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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Spare Us the Sermons, Mr. President

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Obama has rarely embraced the admirable qualities he advocates -- a fact increasingly evident to a skeptical public...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Joint Committee structures that could succeed

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I can think of two other structures for a Joint Committee that could have been written into law and would have a much greater chance of reaching a solution...

Analysis and Commentary

What Jobs Program, Mr. President?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

President Obama took advantage of the signing of the debt limit increase to “pivot” to jobs...The problem is that, other than approving free trade deals, the President’s job programs will not create any jobs...

Analysis and Commentary

Entitlement reform would indicate maturity

by Russell Robertsvia Great Debate (Reuters)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Serious entitlement reform that reduces the long-run budget pressure would indicate maturity. That’s a better strategy than spending more money in the short run...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Way to Score the Debt-Ceiling Outcome

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Such is the nature of American politics that, as we consider the debt-ceiling debate’s effect on the health of the republic, we also insist upon winners and losers...I think there’s a better way to score the outcome: it’s called vox populi...

Analysis and Commentary

Detainee Suit Against Rumsfeld Allowed to Proceed

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I have only had a chance to skim this lengthy opinion by U.S. District Judge James Gwin allowing a suit against Don Rumsfeld and others to proceed on some counts. But it appears to allege quite remarkable facts...

Analysis and Commentary

The coming crises of governments

by Robert J. Barrovia Financial Times
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The global crises of financial and housing markets are now being superseded by the new crises of governments...

Analysis and Commentary

Feds’ “Gotcha” Regulation Is Out Of Control

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Instead of trying to improve the FDA’s dismal performance — which has caused drug approvals to plummet while boosting the costs of drug development and the time required for clinical trials — regulators are ramping up efforts to intimidate and harass industry...

Analysis and Commentary

Tropics of Cancer?

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Many people in poor countries die from cancers that are preventable or treatable in wealthier societies, but they often succumb to other scourges as well, such as infectious diseases. So what could and should be done about this conundrum...?

Analysis and Commentary

Done Right, A Debt Agreement Could Still Yield Positives: Echoes

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Daily Report
Sunday, July 31, 2011

The debt-limit battle of 10 years ago still echoes, but a new ring of accomplishment can also be heard.

Interviews
Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

GUESTS: Seb Gorka, FDD; Dr. Henry Miller, Hoover; Hotel Mars w/ Dr. David Livingston, TheSpaceShow.com...

Interviews

NJ Unions to Challenge Benefit Cuts

with Terry M. Moevia Fox Business
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hoover Institute Senior Fellow Terry Moe on reforming unions...

Interviews

Much accomplished in US debt deal: Economist Taylor

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stanford University Economist John Taylor explains why he thinks a lot was accomplished in the debt negotiations and why he thinks the deal will be successful in getting the U.S. economy moving again...

Interviews

Post-Debt Deal Economics

with John B. Taylorvia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The money did not stimulate consumption or investment, so you can't argue that things would have been worse without the debt bill, says John Taylor, former Undersecretary for International Affairs/Stanford University...

In the News
In the News

California hotel foreclosures up in second quarter

with Robert E. Hallvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, August 4, 2011
In the News

The fight over taxes goes on

with Keith Hennessey, Charles Blahousvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
In the News

Can the Super Committee Raise Taxes or Not?

with Keith Hennesseyvia Washington Wire (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011