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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Traditional Bookstores are Doomed

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 9, 2011

The traditional bookstore is doomed by e-readers and online sales of hard copy books...

Analysis and Commentary

The Dishonorable Sheriff

by Robert P. Georgevia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, January 9, 2011

Evidently, some people just can’t help themselves. When a tragedy happens or a crime is committed, they can’t resist the temptation to blame their political opponents...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama—Making it up as we go along

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, January 9, 2011

Obama reminds me of a lot of graduate school professors who had no syllabi and no plan of instruction. Instead they would wing it, and lecture, sermonize, and remonstrate until about week six into the semester...

Analysis and Commentary

Mine's a Litre: Are We Paying Too Much for the Road Lobby?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Sunday, January 9, 2011

Yesterday a friend asked if I liked UK Petrol Blockade 2011...The fact is that fuel should be taxed, for two reasons...

Analysis and Commentary

McArdle Waves the White Flag

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, January 9, 2011

In a post on a serious proposal to almost double the Illinois state income tax, Megan McArdle writes...

Analysis and Commentary

Political Vultures

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Sunday, January 9, 2011

The sick art of turning insanity into politics...

Analysis and Commentary

What is Cornucopia? Boudreaux vs. DeLong

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 8, 2011

Blogger and GMU economics professor Don Boudreaux has challenged blogger and Berkeley economics professor Brad Delong to a bet. Brad has turned down the bet and proposed his own bet...It seems to turn on the issue of what "cornucopia" means...

Analysis and Commentary

Politicizing the tragedy in Arizona?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, January 8, 2011

Will Sarah Palin suffer from her provocative little logo? As Gabrielle Giffords fights for life in Arizona, one can only hope...

Analysis and Commentary

What Would a Return to the Constitution Entail?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Pajamas Media
Friday, January 7, 2011

Rather than the New York Times' outdated vision of "Progressivism," conservatives should become proponents of progress understood as the crafting of better laws to protect individual freedom...

Analysis and Commentary

What Will President Obama Do with the Defense Authorization Bill?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, January 7, 2011

President Obama’s options with respect to the GTMO transfer restrictions in the 2011 Defense Authorization bill appear to be as follows...

Analysis and Commentary

Historical Evidence on the Benefits of Rules-Based Economic Policies

featuring John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, January 7, 2011

Address before the Joint Luncheon Session of the 
American Economics Association and the American Finance Association 

Analysis and Commentary

Whining Statement

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, January 7, 2011

Congressional Republicans are quaking now. The President today expressed his “strong objection” to two provisions of the defense authorization bill and has threatened to “work with the Congress to seek [their] repeal...”

Analysis and Commentary

Less Than Zero: Bursting the New Disarmament Bubble

by Josef Joffevia Foreign Affairs
Friday, January 7, 2011

All previous attempts at total nuclear disarmament have failed, as strategic logic and state interest have prevailed over wishful thinking. A similar fate awaits Global Zero, the newest disarmament movement, for similar reasons...

In the News
In the News

Caldwell on Hayek

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 10, 2011
In the News

Robert Reich: Obama's False Friend

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Sunday, January 9, 2011

President Obama should ignore his strident critics on the left and continue to ease to the center...

In the News

Really unemployed

with Robert E. Hallvia Free Exchange (The Economist)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
In the News

Great Teaching: Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law (Almost)

with Eric Hanushekvia Huffington Post
Sunday, January 9, 2011
In the News

If Scalia Had His Way

with Michael McConnellvia New York Times
Sunday, January 9, 2011
In the News

'The Shah,' by Abbas Milani: biography review

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 9, 2011
In the News

Nicolas Berggruen: 'California is worth saving'

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 9, 2011
In the News

The Future of Christians in the Middle East

by Habib Malikvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 7, 2011

Islamism threatens religious pluralism and democracy in the region, as tragic events in Egypt and Iraq remind us...

In the News

Rationalizing Government Collection Authorities: A Proposal for Radical Simplification

by Benjamin Wittesvia Brookings Institution
Friday, January 7, 2011

In this paper, we look at one corner of the problem of regulating the mosaic—the problem of access by government investigators to individuals’ personal data stored in the hands of third parties...

In the News

Bachmann: Liberals also welcome at legal summits

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Associated Press
Friday, January 7, 2011
In the News

Jerry Brown's to-do list really begins after shock-and-awe Monday

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, January 7, 2011