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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Crimea: Then I'll Fight You For It

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Monday, March 17, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

From the Department of Dubious Civil Liberties Accomplishments

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, March 17, 2014

Amidst the flap between the CIA and the SSCI last week, you may have missed the news about the back-and-forth between NSA and the FISA court over whether the agency may, must, or mustn't retain telephony metadata past the five year deadline for its destruc

Analysis and Commentary

Build the Infrastructure for Arab-Israeli Peace

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, March 17, 2014

TEL AVIV – A perception has increasingly taken hold that the threat to Israel from conventional military operations has never been slighter.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Goal of the Boycott

by Russell A. Bermanvia Los Angeles Review of Books
Monday, March 17, 2014

This is one of eight essays we published today on ”Academic Activism: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Ethics of Boycott.” Click here to read the others.    THE MOVEMENT to boycott, divest, and sanction (BDS) Israel presents itself as a nonviolent and grassroots … Continue reading →

Analysis and Commentary

Lawlessness, Small and Large

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Library of Law and Liberty
Monday, March 17, 2014

A reporter for The Nation magazine looking for a partisan “color” story cornered me at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, asking what I tho

Analysis and Commentary

Putin's Destabilization of Ukraine Overshadows Today's Crimean Vote (80 Percent Turnout, 93 Percent For Annexation)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, March 17, 2014

The Western media needs to grow up and understand the Russian special ops war. If they continue to report literally demonstrations, clashes, fights, banners, and shows of pro-Russian support organized and paid for by KGB infiltrators, they will sorely handicap Ukraine's chances of defending itself from Putin;s disinformatsia specialists. The international press fell for Stalin's show trials and for Goebbels' speeches. They should not be suckered again.

Analysis and Commentary

Milton and Rose Friedman on Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Last week my group of students who work their way through readings had our last formal meeting. Good news: they decided over drinks afterwards that they want to continue the meetings informally next quarter and one of them suggested calling...

Analysis and Commentary

Liberals and Their Uppity Enemies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Why do liberals hate Sarah Palin? She has made far fewer gaffes than has Joe Biden, whose verbal mishaps have often been racist in nature. Is dropping your g’s worse than saying "corpse-men"? She do

Analysis and Commentary

The Hidden Rot in the Jobs Numbers

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Most commentators viewed the February jobs report released on March 7 as good news, indicating that the labor market is on a favorable growth path.

Analysis and Commentary

Notable & Quotable: Ambassador McFaul

by Michael McFaulvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 16, 2014

From a March 15 Facebook post by Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, who left his position last month:


Analysis and Commentary

Eureka: Granite Brown And A Bigger Sea Of Red

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Western Arrogance and Decline

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Sunday, March 16, 2014

The West may have changed, but the world outside its borders is as brutal as ever.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen on Forum with Michael Krasny (1:48)

with Bill Whalenvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, March 14, 2014

The California Republican Convention begins this weekend in Burlingame with the theme 'rebuild, renew, reclaim.' With Democratic Governor Jerry Brown boasting high approval ratings, Republicans face a tough road in defeating Brown and retaking other statewide offices. We discuss the upcoming convention and challenges facing California Republicans in the coming year, and talk about the future of the national GOP five years after the Tea Party movement shook up U.S. politics.

Interviews

David Davenport on the John Batchelor Show

with Gordon Lloyd, David Davenportvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 14, 2014

David Davenport, The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry by Gordon Lloyd and David Davenport

In the News
EconTalk
In the News

Jeffrey Sachs on the Millennium Villages

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 17, 2014

Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and the Millennium Villages Project talks with EconTalk host about poverty in Africa and the efforts of the Millennium Villages Project to fight hunger, disease, and illiteracy. The project tries to achieve the Millennium...

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In the News

The Three Faces of President Obama

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Sunday, March 16, 2014
 
In the News

Behind the Headline: Who Are the Crimean Tatars? (Registration Required)

with Paul R. Gregoryvia National Geographic
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday's referendum on joining Russia is illegal, say leaders of the Tatar minority. Comprising about 12 percent of Crimea's population, these ethnic Sunni Muslims have a long, troubled history with Moscow.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice Urges Republican Party to be More Inclusive

with Condoleezza Ricevia Reuters
Saturday, March 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday called on the Republican Party to become more inclusive on issues like immigration.We have a responsibility to those

In the News

Economists to D.C.: Hiking the Minimum Wage Is a Band-Aid

with George P. Shultzvia Money News
Friday, March 14, 2014

More than 500 economists, including three Nobel laureates, signed a letter saying that artificially raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour through a government mandate, as President Obama has suggested, would have adverse effects on the job chances of unskilled and low-skilled workers.