Summer 2012
Dodd-Frank's Protection Racket.
Nicole Gelinas
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is both irrelevant and dangerous.
The Road to Recovery.
John B. Taylor
As Hayek taught, freedom and the rule of law drive prosperity.
Undisciplined.
Heather Mac Donald
The Obama administration undermines classroom order in pursuit of phantom racism.
The State Gambling Addiction.
Steven Malanga
Politicians are bleeding problem gamblers to fix their budgets—and it isn’t working.
City, Empire, Church, Nation.
Pierre Manent
How the West created modernity

Black Power

Coal Comfort.
Robert Bryce
The EPA hates the carbon-heavy fuel, but it’s here to stay.
California Needs a Crude Awakening.
Tom Gray
Black gold could revive the Golden State—if politicians got out of the way.

Standard Deviations

The Curriculum Reformation.
Sol Stern
New national standards prod schools to return to content-based education.
The Massachusetts Exception.
James Stergios, Charles Chieppo, and Jamie Gass
The state’s knowledge-rich standards have made its schools the best in the country.
The Unending Battle for the Upper West Side.
James Panero
Property owners take on the social-services empire.
The Great Remigration.
Daniel DiSalvo
Blacks are abandoning the northern cities that failed them.

Urbanities

The Power of a Name.
Allan Greenberg
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 30
Conceived in Liberty.
Myron Magnet
How William Livingston gave the American Revolution its rationale

Soundings

Joel Kotkin
Unrestrained high-density development doesn’t become the City of Angels.
Guy Sorman
The economy needs rules, not discretionary policies.
Steven Malanga
The ironic fate of the Community Development Block Grant program
Benjamin A. Plotinsky
Public-relations “improvements” on the New York subway

Departments

Brian C. Anderson
Oh, to be in England
Universal Mediocrity.
Theodore Dalrymple
Why do Britons like their subpar health-care system so much?
Diarist
Victor Davis Hanson