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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Minimum Wage: The Missing Explanation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 13, 2011

So the unemployment rate among relatively unskilled workers is high--16 percent--and it's hard to explain why they can't find jobs "for less pay?" No, it's not, at least for some of them...

Analysis and Commentary

Grievance Politics Barks, but the King Hearings Move On

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 13, 2011

The hearings convened by Rep. Pete King...to examine the recruitment of American Muslims as jihadist terrorists revealed all the pathologies of multicultural grievance politics that for decades now has compromised our response to Islamic jihad...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Get Gaddafi

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mr. President, don’t send guns to the Libyans. Send them a piece of paper...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dystopian Tale of Russia’s Future

via New York Times
Sunday, March 13, 2011

In Vladimir Sorokin’s dystopian tale, futuristic technology reinforces the draconian codes of Ivan the Terrible...

Analysis and Commentary

Teachers must be evaluated by what students learn

by Williamson M. Evers, Doug Laskenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, March 13, 2011

We hear constantly today about the "effective teacher," but who is this effective teacher...?

Analysis and Commentary

Power Corrupts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Power tends to corrupt: absolute power corrupts absolutely." This quote is, of course, from Lord Acton. Today, Megan McArdle has laid out beautifully how it corrupts...

Analysis and Commentary

A Credible First Step Toward a New Budget Strategy?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Would a step any smaller than HR1 be credible? The following chart tries to present the basic facts in a simple way...

Analysis and Commentary

Analysis of the McCain Legislation

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Broadly speaking, the McCain bill has similar policy ambitions to the McKeon bill–for good and ill. It too would put limits on the review process the President has created...

Analysis and Commentary

The Rebirth of the Education Governor

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, March 11, 2011

Thirty years ago, Saturn started its current revolution around the Sun, Mt. St. Helens erupted, and Americans began to understand that governors are the most important people in U.S. K-12 education...

Analysis and Commentary

Why I Think the Obama Administration Did Not Extend Article 75 to Terrorists

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, March 11, 2011

There has been much confusion in recent days about this statement in the Administration’s Fact Sheet on Guantanamo and Detainee Policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Face It. Gaddafi Has Won

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, March 11, 2011

As the Western powers dither and deliberate, Gaddafi has won. He will stay in power even if we establish no-fly zones or impose sanctions with sharp teeth...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama as Hamlet

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, March 11, 2011

In the case of Libya, Obama has seemed almost Shakespearean in his public musings about whether to be or not to be...

Analysis and Commentary

Anti-Obama or anti-spending?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, March 11, 2011

In a situation, such as now exists, where the states are broke and the federal government is more broke, it takes little risk for the GOP to act like a party more anxious to guard the purse than are the Democrats...

Interviews
Interviews

Ferguson: History Does Not Repeat

with Niall Fergusonvia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Monday, March 14, 2011

"It's quite striking how complex civilizations can fall apart really, really quickly... we seem at the moment, bombarded by shock events," Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University and author of 'The Ascent of Money' told CNBC on Western civilization...

Interviews

David Davenport on the John Batchelor Show

with David Davenportvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, March 13, 2011

John Loftus, America's Nazi Secrets, David Davenport, Hoover, in re: NPR must give up its public money. Aaron Klein, WABC radio, in re: Fogel family murdered by al Aqsa/Hamas on the West Bank. Pursuit of the killers, threat of more...

Interviews

Tod Lindberg on the John Batchelor Show

with Tod Lindbergvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 11, 2011

GUESTS: Frances Symes, Roll Call; Tod Lindberg, Hoover; Colleen Deblaise, WSJ; Jeff Bliss, The Bliss Index...

In the News
In the News

Politics and Policy with Mitch Daniels: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 14, 2011
In the News

What the school reform debate misses about teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Sunday, March 13, 2011
In the News

Key to job growth, equality is boosting tradable sector of economy

with Michael Spencevia Washington Post
Saturday, March 12, 2011
In the News

Mitch Daniels doubles down on social issues 'truce'

with Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Friday, March 11, 2011