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Hoover fellow Lanhee J. Chen on the road ahead for Obamacare: speed bumps, massive potholes, or smooth sailing?

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Fellow Talks
Friday, May 8, 2015

The road ahead for Obamacare: speed bumps, massive potholes, or smooth sailing?

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The Libertarian: “Should We Worry About Income Inequality?”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Is America’s wealth gap a cause for concern?


Down To The Wire On The Patriot Act

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I have my anxieties about the USA Freedom Act, but let’s be clear here: Congress would be totally irresponsible to let the month go by without sending a bill to the President’s desk. I do not begrudge the Senate holdouts their reservations, but brinksmanship has no place in this debate.


Secretary Of State John Kerry On “An Open And Secure Internet”

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Secretary of State Kerry just gave a speech in Korea (May 18, 2015) entitled “An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both.” In this speech, he reiterates the U.S. position that “the basic rules of international law apply in cyberspace. Acts of aggression are not permissible. And countries that are hurt by an attack have a right to respond in ways that are appropriate, proportional, and that minimize harm to innocent parties.”


Lindsey Graham’s Iowa Drone Strike Out

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, May 18, 2015

I’ve always liked Lindsey Graham, and I like the fact that—unlike so may politicians—he says what’s on his mind, completely unfiltered by what’s politic for him to say. That said, this kind of talk is not healthy. It communicates wrongly what the rules are, and what authorities the president really has. Graham is a smart guy, but folksy homespun wisdom doesn’t always make for good law.

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Nicholas Vincent On The Magna Carta

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 18, 2015

Did an 800-year old piece of parchment really change the world? Nicholas Vincent of the University of East Anglia talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Magna Carta, the founding document of English law and liberty. The Magna Carta was repudiated just ten weeks after King John issued it. Yet, its impact is still with us today. In this conversation, Vincent explains what led to the Magna Carta and how its influence remains with us today in England and elsewhere.

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Hoover Fellow Richard Epstein Discusses Nail Salons On Bloomberg Radio (1:40)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg Radio
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Political Economy of Nail Salons." Epstein notes that however unattractive the current market equilibrium may be, if the government intervenes to try to make the situation for nail salon employees better, it could easily, even on wage and health regulation, actually make things worse.


So What’s In The New USA Freedom Act, Anyway?

by Benjamin Wittes, Jodie Liuvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 14, 2015

The House has now passed the USA Freedom Act. If you feel the need to hear Mel Gibson shouting “Freeeedom!” in response, well, don’t thank us. We live to serve...

Syrian Refugees

Settle Syrian Refugees In Detroit

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 15, 2015

I love this idea, floated today in  New York Times oped by David D. Laitin and Marc Jahr. It’s smart, doable, and a constructive, out-of-the-box approach to two distinct disasters.

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Obama's War On Leaks Faces Backlash In Court

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Intercept
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nearly a decade ago, at a federal courthouse in northern Virginia, Judge Leonie Brinkema set a new standard for taking a tough stance against people who inflict harm on America.


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