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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bowing to "World Opinion"

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists, who have committed acts of war against the United States, in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Should The Government Fund Abortions?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The now out-of-control debate about major health care reform has hit yet another speed bump over whether participants in the subsidized public option may receive coverage for abortions. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Airplane crashes and financial crashes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 16, 2009

This is the opening of my essay that I blogged on last week, “How Little We Know,” on the hopes for financial reform: . . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Capitalism isn't 'right wing'

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 16, 2009

When those on the political left refer to defenders of the free market system as "right wingers," there is understandable concern about how the term is being abused. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Where escape is stealing from the state

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, November 13, 2009

I took part Nov. 9 in a panel discussion on the collapse of the Soviet empire, in the company of several others who managed to escape the system, two former Cubans and one former Russian. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

U.S., China Explore Deeper Ties as Partners, Contenders

with Niall Fergusonvia News Hour
Monday, November 16, 2009

Jim Lehrer speaks with a panel of China experts about the political and economic implications of U.S.-China relations. . . .

In the News
In the News

Howard Berman/Richard Lugar BIPARTISAN Team Call For End to Cuba Travel Ban

with George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-IN) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) have jointly written a compelling case to end the travel ban for all Americans desiring to go to Cuba. . . .

In the News

Fact Check: Sarah Palin's 'Going Rogue'

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Monday, November 16, 2009

Sarah Palin takes on the media, the McCain campaign and her critics in her new book "Going Rogue." . . .

In the News

Havel warns against new faces of totalitarianism

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Prague Daily Monitor
Monday, November 16, 2009

Former Czech president Vaclav Havel warned against new forms of totalitarianism in his speech that he ended by the exclamation "People, Look Out," at Charles University's Faculty of Arts Saturday. . . .

In the News

A sobering new reality for U.S. consumers, Asian producers

with Niall Fergusonvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, November 16, 2009

President Obama is in China, warning among other things that Asian economies driven by U.S. consumption and ever-increasing debt will have to find a new growth model. . . .

In the News

Russia, U.S. Expect New Nuke Treaty in December

with Michael McFaulvia Global Security Newswire
Monday, November 16, 2009

The presidents of the United States and Russia said yesterday their governments would reach agreement next month on a successor to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, but a U.S. official warned that the new deal would not be in place when the 1991 pact expires on Dec. 5, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, Nov. 13). . . .

In the News

What Obama Has to Do in China

with Niall Fergusonvia Atlantic Monthly
Monday, November 16, 2009

President Obama's admission to Chinese students that he doesn't use Twitter has made headlines, but what are the real goals of Obama's visit to China? . . .

In the News

U.S. Dollar Has A Long Way To Fall

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Monday, November 16, 2009

China's right, the U.S. government wants to inflate its way out of debt. . . .

In the News

Campbell takes Silicon Valley in new San Jose State poll

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, November 16, 2009

In a San Jose State University poll released Monday, Campbell, a former Silicon Valley congressman seeking the GOP nomination for governor, crushed his competition — former eBay chief Meg Whitman and state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, a valley entrepreneur. . . .

In the News

Kraft: Empirical Study of "Effect of Labor Division between Wife and Husband on the Risk of Divorce: Evidence from German Data"

with Gary S. Beckervia Family Law Prof Blog
Monday, November 16, 2009

Kornelius Kraft (University of Dortmund, Department of Economics) and Stefanie Neimann have posted "Effect of Labor Division between Wife and Husband on the Risk of Divorce: Evidence from German Data" on SSRN. . . .

In the News

U.S., Russia stand together on Iran

with Michael McFaulvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, November 16, 2009

Presenting a united front on Iran's nuclear energy program, President Barack Obama and Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev warned Sunday that they were losing patience with Tehran and wouldn't wait much longer for it to accept a proposal to resolve the dispute. . . .

In the News

An inheritance America's children don't deserve

with John F. Coganvia Des Moines Register
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Congress is about to pass legislation that will transfer much of your generation's wealth to mine. . . .