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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Those Reassuringly Dull Germans

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 4, 2010

Twenty years after reunification, Germany is almost Swedish in its boring predictability...

Analysis and Commentary

Whitman and Lessons Learned

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, October 4, 2010

So, in the aftermath of the ring-dang-do between Meg Whitman’s campaign and the illegal immigrant who claimed she was (emotionally) abused...we found out: Whitman’s troubles fit into a lot of what ails American politics in general, California in particular...

Analysis and Commentary

Prop. 19: Legalization will improve public safety

by Joseph D. McNamaravia San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Let’s face facts: Our laws criminalizing marijuana have been a huge failure. Proposition 19 on November’s ballot is the perfect opportunity for California to get things right...

Analysis and Commentary

15 Most Important Economic Journalists

by Tunku Varadarajan with John B. Taylorvia Daily Beast
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Canvassing 100 industry insiders and academics, Tunku Varadarajan identifies the most important writers on business and economics who are helping us navigate the turbulent times...

Analysis and Commentary

Incentives to Teachers and Students

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 3, 2010

School vouchers, and especially the charter school movement, is bringing competition to the traditional neighborhood school. No longer can public schools automatically have a captive audience of all the school age children in their neighborhood...

Analysis and Commentary

Got’cha Meg Whitman

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oh no! Another illegal alien employed by a political candidate. Despite spending over $130 million on her campaign, this slip could put Jerry Brown back in the governor’s mansion in Sacramento...

Analysis and Commentary

An Important Statement

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, October 3, 2010

This is admittedly a slight tangent from the Lawfare’s broad themes, but Eugene Volokh drew my attention the other day to this statement on free speech, issued by a group of Muslims in the United States and Canada...

Analysis and Commentary

At the Movies with Paul and Checker

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, October 1, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (October 1) about Waiting for Superman—the movie and the movie reviews...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike, Oct. 2-3

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, October 1, 2010

New technologies often require new laws to protect society...The tragic death by suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi offers a similar lesson...

Analysis and Commentary

Barack Obama’s World of Them vs. Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, October 1, 2010

On his latest speaking tour, the president has continued to talk about a traditional midterm election — in which the country assesses the sitting administration’s agenda — as if it were some epic Manichean struggle...

Analysis and Commentary

More on Them vs. Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, October 1, 2010

On the national level, Obama continues to attack his opponents as obstructionists without explaining how and why his agenda has made America better in the last two years...

Analysis and Commentary

Trading Places: HIPCs and HIICs

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, October 1, 2010

I thought of the movie Trading Places when I saw the term HIIC in the headline of today's Wall Street Journal article by Kelly Evans. The new term refers to the "Heavily Indebted Industrialized Countries" and of course to the exploding debt of these countries...

Analysis and Commentary

Really Dumb Editorial Watch

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 1, 2010

I find my sense of craft offended by this editorial on the state secrets privilege in the New York Times the other day. Put simply, it bugs me that the paper of record has nothing interesting or useful to say about this subject–and that it says that nothing so badly...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Interesting State Secrets Argument

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 1, 2010

This morning, I had a bit of correspondence with an administration lawyer in response to my critique of the New York Times’s state secrets editorial...

Interviews
Interviews

5 Questions for Kori Schake

with Kori Schakevia New Atlanticist (Atlantic Council)
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kori Schake is the former Director for Defense Strategy and Requirements at the National Security Council...I had the opportunity to discuss her thoughts on some key issues of interest to the Atlantic Council community...

In the News
In the News

What Would Keynes Say Today?

with Robert J. Barrovia Economix (New York Times)
Monday, October 4, 2010
In the News

Caplan on Immigration

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 4, 2010
In the News

Funeral protests could upend common view of free speech

with Michael McConnellvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 4, 2010
In the News

Peace Doesn't Keep Itself

with William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 4, 2010
In the News

Third Party Rising

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Saturday, October 2, 2010
In the News

Type I Terrors

by Henry I. Millervia Regulation (Cato Institute)
Friday, October 1, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the nation's pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, and most of its foods. Weighing risks and benefits is the agency's stock in trade, but those judgments should be focused on benefiting the public, not itself...

In the News

How will California change if voters make marijuana legal?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Christian Science Monitor
Friday, October 1, 2010
In the News

Brown to keep his distance on housekeeper issue?

with Thad Kousservia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, October 1, 2010