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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Tussle Over Craig Becker

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I have long been a fierce opponent of the National Labor Relations Act, which was passed in 1935 at the height of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Odds & Ends

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Random thoughts on the passing scene: If politicians stopped meddling with things they didn’t understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A great day for Iraq, less so for the United States

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, November 9, 2009

The Iraqi Parliament has passed a law that will allow elections to proceed in January, and on terms that will make Iraqi politicians more accountable to Iraqi voters and foster continued stabilization of the Iraqi political landscape. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Mises in the Wall Street Journal

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 9, 2009

Mark Spitznagel has a piece in the Wall Street Journal on Ludwig von Mises' classic book, The Theory of Money and Credit. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

From Berlin to Baghdad

by Fouad Ajami with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 9, 2009

Will the peoples of Islam tear down their walls as the people of Central and Eastern Europe tore down theirs? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Why scandals abound in the welfare state

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 9, 2009

There is always much talk about government corruption. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, November 9, 2009

When a Muslim in the West for no apparent reason violently attacks non-Muslims, a predictable argument ensues about motives. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Not Very Presidential

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, November 9, 2009

When the Boston Globe and other liberal outlets criticize President Obama's subdued reaction to the Fort Hood massacre, we should be worried. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Berlin's moment of freedom that turned world history

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, November 9, 2009

"Twenty eight years and 91 days!" said the elated east Berliner I met walking up the Friedrichstrasse soon after the wall was breached. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Israel's Nasty Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 9, 2009

This is from a recent story in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Tear Down This Wall

by Richard V. Allen with Josef Joffevia Human Events Online
Monday, November 9, 2009

Today, folks in their 20s may have a difficult time recalling just why a Wall was erected in Berlin sometime in the past, and may wonder why such a fuss is being made today in the media and why celebrations are being held to commemorate the disappearance of the Wall. . . .

The Berlin Wall
Analysis and Commentary

On 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall, remembering Reagan's influence

by Annelise Andersonvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, November 8, 2009

The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolizes the end of the Cold War, just as the Wall itself for so long symbolized the division and competition between the communist East and the democratic West, between capitalism and socialism. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Can we teach ethics? When pigs fly

by Clifford Orwinvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Friday, November 6, 2009

Who would be at the head of the line to swear never to become Bernie Madoff if not Madoff himself? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

‘With Them or With Us’

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Thursday, November 5, 2009

The regime’s commemoration of the Iranian hostage crisis didn’t quite go according to plan. . . .

In the News
In the News

Architects of Ruin

with Peter Schweizer, Thomas Sowellvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

With Architects of Ruin, Peter Schweizer again delivers a knockout punch of a book that is the must read of the season for conservatives and should be a main topic of conversation for conservative media. . . .

In the News

Why 1989 Doesn't Matter

with Niall Fergusonvia Atlantic Monthly
Monday, November 9, 2009

As conventional wisdom has it, the fall of the Berlin Wall marked a watershed moment of world-historical importance. . . .

In the News

Politically, water deal ends drought for governor

with Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Monday, November 9, 2009

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a historic water deal last week, ending a prolonged dry spell for significant legislative accomplishments and potentially burnishing a legacy that has looked rather threadbare of late. . . .

In the News

Fouth annual Stanford Roundtable focuses on economy

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Paly Voice (CA)
Monday, November 9, 2009

Stanford University hosted its fourth annual roundtable at the Maples Pavilion on Oct. 24, entitled "The Road Back: From Economic Meltdown to Renewal." . . .

In the News

The Berlin Wall with Vaclav Klaus: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 9, 2009

Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus discusses the events of 1989, the year the Berlin Wall came down. . . .

In the News

Geithner Saying Be Like Buffett Can’t Make Banks Lend

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 9, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is echoing billionaire investor Warren Buffett in telling banks “to take a chance again on the American economy.” . . .

In the News

The Legacy of 1989 Is Still Up for Debate

with Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Times
Sunday, November 8, 2009

The historical legacy of 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell and the cold war thawed, is as political as the upheavals of that decisive year. . . .

In the News

Conservative Media on Fort Hood Shooting

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Newsweek
Friday, November 6, 2009

A look at the conservative media this morning shows a variety of approaches to the Fort Hood shooting. . . .

In the News

George Shultz Remarks

with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Friday, November 6, 2009

Former Secretary of State George Shultz delivered the keynote address at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and pay tribute to Ronald Reagan. . . .