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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Caused the Financial Crisis?

by Bill Thomas, Keith Hennessey, Douglas Holtz-Eakinvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Congress's inquiry commission is offering a simplistic narrative that could lead to the wrong policy reforms...

Analysis and Commentary

The Loud Passing of the Old Order

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 27, 2011

In response to this topsy-turvy world, the traditional media, tenured professors, well-paid public employees, rigid ethnic and racial lobbies, unions, organized retirees, open-borders advocates and entrenched politicians all are understandably claiming that we live in an uncivil age...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding the President's SOTU Social Security Language

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

President Obama’s language on Social Security, as delivered with the State of the Union address, is bound to perplex many observers...

Analysis and Commentary

Welcome to the Oddball Club

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I’ve discovered there is an unofficial oddball club out there — of which I am a member. It is of no particular political persuasion, but clearly at variance with the norms of popular culture. I think I can roughly delineate the rules of our informal club membership...

Analysis and Commentary

Russia Needs Our Money Now, But For How Long? Medvedev in Davos

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How Western investors accept the Medvedev-Putin invitation is yet another test for world capital markets...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Immigration: How Many Would Come?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I gave what I thought to be an upper estimate of 300 million in a couple of years. Most people who commented on this, including Bryan, thought it to be too high. It well could be too high, but I found the arguments for why it's too high largely unpersuasive...

Analysis and Commentary

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission op-ed

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tomorrow the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will send its majority report and two dissenting views to the President and the Congress...Until then, here is a Wall Street Journal op-ed that is online now and will appear in tomorrow’s print edition...

Analysis and Commentary

The three man FCIC dissent (Hennessey, Holtz-Eakin, Thomas)

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

At long last, here is the dissent filed by Vice Chairman Bill Thomas, Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, and me to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report...

Analysis and Commentary

State of the Union: The Return of Big Bill

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Can Barack Obama turn himself into Bill Clinton? Yes, he can, we learned from this week’s State of the Union address. Bold initiatives are out...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Are America's Arab Allies

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

American officials and Members of Congress often refer to America’s Arab allies. Just who are they...?

Analysis and Commentary

Kumbaya Congress a sham?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

...[U]ntil some credible long-term agreement about these arrangements can be agreed (I am not holding my breath), let's just expect the worst and leave them to it...

Analysis and Commentary

Translating the State of the Union Address

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The following is an interpretative translation of what the President really had to say about American education...

Interviews
Interviews

Charles Blahous on the John Batchelor Show

with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GUESTS: Mary O'Grady, WSJ; Charles Blahous, Hoover; Carl Zimmer, NYT; James Taranto, WSJ...

Interviews

Henry Miller and Russell Roberts on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Miller, Russell Robertsvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GUESTS: Gardiner Harris, NYT; Henry Miller, Hoover; Russell Roberts, Hoover...

Interviews

Tunku Varadarajan and Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajan, Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GUESTS: Co-host Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Mary Kissel, WSJ; Tunku Varadarajan, Newsweek; Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Dissenters Fault Report on Crisis in Finance

with Keith Hennesseyvia New York Times
Thursday, January 27, 2011
In the News

Detroit plan would slash schools, cram classrooms

with Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Times
Thursday, January 27, 2011
In the News

Border Patrol Agent Fired For Views On Drug Legalization Files Lawsuit

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Huffington Post
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
In the News

John Taylor Advocates Narrowing Fed Mandate

with John B. Taylorvia Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011