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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Monday, November 11, 2013

Besides its influential teacher union, Taiwan has a powerful parent union that appears to cause at least as much harm as it does good.

Analysis and Commentary

Lawfare Podcast Episode #48: Jack Speaks at Hoover to and On the National Security Press

by Benjamin Wittes with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, November 11, 2013

On October 25, the Hoover Institution held a day-long media colloquium out at Stanford University for a group of journalists. The sessions were focused on national security legal issues and the work of Hoover’s Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security

Analysis and Commentary

The Political Debate We Need to Have

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, November 11, 2013

Today, we treat politics as a sport, but it’s really a conflict of ideologies between federalists and technocrats.

Analysis and Commentary

Poll’s Lesson for NSA: Show That Surveillance Programs Actually Combat Terrorism

with Amy Zegartvia Washington Post
Sunday, November 10, 2013

A poll finds that “Americans will give their government more leeway” if they think anti-terror tools actually work.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s Not Doves v Hawks, It’s Rules v Discretion

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, November 10, 2013

For years commentators have endeavored to classify monetary policy makers into doves and hawks.  Doves are said to be more concerned with unemployment. Hawks are supposedly more concerned with infl...

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for Stronger Sanctions on Iran

by Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Was the deal that Iran came close to negotiating with six world powers in Geneva over the weekend likely to keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon?

Analysis and Commentary

To Achieve ObamaCare's Insurance Goals, We Must Abolish ObamaCare

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, November 10, 2013

ObamaCare was sold to the American people as an “effort to help 40 to 50 million Americans with low income or people with preexisting conditions.” (Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer,  http://thomas.loc.gov).  ObamaCare’s original promises (now long forgotten) were that we can help those 40 to 50 million unfortunates who can’t get insurance, keep [...]

Analysis and Commentary

Anyway, What's National Security For?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, November 8, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

What Do Three Big Elections on the East Coast Last Week Have in Common with California Politics?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, November 8, 2013

California’s nexus with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe and New York’s Bill de Blasio.

Interviews
Interviews

Edward Lazear on the Larry Kudlow Show (20:41)

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Larry Kudlow Show
Friday, November 8, 2013
Interviews

Henry Miller on the Lars Larson Show (1:16)

with Henry I. Millervia Lars Larson Show
Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (19:36)

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dan Henninger, WSJ; Reza Kahlili, author; Henry Miller, Hoover; Anatoly Zak, RussianSpaceweb.com.

In the News
In the News

Edmund Phelps on Mass Flourishing

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 11, 2013

Edmund Phelps of Columbia University, Nobel Laureate in economics, and author of Mass Flourishing talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book. Phelps argues that human flourishing requires challenges, struggles, and success and goes beyond...

In the News

Letter: Taylor Nails Federal Responsibility

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 10, 2013

John Taylor recaps the federal government's policy missteps that contributed to (if they weren't the sole cause of) the 2008 financial crisis, and he builds a solid case that "Economic Failure Causes Political Polarization" (op-ed, Oct. 29).

In the News

California Questions Corporations' Religious Rights

with Michael McConnellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Owners who have protected themselves from personal liability by forming corporations should not be allowed to "shield their companies from regulatory obligations based on alleged injuries to their individual religious beliefs," lawyers in Harris' office, representing California and 10 other states, told the court. The dispute before the Supreme Court "will help determine whether we will be a nation that is mutually accommodating of differences of conscience, or whether the increasingly powerful regulatory state is going to refuse to take account of differences of opinion and run roughshod over dissenters," said Michael McConnell, a Stanford law professor, former federal appeals court judge and senior fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution. The court almost always grants review to resolve a split in lower courts on the constitutionality of a federal law, and a cascade of voices - employers, the Obama administration, religious and civil rights groups, and state governments on both sides of the controversy - has called on the justices to step in. The same rationale doesn't necessarily apply to the contraceptive cases - for-profit companies do not have the same types of religious practices as individuals, and any concessions to the owners' objections to birth control would come at the expense of female employees. If corporations can deny birth-control coverage because of executives' religious views, California's lawyers told the court in an Oct. 21 filing, they could also withhold coverage for blood transfusions, end-of-life care, or medication with ingredients from cows or pigs - or ignore bans on religious or gender discrimination, child labor, and "countless other laws that govern modern society."

In the News

Syrian Rebels Meet on Possible Geneva Peace Talks

with Fouad Ajamivia Voice of America
Friday, November 8, 2013

Syria's main rebel bloc, the National Coalition, holds a second day of talks in Istanbul Sunday to decide whether to attend a peace conference in Geneva.   Rebels have resisted talks...