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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Such a Thing as a Vulnerable Republican?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, September 23, 2010

[In] this election, [California Rep. Dan Lungren] holds a more dubious distinction: the only Republican member of California’s congressional delegation potentially in trouble...

Analysis and Commentary

“We Can Absorb a Terrorist Attack”

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 23, 2010

If President Obama does not already regret saying these words to Bob Woodward for a book slated for release just before the mid-term elections, he surely will...

Analysis and Commentary

A Nation of Peasants?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 23, 2010

The U.S. has returned to deriding “trickle-down” economics...

Analysis and Commentary

The GOP's Purity Pledge

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sixteen years after the disastrous Contract With America comes...the Pledge to America, an attempt by the party establishment to rein in the Tea Party rabble and reassure us the elders are still in charge...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Non-Wars

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

[T]he initial reports from [Obama's War] reveal two very disturbing presidential admissions that, if true, Robert Gibbs should quickly address...

Analysis and Commentary

Senate Budget Committee Reopens Debate on Policy and the Crisis

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In a hearing today, the Senate Budget Committee reopened the debate about whether the stimulus packages and other federal interventions have been effective...

Analysis and Commentary

Is California Going to Pot?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Is marijuana legalization the kind of topic that makes voters stop and think? Or, when it comes to the leafy green, does the electorate see it solely in black-and-white terms...?

Analysis and Commentary

Should you be the next Larry Summers?

by Keith Hennesseyvia Fortune Online
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

President Obama's handpicked National Economic Council chair, Larry Summers, is on the way out the door. The last person to man NEC directorship explains what goes into the job and the qualities Obama will need to find in the next director...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Difficult Fiscal Summer

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Barack Obama’s administration suffered a string of fiscal setbacks this summer. But has it learned anything in recent months...?

Analysis and Commentary

Larry Summers' Brutal Brilliance

by Niall Fergusonvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The outgoing White House economic adviser can alienate a room in record time. But Niall Ferguson says his intellect is worth the trouble—and he helped stave off a Great Depression...

Analysis and Commentary

Regulatory trends worsen the economy’s prognosis

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Both the president himself and his appointees to senior positions at regulatory agencies such as FDA and EPA seem to be clueless about what businesses need — transparent, consistent, reasonable regulatory policies...

Interviews
Interviews

Stanford's Edward Lazear Interview

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Edward Lazear, a professor at Stanford University in California and former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, talks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Mark Crumpton about the prospects for a new White House chief of staff...

Interviews

Genetically Engineered Salmon

with Henry I. Millervia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The FDA has been holding hearings about the environmental and nutritional safety of salmon genetically modified to grow faster. Is this super salmon safe to eat? Should it be labeled differently? And how will these engineered fish help or hurt West Coast salmon populations...?

Interviews

America In Decline, Sowell Says, Citing Spending And Int'l Policy

with Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

[Thomas] Sowell sat down with IBD recently to discuss the political, social and economic forces that are leading to this decline and what, if anything, can reverse it...

In the News
In the News

Whitman, Brown tied in latest Field Poll

with Thad Kousservia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, September 23, 2010
In the News

Wal-Mart has Fresh & Easy competition in S.F.

with Michael J. Boskinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, September 23, 2010
In the News

Stimulus: Economists debate its success

with John B. Taylorvia CNNMoney.com
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In the News

Money guzzler

with Russell Robertsvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, September 22, 2010