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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Should We Intervene in Libya?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pressures for a no-fly zone are mounting, but we have no business going in unless we’ve thought through exactly what we mean to do...

Analysis and Commentary

Graph: Has a Strained Federal Budget Process Finally Broken?

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

...[L]ooking at where we’ve been heading over the last 30 years, the budget process itself seems to be failing...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fragility of Complex Societies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Like most Americans, these last few days I have been moved as never before by the courage and calm of the Japanese people amid such horrific conditions, as one of the most sophisticated and complex urbanized cultures on the planet in a split second is nearly paralyzed...

Analysis and Commentary

A different strategy for impatient fiscal conservatives

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Several conservative House and Senate Members, dissatisfied both with the spending cuts enacted so far and with repeated short-term appropriations negotiations, are threatening to oppose another Continuing Resolution. I think that’s a mistake...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Let’s Move’ Toward A More Effective Approach To Obesity

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com Blogs
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Now that the photo-ops and blather surrounding the birthday of “Let’s Move” are behind us, will the president and his wife get the message that there are better ways to use regulatory policy and their bully pulpit to improve public health...?

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Performance on PISA: The Rest of the Story

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today, in advance of this week’s International Summit on the Teaching Profession, Fordham is releasing a little paper by Janie Scull and me, American Achievement in International Perspective...

Analysis and Commentary

Putting the Federal Budget Deficit in Perspective

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

...Japan’s economic losses from the recent natural disaster amount to about 45% of February’s budget deficit, and 6.3% of the current year’s projected deficit...

Analysis and Commentary

Some nuance on destruction

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Destruction is bad for the economy and yes, even bad most of the time, maybe all of the time, for measured GDP. The remarks by Larry Summers (and by Krugman in the aftermath of 9/11) imply otherwise...

Analysis and Commentary

One Cheer for the DNI

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I’m not a huge fan of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper...Still, Clapper merits defending against the latest criticism of his job performance...

Analysis and Commentary

The GCC shores up Bahrain

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Little noticed amidst the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) support for a U.N. no-fly zone in Libya on March 13th was another endorsement for the use of military force: deployment of GCC military and police forces to Bahrain...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Japan’s Catastrophe Cause A US Financial Earthquake?

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan is going to need to borrow heavily because they just got hit by an earthquake and tsunami. What’s our excuse...?

Analysis and Commentary

Latif Oral Argument Summary

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

...Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson opened today’s arguments by announcing that almost none of the case could be discussed in open session and that she would thus allow counsel to make only brief presentations in public session...

Analysis and Commentary

The Graham Habeas Bill–A Brief Analysis

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In fulfillment of my promise last week to provide analysis of the various pieces of new Senate legislation, here are some thoughts on the new version of Senator Lindsey Graham’s habeas reform bill...

Interviews
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show

with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GUESTS: Bret Stephens, WSJ; David Weidner, NYT; Robert Zimmerman, BehindTheBlack.com; Paul Gregory, Hoover...

Interviews

Russell Roberts on the John Batchelor Show

with Russell Robertsvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GUESTS: Larry Kudlow, CNBC and 77 WABC; Greg Zuckerman, WSJ; Phil Izzo, WSJ; Russell Roberts, Hoover; Jack Spencer, Heritage...

Interviews

Why Powerful States Give In

with Bruce Thorntonvia Dennis Miller Show
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bruce Thornton, author of "The Wages of Appeasement," draws connections between Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America...

In the News
In the News

Politics and Policy with Mitch Daniels: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
In the News

Copying Christie

with Michael J. Petrillivia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 15, 2011