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February 15, 2006

Economics
Mandel v. Setser. Round two. More on intangible exports and dark matter

I was rather busy last week, so I was not able to respond immediately to Michael Mandel's response to my response to his Business Week cover story - and now Micheal Mandel is shooting for slightl…

October 16, 2007

United States
The US trade deficit is falling, but not as fast as the world’s demand for US debt.

The August TIC data was really bad.  Even Fox Business News would have trouble putting a happy face on it.     The net outflow in August – from a combination of foreign investors reducing their claim…

September 17, 2010

Climate Change
The UN Doesn’t Understand Climate Change

A set of background papers (PDF) written for a high-level UN off-site in August was posted last week by Fox News (hat tip: Colum Lynch). Among them is one (prepared by the Climate Change Support Team…

December 15, 2010

Politics and Government
TWE Remembers: The Birth of the Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights celebrates its birthday today.  On December 15, 1791, Virginia became the eleventh state to approve the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, thereby satisfying the consti…

bill-of-rights-birth-post

February 9, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
TWE Remembers: Enrique Dupuy de Lôme

WikiLeaks exposed the private communications of American diplomats to public scrutiny. While we flatter ourselves with the conceit that leaked cables are a new problem, they aren’t. On this day in 18…

de Lome Letter

March 4, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Newt Gingrich, GOP Presidential Candidate?

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) Someone had to go first. So Newt Gingrich did. While the other major …

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual CPAC meeting in Washington

April 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Pennsylvania State University can claim many accomplis…

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011.

May 6, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: GOP Presidential Candidates Bash Obama

A snow-covered porcelain elephant, painted to represent the Republican Party. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The bipartisan spirit that emerged in the country after the killing of O…

A snow-covered porcelain elephant, painted to represent the Republican party. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)

June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential Candidate

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann made some news at last night’s rather sedate GOP presidential …

Congresswoman  Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

February 22, 2011

Guest Post: What the American Public Thinks about Egypt

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest outside the White House. (Jose Luis Magaua/courtesy Reuters) Politicians, pundits, and bloggers have all been weighing in with their assessments of how P…

Demonstrators shout slogans during protest outside the White House