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Toronto and the Lessons of a Forgotten Battle

by Barry Strauss via Military History in the News
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hard as it is to believe, a little over two hundred years ago today American forces sacked Toronto. The date was April 27, 1813. Yes, “Toronto the Good,” as the once straitlaced city was nicknamed, the city also known as “Hollywood North” because of all the movies and television shows (many American) filmed there, and a cherished annual tourist destination for almost three million Americans, was burnt and plundered by American arms. 

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The Libertarian: France, Immigration, and the EU

via Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What French elections tell us about the future trajectory of Europe.

Interviews

Law Talk With Richard Epstein: Protected Speech

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the unrest at UC-Berkeley; a federal judge knocking down the Trump Administration’s attempt to punish sanctuary cities; the constitutionality of Trump’s missile strikes on Syria (along with a history lesson on the War Powers Resolution); and the Supreme Court considering a potentially groundbreaking case on public funds for religious institutions in Missouri.

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The Evolving Volunteer Force

by Timothy Kanevia George W. Bush Institute
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

While the tactics of fighting wars have evolved, military structure and methods of evaluating personnel have lagged behind. What steps can the U.S. military take to ensure that it can move as quickly as the next generation of warfare?

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Increased Efficiency: Our Best Source Of Clean Energy

by James L. Sweeneyvia Policyed.org
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Increases in energy efficiency are an often-forgotten component of our shift to clean energy and reduced carbon emissions. Higher prices triggered by the 1973 oil embargo caused America to drastically change how it used energy. The ensuing gains in efficiency had more of an impact on America’s energy consumption than all of the growth in solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and nuclear energy combined.

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A Progressive VAT

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A VAT (value added tax) with no other tax — no income, corporate, estate, etc. etc. etc. — is pretty much the economists’ ideal. But how do you make it progressive? A bright — or perhaps lunatic— idea occurred to me.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show (4:37)

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses President Trump's first one hundred days, Gorsuch's impact on the court and country, as well as President Trump's plan for corporate taxes.

Analysis and Commentary

Reply To Adam Ozimek

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Adam Ozimek has written an article on Forbes.com titled "Libertarianism Needs To Become More Realistic." HT to Tyler Cowen. Although authors rarely get to choose their articles' titles, the title does seem consistent with his message. Ozimek is friendly to libertarianism, and so his suggestions should be seen as friendly amendments to the strategies pursued by some libertarians.

Interviews

Kori Schake: Did Gen. Flynn Break The Law By Not Disclosing His Russian Ties?

interview with Kori Schakevia Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses whether General Michael Flynn may have violated federal law by not fully disclosing his business dealings with Russia when seeking a security clearance to work in the administration as well as Flynn possibly accepting funds without permission.

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Michael Petrilli: Debates Of The Century @NYU Wagner

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Century Foundation
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli joins a debate to discuss the risks and rewards of using public money to fund private schooling as well as who benefits, and who gets left behind. The debate on private school vouchers answers these questions and many more.

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