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The 2016 Presidential Election—Identities, Class, And Culture

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Essays on Contemporary American Politics
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nigel Farage in Great Britain, Donald Trump in the United States, Geert Wilders in Holland, Marine Le Pen in France — all would have represented fringe positions in the politics of their countries a decade or so ago. Not today. Although different in important respects, it is difficult to deny that recent elections reflect a general populist impulse now energizing the electorates of the Western democracies. Essay no. 8 noted that explanations of the resurgence of populism fall into two general categories.

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Medicaid Scare Tactics Are Irresponsible

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, June 22, 2017

If we want to make headway on improving public policy discourse, a good place to start might be with how we’re debating Medicaid policy, in particular how it might be affected by pending legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including legislation presented on Thursday by Senate Republicans.

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Index Funds And Voting Shares

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, June 23, 2017

Todd Henderson and Dorothy Shapiro Lund have an interesting OpEd in the Wall Street Journal, "Index funds are great for investors, risky for corporate governance." In brief, index funds don't participate heavily in monitoring companies, finding information about companies, or corporate control contests.

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Europe Is Still Ailing

by Bruce Thorntonvia Strategika
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Recent elections in France, the Netherlands, and Austria, in which Eurosceptic populist and patriotic parties did poorly in national elections, suggest to some that the EU is still strong despite Britain’s vote to leave the union. Yet the problems bedeviling the EU ever since its beginnings in 1992 have not been solved. Nor are they likely to be with just some institutional tweaks and adjustments. “More Europe,” that is, greater centralization of power in Brussels at the expense of the national sovereignty of member states, is not the answer. 

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A Year After Voting For Brexit, Britain’s Divided, And in Uncharted Waters

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, June 22, 2017

The most likely outcome of negotiations is a variant of Norway’s deal, where we must abide by EU rules but have no say. We’re better off staying in.

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Sorry Mr. Ruckelshaus, But Your Old Agency Is A Shambles

by Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Friday, June 23, 2017

William Ruckelshaus, who served twice as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recently took to the opinion pages of the New York Times to defend his old agency (“A Lesson Trump and the E.P.A. Should Heed,”March 7, 2017). He claimed the EPA has achieved cleaner air and water for the nation.

Interviews
Interviews

Preemptive Strike Against North Korea Not An Option, Says Former Pentagon Chief William Perry

interview with William J. Perryvia Deutsche Welle
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses missile tests, bellicose rhetoric, a US detainee's mysterious death, and whether diplomacy could work with Pyongyang's rogue regime.

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In the News

Regulation And Rule Of Law Conference: Reforming The Administrative State

Friday, June 23, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The recent presidential and congressional elections present a rare opportunity to significantly reform the modern administrative state. And the task of reform requires a deeper understanding of the modern administrative institutions’ origins. The Hoover Institution’s Regulation and the Rule of Law Initiative continues to encourage the interdisciplinary development of significant scholarship on these issues. 

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Silicon Valley Energy Summit

featuring Alice L. Miller, James L. Sweeneyvia Precourt Energy Efficiency Center Stanford
Friday, June 23, 2017

The Silicon Valley Energy Summit provides workable ideas by exploring best practices with insights about upcoming energy technologies, markets and policies.

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The World’s Workers Have Bigger Problems Than A Robot Apocalypse

quoting Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Work may eventually be automated out of existence, but first, deal with labor shortages and “skills mismatch.”

In the News

Friday Briefing: It's The EU That Is Leaving Britain Behind

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, June 23, 2017

It is a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union. On this first anniversary of the Brexit referendum, the UK is feeling only the downside and there is worse to come, writes Timothy Garton Ash.

Columns in the Precinct of the Priest of Poseidon, Delos, Greece
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Trump Administration Seeks Insight In U.S.A.-China Relations From Ancient Greek Historian

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Greek Reporter
Thursday, June 22, 2017

White House officials are seeking insight into U.S.-China relations from ancient Greek historian Thucydides who chronicled the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, Politico magazine says.

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The Structure Of Educational Revolutions

quoting Terry M. Moevia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In the last generation, and in the last 15 years in particular, the federal government has assumed an increasingly intrusive role in public K-12 education. But this isn’t simply a reflection of Washington’s current appetite for power; it must also be understood as a natural consequence of a decision made more than a century ago.

