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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Caught in the Middle East Minefield

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 3, 2011

America seems trapped in an exploding Middle East minefield. Revolts are breaking out amid the choke points of world commerce. The politics of rebellion are often bewildering. Strategic concerns frame almost every one of these upheavals...

Analysis and Commentary

Libya's escalating drama reopens the case for liberal intervention

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Iraq gave it a bad name. Blair nearly killed it. But there are responsible versions of a much abused doctrine...

Analysis and Commentary

Who’s Policing The Civility Police?

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

Liberal mouthpieces have taken to calling for greater civility in discourse — from conservatives and Republicans, that is...

Analysis and Commentary

American Media Patriotism – Response to Walt

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My friend Steve Walt weighs in against media patriotism. But he gives the game away, I think...

Analysis and Commentary

How To Distort Polls: The NYT/CBS Poll on Public Sector Workers

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

These poll results are so out of line with conventional thinking that they require careful scrutiny. My own (admittedly non-expert) examination raises three red flags...

Analysis and Commentary

Keynesian Politics and the Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Last month, Alex Tabarrok posted an interesting piece on the failure of Keynesian politics...It would be nice to see some Keynesians follow in their predecessors' footsteps...

Analysis and Commentary

We Have Seen the Enemy

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The meme has been floating about for some time: the D.C. Circuit–and, particularly, the evil Judge A. Raymond Randolph–is subverting habeas, fighting a rear-guard action against the rule of law, and turning Boumediene into an empty shell...

Analysis and Commentary

Does First Amendment protect 'vicious verbal assault'?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The First Amendment is no pushover. Its exercise can promote pain, fury, humiliation or even deep sorrow in the target of smear, yet the right of the advocates of to display their policy wares is protected...

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons Learned from Ben Bernanke's Policy Rule Discussion at the Senate

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

At yesterday's hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about monetary policy rules in response to a series of questions by Senator Pat Toomey...

Interviews
Interviews

Appeasement with Bruce Thornton: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Bruce Thorntonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bruce Thornton says the U.S. had the Vietnam War won before it went about losing it...

Interviews

Walter Williams: Take My Social Security, Just Give Me Land!

with Walter E. Williamsvia Freedom Watch (Fox Business)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Walter Williams' proposal to the Feds...

In the News
In the News

Poll Shows Budget-Cuts Dilemma

with Charles Blahousvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 3, 2011
In the News

Run baby, run!

with Hoover Institutionvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In the News

War of Words: Taylor Disputes Bernanke’s Description of Interest-Rate Rule

with John B. Taylorvia Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In the News

The public-sector workers on which our future depends

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Wednesday, March 2, 2011