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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Empty Chair at the Iraq Hearings

by John B. Taylorvia Washington Post
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Effective foreign policy requires paying close attention to economics, not just security and politics...

Analysis and Commentary

'Driving while black' claims seem overblown

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Twice within the past few years, I have been pulled over by the police for driving at night without my headlights on...

Analysis and Commentary

Farming More Pork

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 1, 2007

The House this July passed another five-year, multi-billion-dollar farm-support bill...

Analysis and Commentary

An Unfair Attack

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Thursday, November 1, 2007

I have been writing about schooling for 40 years, but have never experienced an attack as intemperate as the one by Kathryn Wylde ("Hypocritical Critic", PostOpinion, Oct. 30)...

Analysis and Commentary

Facing disaster in Iran, Europe must finally make the hard choices

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Europe is slouching towards another foreign policy disaster on the scale of Iraq...

Analysis and Commentary

Post Toastie

by Arnold Beichmanvia Weekly Standard
Saturday, October 20, 2007

Up to the 1960s New York City boasted seven English language major dailies: the New York Times and its rival, the Herald Tribune, and the New York Post, the Daily Mirror, the Daily News, the Journal-American, and the World-Telegram...

In the News
In the News

My response to Robin's latest

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Robin Hanson continues to give me a hard time...

In the News

Thompson ventures into the liberals' den

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson was spotted in some pretty unusual venues on Wednesday seeking to boost financial and voter support - Silicon Valley and San Francisco...

In the News

Gen. Abizaid: No draft please

with John Abizaidvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, November 1, 2007

America's presence in the Middle East will be measured in generations, not tours of duty, and people need to prepare for "the long war," retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid said Thursday...

In the News

Abizaid: Mideast Wars May Last 50 Years

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Thursday, November 1, 2007

It might take as long as half a century before U.S. troops can leave the volatile Middle East, according to retired Army Gen. John Abizaid...

In the News

Was Rudy the Real Debate Winner?

with Charles Hill, George P. Shultzvia Time Magazine
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

He was nowhere to be found on stage, but Rudy Giuliani's campaign shrewdly rushed to declare victory after Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Philadelphia — chiefly because the former New York mayor emerged as the preferred whipping boy among the seven Democratic rivals...

In the News

Meeting the demand for energy needs

with Hoover Institutionvia Shelby Star (NC)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The House and Senate are attempting to resolve differences between their respective far-ranging, counter-productive energy bills, neither of which is good news for energy producers or consumers...

In the News

I'm On Hold With My Agent Now

with Milton Friedmanvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Having moaned privately to Rich yesterday about the ghastliness of Gerson's article, I might as well add my two cents to what has been said on The Corner...

In the News

Money, Oil, and China

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Once upon a time, the dollar was as good as gold at a fixed price per ounce at the U.S. Treasury...

In the News

Rudy Giuliani, Economic Extremist

with Hoover Institutionvia New Republic
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Most of us have come to know Rudy Giuliani as the candidate of choice for Republicans who like President Bush but wish his Middle East policy were a little less restrained or that he invoked September 11 a bit more frequently...

In the News

A Conversation With Guiliani Foreign Policy Guru Charles Hill

with Charles Hill, George P. Shultzvia Hugh Hewitt Show
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The New York Sun described Yale Professor Charles Hill as Rudy's foreign policy brain today...

In the News

Gary Becker Wins the Presidential Medal of Freedom

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Congratulations to my friend and colleague Gary Becker who will receive the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award...