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What If South Korea Acted Like North Korea?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 14, 2017

If it threatened to destroy its neighbor — China — the neighbor would act.

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Duet

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sometimes the blog posts write themselves from contrasting newspaper headlines.

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The Ease Of Writing An OLC Opinion In Support Of Military Action Against North Korea

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 14, 2017

I’ve been asked a lot recently about the President’s power under Article II to order a military strike on North Korea in the absence of congressional authorization. The proper meaning of Article II on this question is contested and I won’t offer my views on that here. But the only opinion about Article II that effectively matters on this question is the Executive branch’s. 

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Adam White: Addressing The Administrative State

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Federalist Society
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White analyzes the administrative state and discusses possible legislative solutions.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Diversity Can Spell Trouble

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Americans need to revive the idea of e pluribus unum.

Analysis and Commentary

If Gov. Brown Insists On Traveling, Here’s Where He Should Go

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

After six years of rarely venturing beyond California, Jerry Brown is spreading his wings. Earlier this month, it was a quick trip to an economic conference in Vladivostok, Russia. In November, he’s off to Germany for a U.N. conference on climate change.

Analysis and Commentary

Core Concepts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

One of my former students, a student who performed very well in my class and has kept in touch on economic issues, sent me a link to John Cassidy, "A New Way to Learn Economics," New Yorker, September 11, 2017.

Analysis and Commentary

The Case For Letting School Districts Be School Districts

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

David Osborne, known for his best-selling Reinventing Government, is out with a new book, Reinventing America’s Schools. To promote it, he is blitzing the country and filling the nation’s newspapers with an argument that is familiar yet powerful: High quality charter schools are the best hope for urban education, so states and cities should do everything in their power to allow them to grow and prosper, and school districts should embrace them as well.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "File Under 'Nobody Cheers For Goliath': California Wanting To Vote Early In 2020."

In the News
The bottom part of a June 30, 1944, Ustaše document.  The signature on the right is that of the Poglavnik of the Independent State of Croatia, Ante Pavelić; on the left is that of the minister of the armed forces, Ante Vokić.  Above the date is the Ustaše
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Hoover Library & Archives Acquire Documents from the Office of Ante Pavelić, Leader of Ustaše Croatia during World War II

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Hoover Institution has received a group of original documents of the Poglavnik (head of government) of the Ustaše regime of the Independent State of Croatia, a quasi-protectorate of Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy.  The collection focuses on official appointments and commendations made by the order of Poglavnik Ante Pavelić (1889–1959) and his subordinates.

News
In the News

Rethinking The ‘Infrastructure’ Discussion Amid A Blitz Of Hurricanes

quoting Alice Hillvia Propublica
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Several experts on climate and resilience talk about the role of government.

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New Group Of Experts Aims To Tackle Vexing Economic Challenges. But Will Anyone Listen?

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Aspen Institute is beginning a new economic policy project aimed at wrestling with some of the most challenging economic problems facing the United States, including tepid growth, sluggish wages, rising debt and the effects of artificial intelligence.