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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A State of the Union for Gen X and Gen Y

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

...Americans under 50 did not hear what they needed to about the main sources of the runaway federal spending on the horizon: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid...

Analysis and Commentary

The Ghailani Sentence

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Many will claim that Ghailani’s life sentence vindicates the trial system as a vehicle for incapacitating terrorists...But we must also remember that the basic outcome (long term detention for Ghailani) was foreordained...

Analysis and Commentary

Questions on Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

While I agree with co-blogger Bryan that it would be desirable to let way more people into the United States, I haven't seen him answer in a satisfactory way some of the arguments against completely open borders...

Analysis and Commentary

Stagnation or mismeasurement?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tyler has a new mini-book out on stagnation where he accepts the idea that median income has been growing very slowly for the last 40 years relative to earlier times. One challenge to this claim is that prices are mismeasured...

Analysis and Commentary

SOTU: Bottoms Up!!

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

So here’s what you’re probably getting tonight...

Analysis and Commentary

Priorities, Priorities

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

...Obama isn’t even treating the Gitmo spending restrictions as seriously as he proposes to treat small wastes of federal money...

Analysis and Commentary

A Triumphantly Unmemorable Address

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obama’s speech shows he is a man newly aware of his limitations. Tunku Varadarajan on why that’s a good thing...

Analysis and Commentary

SOTU Viewer's Guide

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The State of the Union address will give us our first clear indications of whether there is a reasonable chance at bipartisan cooperation in repairing the federal government's unsustainable fiscal outlook...

Interviews
Interviews

How Much Is A Good Teacher Worth?

with Eric Hanushekvia Planet Money, NPR
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On today's podcast, we consider a plan to dramatically grow the U.S. economy. The plan has nothing to do with banks, stimulus, tax cuts or the Federal Reserve. Instead, the plan focuses entirely on — public school teachers...

Interviews

Balancing Vision And Details In State Of The Union

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Talk of the Nation (NPR)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two former White House speechwriters weigh in on what Obama should say in his second State of the Union address...

Interviews

George Shultz on Charlie Rose

with George P. Shultzvia Charlie Rose
Monday, January 24, 2011

George Shultz, Former US Secretary of State on his book 'Ideas and Action: Featuring the Ten Commandments of Negotiations'...