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Socialism Has Failed. Period.

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Two economists journey through Socialist lands—and tell us what they see. 

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Why Target Tucker Carlson? It's Part Of The Left's War On The Right

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Hill
Friday, August 9, 2019

The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have rightly shocked the nation. In our understandable collective furor over the senseless loss of life, all the old political divides are being revisited, now in a climate of often frightening blame, anger and distrust — from gun control to the role of extremist ideologies to mental health to responsibilities of political leaders not to inflame tensions

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Why Trump Will Win His Challenge To California's Tax Return Law

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia The Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

President Trump and the Republican National Committee filed suit this week challenging California’s new law requiring candidates in presidential primaries to release five years of tax returns. The challenges will almost certainly prevail.

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Women Of The Gulag Wins Documentary Film Award

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia Stanford News
Friday, August 9, 2019

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 Best Short Documentary at the 2019 Reykjavík Film Festival.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Universal-Background-Check Law Would Not Violate The Second Amendment

by John Yoovia National Review
Friday, August 9, 2019

The terrible shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton in the past week have renewed cries for Washington, D.C., to do something. In our federal system, the most effective responses will have to come from state and local governments, which have the primary responsibility and the broadest tools for reducing violent crime. But the president and Congress can act in one area, the rules for buying guns.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats Have An Aaron Sorkin Candidate, So Why Isn’t He Soaring Higher In the Polls?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Go down the long list of Democratic presidential candidates – past the senators, congressmen and even the self-help author – and two names are missing: Presidents Josiah Bartlet and Andrew Shepherd.

Analysis and Commentary

Some Slight Freedom Of Speech In Canada

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 9, 2019

Last month, I spent about 18 days at my cottage in Canada. I have a few friends there who smoke cigarettes and over the last few years I’ve brought back empty cigarette packages with the plan to post about them on EconLog. I’ve never got around to it until now.

Analysis and Commentary

Casey Mulligan On Trump Versus Reagan On Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 8, 2019

This is the humorous part of a serious analysis by University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan, who just finished a one-year stint as chief economist with President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Interviews
Interviews

John Yoo: Justice Department Releases Bruce Ohr's Interview Records

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Justice Department's release of Bruce Ohr's interview records.

In the News
In the News

Trump Has Good Chance Of Winning Again: Democracy Guru Larry Diamond

featuring Larry Diamondvia The Straits Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

[Subscription Required] President Donald Trump may well lose the popular vote again in 2020, and yet win the presidency, contends Stanford professor Larry Diamond, whose latest book is ominously titled Ill Winds.

In the News

'Hello Girls' Documentary Tells Story Of Women On The Front Lines In WWI

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia Fredericksburg.com
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
An errant Google search and a last-minute, fortuitous find at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., made James Theres’ documentary “The Hello Girls” come together.
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Jackson: Will Free Markets Clean Up California’s Dirty Water?

quoting Gary D. Libecapvia Bakersfield
Friday, August 9, 2019
The New York Times has discovered that many of California’s public water systems are fonts of deep trouble. This might be news outside the state, but residents have been aware of the problems for some time. So have officials -- whose responses are never adequate.
In the News

Put Own House In Order

with Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Friday, August 9, 2019
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recently came down heavily on advanced economies for unilateral policies and the risk it poses for the world. Das advised emerging market economies to follow policies that promote macroeconomic and financial stability, while focusing on growth.
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A Libertarian Think Tank (Still) Did Not Find That Medicare For All Saves Money

quoting Charles Blahousvia National Review
Thursday, August 8, 2019
The right-wing Mercatus Center found in 2018 that the Sanders plan reduces overall health spending by $2 trillion in the first 10 years. The nonpartisan Rand Corporation has constructed a similar single-payer plan, with pay-fors, for New York State that would result in health-care savings for all families making less than 1,000 percent of the poverty line ($276,100 for a family of four).
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Law Talk Q&A

with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, August 8, 2019
It’s August, which means it’s time to open up the faculty lounge to listener questions.