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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Will Obama Follow Bush Or FDR?

by Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Monday, June 29, 2009
Analysis and Commentary

The Pandemic That Isn't

by Henry I. Millervia Far Eastern Economic Review
Monday, June 29, 2009

Cases of H1N1 swine flu continue to appear—especially in the Southern Hemisphere...

Analysis and Commentary

Exploring hope vs. reality

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Sunday, June 28, 2009

In his column in The New York Times on June 25, Judge Richard Posner wrote that “The most promising reform would be to give the Federal Reserve, the National Economic Council or the president’s Council of Economic Advisers the ability to collect and analyze financial intelligence and do emergency planning...

Analysis and Commentary

Farrah Fawcett, American Ambassador

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Friday, June 26, 2009

Amid all the ululation for Michael Jackson, arguably the most squalid icon in the history of American civilization, let's not forget to pay heed--and tribute--to Farrah Fawcett...

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. must deploy more foreign diplomacy personnel

by Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia Politico
Thursday, June 25, 2009

National security is about more than bullets...

Analysis and Commentary

Consequential Ideas

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Weekly Standard
Monday, June 22, 2009

Paul Rahe is a distinguished and prolific historian in the field of intellectual history who ventures with deliberate intent into political philosophy, judging what he sees...

In the News
In the News

Dumbing Down Regulation

with John B. Taylor, Gary S. Beckervia Time Magazine
Monday, July 6, 2009

If only our financial regulations were dumber!...

In the News

Blame Not the Deregulator

with Charles Calomiris, Niall Fergusonvia National Review
Monday, July 6, 2009

Last month, Paul Krugman launched a campaign to pin the financial crisis on “Reagan and his circle of advisers.”...

In the News

A New Era for Inflation

with Niall Fergusonvia Fleet Street (UK)
Monday, June 29, 2009

Not much action in the markets on Friday...

In the News

Charter schools face uphill climb in Virginia

with Michael J. Petrillivia Virginian-Pilot
Monday, June 29, 2009

The first senior class from York River Academy is too small to field a baseball team, but advocates for charter schools hope their graduation this month was just the beginning...

In the News

Our Decaying Nuclear Deterrent

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 29, 2009

A bipartisan congressional commission, headed by some of our most experienced national security practitioners, recently concluded that a nuclear deterrent is essential to our defense for the foreseeable future...

In the News

Hernando County is considering taking zero out of its grading policy

with Michael J. Petrillivia St. Petersburg Times
Monday, June 29, 2009

Call it the softer side of failure...

In the News

Helprin on Copyright

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 29, 2009

Novelist Mark Helprin talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about copyright and the ideas in his book, Digital Barbarism...

In the News

Events which shaped a nation: reality of Iran’s hardline stance

with Abbas Milanivia Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Sunday, June 28, 2009

REVOLUTION IS not an unnatural state of affairs in Iran...

In the News

Some say new constitution would solve state's woes

with Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, June 28, 2009

California is drowning in ever-deepening red ink...

In the News

President Obama's Financial Reform Package

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 28, 2009

Since the document laying out the President's financial reform package is 88 pages, I will concentrate my evaluation on a few basic issues.

In the News

How Golden State sank into budget morass

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 28, 2009

So how did it come to this - that powerhouse California, a nation-state of 33 million with a budget larger than most small countries, has again been brought to its knees in a life-or-death struggle for financial survival?...

In the News

GPS: Krugman and Taylor

with John B. Taylorvia CNN
Sunday, June 28, 2009

Paul Krugman and John B. Taylor debate the origins of the financial crisis and the proposed health care plan...

In the News

Calfornia budget battle an opportunity for parties to set 2010 tone

with Bill Whalenvia Contra Costa Times
Sunday, June 28, 2009

At the end of a news briefing last week, Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg put his hand to his chest and said "this isn't political for me."...

In the News

Bay Area expert answers 3 questions on Iran

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 28, 2009

Abbas Milani was educated at Oakland Technical High School, UC Berkeley and the University of Hawaii before returning to Iran in 1975 to teach at the National University of Tehran...

In the News

Unveiling the revolution

with Abbas Milanivia Salon
Saturday, June 27, 2009

The women of Iran have jolted me awake from my cable news coma...

In the News

Can Charter-School Execs Help Failing Public Schools?

with Michael J. Petrillivia Time Magazine
Saturday, June 27, 2009

In the late '90s, software entrepreneur John Zitzner was pretty close to being bankrupt...

In the News

Thoughts on a Schizophrenic Society

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, June 27, 2009

I was watching cable television about 5 PM on a Friday night, channel surfing between commercials on the Western station...

In the News

Iran's rogue regime

with Abbas Milanivia United Press International
Friday, June 26, 2009

A.D. 2009 in the Islamic calendar is 1430 A.H. (Anno Hegirae, which began with the prophet's flight from Medina to Mecca)...

In the News

Old Confirmation Wars Fueling Some Critics Now

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Conservatives who oppose the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court can quickly list their criticisms of her record...