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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Real Bipartisan Compromise: Cut Spending on the Rich

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, May 12, 2011

If the parties could simply agree to cut spending on the rich, they could do themselves and the nation a world of good...

Analysis and Commentary

The Millionaire Retirees Next Door

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Typical retired couples will collect $1 million or more in Social Security and Medicare. This is more than they paid in, and the cost will fall on today's workers...

Analysis and Commentary

Tough Times for Radical Islam

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead. The Middle East is in chaos. And radical Islam is floundering...

Analysis and Commentary

Liberal Judges Won't Defect from Obama Administration's Misinterpretation of Commerce Clause

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Come hell or high water, the four liberal justices will vote to affirm the legislation. The question is whether the five conservative justices will think that the Affordable Care Act takes matters one step too far...

Analysis and Commentary

Reading David Brooks and Missing William Safire

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Any conservative thinker, when confronted with the question of non-working adult males, would consider the incentives and human motivations underlying the “Missing Seventeen Percent”...

Analysis and Commentary

Imprecise Language Breeds Dangerous Policy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Imprecise, emotionally loaded language usually reflects incompetence or politics...

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GUESTS: Co-host Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Derek Thompson, National Journal; Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA); David Drucker, Roll Call...

In the News
In the News

The National Curriculum Battle

with Williamson M. Evers, Hoover Institutionvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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In the News

Representation and redistribution in federations

by Jonathan Rodden, Tiberiu Draguvia Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Monday, May 2, 2011

To obtain an improved estimate of the relationship between representation and redistribution, we collect and analyze provincial-level data from nine federations over several decades, taking advantage of the historical process through which federations formed and expanded...