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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Try a Little Honesty in 2009

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 8, 2009

The country is still divided over the government bailout of the Big Three automakers...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe is failing two life and death tests. We must act together, now

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Weak, divided, incoherent, hypocritical and infuriating - that's how you hear the EU described privately in Beijing and Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Israel's Strategic Incompetence in Gaza

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Commentary on the Israel-Hamas war has tended toward partisan pleading, making the moral case for or against Israel...

Analysis and Commentary

An Emergency Review

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is an emergency book review...

Analysis and Commentary

Will The Real Christina Romer Please Stand Up?

by David R. Hendersonvia Forbes
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Most people in the incoming Obama administration--and, indeed, most people-- believe that the Keynesian model of the economy is basically correct...

In the News
In the News

Fighting Card Check -- And Winning

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Thursday, January 8, 2009

The emergence of China as an economic powerhouse and the ebb of the American economy have many experts demanding that America start producing more goods...

In the News

Conservatives' views of stimulus package

with Michael J. Boskin, Robert E. Hall, John B. Taylorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Are there growing misgivings over the size and nature of the Obama administration's close-to-a-trillion dollar economic stimulus package?...

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Crisis Management with John Taylor: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, January 8, 2009

John Taylor describes four economic stimuli that will work to solve the financial crisis...

In the News

No Pork, Part II

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Obama is aware that a few people might be skeptical of the government's ability to spend 500 or so billion dollars quickly and wisely...

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A Win-Win Decision for Black Students

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Post
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Now that the First Kids have started classes at Sidwell Friends in Washington, they are likely to face this decision in the years to come: Whether to join the school's Black Student Union...

In the News

Obama Stimulus: $1 Trillion, 600,000 Government Jobs and Few Media Questions

with Thomas Sowellvia Business and Media Institute (VA)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The words “economic stimulus” have a certain appeal to them because, after all, who wouldn’t want the U.S. economy to be stimulated?...

In the News

Plaintiffs' attorneys weathered the asbestos political storm

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Madison County Record (IL)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The window of opportunity for sweeping federal tort reform that started to close in 2006, has effectively been shut...

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Panetta and the Pros, Cont'd

with George P. Shultzvia New Republic
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Les Gelb offers a (much fuller) variation on a point I made yesterday, which is that having been an intelligence "professional" isn't necessarily a predictor of success at the CIA...

In the News

Obama's money talks but will US listen?

with John B. Taylorvia Scotsman
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

IT is an ambitious plan on which the world's economy hinges...

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It's about education, not teacher unions

with Diane Ravitchvia Statesman Journal (OR)
Monday, January 5, 2009

A few weeks ago, a senior adviser to Barack Obama dismissed the argument raging at the time over the choice the president-elect faced in naming a secretary of education...

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Fed has abandoned monetary policy, critic says

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Federal Reserve has embarked on a campaign of unsupervised industrial policy to end the country's financial crisis, a move that could undermine its independence, a former top U.S. official said on Saturday...