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Why Ducks Quack for Obama: The boom in gun sales has created a revenue gusher for wildlife restoration

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gun owners may view President Obama as public enemy No. 1, but wildlife have reason to cheer. Thanks to gun control policies supported by the president and leading Democrats, gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed and so have excise tax revenues. Those revenues are earmarked for wildlife restoration.

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'Enrichment' Of Subjects In Clinical Trials Is Critical

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The planning of clinical trials to test new drugs for safety and effectiveness is no picnic under the best of circumstances.  It requires a grasp of medicine, pharmacology and statistics, among other disciplines.

Green Energy
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The EPA

mentioning Terry Andersonvia Fox News
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HOORAY FOR THE EPA: The Environmental Protection Agency created rules that made the environment cleaner. In a rational world, the EPA would now say stick a fork in it, it's done. But bureaucracies never say they're done. Done means bureaucrats are out of work.

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Genetic Engineering and the Fight Against Ebola

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 25, 2014

A handful of patients in the largest-ever Ebola outbreak have been treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp. American missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol both received the drug and were recently released from the hospital. A Liberian doctor treated with the drug died on Sunday.

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Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (10:12)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 25, 2014

Hoover Fellow Henry Miller discusses droughts on the John Batchelor Show.

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Congressional Staffers Head to Cyber Boot Camp

mentioning Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Monday, August 18, 2014

Nearly two dozen congressional staff members will start a three-day cyber boot camp today hosted by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. The events include dinner keynotes from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. The agenda also includes a trip to Google and a simulation where staffers will play the roles of executive branch leaders responding to a cyberattack. Staffer participants hail from the Senate and House Intelligence, Commerce and Judiciary committees, House Homeland Security Committee and congressional leadership offices. 

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Terry Anderson on the Environment and Property Rights

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 18, 2014

Terry Anderson, Distinguished Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about free-market environmentalism, the dynamics of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and how property rights can protect natural resources.

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Letter: No Simple Answer to Bee Issues Exists

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jennifer Sass's comments about my op-ed "The Buzz About a Bee-pocalypse Is a Honey Trap" are misguided and misleading (Letters, Aug. 6). Although the number of U.S. honey bee colonies has fallen from a World War II peak of about five million to around 2.5 million today, the number of U.S. bee colonies has remained relatively stable and has even slightly increased over the two decades since neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics") were introduced in 1993.

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Congressional Staffers Get Hands-On Training At Cyber Boot Camp

featuring Amy Zegartvia Center for International Security And Cooperation (CISAC)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two-dozen senior congressional staffers will attend the inaugural cybersecurity boot camp at Stanford University next week to engage with government, academia and Silicon Valley experts who are trying to ward off cyber attacks and network crimes. 

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More Crop For The Drop

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Friday, August 8, 2014

The United Nations has called drought the “world’s costliest natural disaster,” both financially, imposing an annual cost of $6-8 billion, and in human terms; since 1900, it has affected two billion people, leading to more than 11 million deaths. That is because so much of the world is vulnerable; currently affected areas include Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East.

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