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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The World Turned Upside Down — Again

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Will the strains in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe resolve themselves — or are we on the brink of epochal change...?

Analysis and Commentary

If Congress Can Mug Big Oil, It Can Mug Anyone

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our tax code has become a blunt instrument for political mugging, shakedowns, and intimidation...

Analysis and Commentary

Pakistani Problematics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We are reaching a point with Pakistan where the alliance is no longer tenable. The relationship is quite strange and based entirely on wink-and-nod diplomacy...

Analysis and Commentary

The One Hundred Trillion Dollar Note and Other Visual Aids

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whenever someone says inflation is not caused by central banks printing too much money, I pull out [a one hundred trillion dollar note from Zimbabwe] and tell the story of Zimabwe’s hyperinflation...

Analysis and Commentary

A California Train Wreck

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kudos to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, for having the good sense to reject federal funding for a high-speed rail route between Tampa and Orlando. Now, if only he could do the same for the train wreck of an idea that is California high-speed rail...

Analysis and Commentary

If the President Really Wanted Immigration Reform

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

If the President indeed were serious about achieving immigration reform, he would not have started by giving a speech adorned with plenty of political trappings...

Analysis and Commentary

McKeon II: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In this post, I will try to describe the current [the National Defense Authorization bill], how it is different from the earlier version, and where it needs further changes...

Analysis and Commentary

A Clarification on McKeon II

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A reader writes in to point out that, in my earlier post, I have given away the store on behalf of the administration–and, what’s worse, on matters on which I wholeheartedly agree with the administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Building a Majority

by David Bradyvia Boston Review
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Solving the problems so clearly set out by Representative Cooper will not be achieved by tinkering with House and Senate rules and norms. Rather, the solution is for leaders to build majorities for their views...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Lose the Republic

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

...[T]he National Popular Vote bill moving through state legislatures is a poster child for how to lose the republic...

Analysis and Commentary

Waste And Bad Judgment Sprout At The USDA

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

If you think government agencies are cutting back at present, you're thinking wrong...

Interviews
Interviews

Debt limit sets off political battle

with Bill Whalenvia KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We asked Republican strategist Bill Whalen how Boehner satisfies the Tea Party without risking Republican seats in the next election...

Interviews

Eric Hanushek on My Great Kid

with Eric Hanushekvia My Great Kid (WDTW)
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Staci and Steve talk to Eric Hanushek, Senior Fellow at Stanford University, discussing teachers, budgets, and improving the classroom environment...

In the News
In the News

Executive Discretion on Steroids

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beware of government actions aimed at "virtuous" ends...