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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Ben Franklin Really Said

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, July 18, 2011

Here’s an interesting historical fact I have dug up in some research for an essay I am writing about the relationship between liberty and security...

Analysis and Commentary

Get Ready for a 70% Marginal Tax Rate

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 18, 2011

Some argue the U.S. economy can bear higher pre-Reagan tax rates. But those rates applied to a much smaller fraction of taxpayers than what we're headed for without spending cuts...

Analysis and Commentary

The Internet Will Reduce Teachers Union Power

by Terry M. Moevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 18, 2011

Online learning means fewer teachers (and union members) per student...

Analysis and Commentary

Short and Long Term United States Fiscal Crises

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 17, 2011

The US faces a rather easy to manage short run fiscal crisis, and very challenging long-term fiscal and growth problems...

Analysis and Commentary

The substance of the budget negotiations

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Sunday, July 17, 2011

...[T]he White House discussions appear to be continuing, and even if they fall apart, the positions of the various parties are still important...

Analysis and Commentary

In California: Is Jerry-Atrics Getting Old?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Once he signed the new state budget on the last day of last month – on time, for a change, but based on some shaky revenue estimates – it was back to business as usual for California Gov. Jerry Brown. And for Brown, that means signing or vetoing measures forwarded by the State Legislature...

Analysis and Commentary

St. Obama and the Debt Dragon

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, July 16, 2011

...[T]he current economic paralysis will persist as we continue demonizing the mythical “them” — until we stop acting like Greeks cursing better off Americans...

Analysis and Commentary

Libya is Turning into Weapons-R-Us

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, July 16, 2011

On the same day that the U.S. recognized the Libyan rebel Transitional National Council as “the legitimate governing authority for Libya,” in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s words, the New York Times reported that antiaircraft missiles have been plundered from arms depots and were “on the loose in Libya...”

Analysis and Commentary

Pakistan: Is the War Contractible?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, July 15, 2011

If neither an ally nor an enemy, what is Pakistan? Pakistan is a contractor...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding the McConnell debt limit proposal

by Keith Hennesseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 15, 2011

...I found the press coverage of the Leader’s proposal to be generally confusing and inadequate, so I hope this helps clarify things for anyone who was confused by other explanations...

Interviews
Interviews

Taylor on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

by Russell Roberts with John B. Taylorvia EconTalk
Monday, July 18, 2011

John Taylor of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the economy and the prospects for recovery...

Interviews

Egypt in crisis

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Friday, July 15, 2011

Anderson Cooper speaks with Fouad Ajami and Khalid Abdalla about renewed protests for change in Egypt...

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, July 15, 2011

GUESTS: Bill McGurn, WSJ; Henry Miller, Hoover; Jeff Bell, WSJ; Ken Croswell, PhysicsToday.com...

In the News
In the News

Jettison those musty jobless benefit and union rules

with Robert J. Barrovia Washington Post
Sunday, July 17, 2011
In the News

Empty Words: Saudi Blustering and US-Saudi Realities

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia BESA Center for Strategic Studies
Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Saudis are truly angry at the Obama Administration, and are threatening to turn away from their alliance with Washington...