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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Economist Warning Labels and Disclosures

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

To protect the public, cigaret packages have warning labels, as do over-the-counter and prescription medicines, air bags, gasoline pumps, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, paint, and so on. It seems to me that writings and public pronouncements of economists should also be required to include warning labels...

Analysis and Commentary

The Obsolescence of Barack Obama

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The magic of 2008 can't be recreated, and good riddance to it...

Analysis and Commentary

Rove Bombs as Rush

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

“Bush’s Brain” filled in on the Rush Limbaugh show today. Tunku Varadarajan on why Rove should stick to his day job...

Analysis and Commentary

Ted Stevens, Alaska icon, dead at 86

by Richard V. Allenvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Had the public and the Alaska electorate known in 2008 that Sen. Ted Stevens, fine stalwart and patriot, had been convicted through the misconduct of Justice Department lawyers, he would have been reelected and his substantial reputation and legacy left intact...

Analysis and Commentary

An elitism worth celebrating

via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tony Judt died last week, at age 62. Readers of the New York Review of Books, especially, will miss his recurrent and beautiful essays, which had appeared in every issue of that publication since January...

Analysis and Commentary

Where Gates should look for serious savings

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

[Secretary Gates] is to be commended for cutting overhead in his department as part of a broader spending reduction. But the combined effects of yesterday's announcement are minuscule...

Analysis and Commentary

Still Ahead of the Bell Curve

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It’s August and something of the silly season in California politics. The state budget’s five weeks overdue, going on six. Candidates are working the campaign trail. The public is on vacation — physically . . . and politically, I suspect. Still, there’s action in the governor’s race...

Interviews
Interviews

What does Whitman's spending buy?

with Thad Kousservia Marketplace (American Public Media)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is on track to spend the most money on a state election campaign in U.S. history. She's already shelled out $100 million. Her Democratic opponent has spent less than a million. What exactly is she getting with all that money...?

In the News
In the News

Counter-Terorism vs. Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan

with James Woolseyvia American Thinker
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In the News

Economists debate Whitman's economic proposals

with Michael J. Boskinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In the News

Stimulus Pushers

with Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In the News

Think tank: Whitman's proposals would hurt Calif.

with Michael J. Boskinvia Associated Press
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In the News

Fed Looks to Spur Growth by Buying Government Debt

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 10, 2010