To understand the sometimes glaring gaps between candidate Obama’s promises and President Obama’s policies, it is useful to appreciate an old tension in American progressivism. . . .
Be careful when one uses the superlative case—best, most, -est, etc.—or evokes end-of-the-world imagery...
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the case for a Balanced Budget Amendment, how to get Washington's spending habits under control, and the difficulties inherent in amending the Constitution.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, points out the problems associated with implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, notes that the conscious decision to make Apple the focal point of a special investigation offers a bittersweet commentary on the fragile state of the US political economy.
Thomas Sowell offers examples of why intellectuals are so often wrong about economics. . . .
The Nobel Prize winner says Americans don't want expansion of government. . . .
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter explains the substantive differences between conservatives and the Obama administration relative to the stimulus...
This past Saturday, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, delivered a commencement address at Butler University...
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Everyone seems to need a narrative of good against evil -- even people who don't believe in God or in Satan. . . .
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .
How well are our leaders — including Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke — managing the aftermath of the financial crisis? . . .
"To see what is in front of one's nose," George Orwell famously asserted, "needs a constant struggle."
Mitt Romney appears to have changed his mind once again about the statewide health care program he enacted as governor of Massachusetts...
Paul Rahe, a professor at Hillsdale College, believes the country is going to hell in a hand basket. . . .
Economics professor Allan Meltzer once said, "Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin."...
President Obama, the press, all the Democrats and a fair number of the Republicans in Congress share the same assumption about health care...
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...