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When stimulus spending roars down the highway disguised as infrastructure spending, it's time to hit the brakes.
Why can't economists gaze into the future the way physicists gaze into the atom? Because the science of economics is still emerging.
Either approach might work. The question is how the private sector responds.
Economists may make their errors, but there's no mistake about federal debt. It's bad.
How to let "too big to fail" banks close up shop, predictably and fairly.
Why it isn't the government's job to equalize income—or to try to do so by manipulating taxes.
How to mend the federal tax code.
The NSA’s data-mining efforts seem, in the end, to be a tradeoff between national security and individual privacy that’s worth making.
Signs that a political delusion may be about to die at last.
Inflated by broad eligibility and chronic unemployment, this troubled program is due to pop.
How desperate does Medicare have to become before policy makers act?
The president has no constitutional authority to suspend the employer mandate—or, for that matter, any other law.
Sleight of hand makes it appear that ObamaCare means cheaper premiums. Look closer. The savings aren’t there.
The real mystery behind Oregon’s patch of “mystery wheat” is why we let the FDA suppress biotech crops in the first place.
Charter schools and online learning are making old-fashioned private schools look . . . old-fashioned.
Until we clear up what we want from immigrants, we’ll never clear up immigration policy.
In the bustling, confident north, the pretense of “one Iraq” grows weaker by the day.
Instead of a new political system, Egyptians will get only a new Nasser.
Alas for Lebanon. Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah have turned the country into an arena for their unending proxy wars.
Between empty ultimatums and threats of overwhelming force lies a diplomatic sweet spot. An interview with ABRAHAM D. SOFAER.
Senator Rand Paul on libertarianism and the GOP; the Senate; and the Constitution. An interview with PETER ROBINSON.
When jurors rejected the racial narrative surrounding the Zimmerman trial, they also rejected certain present-day civil rights leaders.
After a lifetime of service to the nation, a reflection on America’s role in the world.
Tocqueville admired the independence of the Americans he met. Their descendants now swaddle themselves in a regulatory state.
The Civil War general was a prophet not of total war, as his critics charge, but of conclusive war.
In seldom-seen treasures from the Hoover Archives, stories of artists and their times.
The Cuban missile crisis represents an enduring tale of complacency, fragmented data, and the frantic race to pick signal out of noise.