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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Tanenhaus on the Presidency

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, September 9, 2013

Sam Tanenhaus had an essay over the weekend in the NYT that I think is at bottom a “little c” conservative critique of President Obama’s Syria push.  But the essay makes little sense, at least to me. Tanenhaus starts with the claim that President Obama

Analysis and Commentary

MacroMania on Nominal GDP Targeting and the Taylor Rule

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, September 8, 2013

David Andolfatto has a interesting technical piece on MacroMania called "Nominal GDP Targeting and the Taylor Rule" in which he derives a relationship between the two, following up on a point by Ch...

Analysis and Commentary

Bombing Syria?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Syrian Knowns and Unknowns

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, September 8, 2013

1) Red lines: Does anyone believe we would be on the eve of a war with Syria had not Barack Obama on two occasions -- echoed on two others by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- warned Bashar Assad

Analysis and Commentary

Israel Must Bring Ultra-Orthodox Into the Fold

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, September 8, 2013

TEL AVIV -- Israelis enjoyed a fairly quiet summer.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Syria Address: Warrior President Seeks Warrior Precedent

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, September 8, 2013

To get a sense of what President Obama is up againstTuesday night when he makes the case for a military strike against Syria:

Analysis and Commentary

Moscow Mayor's Election: So Much for Competitiveness, Transparency, and Legitimacy

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, September 8, 2013

  Alexei Navalny and family Muscovites went to the polls today to elect their mayor. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin (mentioned as Putin’s eventual successor) resigned unexpectedly to call an early election for September 8. Sobyanin, appointed by Putin after he fired Sobyanin’s predecessor, needed to establish his legitimacy as a duly elected mayor. [...]

Analysis and Commentary

How Does History Vote on Syria?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fresno Bee
Saturday, September 7, 2013

President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world.

Interviews
Interviews

Edward Lazear on the Kudlow Report (43:24)

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Political Capital with Al Hunt (18:08)

with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg Television
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Stephen Hadley, a former national security adviser to President George W. Bush, talks with Bloomberg's Al Hunt about President Barack Obama's efforts to gain congressional support for limited military action in Syria. Bloomberg's Hans Nichols and Indira Lakshmanan report on President Obama's talks with foreign leaders about Syria at the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Rich Miller discusses the U.S. jobs report for August. Commentators Margaret Carlson and Lanhee Chen discuss the impact of George W. Bush's Iraq war resolution on the debate over action in Syria. (Source: Bloomberg)

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (19:53)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, September 6, 2013

Guests: Peter Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek; David Drucker, WashingtonExaminer.com, Richard Epstein, Hoover.

Interviews

David Davenport on the John Batchelor Show (9:57)

with David Davenportvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, September 6, 2013

Guests: Jim McTague, Barron's; David Davenport, Hoover; Sohrab Ahmari, WSJ; Nicolas Kulish, NYT.

In the News
In the News

Nassim Taleb on Skin in the Game

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 9, 2013

Nassim Taleb of NYU-Poly talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his recent paper (with Constantine Sandis) on the morality and effectiveness of