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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Forgotten Stars

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Three recent sports biographies — two about baseball stars Stan Musial and Hank Greenberg, and another about boxing great Joe Louis — are not only interesting in themselves, but also recall an era that now seems as irretrievably past as the Roman Empire...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Litmus Tests Spell Trouble

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 11, 2011

You know it’s a bad day on the campaign trail when a candidate has to go to unusual lengths to assure folks that she’s not a fan of America’s slavery experience...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s trillion dollar sacred cow

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Monday, July 11, 2011

The President repeats that both parties must abandon their sacred cows in budget negotiations. Republicans, he argues, will have to agree to tax increases as part of a deficit reduction package...

Analysis and Commentary

Jonathan Gruber's Analysis of "ObamaCare"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 11, 2011

Last month, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber published an NBER Working Paper, "The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act: How Reasonable are the Projections?" WP No. 17168...

Analysis and Commentary

President’s Approval Rating Turns Negative: Not accidentally, bipartisanship does too

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, July 11, 2011

Two numbers that have come out since last Friday are depressing the chances for action on federal education policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Advice for Chairman Kline on “Flexibility”: Call Democrats’ Bluff

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, July 11, 2011

House education chairman John Kline released a bill last week that would provide “unprecedented” flexibility for states and local school districts around how they spend their federal education dollars...

Analysis and Commentary

Are We Nearing an End of Hostilities?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, July 11, 2011

When the Secretary of Defense declares, as Leon Panetta recently did, that the strategic defeat of Al Qaeda is “within reach,” it is probably time to start thinking about the termination of hostilities for purposes of AUMF detention authority...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Comes out Swinging on Facebook’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 11, 2011

Newsflash from the administration: The U.S. State Department plans to call in Syria’s senior diplomat in Washington to complain about an attack on the U.S. embassy in Damascus, a U.S. official said on Monday...

Analysis and Commentary

One More for the Spread-the-Wealth Canon

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 11, 2011

Add to the corpus of “spread the wealth” and “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money” a new Obama proclamation from today’s news conference, about the president’s desire to pay higher taxes because of “hundreds of thousands of dollars in income that I don’t need...

Analysis and Commentary

Republicans Are Inconsistent with Obama, But Democrats Are Hypocritical

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Monday, July 11, 2011

"Do the Democrats have a double-standard for Obama?" My reply to this roundtable question follows below...

Analysis and Commentary

New Young Thinking Ousts Old Old Thinking

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 11, 2011

On July 9, 2011, The Washington Post published an article by Laura Keeley entitled “Boston venture capitalists don’t want to let another big one get away...

Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke must lead way to fiscal responsibility

by Scott S. Powellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's time for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to forget about political posturing and just do the right thing...

In the News
In the News

Our Curious CAFE Culture

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

There’s a better way, surely, to regulate automobile emissions...

In the News

Communism with Yuri Yarim-Agaev: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 12, 2011