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Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Cyber Bombs" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The U.S. is ramping up cyber operations against ISIS. Another standoff over the FBI’s access to a locked iPhone ends, but are more fights around the corner? And the mystery of the curious zombie habeas cases popping up at Guantanamo. Plus, Susan is feeling nostalgic over surveillance. And Tamara is planning her next book project.


Michael Petrilli: About The Education Gadfly Show

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli celebrates Prince’s little-known legacy in the world of education, assesses education policies that hold parents accountable, and questions the alleged diversity of the opt-out movement.


EdNext Podcast With Eric Hanushek And Paul E. Peterson

interview with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hoover Institution fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss the findings of anew study, “It Pays to Improve School Quality,” by Eric Hanushek, who co-authored the study with Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann.

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The Libertarian: “Deflategate And The Law”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An NFL controversy reaches the federal courts.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Climate Wars Get Ugly."


Stephen Kotkin On Putin's Russia: Down But Not Out, Part 2

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses the history of Russian aggression and the country’s recent military reform.

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Kori Schake: Is Brazil The Chicago Of Latin America?

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses he BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — and the problems each country faces and why the expectation of seeing true change over the course of a few years is a pipe dream.


Macro Musings Podcast: John Cochrane

interview with John H. Cochrane via Macro Market Musings
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses the fiscal theory of the price level (FTPL). Cochrane also talked about how he got into economics and the benefits of blogging for academics.


A Life In Journalism: Pulizter Winner Jim Hoagland

interview with Jim Hoaglandvia South Carolina Public Radio
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jim Hoagland talks about his career, including the stories on South African apartheid which won him a Pulitzer for his reporting. He also talks about the commentary on the breakup of the Soviet Union, which won him a second Pulitzer. And he shares his observations about the global political and cultural stories of today.

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Michael McConnell On Church Property Disputes

interview with Michael McConnellvia Research On Religion
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses church property disputes. What happens to church property when a congregation decides to divorce itself from its denomination?  Does the real estate and other forms of property remain with the local congregation, or does the denomination have claim over all that stuff?