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The Threat Of Nuclear War Is Still With Us

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

[Subscription Required] The U.S., its allies and Russia are caught in a dangerous policy paralysis that could lead—most likely by mistake or miscalculation—to a military confrontation and potentially the use of nuclear weapons for the first time in nearly 74 years.

 

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The Appropriate Role Of Government

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution Senior Research Fellow and Nobel Laureate, discusses how there are times when the government can become involved without infringing upon political freedom and autonomy. If two individuals enter into a business, most likely they will both benefit from it; however, there are cases in which a business can impose a cost on another individual without providing reparation. In this case, the government can become involved if markets are unable to compensate for the harm they’ve imposed.

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Area 45: A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

interview with Eric Harganvia Area 45
Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to increase longevity and healthy living, and reduce unintentional injuries, overdoses, and deaths.

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The Legacy Of Firing Line With William F. Buckley Jr.

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, April 12, 2019

The show that proved civil discourse could be entertaining and educational on television.

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‘Women Of The Gulag’ Wins Film Award

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Hoover Fellow Paul Gregory's Hoover Institution Press book of the same title, has been named the Best Non-European Independent Documentary in the 2019 European Independent Documentary Film Festival held in Paris.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Principles Of AI Governance And Ethics Should Apply To All Technologies

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, April 12, 2019

Despite Google’s recent dissolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board, IT vendors (including Google) are increasingly defining principles to guide the development of AI applications and solutions. And it’s worth taking a look at what these principles actually say. Appended to the end of this post are the principles from Google and Microsoft, thoughts from Salesforce.org (closely aligned with Salesforce), and AI principles from three groups not aligned with specific companies.

Analysis and Commentary

Halt H-1B Visa Fraud By Empowering Consular Officers

by Martin Oppusvia The Hill
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Stories about foreign workers in the tech sector have been featured prominently in the media. These stories have usually referred to this group as H-1B workers — referring to the specific visa class authorizing their employment here.

Analysis and Commentary

It's Not Just The Military That Needs Help To Prepare For Climate Change

by Alice Hillvia The Hill
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Climate change is a formidable enemy. It has burned our forests, stormed our coastal communities and dropped “rain bombs” across the nation. Just this past month, inland flooding deluged a key U.S. military base in Nebraska that serves as headquarters for the nation’s nuclear deterrent forces.

Analysis and Commentary

Tesla's Troubles

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 11, 2019

However, there is a problem: today, most OEMs [Original Equipment Manufacturers] do not make a profit from the sale of EVs [electric vehicles]. In fact, these vehicles often cost $12,000 more to produce than comparable vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines (ICEs) in the small- to midsize-car segment and the small-utility-vehicle segment (Exhibit 1).

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson's "The Case For Trump" In Conversation With Devin Nunes

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case For Trump.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: REELTalk With Audrey Russo (56:16)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia REELTalk with Audrey Russo
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case For Trump.

Interviews

Discussing Attorney General Barr’s Testimony: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General William Barr's testimony concerning spying.

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John Yoo: Barr Will Get To Bottom Of If Spying On Trump Campaign Was Justified

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the question isn't about the term 'spying' vs. 'surveillance,' it's about why it was done to the Trump campaign and administration.

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Jamil Jaffer: What US Charges Against Julian Assange Mean For Journalists

interview with Jamil Jaffervia PBS
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the arrest and specific computer fraud charge Julian Assange faces.
Interviews

Marko Kounalakis: World Affairs

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Maine Public
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Matthias Lüfkens, founder of Twiplomacy, and Charlie Warzel, op-ed journalist for The New York Times, concerning leadership and governance in 280 characters or less.

In the News
In the News

Former Ambassador: U.S. Should Stop Trying To Make Friends With Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia Missoula Current
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Little will ease the strained relations between Russia and the United States as long as Vladimir Putin is president, according to a former U.S. ambassador to Russia.
Michael McFaul gives the Class Day lecture to the Stanford class of 2007
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Ex-Ambassador To Russia Comes To Carroll College

featuring Michael McFaulvia KPVI
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Michael McFaul, the former American ambassador to Russia appointed by President Barack Obama, appeared at Carroll College on Thursday afternoon to answer questions from students.
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Could 2020 Race Be A Trump Re-Run?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia CBN News
Thursday, April 11, 2019
A number of political observers are still dissecting the 2016 campaign for answers to how Donald Trump beat 16 Republican rivals and Hillary Clinton to take the presidency.
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First Amendment Experts Split On What Julian Assange Indictment Means For Journalists

quoting Michael McConnellvia SF Gate
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Word of the forthcoming indictment of Julian Assange sent shudders through many journalists and their advocates. If the founder of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted for publishing government secrets, what about the New York Times, or The Chronicle?
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China Should Fear This Killer Combo: The U.S. Marines And F-35s

quoting H. R. McMastervia National Interest
Thursday, April 11, 2019

The U.S. Marine Corps is practicing a new method of speeding firepower across a war zone. And that could have big implications for America's military strategy in the western Pacific. And the F-35 could help.

In the News

Steve Bannon Declares War On China

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The American Conservative
Friday, April 12, 2019
Despite its dispiritingly anti-intellectual president, the Trump era has paradoxically been the Age of the Think Tank.
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Creating Jobs Is The Biggest Issue In This Election, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Creating enough jobs for millions coming into the workforce every year continues to be the biggest challenge for India’s economic growth, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan told Bloomberg.

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3M Sticks Together, As Rivals Break Apart

quoting Amit Seru via The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 11, 2019

[Subscription Required] As other sprawling corporations break up or shed assets, 3M Co. is doubling down on its future as a conglomerate. Peers such as United Technologies Corp. and DowDuPont Inc. are splitting up. General Electric Co. is shrinking. Arconic Inc., cleaved off three years ago from the aluminum giant that was Alcoa, plans to dump more units this year.

 

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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Friday, April 12, 2019
Food for thought: “When everybody is a white nationalist, nobody is.” —Victor Davis Hanson