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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Pilgrims in Beirut, Pumpkin Pie in Manhattan

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gravy, for a man of the Mediterranean, is irredeemable...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on QE2

by Robert J. Barrovia Free Exchange (The Economist)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A LOT has been written recently, pro and con, about the Fed’s new round of quantitative easing, dubbed QE2. But, frankly, much of the discussion on both sides lacks a coherent analytical framework for thinking about the key issues. I try here to provide such a framework...

Analysis and Commentary

Government By Waiver: The Breakdown Of Public Administration

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com Blogs
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Without major steps to overhaul or repeal ObamaCare, government by waiver will become standard operating procedure to the detriment of us all...

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea and the Ripple Effects of Obama’s Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To deter North Korea, we should now express and follow through on the sort of solidarity that is unquestioned, a kind of solidarity that has been sorely lacking in the last two years...And, in a larger sense, the commander-in-chief needs to stop his contextualizing and apologizing...

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea: Let China Pay the Bill

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Big Peace
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

America’s only realistic reply to North Korea’s nuclear-arming and peace-disturbing attacks is action from China. The road to stability on the KoreanPeninsula runs through Beijing...

Analysis and Commentary

TSA Tomorrow

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is quite clear in its language, at least to me. Perhaps litigation will halt or modify TSA search procedures currently in place at airports. Perhaps not...

Analysis and Commentary

A Proposal to Restore Reporting and Accountability Requirements for the Fed

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In a speech in Washington last week I made a proposal to restore the legislative requirement that the Fed report and be accountable for its strategy for monetary policy...

Analysis and Commentary

A Reply to Steve Vladeck

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

...Steve has written a thoughtful objection to Jack and my oped and series of posts arguing against bringing Guantanamo detainees to trial...[he]makes several thematically-related points that I wish to address specifically...

Analysis and Commentary

The Bipartisan Policy Center's Tax-Heavy Social Security Plan

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The BPC proposal is a serious plan, backed up with an impressive amount of analysis and documentation. It’s also a plan under which Social Security, just as under current law, would grow much more expensive to taxpayers in the future than it is now...

Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Language for Foreign Policy?

by Russell A. Bermanvia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

These are troubled times for language programs in the United States, which have been battered by irresponsible cutbacks at all levels...leaders in government and policy circles continue to live in a bubble of their own making...

Analysis and Commentary

After the Election, What Will States and Districts Do?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk about how the Republican landslide will affect education policymaking at the state and local levels. Will state and local governments figure out how to downsize? Can they accomplish reform through reallocation...?

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein on Barack Obama, his former Chicago Law Colleague

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason.tv
Monday, November 22, 2010

Reason's Nick Gillespie interviewed Epstein at NYU's law building in October. The conversation was wide-ranging and high-energy...

In the News
In the News

John Stossel: The Lost Lesson of Thanksgiving

with Terry Andersonvia FoxNews.com
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In the News

The State with Prince Hans-Adam II: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In the News

Tanks to Afghanistan – Analysis

with H. R. McMastervia At War (New York Times)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In the News

Michelle Obama Hires Californian as New Communications Chief

with Kori Schakevia Politics Daily (DC)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In the News

Republican Senator Says Arms Treaty Isn’t Tough Enough

with George P. Shultzvia Caucus (New York Times)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In the News

Student transfers under 'No Child' law swamp successful schools

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Tuesday, November 23, 2010