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Why are toxic assets so hard to clean up? Partly because they’re so hard to understand. By Kenneth E. Scott and John B. Taylor.
It’s really a headlong tumble into debt and greater government control. By Edward P. Lazear.
There are actually some policy changes that will work and won’t cost a fortune. By Terry L. Anderson and Richard Sousa.
Fans of limited government have taken their lumps lately, and unfortunately, one “tea party” does not a revolution make. By Richard A. Epstein.
Why shouldn’t American universities give conservative ideas their due? By Peter Berkowitz.
Visions of universal preschool only distract us from urgent educational needs. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
It will probably reward test prep instead of real learning. By Diane Ravitch.
In its own way, Guantánamo has been rather accommodating to Islamist radicals. So has the president. By Christopher Hitchens.
CIA memos indicate that harsh interrogation methods did foil terrorist attacks. By Marc A. Thiessen.
Two million more acres have been swallowed up under strict federal use restrictions, stoking the power of the “park barrel.” By Terry L. Anderson and Reed Watson.
Courts have wrought big changes in the patent system. Now Congress and the White House need to let the system settle. By F. Scott Kieff and Kevin Rivette.
How “international law” invites a Spanish judge to pursue U.S. officials. By David Davenport.
The swine flu brouhaha has not given world health officials their finest hour. By Henry I. Miller.
When they strike, pandemics sicken not just people but whole economies. By Robert J. Barro and Jose F. Ursua.
The staggering cost of another great pandemic justifies a lot of expensive preparation now. By Gary S. Becker.
Malpractice litigation is a clumsy, vastly expensive, self-feeding system. Want to reform health care? Start here. By Richard A. Epstein.
Milton Friedman diagnosed the problems of America’s health care system years ago. The good doctor also foretold that a genuine cure would come only in small doses. By Peter Robinson.
Ready for restricted access to doctors, therapies, and care? Most patients say no. Yet this is what Obama Care is in a big hurry to deliver. By Scott W. Atlas.
How Governor Schwarzenegger of California lost a rich opportunity. By Bill Whalen.
Policy makers, in their haste to forget the Vietnam War, also forgot to learn from it. By H. R. McMaster.
Maybe democracy never had a chance in the Iranian presidential elections, but the people of Iran still do. By Abbas Milani.
Russia today is neither autocratic nor democratic, communist nor Western. What is it? In a word: Putin. By Ken Jowitt.
Despite the economic storm, European voters refuse to let the traditional left take the wheel. By Patrick Chamorel.
As it browbeats law schools into accepting affirmative action, the American Bar Association appears to be breaking the law. By Robert Zelnick.
How the language of discrimination hurts blacks. By Shelby Steele.
There are simple, intuitive answers, but the deeper response is still evolving, says Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.
Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell contemplates the greatest expansion of government power in a generation.
Online learning is technology whose time has come. Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe talks about the future with fellow Eric A. Hanushek.
This president played against type, pursuing a low-profile crusade to avoid nuclear Armageddon. An excerpt from a new book by Hoover fellows Martin and Annelise Anderson.
A portrait of the late Robert S. McNamara. By Philip Bobbitt.
Having a vision for the future—and being held accountable for it. By George P. Shultz.
The controversy over President Obama’s peace award is nothing new. The history of the prize has been anything but peaceful. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.