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Settling The Fannie Freddie Fiasco: Steven Mnuchin Reverse The Obama Administration Scorched Earth Litigation Strategy If They Hope To Privatize Fannie And Freddie

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Friday, December 2, 2016

Earlier this week, Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Treasury, surprised the financial markets when he announced on Fox Business Network that the United States government should end the conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two behemoth government-sponsored enterprises that the government under its control back in the dark days of September 2008.

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What Trump Needs To Know About The Middle East

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, December 4, 2016

As he has in nearly every domain and for most every issue, President-elect Donald Trump has offered blunt assessments and unequivocal opinions about Middle East politics.

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General Jim Mattis Nominated To Be Twenty-Sixth Secretary Of Defense

Friday, December 2, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

General Jim Mattis, the Davies Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover and former commander of US Central Command, has been nominated to serve as the twenty-sixth secretary of defense in the administration of President-Elect Donald Trump.

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Kellyanne Conway Discusses The 2016 Presidential Election

interview with Kellyanne Conwayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, December 2, 2016

The path to victory in 2016.

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Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp 2017

via Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) offers top college students and recent graduates an opportunity to engage with Hoover Institution scholars and policy practitioners in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. Applications for the HISPBC are now open. This intensive, one week residential immersion program takes place on August 20-26, 2017.

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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Dawning Of The Trump Era

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Monday, December 5, 2016

How Donald Trump won -- and America changed.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Clever Fox’ Mattis

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, December 2, 2016

The Mattis appointment as defense secretary could prove to be Trump’s most inspired, even given the nightmarish mess brewing abroad. But the media blitz has overdone the idea that Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis is somehow a frenzied, “let me at ’em” gung-ho warrior.

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ExcelinEd Gets A B On School Accountability

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, December 5, 2016

My respect and appreciation for the Foundation for Excellence in Education is almost boundless, particularly for founder/chairman Jeb Bush and CEO Patricia Levesque. Their “summit” last week in Washington was first rate and their policy advice for state leaders is nearly always sound.

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Trump’s Mad Dog Is The Sane Warrior We Need To Make The World Safer

by Niall Fergusonvia The Times
Sunday, December 4, 2016

"The press takes Trump literally, but not seriously. Voters take him seriously, but not literally.” This, by Salena Zito, was the smartest thing written about the 2016 election and deserves a place in every dictionary of quotations.

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Thomas Leonard On Race, Eugenics, And Illiberal Reformers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 5, 2016

Were the first professional economists racists? Thomas Leonard of Princeton University and author of Illiberal Reformers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a portrait of the progressive movement and its early advocates at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

Analysis and Commentary

Senator Kaine On The Forever War

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Senator Tim Kaine devoted his first Senate speech since the election to the AUMF and the war against ISIL. The occasion for the speech was the death Naval CPO Scott Dayton, a Virginian who was killed on Thanksgiving day while disposing of bombs near Raqqa, Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (the operation against the Islamic State).

Analysis and Commentary

Carrier Commentary

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, December 3, 2016

When Paul Krugman, Larry Summers, Sarah Palin, and the Wall Street Journal all agree on something -- that presidential deal-making and strong-arming over plant location is a terrible idea -- it's worth paying attention to.

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All The President’s Generals

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Saturday, December 3, 2016

There’s some reason for concern about the balance of America’s civil-military relations, but it’s the civil side we should be worried about.

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What To Expect In Trump's First 100 Days? Maybe An Approach Similar To . . . Obama

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Typical of most every action since his surprise presidential victory, Donald Trump’s choices and priorities in his first 100 days are subject to guessing and second-guessing.

Analysis and Commentary

Friday Night Video: Cuba, Sanctions, Biting Cats, And Trump

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, December 2, 2016

I was on RT, the Russian-government-funded news network, earlier this week, talking about various issues. My segment begins around the 15:00 point and goes to about 22:30.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, December 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Obama’s Labor Market Mischief."

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Richard Epstein: “Justice Scalia’s Telecommunications Legacy”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Overlawyered.com (Blog)
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein joins a panel discussion concerning Antonin Scalia’s work on telecommunications deregulation before he became a judge. Scalia played a key role in promoting removal of legal barriers to competition and innovation, which in turn laid the groundwork for the emergence of modern online data, voice, and entertainment delivery.

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Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, December 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his National Review article "The EPA Shows Again That It’s an Affront to Common Sense."

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David Henderson On Boom Bust (14:50)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia YouTube
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson talks about the future of Cuba after Fidel Castro as well economic sanctions and free trade.

