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Strategika: “The Quest for a Caliphate” with Edward Luttwak

by Edward N. Luttwak via Strategika
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What historical trends inform ISIS’s pursuit of a caliphate? And what do they mean for the future of Islamism?

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The Libertarian: “The Legacy of Eric Holder”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How will one of the nation’s longest-serving attorneys general be remembered?

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October Surprises, Foreign to the Election

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

And so a new month begins — and with it, only one more month on the calendar to flip before we arrive at Election Day.

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The Significance of Harold Koh’s Legal Defense of the Administration’s Interpretation of the 2001 AUMF

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Harold’s Koh’s grudging defense of the domestic legal basis for President’s Obama’s use of force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is important.  It adds little new to other defenses of the President’s position – a legal position, I have argued in past posts, is politically stupid and constitutionally imprudent but nonetheless legally defensible under Article II and the 2002 AUMF (but not the 2001 AUMF).

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Lofty Rhetoric And Good Intentions Are Not Enough, Mr. President

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Taking a break from his exhausting schedule of rounds of golf and political fundraisers, last week President Obama gave several major speeches at the United Nations. He was characteristically disingenuous, but there was a kernel of wisdom among the chaff: “Lofty rhetoric and good intentions are not enough,” he said.

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Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A year ago today, the Hoover Institution and the Brookings Institution held an unusual joint conference on the financial crisis, where twenty-four economists and legal scholars reexamined the crisis, its effect on the US economy, and possible policy reforms. The participants were spread between two venues: Hoover at Stanford and Brookings in Washington.

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Pivotal Ark. Senate Race; Christie's Low N.J. Poll Numbers; Hoover's Overlooked Greatness

mentioning Herbert Hoovervia Real Clear Markets
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and baseball fans in Kansas City and its environs woke up this morning thinking, “Did I dream that last night?”

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35 Days Out: A Poli-Sci Perspective

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hold a conference on election-year politics and you won’t find three smarter minds than this trio of Hoover Institution political scientists: David Brady, Morris Fiorina and Doug Rivers.

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Speaking for the GOP: Will a New Voice Emerge After 2014 Elections?

quoting Hoover Institution, Bill Whalen, Lanhee J. Chen, Tammy Frisbyvia USA Today
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Who speaks for the Republican Party if the GOP has a good showing on Election Day?

Bill Whalen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, posed this question Monday at a media roundtable discussion attended by about 20 journalists.

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Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common.

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