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No security without diplomacy, development

by William J. Perry, Tim Solsovia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

By William J. Perry and Tim Solso

Analysis and Commentary

How Are the Presidential Contenders Doing on Social Security?

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, November 28, 2011

[H]ow is the Social Security issue surviving the 2012 Republican presidential contest so far? In the main, pretty well. Below I’ll describe the good, the truly impressive, the bad, and the ugly from the current election season...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe’s Last Best Chance

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 28, 2011

The resignations of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have highlighted how Greece, Italy, and many other countries obscured for too long their bloated public sectors’ long-standing problems with unsustainable social-welfare ben

Analysis and Commentary

Public Prayer Does Not “Establish Religion”

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, November 28, 2011

The point of the Establishment clause was to prevent the government from establishing state religions, not to remove God from the public square entirely...

Analysis and Commentary

Joseph Kabila and Where the Election in Congo Went Wrong

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Foreign Affairs
Monday, November 28, 2011

The [EU] spent more than a half billion dollars to underwrite Congo's first nationwide election in 2006. That election was not perfect, but it led to economic and political progress. As the country goes to the polls today, however, those gains risk being squandered...

Analysis and Commentary

The Euro Crisis and Euro Bonds

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 27, 2011

What can be done now to prevent a catastrophe in the EU that would plunge Europe into another recession, and hurt badly the world economy as well...?

Analysis and Commentary

The Booing Heard Round the World

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, November 27, 2011

Vladimir Putin accepted his party’s nomination to be its presidential candidate. No surprise in this. But this time round, he goes before the voters without a claim to legitimacy...

Analysis and Commentary

Chinese Stock Alarm? Sino-Forest May Be the Best of the Bunch

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sino-Forest is one of the most transparent and one might even say “best” companies operating in China. I shudder to think what horrors less well-run companies conceal...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Pay Higher Taxes?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, November 26, 2011

[H]ere are a random 12 complaints that I hear from those who become furious about preposed higher income tax rates...

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Fog of Tax Initiatives

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another early November pile-up is headed California’s way in 2012. The bodies in motion: not automobiles, but ballot initiatives affecting California’s tax code...

Analysis and Commentary

Udall Amendment on NDAA

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, November 25, 2011

Senator Mark Udall of Colorado is pushing an amendment to the NDAA to strip the bill of its detainee-affairs provisions and require further study of the relevant issues from both the executive branch and relevant congressional committees...

Analysis and Commentary

The pervasive cyberthreat that goes unchallenged

by Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Friday, November 25, 2011

[A recent Defense Department report to Congress] aims to bolster U.S. deterrence against cyberthreats but, in fact, highlights weaknesses in our deterrence policy...

Analysis and Commentary

The castor-oil candidate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking grandma's castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to...

Analysis and Commentary

Hope or Hype for Personalized Medicine?

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Thursday, November 24, 2011

If society is to derive the maximum benefit from personalized medicine – which will require companies to pursue it – regulators worldwide will need to adopt reasoned and reasonable policies...

Analysis and Commentary

The Future of Educational Accountability, As Envisioned by 11 Leading States

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So what do these 11 states want to do differently on the accountability front? Particularly when it comes to identifying schools that should be subject to some sort of sanctions or interventions...?

Analysis and Commentary

NIH Reorganization Proposal Nothing To Crow About

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

[ASU] President Michael Crow has suggested in a series of published commentaries that the [NIH], currently funded to the tune of $31 billion annually, has not served the nation well and should be reorganized. But his cure surely would be worse than the disease...

Interviews
Interviews

Condoleezza Rice on Face the Nation

with Condoleezza Ricevia Face the Nation (CBS)
Sunday, November 27, 2011

For the annual "Face the Nation" Thanksgiving weekend Books and Authors show, Bob Schieffer is joined by...Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose memoir No Higher Honor, tells of her days as George Bush's Secretary of State...

In the News
In the News

Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 28, 2011
In the News

Journalism with Gerard Baker & Andrew Ferguson: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 28, 2011
In the News

Antsy Voters Look for a Third Way

with Condoleezza Ricevia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 26, 2011
In the News

America’s Public Sector Union Dilemma

by Lee Ohanianvia American Magazine (American Enterprise Institute)
Saturday, November 26, 2011

There is much less competition in the public sector than the private sector and that has made all the difference...

In the News

Raising Awareness of Sex Trafficking, One Lecture at a Time

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Friday, November 25, 2011
In the News

Jon Huntsman struggles to rise in GOP race

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, November 25, 2011
In the News

Occupy protests: Shop mom-and-pop on Black Friday

with Russell Robertsvia Associated Press
Thursday, November 24, 2011
In the News

Be thankful — sensible solutions do exist for U.S. problems

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Wednesday, November 23, 2011