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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sons of Anarchy

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Try this for two peas in a gubernatorial pod: Jerry Brown and Andrew Cuomo...Brown’s problems we’ve previously discussed. But Cuomo? What stands out is the New York governor’s stylistic approach — one that differs from Brown’s early steps in California...

Analysis and Commentary

Budget Crisis Rhetoric

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Government budget crises can be painful, but the political rhetoric accompanying these crises can also be fascinating and revealing...

Analysis and Commentary

Budget Crisis Rhetoric: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We all know not to take politicians' rhetoric at face value. But not enough of us have yet learned not to take media rhetoric at face value either, even when it appears in what looks like a "news" story...

Analysis and Commentary

Turmoil in Tunisia

by Daniel Pipesvia Washington Times
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The sudden and yet unexplained exit of Tunisia's strongman, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 74, after 23 years in power has potential implications for the Middle East and for Muslims worldwide...

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for Tuition Increases at Public Universities

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, January 17, 2011

The fiscal crisis in many states of the United States has led these states to cut their funding of public colleges and universities...

Analysis and Commentary

Confucius Joins Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, January 17, 2011

China has unveiled a 31 foot high statue of Confucius on the East side of Tiananmen Square. He joins Chairman Mao as one of the two Chinese leaders to inhabit Tiananmen Square...

Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare Under Attack

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Review Online
Monday, January 17, 2011

Despite President Obama’s recent declaration that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — will be “a lasting legacy that I am extraordinarily proud of,” the legislation remains under vigorous attack...

Analysis and Commentary

BP, Putin, and Russian Oil: Will They Never Learn?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, January 16, 2011

The West has lectured Russia since 1991 on the importance of the rule of law...No matter how badly Western energy concerns are treated, they (like the hapless Charlie Brown) will take another kick at the disappearing football...

Analysis and Commentary

Wikileaks, Gazprom, the Putin Wealth Tax, and the Chinese Counter Example

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, January 16, 2011

Buried in the Wikileaks releases is an account of a rare meeting of Moscow Embassy officials in September of 2008 with the reclusive management of Russia’s largest company, Gazprom...

Analysis and Commentary

Memo: Introduction to the federal budget process

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Sunday, January 16, 2011

...[M]any of these freshman find themselves immersed in substantive and strategic discussions about the budget, the continuing resolution, and the debt limit before they have had an opportunity to learn the basics of the budget process. I have therefore written this memo for them...

Analysis and Commentary

Hit the Books

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, January 16, 2011

More digits have been logged into essays and analyses about education than probably any other subject...Let me call your attention to an interesting article by Hunter Richards titled “Technology, Employment, and Our Children’s Future...”

Analysis and Commentary

Pity the Christian Arabs

by Fouad Ajamivia Newsweek
Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Christian Arabs were sure that a new age of Arab enlightenment would make room for them. How tragically wrong they were...

Analysis and Commentary

The Post-Tucson Era

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, January 15, 2011

The new Barack Obama has learned not to offer instantaneous editorial commentary in the fashion of his past editorializing...

Analysis and Commentary

Five Steps Forward in 2011

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 14, 2011

Continued high growth in emerging markets depends on avoiding a second major downturn in the advanced economies, which continue to absorb a large (though declining) share of their exports. So what would a coordinated set of global economic policies look like?

Analysis and Commentary

Rachel Maddow is no Glenn Beck

by Fouad Ajamivia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, January 14, 2011

...[I]n truth Maddow and Beck are creatures of the new media, commentators who sprang from nowhere, their stock in trade is opinion pure and simple...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Romneycare sink Mitt?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, January 14, 2011

RomneyCare will preclude Romney from getting the nomination. It is that simple...

Analysis and Commentary

Higher Investment Best Way to Reduce Unemployment, Recent Experience Shows

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, January 14, 2011

Some economists argue that the efforts now underway to reduce government spending as a share of GDP will have adverse effects on unemployment. This is not what the data show...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Romneycare sink Mitt?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, January 14, 2011

[Mitt Romney's] implementation of a comprehensive state Medicare program...will weigh more heavily on his next campaign for the presidency than it did for his first...

Interviews
Interviews

The Law with Epstein & Yoo: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Richard Epstein and John Yoo explain why the “encroachment” argument beats the “general welfare” argument in the case against Obamacare...

Interviews

The Law with Epstein & Yoo: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 17, 2011

Is Obamacare unconstitutional? Scholars Richard Epstein and John Yoo respond...

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 17, 2011

GUESTS: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution; John Loftus, author of "America's Nazi Secrets"; Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Jeremy Zakis, Australia...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, January 16, 2011

David Drucker, Roll Call, in re: one year since Scott Brown's election; also, Brown re-elect in 2012. John Loftus, author, re Assange and Bank of America, and Muammar Gaddafi, and Miss USA. Richard Epstein, Hoover, in re: Loughner defense attorney...

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 14, 2011

GUESTS: Michael Vlahos, Naval War College; Lingling Wei, WSJ; Henry Miller, Hoover; Miguel Helft, NYT...

In the News
In the News

Sunni vs. Shiite in Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Sunday, January 16, 2011

On December 16, the Saudi city of Medina witnessed severe clashes between Sunnis and Shiites...Although the local press referred only to anonymous mobs, it was clear from international reporting and Saudi Shiite websites that this was a sectarian riot...