Did gun control work in Australia?

John Howard, who served as prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is no one's idea of a lefty. But one of his lasting legacies is Australia's gun control laws of 1996.

By Dylan Matthews August 2, 2012

Does Romney want to be a debaser?

"Today, as some wonder about the way forward out of economic recession and fiscal crisis, the answer once again is ‘Look to Poland,'" Mitt Romney declared in a speech in Warsaw yesterday. But the secret to Poland's success, as Matt O'Brien and Matt Yglesias have noted, is aggressive currency debasement.

By Dylan Matthews August 1, 2012