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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Divine Debt Trumps All

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, August 20, 2009

In Greek mythology, even Olympian gods and heroes were subject to a higher divine power known loosely as “fate” — an allotted moira, or destiny, that could not be changed even by thunderbolt-throwing Zeus...

Analysis and Commentary

Just say no to unintended consequences

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One of the unintended consequences of the cash for clunkers program is that it is hurting charities...

Analysis and Commentary

IOUs for suckers

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Turns out it isn’t Cash for Clunkers...

Analysis and Commentary

Looking Beyond The Public Option

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Obama administration claims its motivation for a public plan option--government insurance for all--rests on the more fundamental goal of increasing competition among health insurance providers...

In the News
In the News

Mitt Romney's Voodoo Dolls

with Peter Berkowitzvia Politics Daily (DC)
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Defeated at nearly every level in the 2008 elections, Republicans were supposed to be using the current four-year stretch in purgatory to rethink the issues, redefine themselves as a party, and (most of all) select a charismatic leader to get them back in the game...

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Same-Sex Marriage Moving to the Courts

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Same-sex marriage may soon be moving from the political branches of government, where it belongs, back to court...

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Lincoln & More with Harry Jaffa, Part II: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dr. Harry Jaffa discusses the political climate of the 1960s relative to civil-rights legislation and Barry Goldwater...

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Signs of Recovery

with Robert E. Hallvia New York Times
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A number of economists have started proclaiming that the recession is over, or at least that a recovery is just around the corner...

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Is the Recession Really Over?

with Robert E. Hallvia Big Picture (Blog)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Not necessarily, according to at least two officials over at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)...

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The End of "Chinamerica"-

with Niall Fergusonvia OpEdNews.com
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor and economic historian, once coined the term "Chinamerica" (or sometimes "Chimerica") to describe the intricately linked relationship between the United States and the People's Republic...

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Insight: Solving the valuation problem

with John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Amid the self-congratulations by global regulators for avoiding a second Great Depression and the bickering over the structure of future financial regulation, one troublesome fact remains...

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Book on Fed’s Future Comes as Lawmakers Debate Just That

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A new book on the future of the Federal Reserve comes at a pivotal moment for the central bank: the debate over how best to overhaul supervision of financial markets will intensify when lawmakers return from their August recess...

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The Dish

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound?...