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Argentina Redux?

by Charles I. Plosservia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Congress is undermining the Federal Reserve’s independence by using it as a piggy bank.

In the News

Who Wins If Vladimir Putin Meddles In The U.S. Election?

quoting Michael McFaulvia CNN
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No one knows for sure whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing in the U.S. election.

In the News

Have Obama’s Education Policies Weakened The Democratic Party?

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Hechinger Report
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), the answer to this perennial election question has to be a resounding ‘no.’


Celebrating William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

he year 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Firing Line, the legendary public affairs television show on which William F. Buckley Jr. hosted many of the twentieth century’s most influential political and cultural figures. The Hoover Library & Archives, which holds the most complete archival collection of original recordings and materials from the show, is marking the anniversary with an exhibition titled Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999.

Analysis and Commentary

More Thoughts On The DNC Hack

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Earlier today I wrote the following tweets, collected here in one place, in reaction to the DNC hack.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump And The Politics Of Moral Outrage

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We are very far from a politics of ideological purity and high character.

Analysis and Commentary

A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"These Are The Mind Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money." So reads the title of a recent article warning people about the various psychological tricks restaurants use to cause you to spend more.

Analysis and Commentary

Black Votes Matter

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day.


Jack Goldsmith: Is The DNC Hack An Act Of War?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Slate
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the DNC hack as well as the difficulty of assigning responsibility for a cyberattack, the history of countries meddling in foreign elections, and whether Russia is the only American adversary to be worried about.

In the News

FBI Examining If Hackers Gained Access To Clinton Aides' Emails

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Monday, July 25, 2016

The F.B.I. investigation into the suspected state-sponsored Russian theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks has expanded to determine if aides and organizations considered close to Hillary Clinton were also attacked, according to federal officials involved in the investigation.