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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Middle East Gambit

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, September 28, 2009

Masters of the art teach that subtlety, indirection, and on occasion mis-direction are crucial to successful diplomacy...

Analysis and Commentary

A Devolving, Depressing, and Debased Debate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, September 20, 2009

Barack Obama is charismatic...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Bait and Switch

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 19, 2009

In the spring of this year, President Obama argued that one reason for health care reform was to get long-term spending on government health care under control...

Analysis and Commentary

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 19, 2009

That's a question asked by Louis J. Prues and answered by the Wall Street Journal's Kelly Greene in the weekend Journal...

Analysis and Commentary

Former President Carter Presents Us With a Teachable Moment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 19, 2009

One of the terms most misused in recent years is the charge of ad hominem...

Analysis and Commentary

One More Step toward Fascism

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 18, 2009

The Wall Street Journal reports the following today: Policies that set the pay for tens of thousands of bank employees nationwide would require approval from the Federal Reserve as part of a far-reaching proposal to rein in risk-taking at financial institutions...

Interviews
Interviews

Fate of Imprisoned Hikers in Iran in Question

with Abbas Milanivia KCBS (CA)
Sunday, September 20, 2009

KCBS' Mark Seelig reports on this week's visit to the US by Iran's president and how it could affect the three Cal graduates...

In the News
In the News

Buchheit on Google, Friendfeed, and Start-ups

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 21, 2009

Paul Buchheit, developer of Gmail and founder of FriendFeed, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of the Gmail project, how innovation works and doesn't work in a large corporation, how Google has changed as it has grown, and corporate culture generally...

In the News

Fate of Imprisoned Iran Hikers in Question (Text)

with Abbas Milanivia KCBS (CA)
Sunday, September 20, 2009

The fate of three UC Berkeley graduates who are imprisoned in Iran will soon take center stage as that country's President gets set to address the United Nations later this week...

In the News

Proposed state tax would be paid by businesses in every industry

with John F. Coganvia Ventura County Star
Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sometime this week, Gerald Parsky, chairman of a commission tasked with proposing top-to-bottom changes in California’s tax structure, will present the panel’s final report to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders...

In the News

Obama and Ahmadinejad: The Politics of Face Time

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Saturday, September 19, 2009

It was just over two years ago that Barack Obama, then the junior senator from Illinois with aspirations to the presidency, famously pronounced during a Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., that he would be willing to hold direct talks, without preconditions, with the president of Iran...

In the News

He Did It His Way

with Annelise Anderson, Martin Andersonvia American Spectator
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This is a very worthwhile book, whose title incites hopes for a vast plot confected and executed in all its intricacy by a much more complicated figure than Ronald Reagan is generally reckoned to be...

In the News

Latin America gets trade boost from East

with William Ratliffvia China Daily
Monday, September 14, 2009

In the slumping world economy, China has come to the economic rescue of Latin American exports, according to a report released last month from the United Nations...