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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Brain Research and the Challenge of Aging

by George P. Shultz, Stanley B. Prusinervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The study of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's consumes less than 2% of the National Institute of Health budget. We can do more...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics Versus Reality

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Politicians leave reality to others. What matters in politics is what you can get the voters to believe, whether it bears any resemblance to reality or not...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics Versus Reality: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No one is more of a master of political talking points than President Barack Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

Middle East Studies in Upheaval

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Is a renaissance possible in this academic discipline...?

Analysis and Commentary

The State Cannot Mandate Average Fuel Efficiency Standards

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Monday, July 4, 2011

The Obama administration proposes to raise fuel efficiency to an average of 56.2. miles per gallon by 2025, putting the U.S. on par with Europe...

Analysis and Commentary

The Debt Ceiling Is Certainly Not “Unconstitutional”

by Michael McConnellvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 4, 2011

As we approach the debt ceiling sometime in August, with no agreement seemingly in reach, there is wild talk in Washington to the effect that the debt ceiling violates Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment. The theory is bunk...

Analysis and Commentary

Time To Renew the Principles of 1776

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, July 4, 2011

What’s the best way forward for American economic policy? On Independence Day it’s natural to look to the country’s founding principles—political freedom and economic freedom—for an answer...

Analysis and Commentary

Cuomo Vadis?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 4, 2011

15 months from now, you’ll still have Joe Biden to kick around. And Andrew Cuomo? Let the 2016 speculation begin...

Analysis and Commentary

Is There a Shortage of Primary Care Physicians?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 3, 2011

...[S]ubstitution on the part of patients between family practitioners and specialists who can offer similar services, and arbitrage among medical students in deciding which fields to enter, prevents the development of particularly large “shortage” of general practice physicians...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Succeed in…Seceding from California?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 3, 2011

Seeing as it’s a time when we remember 13 colonies with the courage to go it alone, let’s ponder the notion of 13 California counties who may soon wage their own battle for independence...

Analysis and Commentary

TSA Wins Another Round

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Texas legislature, after the U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy threatened that the TSA would ban all flights out of Texas if the measure passed, got cold feet about a measure to rein in TSA officials' sexual assaults on airplane passengers...

Analysis and Commentary

The Philosophies of Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, July 1, 2011

[Illegal immigration] is the most self-censored topic in America today, where we construct artificial worlds of rhetoric that in no way resemble reality...

Analysis and Commentary

The Sixth Circuit’s Ruling on the Individual Mandate

by James Huffmanvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 1, 2011

The first of three courts of appeals decisions on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was announced last week...

Analysis and Commentary

The Next Step in Establishing the Legitimacy of Military Commissions

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, July 1, 2011

The appointment of Brig. General Mark Martins as chief prosecutor of the military commissions...is a step of enormous importance in establishing legitimacy for a commissions process that has floundered almost since the date of its inception...

In the News
In the News

Would We Ever Ground Air Force One?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Of course not. So why the jihad against corporate jets...?

In the News

Skeel on Bankruptcy and the Auto Industry Bailout

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 4, 2011
In the News

In a Bill, Wall Street Shows Clout

with Hoover Institution, F. Scott Kieffvia DealBook (New York Times)
Monday, July 4, 2011
In the News

Smells Like School Spirit

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Times
Friday, July 1, 2011