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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Refocus The Fed On Price Stability Instead Of Bailing Out Fiscal Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Federal Reserve's recent announcement that it will purchase $600 billion in Treasury securities has ignited a firestorm of criticism, opening a much-needed debate over the central bank's proper role in economic policy decisions.  

Analysis and Commentary

Why the Spending Stimulus Failed

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New economic research shows why lower tax rates do far more to spur growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Arne Duncan Talks Tough

by Frederick M. Hess, Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

For about two years now, President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have been co-opting much of the GOP playbook on education...But on one key issue — spending — they have acted like traditional borrow-and-spend Democrats, only more so...

Analysis and Commentary

"Losers" are the Key to Undoing Obamacare

by David R. Hendersonvia Health Reform Report
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What's the lesson for repealing Obamacare? Show people who will lose under Obamacare, a group that includes a large majority of Americans, that they will lose and persuade them to take action...

Analysis and Commentary

Liberal Outrage, and Its Absence

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Liberal angst is never really over transparency, freedom of artistic expression, or limitations on federal power, but over certain sorts of transparency, certain sorts of free expression, and certain sorts of government conduct...

Analysis and Commentary

The Age of Adolescence

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

...[T]he promise of the sixties, in fact, did permeate the last half-century, creating a contemporary culture of perpetual adolescence, of defying norms and protocols without offering anything much in their place...

Analysis and Commentary

Wikileaks on Guantanamo Resettlement

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Larkin and I were planning to post a detailed account of what the Wikileaks cables say about Guantanamo resettlement efforts...I won’t repeat the facts here, but a few thoughts are in order...

Analysis and Commentary

A Response to Nick Baumann

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Over at Mother Jones, Nick Baumann accuses me of arguing against straw terrorists...I think [he] makes several important analytical [errors], errors which lead to a too-simplistic boiling down of positions that one cannot so easily condense...

Analysis and Commentary

Can Republicans Talk?: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

As long as the voters keep buying the "tax cuts for the rich" demagoguery, politicians will keep selling it. And it will keep selling as long as it goes unanswered...

Analysis and Commentary

Broader, Bolder Book: Arguments from an Attorney

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, November 29, 2010

If one wants to read a fleshed-out version of the broader, bolder case for reforming our urban schools without doing anything about their internal operations, there is no better place to go than to David Kirp’s forthcoming book...

Interviews
Interviews

Historian Relishes WikiLeaks Cable Dump

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Author and historian Timothy Garton Ash says WikiLeaks' release of 250,000 U.S. cables is a diplomats' nightmare and a historians' dream...

Interviews

The WikiLeaks documents could cause Iranian factions to create a united front, says Stanford's Abbas Milani

with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Report
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

At the request of Stanford Report, [Milani] offered some insight into what effect the WikiLeaks revelations might have in Tehran. The classified cables from U.S. embassies laid bare Arab anger at the Iranian government, including suggestions for military action...

Interviews

Fouad Ajami and Charles Blahous on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajami, Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GUESTS: Charles Blahous, Hudson Institute [and Hoover Institution]; John Fund, WSJ; Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institution; Brian Sussman, Hot Talk 560 KSFO...

Interviews

Fouad Ajami on Secure Freedom Radio

with Fouad Ajamivia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On today’s show Frank is joined for three segments by the director of the Middle East Studies Program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Fouad Ajami...

Interviews

Can the Washington Environment Really Change?

with Russell Robertsvia To The Point (KCRW)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Both sides agreed that the message from voters this month was that partisan gridlock is not acceptable. Is there a honeymoon? How long will it last...?

In the News
In the News

Pakistan and America

by Fouad Ajamivia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The past, present, and future of a testy but necessary relationship...

In the News

Obama and the State of Progressivism, 2011

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Playing to the people’s prejudices while disparaging their preferences...

In the News

The Social Security Challenge

by Charles Blahousvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

To save the program, clarify the problems...

In the News

The Cold War Pope

by Mary Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mary Eberstadt on The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II — The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy by George Weigel...

In the News

Good on Taxes, Bad on Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

David R. Henderson on Seeds of Destruction by Glenn Hubbard and Peter Navarro...

In the News

Fiscal hawks must be willing to deal

with Charles Blahousvia Denver Post
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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Economic Policy? More Listen to Conservatives

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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Kamala Harris at center of Dems' galaxy of stars

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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The regulation of agricultural biotechnology: science shows a better way

by Henry I. Millervia New Biotechnology
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

National and international regulation of recombinant DNA-modified, or ‘genetically engineered,' organisms is unscientific and illogical, a lamentable illustration of the maxim that bad science makes bad law...

In the News

What’s Next for Prop 19?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Stanford Review
Tuesday, November 30, 2010