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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

President Obama vs. the Christie Principle of Shared Sacrifice

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are providing a phenomenal case study of the intersection between economics and political argument...

Analysis and Commentary

What is to be done?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Those of us who are unimpressed with the effectiveness of using debt-financed government spending as a cure for the current state we’re in are often asked, OK, so what should we do instead...?

Analysis and Commentary

Detention, the AUMF, and the Bush Administration — Correcting the Record

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It is now well known that the Obama administration has embraced almost all of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies without substantial modification...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Washington Animal Farm

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Since the moment he announced his presidential candidacy, Barack Obama has waged a tireless, now four-year-long spread-the-wealth campaign...

Analysis and Commentary

Time to Get Serious

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am surprised to say this, but if we want to tame big government and tackle our economic woes, maybe we should start paying attention to places like Canada and Germany...

Analysis and Commentary

A Suicidal Vote for Purity

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tunku Varadarajan rues the Tea Party primary victories that have no chance of general election success—and suggests it’s time for Republicans to drop the slogans and scare-mongering and come up with some real ideas...

Analysis and Commentary

When Socialism Creeps In...

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Survey the world’s statist systems of every stripe, from soft to hard. One sees either failure and misery or stasis and lethargy...

Analysis and Commentary

Are Social Security Commitments a Sunk Cost?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In a word, No...

Analysis and Commentary

Modernizing China's Currency

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

China's currency, the renminbi (people's money), has been largely unchanged since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949...

Analysis and Commentary

The romance of government vs. the reality

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Make government smaller and we get more of what we really can do together...

Analysis and Commentary

The “s” word

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I want to point out once more that the estimates of the effect of the stimulus are not estimates. They are really just projections...

Analysis and Commentary

Some Thoughts in Response to Steve Vladeck

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In his two responses (here and here) to Steve Vladeck’s earlier post on S. 3707, Bobby has said, better than I could, much of what what I believe. What remains are a few isolated points of disagreement between me and Steve that are, I think, worth airing...

Analysis and Commentary

Turning gene science into a fishy business

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The ultra-cautious FDA gives a clean bill of health to GM salmon, yet GM sceptic Dan Kennedy still can't accept it...

Analysis and Commentary

State Secrets – Power from Constraint

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, September 13, 2010

An interesting aspect of the recent en banc decision in Jeppesen is the court’s reliance on the new Obama administration internal procedures to support its “independent conclusion..."

Interviews
Interviews

The American Academy with Harvey Mansfield: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Harvey Mansfield questions why professors today are “so quick to find excellence in so many students...”

Interviews

Defense Spending and the Deficit

with Kori Schakevia Diane Rehm Show (NPR)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The cost of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq now tops $1 trillion, and the nation’s debt tops thirteen trillion: New pressures to rein in the Pentagon’s budget and implications for national security...

In the News
In the News

Big night for tea party: O'Donnell wins Delaware

with Bill Whalenvia Associated Press
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
In the News

Should charter schools be democratic institutions?

with Paul T. Hillvia Dispatches from the Heartland (Washington Times)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In the News

Police group backs legal pot in California

with Joseph D. McNamaravia United Press International
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In the News

Future of much-hyped anti-censorship program Haystack uncertain amid security concerns

with Abbas Milanivia Tech Chronicles (San Francisco Chronicle)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In the News

Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements

with Keith Hennesseyvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In the News

Law group backs pot bill

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Tuesday, September 14, 2010