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Strategika: “A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons” with Josef Joffe

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How and Why Countries Decide to go Nuclear

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.

Strategika: “A World of Nuclear Instability” with Josiah Bunting III

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Examining the Prospects for the Future Use of Nuclear Weapons

The Libertarian: Audio
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The Libertarian: “Markets and Minimum Wages”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Is Seattle’s $15-an-Hour Experiment Doomed to Fail?

California’s Primary Dilemma
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California’s June Primary by the Numbers

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On June 3rd, Californians went to the polls to vote in the 2014 primary election.  While it yielded some surprising results (like Republican David Evans’ strong State Controller results), the evening was relatively a dull affair. 

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Vaccines Are A Medical Miracle-And The Best Value In Healthcare

by Henry I. Millervia
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thanks to the availability of safe, effective, affordable vaccines, parents today know little of the fear–much less the reality–of deadly childhood diseases.  Vaccines are the best value in our healthcare system, but a New York Times medical writer thinks they’re too expensive.

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Rating the Governors Races

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The nation’s ballot slate includes 36 governors races this fall — the outcomes perhaps having a sizable effect on the 2016 presidential contest and several names associated with the road to the White House.


Why Indictments Won’t Stop China’s Cybersnooping

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Chinese government and its proxies have recently ratcheted up harassment of U.S. IT firms doing business in China.  In the last week, China has deployed its antitrust laws against Qualcomm and Microsoft.  This comes on the heels of recent attacks in China on Apple and Cisco and IBM.  China has also increased its harassment of non-IT U.S. firms.

Healthcare Costs
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Medicare Financial Outlook Brightens

quoting Charles Blahousvia Politico
Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare’s financial outlook has improved somewhat, the government said on Monday, though there was no agreement on the reasons behind the brighter forecast.

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Beyond the Common Core

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Monday, July 28, 2014

The raucous Common Core debates of recent months have distracted many conservatives from their primary mission in the education wars: ensuring that every state and district in the land moves forcefully to raise academic standards, hold schools and educators (as well as students) to account for their performance, provide sound education choices to every family (including those with gifted or disabled youngsters), and squeeze more bang from every taxpayer buck that pours into primary and secondary education.

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US House Budget Chief Seeks To Launch Anti-Poverty Debate

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Market News International
Monday, July 28, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan Thursday unveiled a 73-page discussion draft that seeks to reframe the debate on efforts to fight poverty in the United States and calls on Congress and the White House to expand the earned income tax credit so it can be used by more adults without children.