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Our return to prosperity depends on permanent tax cuts, predictable policies, and sane deficits. By George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan Meltzer, and John B. Taylor.
The pressure for big tax increases vanishes when profligate spending does, too. By Edward P. Lazear.
Economic recovery often means multiple ups and downs. Harmful short-term policies only make the ride worse. By Michael J. Boskin.
Park those underperforming schemes; instead, put more cash in taxpayers’ pockets. By Robert J. Barro.
Heaping up massive peacetime deficits has never helped rebuild an economy, and it won’t now. By Niall Ferguson.
At midterm, the Obama age has become something no one expected: an ordinary presidency. By Morton Keller.
Letting the government play doctor is bad medicine. By Scott W. Atlas.
Social Security is sinking while its would-be rescuers squabble over how to save it. Time to make common cause. By Charles Blahous.
Our characteristic hope for the future has been shaken. Growth in per capita income can revive it. By Gary S. Becker.
A clue to that American “malaise”: even people comfortable with government turn queasy when it gets too big. By Richard A. Epstein.
Bit by bit, courts are being forced to ponder the laws and licenses that stifle people’s freedom to work. By Clint Bolick.
Unions that defend the worst teachers are depriving children of the best teaching. By Eric A. Hanushek.
There is no quick way to dispel the legal murk surrounding terror detainees. But these five ideas could let in some light. By Jack Goldsmith.
The military’s “indirect approach”—battlefield restraint, cultural savvy, the use of local troops—means a big shift in the way U.S. forces operate. It demands a close look. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
Americans are starting to grasp what radicalism means—and to understand that moderate Islam is not the enemy. By Daniel Pipes.
The planners of the “ground zero mosque” chose confrontation. They should have chosen discretion. By Fouad Ajami.
Nobody wins in Afghanistan—at least not soon. Western democracies need to stay nimble, reserve the power to strike, and remain patient. By Josef Joffe.
How America should carry out its new post-combat role. By Kori N. Schake.
When it comes to Mideast peace talks, this time the optimists may have a case. By Robert Zelnick.
Hosni Mubarak has foiled the militants, kept the Pax Americana, and above all retained his grip on power. No one seems to be celebrating. By Fouad Ajami.
State-owned companies are cramping the private sector—and putting a nascent market economy in jeopardy. By Jialin Zhang.
Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell digs in his heels against American decline. By David Hogberg.
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
In a world of emerging economies, says Hoover fellow Michael Spence, there is no going back to the old “normal.” By Nathan Gardels.
America can decide to be itself again: free, fair, and thriving. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Yet another crime the Soviet dictator got away with: defining genocide to exclude what he did. Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark tells how it happened. By Cynthia Haven.
His new Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism is no closed book. Hoover fellow Robert Service says the movement that claimed tens of millions of victims has “a living legacy, alas.” By John J. Miller.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
The early communist era was not known for gentle imagery. Propaganda posters overflow with blood, violence, macabre caricatures, shaken fists, and revolutionary shouting.
How subtle the techniques with which the KGB ensured compliance . . . and how unsurprising to see them revived in today’s Russia. By Mark Harrison.