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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A War President and His Party

by James W. Ceaservia Weekly Standard
Monday, December 14, 2009

Will Democrats be able to keep from criticizing Obama on Afghanistan? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Minaret ban a turning point for Europeans

by Daniel Pipesvia Australian
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WHAT importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets (spires next to mosques from which the call to prayer is issued)? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Economics No Match For Politics

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The real reason that unemployment lines won't shrink. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Jobs or Snow Jobs?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

President Obama keeps talking about the jobs his administration is "creating" but there are more people unemployed now than before he took office. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

NY Times' Non-Reporting Reporting

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 7, 2009

If you want to see a great example of a purported news story in which the reporters try to bias the story one way, check out today's New York Times story on Climategate. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Should the Fed Remain Independent?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, December 7, 2009

Neither former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan nor the present Chairman Ben Bernanke anticipated the financial crisis that erupted in 2008. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A bit of good news on property rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, December 7, 2009

There was a bit of good news recently from New York state, that bastion of modern liberalism and American statism (Senator Chuck Schumer’s fiefdom)! . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A Skeptic's Guide to Copenhagen

by Tunku Varadarajan with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Daily Beast
Sunday, December 6, 2009

Here is an attempt—at much shorter length—to prick a very contemporary kind of cant, that which has swollen the debate on climate change to ungovernable proportions. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Punking the White House

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Friday, November 27, 2009

What do the White House crashers have in common with Balloon Boy? . . .

Interviews
Interviews

The Folly Of Economic Forecasts

with Russell Robertsvia NPR
Monday, December 7, 2009

Russ Roberts, George Mason University economist and host of EconTalk, explains why he thinks is economics is an imperfect science. . . .

In the News
In the News

Insights with Rene Girard: Chapter 2 of 5

by Rene Girardvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rene Girard describes how conflicts are resolved, and why human society is not marked by total conflict all the time. . . .

In the News

FedEx Profit Beating Forecast Signals ‘Up Arrow’ for Economy

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

FedEx Corp. said fiscal second- quarter profit will exceed its forecast as international and ground shipments rose, bolstering economists’ assessments that a global recovery is under way. . . .

In the News

Let's just relax about rate hikes

with John B. Taylorvia National Post (Canada)
Monday, December 7, 2009

The folks who are worrying about an early rise in U.S. interest rates should get a grip. . . .

In the News

Dispatch from Pyongyang: An Offer You Can't Refuse!

with William J. Perryvia GlobalSecurity.Org (VA)
Monday, December 7, 2009

Every North Korean seems to have been mobilized for an all-out push to mark their country's arrival as a "strong and powerful nation" in 2012, which marks the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth, Kim Jong Il's seventieth birthday, and the thirtieth birthday of Kim Jong Il's third son and reported successor, Kim Jong-Eun. . . .

In the News

Recession Seen Lasting 20 Years

with Robert E. Hallvia NewsMax
Monday, December 7, 2009

The recession could last for a whopping 20 years, John Rosevear of the Motley Fool writes. . . .

In the News

Why the Continued War on Christmas?

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Monday, December 7, 2009

It’s beginning to look a lot like … wait, don’t say it. If you say it in the wrong place—like a school or courthouse—and you really mean it, you may become a casualty of the war on Christmas. . . .

In the News

Daniel Pipes makes an excellent point about Swiss minaret vote

with Daniel Pipesvia National Post (Canada)
Monday, December 7, 2009

The Western world has been agonizing of late over Switzerland's successful referendum banning the creation of new minarets. . . .

In the News

Treasury 2-Year Notes Fall Most Since August on Jobs, Economy

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Treasury two-year notes fell the most since August as the U.S. economy lost the fewest jobs last month since the recession began and a Federal Reserve report said economic conditions had improved “modestly.” . . .