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Eyes, Ears, & Daggers by Hoover Institution senior fellow Thomas Henriksen.
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Eyes, Ears & Daggers: Special Operations Forces And The Central Intelligence Agency In America's Evolving Struggle Against Terrorism

Monday, December 5, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts a discussion on the newly released book "Eyes, Ears & Daggers: Special Operations Forces and the Central Intelligence Agency in America's Evolving Struggle against Terrorism" on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST. 

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Speech Tomorrow At San Jose State University

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday I will be speaking at San Jose State University, as part of SJSU's David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series.

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Central Bank Governance And Oversight Reform: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "Central Bank Governance & Oversight Reform: A Panel Discussion" on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm EST. 

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Can Trump Send American Citizens To Guantanamo Bay?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia CNN
Saturday, December 3, 2016

If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown.

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The Incoherence Of Electoral College Opponents

quoting James W. Ceaservia National Review
Friday, December 2, 2016
Is the system too democratic or not democratic enough? Liberals can’t decide.
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Handbook For Dictators

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Inquirer.net
Sunday, December 4, 2016

My good friend, Dodong Nemenzo, professor emeritus of politics and former president of the University of the Philippines, recently gave me an intriguing book. The title alone, “The Dictator’s Handbook” (2011), is sufficiently beguiling, and I couldn’t wait to read it. But, halfway through the book, I realized it is not just about tyrannical regimes; it is also about democratic rule.

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Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity To President-Elect Trump

quoting Herbert Linvia Tucson News Now
Monday, December 5, 2016

A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject - weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, December 5, 2016
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, December 4, 2016
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by Russell Roberts Monday, December 5, 2016
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by Jack Goldsmith Saturday, December 3, 2016
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by John H. Cochrane Saturday, December 3, 2016
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by Kori Schake Saturday, December 3, 2016
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, December 4, 2016
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by David R. Henderson Friday, December 2, 2016
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, December 2, 2016
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interview with Edward Paul Lazear Friday, December 2, 2016
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interview with Michael McFaul Thursday, December 1, 2016
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interview with Adam J. White Saturday, November 26, 2016
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featuring General Jim Mattis Thursday, December 1, 2016
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interview with John B. Taylor Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity To President-Elect Trump

quoting Herbert Linvia Tucson News Now
Monday, December 5, 2016

A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject - weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Analysis and Commentary

ExcelinEd Gets A B On School Accountability

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, December 5, 2016

My respect and appreciation for the Foundation for Excellence in Education is almost boundless, particularly for founder/chairman Jeb Bush and CEO Patricia Levesque. Their “summit” last week in Washington was first rate and their policy advice for state leaders is nearly always sound.

Analysis and Commentary

His Reelection Plan

by Tod Lindbergvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 5, 2016

Things Trump is likely to succeed at.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: The Dawning Of The Trump Era

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Monday, December 5, 2016

How Donald Trump won -- and America changed.

Analysis and Commentary

Thomas Leonard On Race, Eugenics, And Illiberal Reformers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 5, 2016

Were the first professional economists racists? Thomas Leonard of Princeton University and author of Illiberal Reformers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a portrait of the progressive movement and its early advocates at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

Featured

What Trump Needs To Know About The Middle East

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, December 4, 2016

As he has in nearly every domain and for most every issue, President-elect Donald Trump has offered blunt assessments and unequivocal opinions about Middle East politics.

In the News

Speech Tomorrow At San Jose State University

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday I will be speaking at San Jose State University, as part of SJSU's David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series.

Analysis and Commentary

What To Expect In Trump's First 100 Days? Maybe An Approach Similar To . . . Obama

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Typical of most every action since his surprise presidential victory, Donald Trump’s choices and priorities in his first 100 days are subject to guessing and second-guessing.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Mad Dog Is The Sane Warrior We Need To Make The World Safer

by Niall Fergusonvia The Times
Sunday, December 4, 2016

"The press takes Trump literally, but not seriously. Voters take him seriously, but not literally.” This, by Salena Zito, was the smartest thing written about the 2016 election and deserves a place in every dictionary of quotations.

In the News

Handbook For Dictators

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Inquirer.net
Sunday, December 4, 2016

My good friend, Dodong Nemenzo, professor emeritus of politics and former president of the University of the Philippines, recently gave me an intriguing book. The title alone, “The Dictator’s Handbook” (2011), is sufficiently beguiling, and I couldn’t wait to read it. But, halfway through the book, I realized it is not just about tyrannical regimes; it is also about democratic rule.

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