Montcoal and the Permanence of Risk

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What the West Virginia mining tragedy teaches about the perils of industry and government overreach.

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”

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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?

The Heretics: Steve Milloy – by Rich Trzupek

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A new Front Page series spotlights scientists who have dared to defy the environmental Left.

L. Gordon Crovitz: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste – WSJ.com

ntelligence about terror threats rarely comes on such a silver platter: A Nigerian banker went to the U.S. Embassy in Lagos to warn that his son had fallen under “the influence of religious extremists based in Yemen” and was a security risk. This came after months of U.S. intelligence intercepts about al Qaeda plans for […]

Deceiving the Young – by Rich Trzupek

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Rock the Vote’s racy new video misleads young people about Obamacare.

Nicole Gelinas: Too Big Not To Fail – National Affairs

The catastrophe that struck America’s financial system in 2008 was not inevitable. Rather than a failure of markets, it was a failure by government to understand its proper role in markets — and the product of an unwise (and unnecessary) abandonment of a sensible system of rules and boundaries that had served American finance well […]

Jim Manzi: Keeping America’s Edge – National Affairs

The United States is in a tough spot. As we dig ourselves out from a serious financial crisis and a deep recession, our very efforts to recover are exacerbating much more fundamental problems that our country has let fester for too long. Beyond our short-term worries, and behind many of today’s political debates, lurks the […]

House of Debt – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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What will keep the whole system up? What will bring it down?