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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Winners and Losers Under the Simpson-Bowles Social Security Plan

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, November 29, 2010

Every Social Security proposal has relatively clear winners and losers, for the reason that Social Security is a simple income transfer program...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fallout from WikiLeaks' Latest Exposure

by Tunku Varadarajan with Charles Hillvia Daily Beast
Monday, November 29, 2010

Julian Assange's may not have endangered lives directly by leaking thousands of pages of purloined diplomatic correspondence, but he's certainly made conducting American diplomacy more difficult...

Analysis and Commentary

US embassy cables: A banquet of secrets

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, November 28, 2010

A diplomat's nightmare is a historian's dream – a feast of data that deepens our understanding...

Analysis and Commentary

Paradoxes of the Present Age, Profound and Trivial

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sometimes realty seems at odds with perceived wisdom. Yet these disconnects rarely seem to enter public discussion. Here are a few examples, big and small...

Analysis and Commentary

Updating the AUMF–A Discussion

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, November 28, 2010

We have a war going on. We have a legal instrument authorizing that war that is growing by the day more attenuated in its description of the conflict. Logically, therefore, if we want to both authorize and cabin the war we are fighting, we should update the [AUMF]...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Illegal Immigration Moral?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Saturday, November 27, 2010

The debate over illegal immigration is too often confined to costs and benefits. But ultimately it is a complicated moral issue -- and one often ignored by all too many moralists...

Analysis and Commentary

Schools need to keep the best teachers

by Terry Ryanvia Columbus Dispatch (OH)
Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nothing affects student performance more than great teachers. Conversely, weak teachers can do irreparable damage to children and their learning. This alone should prompt Ohio to glean as much information as possible about teacher effectiveness...

Analysis and Commentary

A Tax-Heavy Social Security Plan

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, November 25, 2010

This past week, the Bipartisan Policy Center unveiled its Social Security reform proposal. The proposal is a serious, constructive plan backed up by an impressive amount of analysis and documentation...

Analysis and Commentary

The Gap Between the Public’s and the Government’s View of the Terrorism Threat

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Marc Thiessen has taken a lot of heat for this argument in the course of defending TSA screening procedures...Conor Friedersdorf, for example, chides Thiessen...I think Thiessen’s argument lends itself to a more charitable interpretation...

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea Provocations: Completely Predictable

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently said that North Korea remains predictable in its unpredictability. Mullen’s view is incorrect...

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections On An Ailing Society

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Buffettism...Korea as the Proverbial Deranged Neighbor...Airport Security...A Funny Sort of Morality...The Cuts to Come...

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea at it Again

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It’s been a banner couple of days for the government of North Korea. First, they revealed a new light water reactor and a fully-fashioned nuclear complex to process more weapons-grade uranium. Then they fired hundreds of rounds of artillery shells at South Korea...

Analysis and Commentary

“Blind Vengeance and a Thorough Disdain for the Law”

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This is how the always-entertaining British journalist, Andy Worthington describes critics of federal court trials, including–it seems–Jack and Bobby and me, which is kind of funny considering that we are not really critics of federal court trials at all...

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. House to Big House for DeLay?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DeLay lost his stature years ago. The hope here is that he does not lose his freedom...

Interviews
Interviews

Tod Lindberg on the John Batchelor Show

with Tod Lindbergvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 26, 2010

GUESTS: Alicia Finley, WSJ; Joe Rago, WSJ; Tod Lindberg, Hoover Institution; Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg

Interviews

Edwin Meese on the John Batchelor Show

with Edwin Meese IIIvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, November 25, 2010

GUESTS: Ed Meese, Heritage Foundation; Reed Abelson, NYT; David Weidner WSJ...

Interviews

David Henderson on Economists and the Draft

with David R. Hendersonvia Econ Journal Watch
Monday, November 22, 2010

David Henderson tells the story of how economists had a significant voice in ending conscription in the United States. The podcast summarizes the paper Henderson wrote for EJW, “The Role of Economists in Ending the Draft...”

In the News
In the News

Kelly on Technology and What Technology Wants

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 29, 2010
In the News

Global Heroes

with Sidney D. Drell, William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Foreign Policy
Monday, November 29, 2010
In the News

First priority? Control federal spending

with Niall Fergusonvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, November 29, 2010
In the News

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Foreign Policy
Monday, November 29, 2010
In the News

The Political Sibling Rivalry

with Kori Schakevia Daily Beast
Saturday, November 27, 2010
In the News

The suicide pacts

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Saturday, November 27, 2010
In the News

Trying to steer strong teachers to weak schools

with Eric Hanushekvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Saturday, November 27, 2010
In the News

Ideas Calendar: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

with Condoleezza Ricevia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 27, 2010
In the News

The State with Prince Hans-Adam II: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, November 26, 2010
In the News

Thank Heaven for Victor Davis Hanson

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Big Peace
Friday, November 26, 2010
In the News

Schwarzenegger makes last push to shape his legacy

with Williamson M. Eversvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, November 26, 2010
In the News

The State with Prince Hans-Adam II: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In the News

Financial Crisis Commission Feuding Over Causes of Crisis

with Keith Hennesseyvia National Journal
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In the News

U.S.-Russia: A side meeting, and then a breakthrough

with Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In the News

The Thanksgiving roundtable, full of hot plates and hot-button issues

with Kori Schakevia Washington Post
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In the News

The biggest vulnerability for each GOP presidential hopeful

with Hoover Institutionvia Fix (Washington Post)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010