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In recent years we’ve seen what doesn’t work. Here’s what would. A simple plan for turning the economy around. By John B. Taylor.
A presidential report card lists too many promises, too few results, and no sign that the president knows how to learn from his mistakes. By Michael J. Boskin.
When government refuses to “do something” and instead leaves well enough alone, we’re usually better off. By Thomas Sowell.
Neither the New Deal nor the war pulled the economy out of its worst crisis. What did? Wiser policies. By Lee E. Ohanian and Harold L. Cole.
“People before profits” is a perverse idea that ignores the very mechanism by which people are helped. By Richard A. Epstein.
A call for bold changes to taxes, entitlements, and spending. By Robert J. Barro.
Politicians were eager to cry “market failure” when the deeper problem was, and remains, government failure. By Gary S. Becker.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
This is the new information age, not the old “golden age” of radio. Broadcast anachronisms like “equal time” should sign off for good. By David Davenport.
No amount of global clamor will create a Palestinian state. The state of Israel shows what will: hard work, good will, and timing. By Fouad Ajami.
Like Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Khamenei is tired of playing at democracy. By Abbas Milani.
How Russia and Poland could heal the wounds of a notorious atrocity. By Adam Bosiacki.
Democracy may be on the rise in the world, but so is a strange trend: more wars. By Mark Harrison.
The Foreign Service needs fresh ideas for training American envoys. By Kori N. Schake.
What if we could make terrorism uncool? By Jessica Stern.
The “strategic defeat” of Al-Qaeda? A feel-good story . . . that’s too good to be true. By Amy B. Zegart.
The myth that our fruits and vegetables are tainted by pesticides is just that—a myth. By Henry I. Miller and Jeff Stier.
Poor data make it seem as if U.S. infant-mortality rates are lagging. Actually, they’re among the world’s best. By Scott W. Atlas.
Another reason to care about how well American schools teach math: a country’s math skills are directly tied to its future wealth. By Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson.
All rigor and no joy really does make Jack a dull boy. By Michael J. Petrilli.
Innovators shouldn’t have to drop out of school to follow their dreams, but schools seem almost designed to stand in their way. By William Damon.
Powerless, aimless, corrupt: what’s not to like? By Bruce S. Thornton.
Europeans still seem eager—not just willing—to believe the worst about us. By Russell A. Berman.
Europe misreads the deep causes of the financial crisis, and thereby ignores the remedies. By Edward P. Lazear.
The “population bomb” was a dud. Why won’t the prophets of environmental gloom just go away? By Laura E. Huggins.
When it comes to the environment, both major parties are lost in the woods. Here’s a platform that makes sense. By Terry L. Anderson.
Hoover’s newest Nobel Prize winner discovered a way to put actual human beings back into economic theory. By Art Rolnick.
Paul Ryan is a straight shooter, and health care is his target. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Hoover fellow Richard A. Epstein sees economic inequality in the light of incentives, innovation, and mutual gain.
He was the dashing, doomed general who challenged the Bolsheviks, an icon of a Russia that might have been. By Anthony Kröner.
Disturbing keepsakes of the most inhumane figures in history. By David Jacobs.
A tale of two treacherous clerics and the communist infiltration of the Vatican. By Donal O’Sullivan.
La Meije, a mountain in the French Alps, towers above a snowscape in this travel poster from the early twentieth century. La Meije was the last major alpine peak to be conquered by climbers.