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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Climate Change Agenda Needs to Adapt to Reality

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Obama administration is instituting a variety of far-reaching policies to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. Are any of these capable of making a difference? Simple arithmetic suggests not. Given this reality, we would be wise to consider strategies that complement and may be more effective than mitigation—namely, adaptation.

Analysis and Commentary

Italian deflation?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 1, 2014

Giulio Zanella has a nice post on noisefromamerika, dissecting the sources of Italian deflation. (In Italian, but Google translate does a pretty good job.)  Deflation can come from lack of "demand," or from technical innovation and increases in supply. What do the data suggest?

Analysis and Commentary

From Donetsk to Danzig

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Having absorbed Austria and sliced up Czechoslovakia, Germany attacked Poland on 1 September 1939. On 3 September, that is, 75 years ago today, Britain declared war on Germany. At that moment everyone knew it was serious.

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

Irresponsible Choices

by Thomas Sowellvia Liberty News
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Top-Ten, Bottom-Ten in the Senate

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Here’s a list you don’t want to make if you’re running in 2014 to keep your job on Capitol Hill: Roll Call’s monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators.

Analysis and Commentary

The Consequences of Obama’s Dithering

by Kori Schakevia New York Times
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Agonizing deliberation over a Syria strategy shouldn’t be necessary four years into Iraq’s descent into authoritarianism and consequent sectarian violence, and three years into the Syrian civil war. The current conflagration was both predictable and predicted.

Analysis and Commentary

That’s Kentucky, Without an “L”, “B” or a “J”

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

We interrupt our 2014 programming to bring you this breaking news about the 2016 presidential election:

Rand Paul is no LBJ.

Analysis and Commentary

NATO's Newest Mission: Conquering Its Generation Gap

by Kori Schakevia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

As the leaders of NATO's 28 countries gather this week for their annual summit, they will intone, as usual, their catechism of alliance solidarity. As at previous meetings, they will commit to policy initiatives aimed at better coordinating their collective defense. They may even condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Analysis and Commentary

Strategika: Issue 17: Overambitious Reach Undermines Islamic State’s Prospects of Creating a Caliphate

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Can ISIS/Islamic State create a viable caliphate?

Analysis and Commentary

'Biopharming' Offers A Powerful New Approach To Ebola And Other Diseases

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Due to the largest-ever Ebola virus outbreak in Africa and the treatment of a handful of patients with an experimental drug, there has been a resurgence of interest in therapeutics to treat the disease. 

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the Lars Larson Show (56:19)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the California drought on the Lars Larson Show.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek on To The Point (5:45)

interview with Eric Hanushekvia To The Point (KCRW)
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Senior Fellow Eric Hanushek discusses his recent book Endangering Prosperity on To The Point.

Interviews

Thomas Henriksen on ABC News (00:55)

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ABC News
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Senior Fellow Thomas Henriksen discusses the recent beheading of two journalists on ABC News.

Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show (1:05)

interview with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Research Fellow Kori Schake discusses Obama's foreign policy on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

The Labor Market Is Still Depressed, Basically Everyone Agrees

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In theory, the American economy has been in recovery for a while. However, as we know, this has hardly been a vigorous recovery: Many people have left the labor market, many are likely under-employed, and many others are still hoping to find a job.