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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Not to Fix the Economy

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Six years into expansion following the 2001 recession, the post-Y2K collapse of the stock-market bubble and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the economy is sharply slowing. The risk of recession is growing.

Analysis and Commentary

Sidekick-in-Chief

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin put an end to endless speculation Monday and tapped Dmitry Medvedev, a first deputy prime minister, to succeed him...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Teachers Like Mike

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mike Huckabee made news — and history — Tuesday when the New Hampshire affiliate of the National Education Association endorsed him for president in the upcoming primary — the first time it ever recommended a GOP candidate...

Analysis and Commentary

Small Democratic Step

by Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Thursday, December 13, 2007

For the last eight years of Vladimir Putin's presidency, friends of mine who either worked for or were simply sympathetic to the Kremlin have argued at various times that Russia was a "managed" democracy, a "sovereign" democracy or an autocracy like China on the long road to democracy via the autocratic-modernizer path...

Analysis and Commentary

How Not to Fix the Economy

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Six years into expansion following the 2001 recession, the post-Y2K collapse of the stock-market bubble and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the economy is sharply slowing...

Analysis and Commentary

All Mixed Up Over Iran

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Last week's U.S. National Intelligence Estimate states, with "high confidence," that Iran quit trying to get a nuclear bomb in late 2003...

Analysis and Commentary

This treaty is a mess, but it will free Europe to do more important things

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 13, 2007

When the leaders of the European Union (except for the curmudgeonly latecomer Gordon Brown) gather this morning at Lisbon's Jerónimos monastery, to sign what was once intended to be a European constitution, they will be congregating in a glorious building in Portugal's distinctive Manueline style, they will be welcomed by a prime minister called Socrates, and they will be endorsing a dog's dinner...

In the News
In the News

Typepad and the "remember personal info" when commenting

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 13, 2007

We've all been frustrated at times by the weird problem of having checked "Remember Personal Info" on the comment form and finding that when we go to comment again, it's all blank...

In the News

America should lead effort to reduce world's nuclear weapons

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Florida Times-Union
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Did you know that nuclear materials are being stolen from Russia by crooks trying to sell them to terrorists?

In the News

Watch What They Do, Not What They Say

with Milton Friedmanvia Barron's Online
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Give Professor Bernanke a B-plus for substance and a C-minus for his communication skills...

In the News

Can central banks stop the credit crunch?

with Milton Friedmanvia Money Week (UK)
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Earlier in the week, it was Led Zeppelin’s comeback tour...

In the News

The Recent Russian and Chechen Elections: Putin and His Mafia Allies Control Both with an Iron Hand

with David Sattervia Women's International Perspective
Thursday, December 13, 2007

On December 3rd, Russia had yet another parliamentary election...

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson on War and History: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 13, 2007

VDH discusses a nuclear Iran...

In the News

Obama's psyche

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Times
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Shelby Steele's new book, "A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win," provides perhaps the most insightful analysis of a presidential candidate's psyche ever written...

In the News

Proposal for center to coordinate energy, climate change research

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The University of California may soon become home to an ambitious, $600 million institute that would coordinate energy and climate change research at schools and labs throughout the state, supported by money from your monthly electric bills...

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson on War and History: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

VDH discusses his trip to Iraq, his time with General David Petraeus, and whether the surge is sustainable...

In the News

Recession Predictions and Investment Decisions

with Robert E. Hallvia Washington Post
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Everyone and his brother seems to be talking about recession these days...