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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Doctrine

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whether it’s Libya, fossil-fuel production, or the national debt, the rhetoric floats high above the messy reality...

Analysis and Commentary

The Libya Intervention as Precedent

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All of this makes me think that the Libya intervention will stand as a precedent for ten-or-so-days (or however long this lasts) of a congressionally unauthorized bombing campaign that the President deems to be in the U.S. interest, broadly conceived...

Analysis and Commentary

Oil, Oil, and Not a Drop...

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This is a crisis in the making, and at some point the proverbial people are going to put it all together...

Analysis and Commentary

Are High Food Prices Due to the Fed?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm not sure about the rising food price/political unrest issue--that could well be true. But I'm pretty sure that the Fed printing money/rising food prices link is weak...

Analysis and Commentary

Is There an Obama Doctrine? Ending American Exceptionalism

by Josef Joffevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Future historians will not accuse Mr. Obama of woolly-eyed idealism...But they [might] add that with his address on Libya he ended — or tried to end — America’s career as a power like no other...

Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Administration’s Shameful Opposition to the DC Scholarship Program

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here’s the “Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 471 – Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act...” A few quick thoughts...

Analysis and Commentary

George W. Obama

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Obama’s rejection of George W. Bush’s Middle East policies in large part fueled his own meteoric rise to the top of American politics...Two years later, what is striking is how much Obama’s policies have come to reflect Bush’s...

Analysis and Commentary

Unsatisfying explanation

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My first reaction to the President Obama's speech is that he should have given it ten days ago. He didn't say anything tonight that he couldn't have said when he ordered combat operations to commence...

Analysis and Commentary

A Good Exit Strategy Proposed by Philadelphia Fed President Plosser

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Previous statements about exits by Fed officials simply listed the tools that could be used in an exit strategy, but did not actually put forth an exit strategy. In contrast, President Plosser describes a specific strategy...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on Uthman

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It’s an excellent opinion–and it will be a consequential one. Uthman is a big deal for a few reasons...

Analysis and Commentary

Measuring Force

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The most charitable explanation for President Obama's incoherent policy in Libya is that he suffers from the long-standing blind spot of the left when it comes to the use of force...

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

GUESTS: Larry Kudlow, WABC; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover; Bill McGurn, WSJ...

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Secure Freedom Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Victor Davis Hanson discusses the president’s address at the national Defense University, along with the administrations engagement with foreign countries as well as America’s enemies...