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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Clean air law is key to our future

by George P. Shultzvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, September 13, 2010

California's vision of a cleaner environment and reduced dependence on foreign oil and dirty fuels is now under attack.

Analysis and Commentary

The Bond Vigilantes

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, September 13, 2010

Proponents of additional stimulus and/or further Fed easing have pointed to low interest rates to claim that "deficit hawks" and "inflation mongers" have no clothes...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Case of PDS

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, September 13, 2010

Years from now, scientists — political scientists, maybe medical researchers or clinical psychologists specializing in abnormal behavior – will figure what it is about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that generates so much controversy...

Analysis and Commentary

Enough Already with Reverend Jones

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, September 13, 2010

Everyone is trying to outdo one another in righteous condemnation of the Reverend Terry Jones and his micro-flock, to assure the world that 50 people out of 300 million does not a majority make...

Analysis and Commentary

Partisanship Isn't Enough (but It Is Essential)

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Weekly Standard
Monday, September 13, 2010

Glenn Beck’s rally for Restoring Honor on August 28 took most everyone by surprise with its nonpartisan appeal...

Analysis and Commentary

Lehman Weekend

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Many people are still trying to figure out why the bailout of Lehman was aborted or what would have happened if there were a special bankruptcy chapter for such financial institutions...

Analysis and Commentary

Vladeck on S. 3707

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Steven Vladeck has an extensive discussion of, really an indictment of, the Graham bill over at Prawfsblog. I will have a fair bit to say in response to Steve...

Analysis and Commentary

An Apologetic 9/11?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, September 11, 2010

This year’s anniversary marked a somewhat new tone, tentative, near apologetic — as if the Ground Zero and Pentagon attacks were wholly tragic rather than solely due to the premeditated murdering of radical Islamic zealots...

Analysis and Commentary

Hummel on Government Military Pay Policy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 11, 2010

When you consider how young people's discount rates fall with age, taxing them heavily while they're really young and then compensating them when they're five years older is even more perverse than it might at first appear...

Analysis and Commentary

My 2003 Bet

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 11, 2010

If you think unintended consequences apply to domestic economic policy, where, at least, some of the results of the policies are visible to people who live here and some of the victims get to vote, think about how bad the unintended consequences can be when the victims aren't people who are visible...

Analysis and Commentary

Flying Back to Treasury on 9/11

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, September 11, 2010

I was in a hotel room in Tokyo when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Recently sworn in as Under Secretary at Treasury, I was part of a delegation to Japan...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Gitmo Really an Important Recruiting Tool or Do We All Just Say That?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, September 11, 2010

What do we really know about the importance of Guantanamo to enemy recruitment...?

Analysis and Commentary

A Thought on President Obama’s Remarks

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, September 11, 2010

I think Obama’s comment [on closing Guantanamo] reflects a certain lack of awareness concerning where his Guantanamo policy went off the rails...

Analysis and Commentary

Whither 21st Century Skills?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, September 10, 2010

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (known as P-21) announced the other day that it has entered into a “strategic management agreement” with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)...

Analysis and Commentary

LiteGuv Plot Twist

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, September 10, 2010

[T]here is some truth to the idea that a crisis can lead to unexpected twists. And, for proof, we have California’s lieutenant governor’s race, which pits Republican Abel Maldonado, the appointed LG, versus San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike, Sept. 11-12

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, September 10, 2010

So now Lisa Murkowski is considering a write-in effort to “save” the Senate seat she narrowly lost to Joe Miller...My advice to Ms. Murkowski: Don't do it...

Interviews
Interviews

de Botton on the Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 13, 2010

Author Alain de Botton talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work...

Interviews

What does the Council of Economic Advisors do?

with Keith Hennesseyvia Marketplace (American Public Media)
Friday, September 10, 2010

Kai Ryssdal talks to Stanford Professor Keith Hennessey about the role of the Council of Economic Advisors and how they help the president make economic policy decisions...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GUESTS: John Bolton, AEI; Tunku Varadarajan, DailyBeast.com; Bret Stephens, WSJ...

In the News
In the News

Supreme Court: Student Groups Must Take Everyone

with Michael McConnellvia Stanford Review
Sunday, September 12, 2010
In the News

Schools set limit on low grades

with Michael J. Petrillivia McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday, September 12, 2010
In the News

Gloom Is Still in Bloom

with John B. Taylorvia Barron's Online
Saturday, September 11, 2010