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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Dr. Mitchell's Mideast Talking Cure

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 11, 2010

What are the odds of success on the most recent "breakthrough" in the Middle East peace process? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Resetting Our Reset Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Obama’s old foreign policy wasn’t working; thank goodness he’s hitting the reset button. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

We Smell a Rat

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 11, 2010

The FDA is getting worse and worse. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Measuring Stimulus

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In this post, I disagreed with Menzie Chinn and argued that CBO estimates of the impactof the stimulus are not estimates. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Milton Friedman Had It Right All Along

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The following is a reasonable summary, in my view, of the available evidence on the impacts of discretionary fiscal and monetary policy actions taken before, during, and after the recent financial crisis: . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Bearing witness is a sacred trust

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Every writer of reportage ought to learn from the Kapuscinski controversy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Great Gift — to Bush

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Barack Obama has oddly done a great service to George W. Bush. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Taxation of Unemployment Benefits

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On the comments yesterday on my post on the effect of unemployment benefits on unemployment, Noah Yetter wrote: You have to pay taxes on unemployement benefits? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Secretary Duncan Makes Ominous Noises

via Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ominousness exudes with regularity from the federal Department of Education. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

On Biden in Israel

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Joe Biden’s trip to Israel fits neatly into the context of the Obama administration’s internal struggle over Israel policy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Role of Private Lawyers

by Kenneth Andersonvia New York Times
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I signed the letter because I believe one can serve as a lawyer outside of government, and then enter government to do important work on that same topic — even advocating the views of an administration that has come to different conclusions. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Demagoguery on Legal Defense

by Benjamin Wittesvia New York Times
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It is deeply wrong to stigmatize those in the Justice Department who have represented Guantánamo detainees in their prior careers. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Tempering Regulation with Common Sense

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (NY)
Monday, March 1, 2010

Regulators Need Appropriate Incentives and Disincentives. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Why FDA recruitment of 'critics'is a problem

by Henry I. Millervia Nature Biotechnology
Monday, March 1, 2010

The News article by Catherine Shaffer in the December issue1 entitled “FDA recruits prominent critics” contends that the “the general response” to the appointment of anti-industry zealot Peter Lurie of Public Citizen “is positive, even among those who don't necessarily agree with Lurie's positions.”. . .

In the News
In the News

Quake Shakes Chilean President Pinera’s Plan to Spur Economy

with Robert J. Barrovia Bloomberg
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fisherman Adolfo Opazo walks in a daze to where his house stood until Feb. 27, when an earthquake and tsunami turned his neighborhood in Constitucion, Chile, into a wasteland. . . .

In the News

Raise the bar high: Stop deceiving schoolkids about their achievements

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Daily News (NY)
Thursday, March 11, 2010

'Right now we're lying to kids," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told the Daily News last week. . . .

In the News

Businesses Need New and Real Promises from Washington

with Robert J. Barrovia Heritage Foundation
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

While legislators finalize yet another round of stimulus spending, they should self-impose a time-out to assess the ineffectiveness of the last two years of government-directed stimulus. . . .

In the News

Panel Proposes Single Standard for All Schools

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Times
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A panel of educators convened by the nation’s governors and state school superintendents proposed a uniform set of academic standards on Wednesday, laying out their vision for what all the nation’s public school children should learn in math and English, year by year, from kindergarten to high school graduation. . . .

In the News

Uniform academic standards for US students: draft released

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Academics and education officials have drafted a broad outline of academic standards in English and math. . . .

In the News

SIEPR's new home to be dedicated on March 11

with John Shovenvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building will house the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and aid generations of students, economic researchers and policymakers. . . .

In the News

Tougher national education standards drafted, posted

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via USA Today
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A year-long effort to lay out the first national standards for schoolchildren in the USA got a full-scale airing Wednesday, as groups developing the measures posted detailed drafts of math and English standards online. . . .

In the News

Obama nears compromise on Guantanamo trials

with Benjamin Wittesvia Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

President Barack Obama appears near a compromise to allow military tribunals to move forward for the alleged September 11 plotters in exchange for a deal to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. . . .