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The Classicist, with Victor Davis Hanson: “The Four Horsemen of World Politics”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 31, 2015

The four great national security challenges facing the United States.

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Judge Rules Research Chimps Are Not ‘Legal Persons’

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Science Magazine
Thursday, July 30, 2015

A state judge in New York has dealt the latest blow to an animal rights group’s attempt to have chimpanzees declared “legal persons.”


Civil Liability For End-To-End Encryption: Threat Or Fantasy? Part II

by Benjamin Wittes, Zoe Bedellvia Lawfare
Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the first part of this series, we looked at the question of whether Apple could be held liable in a negligence tort for refusing to retain the ability to provide law enforcement with decrypted communications in response to legal process.

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Spotlight On SMR Research

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Forum on Energy
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Recently, Forum on Energy has shared a few podcasts via Twitter. This innovative approach to spreading information about the future of nuclear energy has been undertaken by the Hoover Institution, a think tank and research institution based out of Stanford University.

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The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it.

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The UN’s Relentless March Of Unreason

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Since the 16th century, the guiding principle of the science of toxicology has been that “the dose makes the poison.” In other words, toxicology tells us what quantity (dose) of a substance will cause harm.

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Hoover Institution Calls For Small Modular Reactors For Future Of Nuclear Energy

featuring Hoover Institution, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Friday, July 24, 2015

The Hoover Institution, founded at Stanford in 1919, recently released two essays that propose small modular reactors (SMRs) as the future of nuclear power in America.

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What Does Uber Medicine Look Like?

mentioning John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Friday, July 24, 2015

Uber is completely revolutionizing the market for urban transportation. Could a similar revolution occur in other fields, including the market for medical care?


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (30:55)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses the safety of the genetic modification of food.


Civil Liability For End-To-End Encryption: Threat Or Fantasy? Part I

by Benjamin Wittes, Zoe Bedellvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Last week, one of us noted Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s question to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates asking whether the manufacturers of encrypted devices might be liable civilly if FBI Director James Comey’s “going-dark” warnings were to come true and public safety were to be harmed as a result.


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

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