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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Al Aulaqi — Confounding Legal Compliance with Judicial Review

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

...[I]t is not right to claim that those who support the President’s authority to make such decisions free from judicial review do not believe in legal constraints on the presidency...

Analysis and Commentary

Dorman on Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A few days ago I posted about economist Peter Dorman's views on the minimum wage and just noticed that a few days later he replied as a commenter. This is my reply to him...

Analysis and Commentary

Warren Buffett, Obama Adviser

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Is there some reason that Buffett, an Obama adviser, has made this strategic investment in China, America's economic rival in green technology...?

Analysis and Commentary

Meg-Jerry, Round One

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The following are real-time observations of Tuesday’s night’s Brown-Whitman debate. I’ve added some analysis at the end of this post...

Analysis and Commentary

Done “Waiting for ‘Superman’”? Send Your Kid to a Diverse Public School

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[W]hat if you really want to make a direct impact on the system, and especially on the education of low-income kids? There’s one obvious step you can take: choose a diverse public school for your own children...

Analysis and Commentary

China's Next Leap Forward

by Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The jump from middle-income to rich status is much harder to achieve than the ascent from poverty. But there are plenty of reasons to believe China's growth prospects remain strong...

Analysis and Commentary

Carly Fiorina: Robber Baron, Traitor — and Outsourcer!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

If we still had a well-educated workforce and reasonable taxation and regulation, outsourcing wouldn’t be the wedge issue it is...

Analysis and Commentary

Bravo, Brockton!

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Brockton High School, one of the largest in America, is now producing very strong (not yet stellar) results; it used to produce dreadful results. It has accomplished a successful school turnaround, one of the toughest feats in U.S. education...

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Serwer on Al Aulaqi

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adam Serwer of the American Prospect has a typically thoughtful post on the government’s Al Aulaqi brief, notable for his taking the government’s arguments seriously even in dismissing them...

Analysis and Commentary

Agency dithers, reputation withers

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation's most ubiquitous regulatory agency, increasingly has become not only excessively regulatory but also highly unpredictable and arbitrary...

Analysis and Commentary

America's Prime Minister

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rahm Emanuel’s expected departure is more than just your standard White House shakeup: it costs Obama the man with the political grit and muscle to make his dreams come true...

Interviews
Interviews

Lazear Says U.S. Must Return Spending to Historic Levels

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ed Lazear, a professor at Stanford University and former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, talks about his prescription for U.S. fiscal policy. Lazear speaks with Matt Miller and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart..."

In the News
In the News

Thatcher & More with Claire Berlinski: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
In the News

Taylor Rule 15-Year High Gap Signals Rate Jump: Canada Credit

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
In the News

Economics and Security: Resourcing National Priorities

by Kori Schakevia U.S. Naval War College
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics Papers Number 5 - Economics and Security: Resourcing National Priorities...

In the News

Crisis panel head: How did Wall Street miss it?

with Keith Hennesseyvia CNNMoney.com
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

Pitfalls for Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown to avoid in first debate

with Thad Kousservia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

AG Holder on the Judicial Confirmation “Crisis”

with Michael McConnellvia Bench Memos (National Review Online)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

New reasons for hope in Afghanistan

with H. R. McMastervia Politico
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

A Warning from Thomas Sowell

with Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

Tight Race Makes for High Stakes Debate

with Bill Whalenvia Prop Zero (Bay Area NBC)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In the News

The right way to engage military leaders

with John Abizaid, H. R. McMastervia Washington Post
Tuesday, September 28, 2010