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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Reckless Spending

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

...[W]ithout enough people packed into a given space, there will never be enough riders to repay the high cost of building and maintaining a high-speed rail system...

Analysis and Commentary

Nothing to See Here

by Fouad Ajamivia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What if the big message of the WikiLeaks cables is that there is no message...?

Analysis and Commentary

Libya without Gaddafi: What to Expect, What to Watch For

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, February 21, 2011

...Gaddafi seems to have managed to destroy almost everything he touched...So what does his apparent departure portend...?

Analysis and Commentary

The showdown between public unions and cash

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, February 21, 2011

The showdown between public employee unions and cash-strapped state governments on display in Madison should be bad news for President Obama and the Democrats...

Analysis and Commentary

Ronald Reagan and the African American

by Kiron K. Skinnervia National Review Online
Monday, February 21, 2011

Reagan established the rhetorical base for a broader tent. It is time for the party to realize his vision...

Analysis and Commentary

Hitting the wall is the problem, not the debt ceiling

by Scott S. Powellvia Washington Examiner
Sunday, February 20, 2011

The real issue is not the U.S. government's debt ceiling to accommodate ongoing deficit spending, but rather the wall that we are about to hit. This wall will be raised by foreign governments balking at financing U.S. debt...

Analysis and Commentary

Sale of the Century

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Sunday, February 20, 2011

The deficit debate remains fixed on tax hikes and spending cuts, but there is another option...

Analysis and Commentary

What Kind of Gun Control?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 20, 2011

In this piece I will consider how successful gun control can be, and the best ways to implement any controls...

Analysis and Commentary

Hayek’s Gloomy Prognosis for Egypt

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, February 20, 2011

Those caught up in the euphoria of democratic street demonstrations must confront the reality that the long-run outcome is likely to be bad...

Analysis and Commentary

But That’s What Community Organizers Do

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 20, 2011

...[We] should cease being surprised that the president editorializes about extraneous issues while ignoring critical ones...You see, that is what community organizers do, now and in the past...

Analysis and Commentary

Collective Bargaining "Rights"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 20, 2011

Here is a discussion by an opponent of Walker's move that, as far as I can tell, gets the facts right. Except for one thing. It's not about rights. It's about power...

Analysis and Commentary

What is Freedom of Speech?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 20, 2011

There are clear cases where U.S. government officials crack down on freedom of speech. The Federal Communications Commission does it regularly. This isn't one of them...

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Overseas Military Deployments and Bases

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, February 20, 2011

Some 370,000 U.S. military forces are deployed in more than 150 countries around the globe...

Analysis and Commentary

2011 is the New 2008 in Federal Budget Debate

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, February 19, 2011

The simplest way to understand the proposed budget is that it largely (not completely) undoes this two-year binge and brings spending back to about what agencies had to spend in 2008...

Analysis and Commentary

My Contrary Take on Social Security and the President’s Budget

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, February 18, 2011

If this process somehow leads to reform, it will be in spite of the White House’s budget posture, not because of it...

Analysis and Commentary

Social Security and the President’s Budget: My Response to Blahous

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, February 18, 2011

As the first week of political wrangling over the president’s proposed budget comes to a close, I find myself agreeing in part and disagreeing in part with Dr. Blahous’s argument...

Analysis and Commentary

The Many Paradoxes of Barack Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, February 18, 2011

Obama has condemned a methodology that is predominately embraced by his own hard-core base...

Analysis and Commentary

Truths of Putin’s Justice: A Courageous Women, the Internet, and More on Khodorkovsky

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, February 18, 2011

At a much higher level, the Khodorkovsky verdict is having uncomfortable ramifications...

Analysis and Commentary

Wisconsin governor 'union busting'?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, February 18, 2011

The Wisconsin clash is a symbol of the times...[In] recent years the union movement has gotten a shot in the arm from an unexpected source: the government employee...

Interviews
Interviews

'They want the world to bear witness'

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Monday, February 21, 2011

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Prof. Fouad Ajami about the situation in Libya...

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show

with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 21, 2011

GUESTS: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Paul Gregory, Hoover; Marc Morano, ClimateDepot.com; Jim McTague, Barron's Magazine...

Interviews

Chuck Blahous on the Terry Gilberg Show

with Charles Blahousvia Terry Gilberg Show (KFYI)
Sunday, February 20, 2011

Terry talks more with Chuck Blahous, Social Security expert and writer...

Interviews

David Henderson on Oil and the Middle East

with David R. Hendersonvia Orange County Register Online
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Alan Bock of the Orange County Register interviews David R. Henderson, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California...

Interviews

Who's the Next Bernie Madoff, and How Do We Find Him?

with Jonathan Maceyvia Politics Blog (Esquire)
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bernie Madoff's first interview from prison materialized in the New York Times on Tuesday...It all preempts the question: Who's next? We rang up Jonathan R. Macey, one of our go-to guys on securities and corporate finance law...

In the News
In the News

The Wisconsin Shoot Out on Public Unions

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The road to economic growth and fiscal order requires ending all collective bargaining arrangements in all states...

In the News

Acemoglu on Inequality and the Financial Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 21, 2011
In the News

The ‘Long War’ May Be Getting Shorter

with H. R. McMastervia New York Times
Sunday, February 20, 2011
In the News

Book review: 'The Shah' by Abbas Milani

with Abbas Milanivia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, February 20, 2011
In the News

When Armies Decide

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Saturday, February 19, 2011
In the News

Inside the List

with Hoover Institution, Kori Schakevia New York Times
Friday, February 18, 2011