Writing in the Washington Post, Allan Sloan singles out Social Security personal accounts as a policy “turkey.” Both reasons Sloan gives, however, turn out to be wrong. It’s a shame, since Sloan is a bright guy and his main point—that … read more
President Obama has announced his support for a two-year freeze on federal employee pay increases, a move designed to help the federal budget and address Americans’ concerns that government employees receive pay, benefits, and job security that exceed those of … read more
It will take some time to assess the full scope of the damage that has come from WikiLeaks’ latest illegal disclosures of classified information. But certainly the release of this cable may have devastating repercussions for U.S. counterterrorism efforts. The … read more
Sic transit gloria mundi: If it weren’t for real, the parody would be stunning. The Royal Navy is selling HMS Invincible, a storied aircraft carrier, in an Internet auction. I don’t know whether to be more melancholy over the decline … read more
Japan has rejected China’s call for emergency six-party talks over the Korean crisis, joining South Korea in its refusal, and has instead reaffirmed its intention to work most closely with Washington and Seoul on responding to the North’s shelling of … read more
Call this the obligatory (h/t Hotair) WikiLeaks post. I keep reading the coverage, looking at the cables, trying to find something that wasn’t already well-known, something that isn’t obvious to all. Saudi Arabia wants us to bomb Iran. No duh. … read more
One of the best things about AEI is that there’s no institutional position on anything. And so it is in this fine tradition of the organization that I say to my colleagues Marc Theissen and Danielle Pletka, I beg to … read more
Except for 2006, more U.S. patents were granted in 2009 (191,927) than in any previous year (see top chart). And the number of patents granted in the last decade (1,827,000) is more than the number of patents granted in the … read more
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