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April 22, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Educating Gifted Children

Chester E. Finn Jr.

Chester Finn examines why education reform has done so little to address the needs of the country’s brightest students.

April 22, 2014

Podcasts from What Lies Ahead now available online

What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools

Recently Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education debated the future of education in its new book What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools. To accompany their chapters, three task force members and education scholars have produced podcasts discussing their specific expertise, such as governance, technology, and education resources. These Hoover exclusive podcasts are available here.

April 22, 2014

Talks from Hoover’s Desert and Carmel Valley conferences available online

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The past several months have given Hoover scholars a number of opportunities to share their research and ideas. Below are selected podcasts and a chartcast from Hoover's Carmel Valley and Desert conferences, covering topics from Mo Fiorina’s analytic discussion of US politics to Abbas Milani’s enlightening talk on US-Iran relations to Victor Davis Hanson’s riveting comparison of current events to World War II Germany.

April 22, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Is the ObamaCare Debate Over?

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein argues that ObamaCare’s enrollment surge can’t mask the program’s deeper problems.

April 22, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Blahous on the John Batchelor Show: “a colossal fiscal disaster is unfolding before our eyes”

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Hoover research fellow Charles Blahous, along with Larry Kudlow of CNBC, discusses the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include topics include the cost of the Affordable Care Act relative to other social programs, the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act (CLASS), and the employer mandate.

April 21, 2014 | EconTalk

McArdle on failure, success, and The Up Side of Down

Russell D. Roberts

Megan McArdle, of Bloomberg View and author of The Up Side of Down, talks with EconTalk host Russell Roberts about her book. McArdle argues that failure is a crucial part of success in both personal life and the large economy. Topics covered include the psychology of failure, unemployment, and bankruptcy and parole.

April 18, 2014 | MSNBC

McFaul on MSNBC: “it wasn’t a great deal, but a whole lot better than the alternatives”

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Hoover senior fellow Michael McFaul discusses the recent deal between Ukraine and Russia on MSNBC’s Hardball. Topics include the details of the deal, possible actions should the deal fall through, and anti-Semitism in Ukraine as a product of Putin’s nationalism.

April 17, 2014

New Collection: Papers of Polish Ambassador Zdzisław Rurarz

Ambassador Zdzisław Rurarz speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC

In December 1981, when Poland’s communist authorities declared martial law and arrested thousands of Solidarity activists, two distinguished Polish diplomats protested by renouncing their allegiance to the Moscow-dominated government in Warsaw and seeking political asylum in the United States. One was Romuald Spasowski, ambassador to the United States; the other was Zdzisław Rurarz, Poland’s ambassador to Japan. The Spasowski papers came to Hoover nearly two decades ago, the Rurarz archives only now. That both collections ended up here and not in Poland or elsewhere reflects the donors’ confidence in the strength and the credibility of the Hoover Archives, which are already home to the largest and most comprehensive holdings on modern Poland outside Poland.

April 16, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Equal Pay, Discrimination, and Free Markets

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein rebuts President Obama’s recent claims that women are the victims of pervasive wage discrimination in the American economy.

April 16, 2014

Archives Opens in Renovated Reading Room

The new archives reading room on April 15, 2014

The newly renovated archives reading room reopened on March 31, with seats for sixteen more researchers--and their laptops and cameras. It can now hold fifty-five researchers: forty of those working with paper-based collections, eight computer workstations for those using digital collections, six microfilm readers, and a DVD viewing station. More computer workstations and microfilm readers may be added in the future.