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The Libertarian: An End To Gerrymandering?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Supreme Court takes on a Wisconsin case that could change the shape of American politics.


New Legislative Virus Spreads: Hide The Bill, Don't Read It, Fill In The Blanks Later

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A dangerous legislative virus is spreading from one health care bill to the next. Call it “hide the ball” or “spare us the details.” A legislative contagion by any other name would smell as foul.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Bob Mueller The Establishment’s Stalking Horse?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, June 19, 2017

The threats to our constitutional posed by the special counsel investigation.

Analysis and Commentary

Thomas Ricks On Churchill And Orwell

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 19, 2017

Author and historian Thomas Ricks talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, Churchill and Orwell. Ricks makes the case that the odd couple of Winston Churchill and George Orwell played and play an important role in preserving individual liberty. 

In the News

Why There’s No Basis To Think Rod Rosenstein Will Recuse

quoting Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmithvia Just Security
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Some commentators are already speculating what Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand will or should do when she becomes Acting Attorney General for purposes of the Russia investigation . . . based upon an apparent assumption that Rod Rosenstein will soon recuse himself from being the nominal supervisor of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Analysis and Commentary

If Rod Rosenstein Recuses: What Happens Next?

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, June 16, 2017

ABC News is reporting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from” his role as Acting Attorney General for the Department’s Russia Investigation. (Recall that Rosenstein assumed that role when Attorney General Sessions recused himself earlier.)

In the News

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Just Laid The Smackdown On A Sharia Law Advocate

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Media Research Center Network
Friday, June 16, 2017

People in power who have no understanding of Islam or Sharia Law are constantly attempting to downplay some of the more radical aspects of the Muslim religion. But for some Sharia survivors, the truth seems pretty clear.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 16, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "The Cagey Mr. Comey." 

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson Review Of Schuck

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Three years ago in this magazine, I praised Peter Schuck's Why Government Fails So Often, calling it one of the most important books of 2014. Based on that book, I had high expectations for his latest, One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us. Though not quite as good as his 2014 book, One Nation Undecided is, nevertheless, quite good. 


Kori Schake On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Kori Schakevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake talks about what we learned from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.


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