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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Should Children Born in the United States Automatically Become Citizens?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 17, 2010

Finding an effective way to curtail the inflow of illegal immigrants seems to be a far better way to deal with the issue of illegal immigrants than concentrating a lot of effort and opposition on trying to obtain a constitutional amendment...

Analysis and Commentary

Parson Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, October 17, 2010

If 19th-century liberals were courageously at the forefront of abolition, religiously inspired college education, and the notion of American budgetary parsimony...Still, they are now just as zealous in condemning the sins of the supposedly less educated and poorly informed...

Analysis and Commentary

Lionel McKenzie, RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lionel McKenzie, the man who started the University of Rochester's Ph.D. program in the 1950s, died last week. He was one of the heavy-hitting contributors to general equilibrium theory...

Analysis and Commentary

Die Luft der Konservatismus weht

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, October 17, 2010

All is quiet on the Western front this year. Walking around [Stanford's] campus yields little evidence that this is an election year...

Analysis and Commentary

Form Follows Fashion

via Weekly Standard
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Design for lifestyles of the rich and famous...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Liberals Don't Get the Tea Party Movement

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our universities haven't taught much political history for decades. No wonder so many progressives have disdain for the principles that animated the Federalist debates...

Analysis and Commentary

The John Allen Muhammad Model for KSM

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, October 16, 2010

I’m not 100 percent certain that what I am suggesting is wise, politically astute, or even that it would work legally....But maybe, just maybe, it is the answer–or an answer–to the problem of how to try KSM and the 9/11 conspirators...

Analysis and Commentary

Why are the Chinese so afraid of [Liu Xiaobo]?

by Paul R. Gregory, Yuri Yarim-Agaevvia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, October 15, 2010

China is the world’s fastest growing economy. It is now second only to the United States in GDP...Yet China is throwing a temper tantrum unworthy of a great country over the Nobel Committee’s decision to award its 2010 peace prize to [Liu Xiaobo]...

Analysis and Commentary

Republicans and Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, October 15, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (October 15) about what Republican victories in November might mean for education policy, particularly at the federal level...

Analysis and Commentary

President Obama like John McCain, circa 2008?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, October 15, 2010

Why do I keep thinking about Adlai Stevenson's 1956 effort to block President Dwight Eisenhower's reelection bid every time I turn on my TV only to catch Barack Obama blasting one representative of Corporate America or another...?

Analysis and Commentary

Peter Diamond on Social Security

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 15, 2010

In 1977, President Carter proposed that Social Security benefits be indexed, not to the price level as had been the case, but to wages. Because real wages tend to rise, this wage indexing would be expected to cause Social Security spending to rise faster than otherwise...

Analysis and Commentary

Takeaway Numbers

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, October 15, 2010

Some light weekend reading for you – a few surveys which, imho, capture the essence of this election...

Analysis and Commentary

A Thought Experiment for Article III Skeptics

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 15, 2010

I want to make an affirmative argument against principle here–specifically, against the conviction that is now so prevalent in conservative circles that military commissions represent the only acceptable trial venue for KSM...

Interviews
Interviews

Feds oppose Calif.'s move to legalize marijuana

with Joseph D. McNamaravia KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Friday, October 15, 2010

The war of words is heating up over the state ballot proposition to legalize the possession and growing of marijuana...

Interviews

Condoleezza Rice Uncut and 'On the Record'

with Condoleezza Ricevia On the Record (Fox News)
Friday, October 15, 2010

Here is our entire interview with the former Secretary of State, including material we were not able to show you on last night's ON THE RECORD...

Interviews

Why Condoleezza Rice is a Republican

with Condoleezza Ricevia CNN
Friday, October 15, 2010

The story of how former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who voted for Jimmy Carter, became a Republican...

Interviews

Bernanke: Ready to Act

with John B. Taylorvia Power Lunch (CNBC)
Friday, October 15, 2010

One of the world's leasing monetary policy experts suggests the Fed shouldn't go any further than its has in stimulating the economy. Insight with John Taylor, former Undersecretary for International Affairs and CNBC's Steve Liesman...

Interviews

Fed's Next Move: What Will Boost the Economy?

with John B. Taylorvia PBS NewsHour
Friday, October 15, 2010

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke signaled Friday that his agency is prepared to make new moves to boost the economy. But what would help the most? Jeffrey Brown asks economists...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with David R. Hendersonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 14, 2010

GUESTS: Mike Granoff, Better Place Inc.; Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post; Bob Zimmerman, BehindTheBlack.com; David Henderson, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 18, 2010
In the News

Israel Drills Big Gas Prospect

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 18, 2010
In the News

Teaching teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In the News

Chasing the money trail all the way to the statehouse

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Examiner
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In the News

Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 16, 2010
In the News

The X Factor of Economics: People

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Saturday, October 16, 2010
In the News

Rice focuses on the personal, not political

with Condoleezza Ricevia Washington Post
Saturday, October 16, 2010
In the News

Prop 19 proponent hits back at Attorney General Holder

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, October 15, 2010
In the News

'Superman' and Solidarity

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Friday, October 15, 2010