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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How to Reduce the Nuclear Threat

by William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday's North Korean nuclear test was a dramatic reminder of the challenges to eliminating nuclear weapons world-wide...

Analysis and Commentary

Exploding debt threatens America

by John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Standard and Poor’s decision to downgrade its outlook for British sovereign debt from “stable” to “negative” should be a wake-up call for the US Congress and administration...

Analysis and Commentary

"Empathy" in Action

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It is one of the signs of our times that so many in the media are focusing on the life story of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

The Sotomayor Nomination

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In a previous Forbes column, I decried President Barack Obama's insistence that empathy would weigh heavily in the scales when it came to his next Supreme Court nominee...

In the News
In the News

Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 6--A Discussion of Parts VI and VII, and Summary

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This is the sixth and concluding podcast in the EconTalk Book Club discussion of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith...

In the News

German State inflation lower across the board

with John B. Taylorvia FxStreet
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

European Market Update: China says global economy might not have bottomed out yet; German State inflation lower across the board...

In the News

Politics & Hollywood with Andrew Breitbart: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Andrew Breitbart describes his evolution from “namby-pamby liberal” to conservative...

In the News

US Morning Briefing

with John B. Taylorvia FxStreet
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

JGB's fell below 136.30, a seven-month low, on Wednesday as the Nikkei rose 1.4% after a sharp rebound in US consumer confidence boosted hopes for the global economy...

In the News

China Can Only Gain from Being Tough on N.Korea

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Chosunilbo (South Korea)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

After North Korea conducted its second nuclear test on Monday, the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting that condemned the test and began searching for a new resolution...

In the News

Buy Commodities, Pay Off Debt as Inflation Looms: John F. Wasik

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The fallout that has irradiated highly leveraged Western economies has started a King Kong versus Godzilla battle...

In the News

Trapped in His Own Delusions: Senator Leahy on the Sotomayor Nomination

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sen. Pat Leahy’s endorsement of Sonia Sotomayor gives vivid testimony to all that is wrong with senatorial politics on judicial nominees to the Supreme Court...

In the News

On Net, No Change? Not Quite

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Heritage Foundation
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Eight hours later, and it’s already become an old canard: Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s elevation to the High Court won’t affect its balance one bit...

In the News

Sotomayor and eminent domain

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Few things make liberal court commentators more uneasy than the fact that in the extremely unpopular Kelo v. New London decision, the five most liberal judges were on the side of big business and the three conservative judges were on the side of the little guy...

In the News

La Jueza Empática

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Barring some unforeseen scandal, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing David Souter...

In the News

Sotomayor: Does Biography Matter?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama announced on Tuesday that he will nominate Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge in New York, to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court...

In the News

Economists: Recovery requires oversight

with John B. Taylorvia United Press International
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Managing a market turnaround and an economic recovery may be the next daunting task on the Federal Reserve's agenda, several economists said...

In the News

Letter: It's Not Just Patients Who Take Risks In Unorthodox Cases

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cheers to Richard Epstein for stating the case not only for cancer patients but for doctors who put the health and quality of life of their patients first and ahead of the Food and Drug Administration's slow bureaucratic procedures ("Cancer Patients Deserve Faster Access to Life-Saving Drugs," op-ed, May 2)...