President Obama recently said the war in Syria “haunts me constantly.” It ought to. Because the killing of more than a half million of Syria’s people by their government, Iran, Russia, and ISIS will cast a long shadow over the legacy of the Obama administration. Especially because this devastation results from the success of the Obama doctrine, not its failure.
Yesterday Josh Earnest pledged that the United States would “will ensure that our response is proportional” to Russia’s hack of DNC emails, which the United States has concluded was “intended to interfere with the US election process.”
International courts love to take on political cases, such as those against Israel or the U.S., but when there are obvious and serious international crimes, they often take a pass. The latest examples of obvious war crimes and genocide come from ISIS … but there is no prosecution in the works.
Florida needs to improve its accountability system for K-through-12 education. A relic of the No Child Left Behind era, it has a critical flaw: It encourages schools to narrowly focus on the progress of their lowest-performing students.
To date there has been little international coordinated action to address encryption, though interest is growing. This paper looks at encryption through five different international lenses: human rights, law enforcement, intelligence, economics, and export controls.
To understand their work, start with a pillar of economics that I teach on the first day of class: Incentives matter. Mr. Hart and Mr. Holmstrom take that principle and run with it, seeking to understand incentives within both individual companies and the larger market structure.
That is the title of a conference Ben and I are participating in next week in D.C. at New America, in conjunction with Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the McCain Institute.
Now, journalists want to paint Greenspan as a great free-marketeer, as if he spent his career fending off cries for more financial regulation. In fact, there was a consensus in the 1980s that inter-state banking had to arrive and that the Glass-Steagall separation of investment banking from commercial banking was being eroded by innovation.
The California Energy Commission and the Department of the Navy met at Stanford University's Hoover Institution on October 12th to formalize a partnership to help Navy and Marine Corps installations in the state transition to renewable energy alternatives to meet California and the U.S. Department of Defense climate and energy goals.
A federal appeals court ruling striking down the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as unconstitutional is being seen by critics as a rebuke of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s signature project — the agency she conceived and set up in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
I don’t normally credit the controversial rock group Guns n’ Roses with being poetic voices of a generation, but I can’t help but think their song “Civil War” speaks to what’s going on in the Republican Party right now.