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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Brown Out — In Under 15 Minutes

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For those who bet the over-under, Brown took care of business in a little under 14-1/2 minutes...My thoughts...

Analysis and Commentary

Turmoil in Egypt

by Daniel Pipesvia Washington Times
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The country’s upheaval echoes across the Middle East...

Analysis and Commentary

A Completely Unpredictable Revolution

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mubarak, the military, and the future...

Analysis and Commentary

Spilled Milk

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that...

Analysis and Commentary

We’re Number Nine

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The annual “Index of Economic Freedom” has been released and for Americans, the results aren’t pretty. Can you chant with pride, “We’re Number Nine?”...

Analysis and Commentary

The Same Thing Over and Over, by Frederick M. Hess

via Commentary
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Liam Julian reviews Frederick M. Hess's "The Same Thing Over and Over"...

Analysis and Commentary

1979 Redux?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, January 31, 2011

...[A]t some point soon, we are going to have to come out and express our support for a non-Islamist constitutional state, period — without any Carter-esque talk of “moderate” Islamists...

Analysis and Commentary

An Egyptian Power Struggle: Why the Worst Will Win (Lesson’s from Lenin’s Playbook)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Monday, January 31, 2011

The hard reality is that this optimistic scenario rarely works out. A worse (or equally bad) dictator rises to the top, not a democracy or even a more benevolent dictator...

Analysis and Commentary

Taking Consumer Surplus Seriously

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 31, 2011

As someone who takes it seriously--I don't know of any economist who doesn't--I want to explain (1) what consumer surplus is and (2) why I take it seriously...

Analysis and Commentary

More on a Two-Track Plan to Restore Growth

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, January 31, 2011

The Wall Street Journal’s choice of a headline for my op-ed last Friday “A Two-Track Plan to Restore Growth,” was a great way to pair the proposed fiscal reform with the proposed monetary reform...

Analysis and Commentary

Dumbing Democracy Down

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, January 31, 2011

...[Some] such statements simplify and distort the complex nature and historical progress of political freedom and the rights it guarantees...

Analysis and Commentary

A Time to Drill?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, January 31, 2011

We need not act in panic regardless of how the current crisis in the Middle East plays out...

Analysis and Commentary

The era of cheap capital draws to a close

by Michael Spence, Richard Dobbsvia Financial Times
Monday, January 31, 2011

...[E]ven as brewing currency wars threaten full-blown trade conflicts, we must remember one fact: this moment will not last...

Analysis and Commentary

A Note of Warning and Encouragement for Egyptians

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Sunday, January 30, 2011

From an Iranian writer who lived through the 1979 Revolution...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on Bill Bennett's Morning in America

with Fouad Ajamivia Bill Bennett's Morning In America
Monday, January 31, 2011

On the history behind Egypt's unrest and what the end result will be for this crucial state in the Arab world...

Interviews

Ajami Says Mubarak May Have Triggered Anti-U.S. Terror

with Fouad Ajamivia Bloomberg Television
Monday, January 31, 2011

Fouad Ajami talks about the anti-Mubarak uprising in Egypt and the outlook for that country's political future and relationship with the U.S...

Interviews

Newsmaker: Protests continue in Egypt

with Fouad Ajamivia Minnesota Public Radio
Monday, January 31, 2011

Opposition groups in Egypt are continuing to call for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarek as the army tries to maintain order in the country. Guest: Fouad Ajami...

In the News
In the News

Obama the Radical with Stanley Kurtz: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
In the News

The Patent Process Run Amok

by F. Scott Kieffvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Supreme Court’s Microsoft v. i4i case will likely stifle innovation...