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Contrary to what you may have heard, most of the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group are being put into effect—and achieving some success. By Edwin Meese III.
How shipping tons of U.S. currency to Iraq remade its economy—and was roundly criticized all the same. Good decision, bad press. By John B. Taylor.
The Iraq Study Group’s new way forward represented a victory of sorts—but only of publicity over substance. By Tod Lindberg.
Tehran’s hard-liners yearn for a U.S. attack, knowing it would make them stronger. Why oblige them? By Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, and Michael McFaul.
So the winning coach is a millionaire. Would you rather have a losing coach on the cheap? By Russell Roberts.
It’s talent—or the expectation of talent—that leads to those huge corporate salaries. By Thomas Sowell.
Increasing the federal minimum wage sounds humane, but doing so would only make the poor poorer. By Gary S. Becker and Richard A. Posner.
Teachers need protection from bureaucratic meddlers if they’re going to do right by our children. Diane Ravitch explains.
Al Gore’s film makes global warming seem simple. It isn’t. By Terry L. Anderson and Robert McCormick.
We don’t have to sabotage today’s thriving economy to insure ourselves against environmental upheaval. By Gary S. Becker.
No one knows how global warming will unfold, but we should prepare today as if catastrophe will strike tomorrow. By Richard A. Posner.
President Bush’s signature domestic issue remains relevant to the hopes of both ordinary Americans and Republican candidates. By Jeffrey M. Jones.
A do-nothing Congress? How sweet the sound. By Tibor Machan.
A 2003 book warning against illegal immigration has now found acceptance. The author explains. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Outrage over “the next war”? Not if it’s about genocide. By Tod Lindberg.
Crime is bleeding Latin America of talent, jobs, and the self-confidence to join the global economy. By Gary S. Becker.
What really happened to the schoolchildren in Beslan. By David Satter.
Russia reverts to form—and to despots. By Arnold Beichman.
Poles are struggling with the news that even the church contained communist informers. By Timothy Garton Ash.
The world is trying to sort out the unhappy province’s future, but Kosovar Albanians can’t wait much longer. By Norman Naimark.
Pondering smaller nations in a bigger world. By Niall Ferguson
Worried about Beijing’s test of a “killer satellite”? You should be—but not for the reasons you might suppose. By Bruce Berkowitz.
A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Marriage is alive and well—no thanks to distorted reporting on the ranks of the “never married.” By Thomas Sowell.
A visit with Robert Conquest, gentle knight and wicked poet. By Christopher Hitchens.
From Nobel-winning economist Tom Schelling, thoughts about the unthinkable. By Michael Spence.
Formerly president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo is rediscovering everyday life at Stanford. By Tyler Bridges.
Secret documents show how the Kremlin persuaded itself to invade Afghanistan in 1979 against its own best advice. By Paul R. Gregory.