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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Demagogic Style

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, July 11, 2011

President Obama is the new, cool version of the fifth-century Athenian Cleon...

Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Talk Education Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 11, 2011

The Republican presidential field is beginning to take shape, and candidates and maybe-candidates are figuring out where they stand and what to say. Sooner or later, they will need to say something about education. May we suggest a few talking points...?

Analysis and Commentary

The Syrian Challenge

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 11, 2011

This administration never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity...

Debt Ceiling Ahead
Analysis and Commentary

Too much ado about the debt ceiling

by James C. Miller IIIvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 11, 2011

The economics of the debt ceiling are complicated, but the bottom line is that the ceiling is far more forgiving than is commonly understood. When the ceiling is reached, little happens except that spending slows down.

Analysis and Commentary

Will Large-Scale Illegal Immigration from Mexico Come to an End?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 10, 2011

The largest number of illegal immigrants enter the United States, especially from Mexico, but the number of Mexicans crossing the border illegally has apparently slowed to a trickle during the past several years...

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Retakes the Commanding Heights

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nothing symbolizes Russia’s economic problems better than its creaky electricity network...

Analysis and Commentary

The 1997 Bipartisan Budget Agreement cut spending and cut taxes

by Keith Hennesseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 10, 2011

As you try to understand why a grand bargain is not happening in 2011, please consider the successful bipartisan grand bargain of 1997...

Analysis and Commentary

It’s the Philosophy, Stupid

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Democrats’ position in the negotiations to raise the debt limit and deal with runaway government debt can be summarized in one mantric phrase: the rich must “pay their fair share” in taxes...

Analysis and Commentary

The United Kingdom of … California?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 10, 2011

The big news of out of Southern California these past few days was the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – William’s first visit to the Golden State; Catherine’s first visit to the U.S., period...

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Madness of 2004-10

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, July 9, 2011

For about seven years the nation lost its collective mind — and was only partially coming-to in November 2010...

Analysis and Commentary

Redefining “balance”

by Keith Hennesseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 8, 2011

In an attempt to gain rhetorical leverage and frame the negotiations, Team Obama is trying to impute two new apparently objective but absurd definitions to the word balance...

Analysis and Commentary

When Greece Defaults

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 8, 2011

There are five principal reasons to be skeptical Greece can continue to navigate the space between European Monetary Union support and financial markets concern about their creditworthiness...

Analysis and Commentary

A Tale of Two Labor Markets: Today and '83-'84

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, July 8, 2011

Today’s jobs report provides yet more evidence that this is a recovery in name only...

Analysis and Commentary

“Morning in America,” Mourning in the Rose Garden

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 8, 2011

Barack Obama wasn’t the first U.S. president to take to the White’s House Rose Garden, as he did Friday, in an attempt to assure the public that the economy will come around...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's overwhelming campaign cash?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, July 8, 2011

Assuming the projections that Obama will raise and spend $1 billion are true, this observer would still argue that the election will be decided by other factors...

Interviews
Interviews

Charles Hill on After Words

with Charles Hillvia C-Span2 Book TV
Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mr. Hill provides a historical perspective on Islam, analyzing what he calls "the long war of Islamism against the international state system"...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, July 8, 2011

GUESTS: Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe; Matt Wald, NYT; Richard Epstein, Hoover...

Interviews

Obama Economic Policies, Job Market

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)
Friday, July 8, 2011

Edward Lazear, a professor at Stanford University and former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, talks about President Barack Obama's economic policies and the U.S. labor market...

Interviews

Why Can't Economy Create Jobs?

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Friday, July 8, 2011

Laura Tyson, President's Council on Jobs & Competitiveness, and Ed Lazear, Stanford University, discuss the day's dismal employment data, and what it will take to generate job growth in America...

Interviews

Atlanta School System Faces Cheating Scandal

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Willis Report (Fox Business)
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thomas B. Fordham Institute President Chester Finn, Jr., on the growing problem of cheating by teachers and principals in an effort to boost results for standardized tests...

In the News
In the News

Banerjee on Poverty and Poor Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 11, 2011
In the News

Communism with Yuri Yarim-Agaev: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 11, 2011
In the News

Options for Adjusting the Growth of Social Security Benefits

by Charles Blahousvia U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
Monday, July 11, 2011

Statement of Charles P. Blahous Before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means...

In the News

Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits

with Charles Blahousvia C-SPAN
Friday, July 8, 2011
In the News

Education Reform’s Two-Month Warning

with Michael J. Petrillivia 6th Floor (New York Times)
Friday, July 8, 2011
In the News

The USDA’s Anti-Science Activism

by Henry I. Millervia Regulation (Cato Institute)
Friday, July 8, 2011

Politics are hijacking the regulatory process...