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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Mindless Yes, Austerity No: The Real Budget Problem

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, February 19, 2015

When his budget proposals were recently released, President Obama stated, “I want to work with Congress to replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America.” That quotation neatly summarizes how the White House is framing the basic trade-off faced in federal budgeting: between “austerity” (i.e., severe cuts in spending and deficits) and “investments” (i.e., spending on things needed to support future prosperity)...

Analysis and Commentary

Major Improvements in Our Lives

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Michael D. Thomas, an economics professor at the Heider College of Business at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, reported on Facebook an interesting conversation he had with a student this week. It led to a more interesting set of comments than the usual.

Analysis and Commentary

James Risen’s Twitter Tirade Against Eric Holder

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Speaking at the National Press Club, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked a question about the Obama administration’s prosecution of leakers

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (1:48)

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Listen as Richard Epstein talk about ISIS on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews
Interviews

Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

interview with Josef Joffevia Intelligence Squared US (NY)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is America in decline? Or an unparalleled leader on the global stage? Is the nation coping well with the challenges of the 21st century — from health care and education to the threat of terrorism — or is it falling behind other world powers?

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (21:10)

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Listen as Paul Gregory talks about the Crisis in Ukraine

In the News
In the News

New Bush advisers key to old Bush 'mistake'

quoting Larry Diamondvia CNN.com
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Washington (CNN)Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledged on Wednesday that "there were mistakes made in Iraq" under his brother's watch — but he's hired a number of the same policy advisers that shaped that very policy, and were complicit some of those very mistakes.

In the News

Mike Pence's (latest) education power play

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Indiana governor wants to strip his Democratic schools chief of power.

In the News

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal distances self from ethnic roots

quoting Bill Whalenvia SF Gate
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal eyes lucrative fundraising targets in the Bay Area, the potential Republican presidential contender may be getting a hard lesson in identity politics after sparking concern in Silicon Valley’s Indian American community that he is distancing himself from his own ethnic roots.