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The Fed is too big and powerful to remain so unaccountable. By John H. Cochrane.
It’s the spirit of 1932: unsustainable transfers of wealth, vague new “rights” (billed to the taxpayer), and a record of failure. By Richard A. Epstein.
The first step to avoid drowning in debt? Stop ignoring the approaching wave. By David Koitz.
By paying doctors less than they’re willing to accept, an unelected panel will quietly restrict medical care. By Scott W. Atlas.
Medicare needs to cut costs, escape political interference, and stay in business. Here’s how it can do all three. By Daniel P. Kessler.
Beware of “spontaneous” outrage and the temptation to appeasement. By Yuri Yarim-Agaev.
Even the most sacred beliefs are better defended with forbearance than violence. By Richard A. Epstein.
Why is the Arab world so easily offended? By Fouad Ajami.
The patent troll gets a bad rap. Guarding and managing intellectual property helps everyone. By Rod Cooper, Richard A. Epstein, and Stephen H. Haber.
Favor experience over credentials, hire the most qualified, and let principals lead. By John E. Chubb.
Chicago schoolchildren went back to class—and the striking teachers went back to business as usual. By Terry M. Moe.
Schools for high-flying students represent the other half of “opportunity for all.” By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Tiny weapons that creep and crawl and think for themselves: this is our future. By Gabriella Blum.
At what point will we trust robots to kill? By Shane Harris.
Movie and TV audiences love the world of spycraft. But in the real world, neither Bourne nor Bauer can be trusted. By Amy B. Zegart.
The czars and commissars alike are long gone. Moscow has almost become a normal European city. By Norman M. Naimark.
A despot’s health is a serious matter. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.
Countries have many arbitrary ways of deciding who gets in. Here’s one idea that actually makes sense. By Gary S. Becker.
The latest fire season was brutal. By thwarting forest-thinning programs, environmentalists are only helping fires get the upper hand. By Terry L. Anderson.
Liberal democracy took centuries to establish. Without American leadership it could collapse, says Hoover fellow Charles Hill. By Robert L. Pollock.
The Chick-fil-A boycott and counterboycott showed why religious values should command our attention. By David Davenport.
Crop failures and drought ought to remind us that life—and the harvest—is uncertain. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Why do we vote, and what do we get for our trouble? By Harvey C. Mansfield.
Technology is marvelous, and marvelously oversold. By Niall Ferguson.
What we teach children can be a matter of life and death. Two pioneers of education confronted the power of indoctrination. By Erwin H. Epstein.