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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Blast from the Past: The KGB and Counter–Terrorism

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

How to Judge Obamacare Alternatives

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Thursday, February 6, 2014

The rocky rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has forced President Barack Obama to express his openness, albeit half-heartedly, to

Analysis and Commentary

Hoffman, Heroin and The War in Afghanistan

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, February 6, 2014

There is a cruel twist of ironic fate in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s recent heroin overdose death.

Analysis and Commentary

Liberal Epiphany: Incentives Matter

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Admitting that incentives matter -- to the tune of 2.5 million jobs -- blows a hole in the blanket liberal policy response to joblessness and weak recovery: All these problems are supposed to be due to the lack of demand, which only increased government spending (and higher taxes) can rev up. Only crazies think that incentives give people choices in this matter. Those conservative “voodoo economists” or “uncertainty mongers,” with their talk of structural reform and “getting incentives right” are wasting our time, the Krugmans, Stiglitzs, and Reichs assure us. More government spending raises all boats. That’s all you, John Q. Public, need to know.

Analysis and Commentary

A Tale of Two Droughts

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Finally, the Leader the Air Force Deserves Has Arrived (Registration Required)

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's selections for top defense jobs have so consistently been mediocrities, such third-string players intellectually and managerially, that defense experts are now speculating that the White House wants a weak Department of Defense. The shining exception to this rule has been Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and her handling of the crisis in the nuclear missile force is a welcome reminder of how important a well-run defense organization is to our country.

Euro with a life saver
Analysis and Commentary

Europe Needs the Fed’s Medicine

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg View
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

One of the great ironies of the post-Lehman Brothers financial crisis is that the euro, a currency much of Wall Street thought unable to survive the storm,

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In the News
In the News

Republicans See the Light on Immigration Reform

with John H. Cochrane via Chicago Tribune
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Republicans see the light on immigration reform and offer a new policy.

In the News

Sacramento Area School Districts Resist Push for Smaller Class Sizes

with Eric Hanushekvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown’s new school funding plan promises smaller class sizes, but that is more dream than reality at some California districts. Even if teachers want smaller class sizes, districts such as Sacramento City Unified School District say they can’t afford them.