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Why Kinsley is Wrong About the Connection Between Democracy and the Publication of National Security Secrets

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Michael Kinsley, in his review of Glenn Greenwald’s book, made the following claims about leaks of national security secrets:

Barack Obama
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Obama Steps Up to the Plate: Swing and a Myth

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

At some point in a second term, presidents run out of steam -- and journalists run out of news to report. For Barack Obama and the White House press corps, that moment might have come last week, when CNN ran this breathless headline: “Obama Goes for a Walk.”

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"Rationally Inactive"

by David R. Hendersonvia Library of Economics and Liberty
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In a problem set for an Energy Economics course I'm teaching this quarter, I asked the following question:

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Calif. Ballot Initiative Seeks Health Insurance Price Controls

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia NewsMax
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A ballot initiative before California voters in November could challenge insurance coverage set up under Obamacare, imposing the same kind of price controls on health insurance that already exist on the state's auto, property, and casualty insurance.
 

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What Matters for Global Markets in the Week Ahead

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What’s shaping markets this week? Here’s the line-up from all four corners of the world, analyzed by our Macro Horizons team in New York, London and Hong Kong.

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Saudi Press House Under Fire for Translating Israeli Book

featuring Joshua Teitelbaumvia YNetNews
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Saudi-owned publishing house called "Madarak", based in Dubai, sparked a torrent of outrage in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, after publishing an Arabic translation of an Israeli researcher's book.