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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Phone-hacking scandal: Britain should seize this chance to break the culture of fear at its heart

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

From the putrid quagmire of the hacking scandal must emerge a new settlement between politics, media and the law...

Analysis and Commentary

Failing Liberty 101

by Walter E. Williams with William Damonvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Discouraging young Americans from identifying with their country and celebrating our traditional American quest for liberty and equal rights removes the most powerful motivation to learn civics and U.S. history...

Analysis and Commentary

We need to enlist Pakistan, not punish it

by Kori Schakevia CNN.com
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Obama administration is withholding $800 million in military aid to Pakistan in understandable frustration with the Pakistani military's partial-at-best cooperation with the effort against militant radicals. But this approach is likely to result in even less cooperation...

Analysis and Commentary

Trying to Keep Europe’s Finances Secret: Attack the Raters

by Russell A. Bermanvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

When the news is bad, shoot at the messenger. As unwise as this strategy may be in the long run, it increasingly describes the response of the European Union’s leadership to the financial crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Debt Ceiling Impasse: The usual rules met novel political circumstances

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The real challenge in striking a debt limit deal today has everything to do with a novel and politically troublesome combination of party control in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama 1.0, 2.0, 3.0...

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

One of the reasons the president did not sound convincing in his press conference yesterday is that he has taken so many positions on the debt and taxes that it is hard know what his current one is, or whether to take it seriously, much less to gauge how long it will last...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s trillion dollar sacred cow

by Keith Hennesseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

...[T]he President has been unwilling to negotiate cuts in the massive new increase in health entitlement spending enacted last year. How, then, is this different from Republicans refusing to negotiate on tax increases...?

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons from Libya

by Tod Lindbergvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I offered four lessons from Libya – all of them predicated on the assumption that Muamar Qaddafi goes, whether by lucky drone strike, internal coup or assassination, or flight into exile...

Analysis and Commentary

In California: Amazonian Taxation, Herculean Reform

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, may stand guard over the Sacramento River on California’s state seal. But come next year, there might be an Amazon on the ballot...

Analysis and Commentary

American Labor Unions: Underpaid, Overproductive Or Overpaid?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

None of the common arguments for labor unions hold water...

Analysis and Commentary

Fear-Mongering, Junk Science And NRDC

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Today, the NRDC continues its legacy of costly and specious scare campaigns — this time at the expense of unsuspecting Californians who are footing the bill for the group’s latest cause...

Analysis and Commentary

Reforming CPI: Not a "Grand Bargain" but a Prudent Reform

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

...[W]hether the budget discussions produce a big deal or a small one, both sides would do well to implement a more accurate measure of economy-wide inflation, namely the “chained” C-CPI-U...

Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Court deals major blow to environmentalists

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The decision in AEP vs. Connecticut complicates efforts to turn courts into environmental regulators...

Analysis and Commentary

Panetta's Freudian Slip

by Fouad Ajamivia Daily Beast
Monday, July 11, 2011

When the Defense secretary said the U.S. is in Iraq because of 9/11, his handlers launched into spin mode—but Fouad Ajami says he wasn't all wrong...

Interviews
Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show

with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

GUESTS: Jack Ewing, NYT; Kori Schake, Hoover Institute; Steve Moore, WSJ...

In the News
In the News

Communism with Yuri Yarim-Agaev: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
In the News

Nanny Runs Amok

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Social engineering, Obamacare-style...