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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Syria: Where Massacre Is a Family Tradition

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 13, 2011

The mask of the Assad regime finally falls, and the world is forced to confront its illusions about Iran's ally and Hezbollah's patron...

Analysis and Commentary

The joke that we call Congress

by Henry I. Millervia New York Post
Monday, June 13, 2011

Will Rogers addressed the consequences of [Congressional] deficiencies: "When Congress makes a joke, it's a law, and when they make a law, it's a joke." There are many examples of the joke being on us...

Analysis and Commentary

“Capture” of Regulators by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 12, 2011

When regulators are captured, much of what they do is motivated, consciously or not, by a desire to help the companies they are regulating, even when the social goals that the regulators should pursue are very different...

Analysis and Commentary

In India, it is not because of the Government, it is in Spite of the Government

by Jeremy Carlvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, June 11, 2011

Surveying Gurgaon, one quickly apprehends how virtually all of India’s modern growth miracle has occurred due to the dynamism of the private sector, with the vast majority of the government serving only as a corrupt impediment to progress...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Go For 5% Growth?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, June 11, 2011

Some skeptics have complained about the 5% national economic growth target put forth by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty...They say it can’t be done. But I think the goal makes a great deal of sense...

Analysis and Commentary

A Real Debate About Drug Policy

by George P. Shultz, Paul Volckervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 11, 2011

George P. Shultz and Paul A. Volcker on why the 'war on drugs' has failed—and what to do next...

Analysis and Commentary

If This Were Russia, Nancy Pelosi Would Own Google (But There Would Be No Google)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, June 10, 2011

Instead of rewarding success in business, Putin’s Russia offers entrepreneurs “deals” they cannot refuse. The “deal” is that powerful state and state-connected officials will take their share of your success...

Analysis and Commentary

Charter Start-ups Are Four Times as Likely to Succeed as District Turnarounds* (Note Big Asterisk)

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, June 10, 2011

This raises serious questions about the wisdom of the federal government pumping $3 billion into school turnaround efforts...

Analysis and Commentary

The Significance of Guesthouses and Training

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, June 10, 2011

Memo to the D.C. Circuit: Staying at a guesthouse is not the same as taking military training...

Analysis and Commentary

Independently audit test scores

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Washington Times
Friday, June 10, 2011

Incentives for success give educators, students reason to cheat...

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Damon on GrokTALK!

with William Damonvia GraniteGrok
Saturday, June 11, 2011

Professor Bill Damon joined us to talk about how our new citizens, our youth, are failing to learn about their heritage of American Exceptionalism and what it means to truly be American citizens...

Interviews

Closing the Door on Innovation

with Williamson M. Eversvia School Reform News
Friday, June 10, 2011

Bill Evers, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute discusses the anti-manifesto: "Closing the Door on Innovation" with School Reform News Managing editor Joy Pullman...

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 10, 2011

GUESTS: Paul Vigna, Dow Jones; Graham Bowley, NYT; Liz Rosenthal, NYT; Dr. Henry Miller, Hoover...

In the News
In the News

Buchholz on Competition, Stress, and the Rat Race

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 13, 2011
In the News

Left & Right with Andrew Breitbart: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 13, 2011
In the News

File First, Invent Later?

by F. Scott Kieffvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, June 13, 2011

The America Invents Act turns the patent system into a lottery...

In the News

Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security

with Charles Blahousvia C-SPAN
Friday, June 10, 2011
In the News

Is health care cost-shifting real?

with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Friday, June 10, 2011
In the News

Immune to Reform

with Terry M. Moevia City Journal
Friday, June 10, 2011