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Mr. Trump, NATO Is An Alliance, Not A Protection Racket

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, July 25, 2016

In his recent interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump warned that the United States would defend only NATO allies who have “fulfilled their obligations to us.” He made clear that he sees allies as business partners, and relationships with them in transactional terms: Pay up or we won’t protect you.

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Are Voter ID Laws Racist?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 25, 2016

Requiring individuals to show picture identification—a minimal burden—is a valid way to prevent fraud.

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The Shrinking Predictive Power Of Economic Growth Models

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016

Now that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have all but secured their parties’ nominations, what is the best way to look at how their 2016 matchup is most likely to turn out?

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Celebrating William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

he year 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Firing Line, the legendary public affairs television show on which William F. Buckley Jr. hosted many of the twentieth century’s most influential political and cultural figures. The Hoover Library & Archives, which holds the most complete archival collection of original recordings and materials from the show, is marking the anniversary with an exhibition titled Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Black Votes Matter

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day.

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Trump And The Politics Of Moral Outrage

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We are very far from a politics of ideological purity and high character.

Analysis and Commentary

NATO In The Baltics: And Then What?

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, July 25, 2016

On July 24, 1941, Secretary Of War Henry L. Stimson, reacting to yet another rise in tensions with Japan, ordered that U.S. forces in the Philippines be reinforced. Subsequently, the Philippine Commonwealth Army was called into direct U.S. service. Douglas MacArthur was recalled to active duty and placed in overall command.

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DNC Data Dump Gives Putin A Two-For-One Win

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, July 25, 2016

Wikileak’s release of 19,252 emails from the accounts of Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials constitutes Hillary Clinton’s rude introduction to Vladimir Putin’s hybrid warfare. 

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More Thoughts On The DNC Hack

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Earlier today I wrote the following tweets, collected here in one place, in reaction to the DNC hack.

Analysis and Commentary

A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"These Are The Mind Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money." So reads the title of a recent article warning people about the various psychological tricks restaurants use to cause you to spend more.

Dr. Samuel Helfont explains his research in the Ba‘th Party archive at the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes.
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Authoritarianism Beyond Borders: Mapping The Iraqi Ba‘th Party Outside Iraq

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dr. Samuel Helfont, a Lecturer in the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania, a Robert A. Fox Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a 2016 recipient of a research fellowship at Hoover Library & Archives, describes his research in the Ba‘th Party archive at Hoover.

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Jack Goldsmith: Is The DNC Hack An Act Of War?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Slate
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the DNC hack as well as the difficulty of assigning responsibility for a cyberattack, the history of countries meddling in foreign elections, and whether Russia is the only American adversary to be worried about.

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Michael McFaul: Was Putin’s Bad Blood With Clinton Behind DNC Hacking?

interview with Michael McFaulvia PBS
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Wikileaks dump of 20,000 DNC emails that roiled the political unity waters and may be tied to Hillary Clinton’s past criticism of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Kori Schake: What Will It Take To Keep China From Behaving Badly In The South China Sea?

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the recent ruling from the International Court of Justice regarding China’s claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea and whether or not this will change China’s behavior in the South China Sea or if Beijing will act only in its national interests.

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Bill Whalen: Week To Week Political Roundtable And Social Hour

interview with Bill Whalenvia Commonwealth Club
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen weighs-in on the RNC and DNC conventions.

In the News
In the News

Have Obama’s Education Policies Weakened The Democratic Party?

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Hechinger Report
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), the answer to this perennial election question has to be a resounding ‘no.’

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It’s Time To Call Out The Immigration Hooey

quoting John H. Cochrane via The Washington Post
Monday, July 25, 2016

It is not surprising that at the nominating convention of a candidate who used immigration to instill fear (They are coming to kill your kids!) and resentment (They are coming to steal your jobs!), so much absolute nonsense about immigration is spewed from the stage. But it’s not limited to the convention. 

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Who Wins If Vladimir Putin Meddles In The U.S. Election?

quoting Michael McFaulvia CNN
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No one knows for sure whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing in the U.S. election.

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FBI Examining If Hackers Gained Access To Clinton Aides' Emails

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Monday, July 25, 2016

The F.B.I. investigation into the suspected state-sponsored Russian theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks has expanded to determine if aides and organizations considered close to Hillary Clinton were also attacked, according to federal officials involved in the investigation.

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Politico: Putin Has Personal Dislike Of Hillary

quoting Michael McFaulvia NewsMax
Monday, July 25, 2016

Amid speculation that the leaked internal Democratic National Committee emails were hacked and released by the Russian government, Politico reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has a personal animus to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that goes back years.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

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interview with Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, July 22, 2016
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quoting Michael McFaul Monday, July 25, 2016
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Friday, July 22, 2016

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interview with Bill Whalen Thursday, July 21, 2016
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cartoon of the Hoover Tower as a beacon of light in the darkness

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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interview with John L. Hennessy Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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In the News

Who Wins If Vladimir Putin Meddles In The U.S. Election?

quoting Michael McFaulvia CNN
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No one knows for sure whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing in the U.S. election.

In the News

Have Obama’s Education Policies Weakened The Democratic Party?

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Hechinger Report
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), the answer to this perennial election question has to be a resounding ‘no.’

Featured

Celebrating William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

he year 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Firing Line, the legendary public affairs television show on which William F. Buckley Jr. hosted many of the twentieth century’s most influential political and cultural figures. The Hoover Library & Archives, which holds the most complete archival collection of original recordings and materials from the show, is marking the anniversary with an exhibition titled Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999.

Analysis and Commentary

More Thoughts On The DNC Hack

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Earlier today I wrote the following tweets, collected here in one place, in reaction to the DNC hack.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump And The Politics Of Moral Outrage

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We are very far from a politics of ideological purity and high character.

Analysis and Commentary

A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"These Are The Mind Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money." So reads the title of a recent article warning people about the various psychological tricks restaurants use to cause you to spend more.

Analysis and Commentary

Black Votes Matter

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: Is The DNC Hack An Act Of War?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Slate
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the DNC hack as well as the difficulty of assigning responsibility for a cyberattack, the history of countries meddling in foreign elections, and whether Russia is the only American adversary to be worried about.

Analysis and Commentary

NATO In The Baltics: And Then What?

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, July 25, 2016

On July 24, 1941, Secretary Of War Henry L. Stimson, reacting to yet another rise in tensions with Japan, ordered that U.S. forces in the Philippines be reinforced. Subsequently, the Philippine Commonwealth Army was called into direct U.S. service. Douglas MacArthur was recalled to active duty and placed in overall command.

In Perspective: Decision 2016 - Poll Position
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Poll Position: Presidential Politics and the 2016 RNC and DNC Conventions

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016

Will the candidates get a bump from the conventions?

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