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A Revolution in Administrative Law

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 16, 2017

New legislation could spell the end of judicial deference to regulatory agencies.

Analysis and Commentary

Latest Incident Shows Building US-Iranian Tensions In Persian Gulf

by Yoel Guzanskyvia The Hill
Friday, January 13, 2017

In the latest incident of Iranian bullying at sea, four Iranian boats again closed in at high speed to a Navy destroyer in the Straits of Hormuz on Sunday. Once again the U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Mahan, fired warning shots after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats did not respond to requests to slow down.

Analysis and Commentary

A Tale Of Two Trumps?

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, January 13, 2017

Abraham Lincoln appointed three men who competed against him for the presidency to his cabinet, creating a talented and now famous “team of rivals.” Donald Trump’s cabinet has its own unusual flavor, creating a kind of dual presidency.

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Ten Proposals On The Middle East For The New U.S. Administration

by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hillvia Defining Ideas
Friday, January 13, 2017

The new administration will inherit a Middle East foreign policy in tatters—and the aspirations of Obama's 2009 Cairo speech have not been met.  

Analysis and Commentary

Empirical Data On The Privacy Paradox

by Benjamin Wittes, Emma Kohsevia Lawfare
Friday, January 13, 2017

The contemporary debate about the effects of new technology on individual privacy centers on the idea that privacy is an eroding value. The erosion is ongoing and takes place because of the government and big corporations that collect data on us all: In the consumer space, technology and the companies that create it erode privacy, as consumers trade away their solitude either unknowingly or in exchange for convenience and efficiency.

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Leader McCarthy At Hoover: The Swamp Is The Bureaucracy

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Political News
Friday, January 13, 2017

McCarthy (CA-23) spoke at the Hoover Institution about why the House is tackling regulatory reform first to help our economy, restore our Constitution, and empower the people.

Analysis and Commentary

The Trump Dossier Is Fake -- And Here Are The Reasons Why

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, January 12, 2017

A former British intelligence officer, who is now a director of a London private security-and-investigations firm, has been identified as the author of the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia, according to the Wall Street Journal

Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and
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Commentary Open Forum: Sowell Brother

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Winchester Star
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Remembering a great economist, now in retirement.

Analysis and Commentary

Was USAID Behind Indian Government's War On Cash?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 12, 2017

On November 8, Indian prime minster Narendra Modi announced that the two largest denominations of banknotes could not be used for payments any more with almost immediate effect. Owners could only recoup their value by putting them into a bank account before the short grace period expired at year end, which many people and businesses did not manage to do, due to long lines in front of banks.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Are The Trump Allegations Hanging Around When They Haven’t Been Substantiated?

by Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 12, 2017

What is one to make of the apparent inability of press and government alike to verify the allegations in the Trump dossier combined with the cache of documents’ apparent staying power?