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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stay out of the Syrian morass

by Daniel Pipesvia Washington Times
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

West has more to lose than gain by intervening...

Analysis and Commentary

Elinor Ostrom: RIP

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The news just arrived that the economics profession—and the lawyers who have depended on it—have lost a giant in the field with the death of Elinor Ostrom at the age of 78...

Analysis and Commentary

Data Matters: The 1986 Tax Reforms

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tammy Frisby has shared with us a pair of tables, which she used as a starting point for her own ongoing research on the politics of tax reform. These tables present the major changes made to the tax code with the 1986 tax reform law...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Germany May Destroy Europe for the Third Time’ — Really?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What is destroying Europe is not Germany, but two clearly identifiable causes...

Analysis and Commentary

President Obama made two strategic mistakes last Friday

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

President Obama made not one but two strategic mistakes last Friday. Everyone paying attention picked up on his first mistake...The President’s second mistake is as important but less obvious...

Analysis and Commentary

Compared to what

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

When deriding the Estonian recovery and the benefits of austerity, the right question would be, compared to what...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on the Cert Denials

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Being in a time zone very far from home, I am late to the discussion of the cert denials in the Guantanamo cases. I have only one thought to offer beyond what Steve said earlier—with which I almost entirely agree...

Analysis and Commentary

Sights and Sounds of June 12 Moscow Protests

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The protest movement remains badly divided between liberals, communists, and nationalists, each with their own agenda. They have not even united on the most important demand – the removal of Putin from office...

Interviews
Interviews

Chuck Blahous on the John Batchelor Show

with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Guests: David Grinspoon, Science; Chuck Blahous, Hoover; Steven Erlanger, NYT; Nicholas Wade, NYT...

Interviews

Drones and the Obama Administration

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Drones are taking a major role in President Obama's national security efforts...But it's safe to say that all around, using drones raises big moral questions about the transparency of war, civilian casualties and setting geopolitical precedence...

Interviews

Heading Towards a Cliff

with Henry R. Nauvia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hoover Institute fellow HENRY NAU discusses the theme of his upcoming book, the seemingly paradoxical idea of conservative internationalism, and how it has played a role in U.S. foreign policy...

Interviews

New Common Core standards changing U.S. education

with Michael J. Petrillivia Minnesota Public Radio
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How will the Common Core State Standards Initiative change education as we know it? What can we expect going forward? And why is Minnesota one of only five states not adopting the measures?...

In the News
In the News

Critics decry latest shrinkage of L.A. Unified's school year

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, June 13, 2012