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Calif. GOP Congressmen Aim To Boost Medicaid Pay For Doctors After Votes To Slash Program

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia California Healthline
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Some political observers were surprised when two Republican congressmen from California’s Central Valley voted for the GOP-led House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and curtail federal spending on Medicaid, the health program for low-income people.

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West Wing Reads

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia White House
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In national security news, Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review praises President Trump for not micromanaging national security policy.

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U.S. Capitol as weather vane

Friday, June 23, 2017

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by Morris P. Fiorina Thursday, June 22, 2017
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, June 23, 2017
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, June 22, 2017
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interview with William J. Perry Thursday, June 22, 2017
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quoting Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, June 22, 2017
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quoting Terry M. Moe Thursday, June 22, 2017
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quoting Lanhee J. Chen Thursday, June 22, 2017
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quoting Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, June 22, 2017
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U.S. Capitol as a sausage factory

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by Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, June 22, 2017
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Asra Q. Nomani Thursday, June 22, 2017
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by Sam Batkins, Adam J. White Thursday, June 22, 2017
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by Ralph Peters Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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by Lanhee J. Chen Thursday, June 22, 2017
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interview with Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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featuring George P. Shultz Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali Thursday, June 22, 2017
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quoting Thomas Sowell Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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quoting Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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with Kiron K. Skinner Monday, June 19, 2017
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featuring David R. Henderson Thursday, June 22, 2017
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quoting Kevin Warsh Thursday, June 22, 2017
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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by John H. Cochrane Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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by Karim Sadjadpour Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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by Erik Jones Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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interview with Harvey C. Mansfield Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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by John B. Taylor featuring Allan H. Meltzer Monday, June 19, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, June 19, 2017
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Monday, June 19, 2017
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featuring Allan H. Meltzer Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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In the News

Friday Briefing: It's The EU That Is Leaving Britain Behind

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, June 23, 2017

It is a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union. On this first anniversary of the Brexit referendum, the UK is feeling only the downside and there is worse to come, writes Timothy Garton Ash.

In the News

Silicon Valley Energy Summit

featuring Alice L. Miller, James L. Sweeneyvia Precourt Energy Efficiency Center Stanford
Friday, June 23, 2017

The Silicon Valley Energy Summit provides workable ideas by exploring best practices with insights about upcoming energy technologies, markets and policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Sorry Mr. Ruckelshaus, But Your Old Agency Is A Shambles

by Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Friday, June 23, 2017

William Ruckelshaus, who served twice as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recently took to the opinion pages of the New York Times to defend his old agency (“A Lesson Trump and the E.P.A. Should Heed,”March 7, 2017). He claimed the EPA has achieved cleaner air and water for the nation.

Featured

Index Funds And Voting Shares

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, June 23, 2017

Todd Henderson and Dorothy Shapiro Lund have an interesting OpEd in the Wall Street Journal, "Index funds are great for investors, risky for corporate governance." In brief, index funds don't participate heavily in monitoring companies, finding information about companies, or corporate control contests.

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Trump And His Generals

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trump’s reliance on his generals shows that he values merit over politics.

Featured

The 2016 Presidential Election—Identities, Class, And Culture

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Essays on Contemporary American Politics
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nigel Farage in Great Britain, Donald Trump in the United States, Geert Wilders in Holland, Marine Le Pen in France — all would have represented fringe positions in the politics of their countries a decade or so ago. Not today. Although different in important respects, it is difficult to deny that recent elections reflect a general populist impulse now energizing the electorates of the Western democracies. Essay no. 8 noted that explanations of the resurgence of populism fall into two general categories.

Interviews

Preemptive Strike Against North Korea Not An Option, Says Former Pentagon Chief William Perry

interview with William J. Perryvia Deutsche Welle
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses missile tests, bellicose rhetoric, a US detainee's mysterious death, and whether diplomacy could work with Pyongyang's rogue regime.

In the News

West Wing Reads

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia White House
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In national security news, Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review praises President Trump for not micromanaging national security policy.

In the News

The World’s Workers Have Bigger Problems Than A Robot Apocalypse

quoting Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Work may eventually be automated out of existence, but first, deal with labor shortages and “skills mismatch.”

In the News

Calif. GOP Congressmen Aim To Boost Medicaid Pay For Doctors After Votes To Slash Program

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia California Healthline
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Some political observers were surprised when two Republican congressmen from California’s Central Valley voted for the GOP-led House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and curtail federal spending on Medicaid, the health program for low-income people.

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