We have a lot of links to a lot of good articles. We’d like to have incorporated them all into different posts, but it just isn’t going to happen. That said, we didn’t just want to simply forget about them, so we figured we’d include them in a really, really huge Saturday link post. They are all worth clicking through and reading.
(note: please excuse the oversight if we forgot to give you a “hat tip” for recommending a particular article. email us and we’ll take care of it.)
Be sure to check out the Newt Gingrich Q&A at the freakonomics blog. (hat tip: Matt Lybbert)
2nd Amendment & Supreme Court Links:
– Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society, Professor of Law at Northwestern on The Right Judicial Litmus Test.
– Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center will give you a test to see if you are an Originalist.
– Lawrence Solum on Semantic and Normative Originalism.
– John Yoo examines the impact of Clarence Thomas’ “fidelity” to the Constitution.
– Jonah Goldberg on a “living Constitution.”
– Judge Bork weighs in on the “uphill fight” to restore constitutional order.
– Ramesh Ponnuru examines the cause of constitutional conservatives.
– Randy Barnett is a professor of constitutional law at the Georgetown Law Center and worked on an amicus brief in the Heller 2nd Amendment case.
– From the Becker-Posner blog, Posner on Gun Control.
Free Trade & The Economy:
– Ever wonder where the candidates get their economic policy advice? Check out “Who the candidates really listen to.” (hat tip: Ryan Decker, Pendulum Politics)
– Get past the campaign boilerplate on trade with Greg Mankiw.
– Think tariffs and quotas are the solution to our economic woes? Tim Worstall argues in favor of technology and changes in transportation.
– Reed Smoot (homer nods: we previously attributed this bad piece of legislation to Abraham Smoot, after whom the BYU admin building was named. Since corrected. Thanks, Branden) helped tip the world economy into the Great Depression. Democrat threats to withdraw from Nafta and other free trade agreements could do the same. Smoot, good man, economically illiterate.
– From Commentary magazine, John Steele Gordon on “who’s afraid of free trade.” We’ll give you a clue: not us.
– An NRO symposium on the economics of the current presidential election and what it could mean for our economy long-term.
– Walter Williams calls our attention to poor government policy–ethanol–that has exacerbated the rise in oil prices. (hat tip: Matt Perkins)
– NRO editors say that “Uribe deserves our support.” Indeed.
– Rich Lowry agrees that Colombia is the Israel of South America. And it’s a good thing because both of those countries are staunch allies of the USA.
– Michael Barone on Romney. (hat tip: S. Lybbert)
– Weekend Interview with the President of the Czech Republic.
– Mark Steyn on WFB.
– Ann coulter on WFB.
– Seattle Mariners’ pitcher hopes to go from Westpoint to the majors.
– Law and economics from the Becker-Posner Blog.
– Get the latest edition of the BYU Political Review. Just one article from someone studying economics. And it’s about Spitzer, not econ.
Finally, Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard evolutionary biologist, writes about cancer. Per the prefatory note by Steve Dunn:
As far as I’m concerned, Gould’s The Median Isn’t the Message is the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, “the statistics don’t matter,” and to those who have the unfortunate habit of pronouncing death sentences on patients who face a difficult prognosis. Anyone who researches the medical literature will confront the statistics for their disease. Anyone who reads this will be armed with reason and with hope.
(hat tip: S. Lybbert)
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