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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Nobody Is Proposing to 'Slash' Social Security Benefits

by Charles Blahousvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Under current [formula], retirees in 2050 will receive $11,000 more in today's dollars than current retirees get. Everyone knows that is unaffordable...

Analysis and Commentary

The Middle East and the Multicultural Nightmare

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bottom line: it will be hard for Obama in the future to immediately come out on the side of those professing Western values in opposition to some pseudo-revolutionary indigenous strongman, whether in Iran or Venezuela...

Analysis and Commentary

How to repeal ObamaCare

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DC Democrats are right that repeal won’t happen this week, even with a Republican House. They should worry, though, because there is a clear and achievable path to repeal just two years from now...

Analysis and Commentary

A Federal Regulations Crackdown: Obama’s Dip In The Yangtze

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com Blogs
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Aggressive regulatory reform could boost the economy in ways that not only don’t require federal spending but actually reduce it, to say nothing of the indirect benefits...

Analysis and Commentary

Social Science Fails to Meet the Intra-ocular Impact Test

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Now there is a raging debate on what the “science” of macroeconomics can and cannot explain and predict, and how macroeconomics must be rethought and taught. This debate will go on for years. Ditto for political science...

Analysis and Commentary

What a shifting Egypt means for the U.S.

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For an administration that claims there is no conflict between our interests and our values, the Obama administration has sure seemed to have a difficult time balancing U.S. interests in a stable Egypt with the U.S. values of a democratic Egypt...

Analysis and Commentary

Learning From Monetary Mistakes and Doritonomics

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The lesson for central bankers from the financial crisis is straightforward: do not deviate from policies like the ones that worked well during much of the 1980s and 1990s...

Analysis and Commentary

Speaking of New York Times Editorials…

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

...I actually agree with this one this morning, arguing that the separation of the investigative functions of the Justice Department’s inspector general and its Office of Professional Responsibility is a silly anachronism...

Analysis and Commentary

Can Egypt Really Become a Democracy?

by Larry Diamondvia Atlantic
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Protracted, unprecedented democratic change is possible, but it won't be quick or easy...

Analysis and Commentary

America's Next Financial Crisis Is Already Here

by Scott S. Powellvia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, January 31, 2011

The risk factors that could trigger a crisis of confidence in the dollar and U.S. Treasury debt are many. It's no time for delay and half-measures...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GUESTS: Kamran Bokhari, Stratfor.com; Michael Giglio, Newsweek International; Fouad Ajami, Hoover...

In the News
In the News

Obama the Radical with Stanley Kurtz: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In the News

Beware of the Green Energy Crusade

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Regulating pollution is necessary. But we must get subsidies and penalties right...