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June 11, 2007

Monetary Policy
“Asia’s importance in the bond market cannot be overstated”

That quote doesn't come from me -- but from someone with a bit more authority: Jim Caron, co-head of global interest rate strategy at Morgan Stanley (quoted by Michael MacKenzie in Monday's F…


July 2, 2008

Financial Markets
Read the annual report of the Bank of International Settlements

International institutions usually put out reports filled with turgid and overly-qualified prose. But not the BIS. At least not this year. The introduction and conclusion of its 78th annual rep…

March 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Obama Versus the Framers

I noted in a post earlier today that President Obama can make a credible legal case—if he were ever forced to make one—that he had all the authority he needed to order Operation Odyssey Dawn. But his…

Independence Hall

March 30, 2011

Wars and Conflict
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part II

  Last week I wrote a post arguing that President Obama’s decision to launch Operation Odyssey Dawn conflicted with the Framers’ conception of the exercise of the war power. The men who wrote the …


April 5, 2011

Politics and Government
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part V

  Most Americans think of the Supreme Court as the legal equivalent of a baseball umpire. In their view, the Court’s job is to call legal balls and strikes, and thereby tell us what the law is. So…


April 1, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part IV

  In my posts on the constitutionality of Operation Odyssey Dawn I have looked at what the Framers said about the war power, what proponents of an independent presidential war-making authority bas…

Supreme Court

April 18, 2011

United States
TWE Remembers: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

  All revolutions begin with a single act that changes everything. America’s began on April 18, 1775, when British General Thomas Gage ordered 700 British Army regulars under the command of Lt. Co…

Paul Revere

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

July 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File:Congress Still Not Biting on Libya

Above the Fold. I wrote two weeks ago that nothing would come of congressional efforts to reverse President Obama on Libya. Lo and behold, lawmakers have given speeches, pounded tables, and held vo…

Friday File:Congress Still Not Biting on Libya

July 11, 2011

Would You Like Some Malware with Your IPad?

Neil Ungerleider of Fast Company has noted a very interesting exchange that occurred at Friday’s hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Asked directly by Rep. Jason Chaffetz…