by David Bradyvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, February 3, 2014

The shutdown of the federal government last fall exacerbated the cries of those who maintain that the U.S.

Analysis and Commentary

We Need G.M.O. Wheat

by Henry I. Miller, Jayson Luskvia New York Times
Monday, February 3, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Book Review: Debate Club

by Peter Berkowitzvia New Criterion
Monday, February 3, 2014

Analysis and Commentary

Executive Tyranny: The Problem’s Bigger Than Obama

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, February 3, 2014

The roots of the president's imperial impulse.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: Hire Misty For Me

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, February 3, 2014

Obama’s selection of Misty DeMars as the poster girl of the unemployed shows his isolation from and alienation from blue collar America. It reveals the Democratic Party as a hodge-podge coalition of intellectuals, labor unions, minorities, and other special interests, in which blue-collar America is not particularly comfortable. Blue collar workers constitute sixty percent of the workforce – a formidable voting bloc for the Republicans, if only they could deliver the right message.

Analysis and Commentary

Generational Mobility in the United States

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

A Beat-up, Exhausted, and Terrified Republican Establishment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 2, 2014

On almost every contemporary issue there is a populist, middle-class argument to be made against elite liberalism. Yet the Republican class in charge seems ossified in its inability to make a counter-

Analysis and Commentary

Exceptionalism Doesn't Work That Way

by Peter Berkowitzvia National Journal
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Yes, some hallowed American habits are changing. That doesn't mean conservatives are to blame.

Analysis and Commentary

Reforming the Legal Definition of “Covert Action”

by Kenneth Anderson with Peter Berkowitz, Benjamin Wittesvia The Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post)
Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Hoover Institution essay on reforming the legal definition of "covert action" in USC Title 50.

Analysis and Commentary

Ukraine Stands on the Brink – and Europe Must Bring it Back

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Timothy Garton Ash: This is no velvet revolution, but nor is it an uprising of fascist Cossacks or a zero-sum game with Russia. Europe must intervene on the side of democracy and human rights

Analysis and Commentary

The Reality About Water and the Rest of the World

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Water infrastructure and management are at the fore of the current drought-driven conversations on conservation. What could help advance these conversations is a bit of perspective on how the state’s water issues compare to the rest of the world.

Analysis and Commentary

When Truth is Whatever Serves the Cause

by Victor Davis Hansonvia ocregister.com
Friday, January 31, 2014

All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore – a reflection of the relativism that infects our entire culture.

Interviews
Interviews

Laura Huggins on the John Batchelor Show (20:30)

with Laura E. Hugginsvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 31, 2014

Dan Henninger, WSJ. Michael Gordon, NYT. Coral Davenport, NYT. Laura Higgins, PERC, Hoover.

Interviews

Gary Libecap on the John Batchelor Show (19:30)

with Gary D. Libecapvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 31, 2014

Javier Hernandez, NYT. Bud Weinstein, Bush Institute.  Gary Libecap, Hoover. Brooks Barnes, NYT.

In the News
In the News

Founder of Khan Academy Speaks at Hoover Institution

with Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Institution
Monday, February 3, 2014
In the News

Brynjolfsson on the Second Machine Age

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 3, 2014

Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT and co-author of The Second Machine Age talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book, co-authored with Andrew McAfee. He argues we are entering a new age of economic activity dominated...

In the News

You Can't Get a Degree There, But You Can Attend Epstein University Online

with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post)
Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Epstein University is a complete education in classical liberal theory by its greatest expositor, Richard Epstein. ... Epstein speaks quickly, so pay close attention and rewind frequently."

In the News

Eric Cantor Versus the Founders on Immigration

with Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia American Thinker
Saturday, February 1, 2014

Those who have considered the consequences of amnesty, legalization, or a path to citizenship usually come to a few simple conclusions: