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The Future Of The Parties

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Seminars At Steam Boat
Monday, August 13, 2018

A policy discussion between Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution and Morris Fiorina of the Hoover Institution, moderated by NPR Washington correspondent Ron Elving.

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Turkey Tantrum Contagion Not Automatic, Rather Policy Dependent

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Many have been talking about possible international contagion of the financial crisis in Turkey, and Peter Coy touched on the key issues in yesterday’s Bloomberg piece. Recent economic history and theory offer powerful lessons about contagion. Most important is that contagion isn’t automatic, but rather depends crucially on economic policy. And that lesson is fortunately showing up in virtually all the market commentary during the past few days
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John Brennan’s Security Clearance

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Scarier than former CIA chief John Brennan losing his security clearance is the idea that he ever had one in the first place.
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The Libertarian: Harvard, Affirmative Action, And Diversity

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, August 17, 2018

How federal law leads to dishonesty in university admissions.

Silas Palmer Fellow Joseph Seeley
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The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

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Analysis and Commentary

Junk Science And Leftist Folklore Have Set California Ablaze

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Left Coast is burning. Oregon is fighting 13 wildfires encompassing 185,000 acres. California is battling 19 fires, including tornados of fire called "fire whirls," which have gobbled up 577,000 acres and left eight dead. A good progressive who never lets a crisis go to waste, Governor Jerry Brown told Californians, “With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up.”

Analysis and Commentary

Bill Gates Makes Classic Error

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 17, 2018

Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw quotes from a recent book review by Bill Gates: By the second semester of my freshman year at Harvard, I had started going to classes I wasn’t signed up for, and had pretty much stopped going to any of the classes I was signed up for – except for an introduction to economics class called “Ec 10.” I was fascinated by the subject, and the professor was excellent.

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‘Enemies Of The People’

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Are many in the mainstream media “enemies of the American people”? President Trump has at times claimed they are, spurring an effort led by the Boston Globe, which today joined more than 350 other newspapers, including the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the Minneapolis StarTribune, the Houston Chronicle, and the Denver Post in blasting Trump’s rhetoric.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: When The Mueller Investigation Ends What Will America Gain?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Lars Larson Show
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses John Brennan's security clearance and Robert Mueller's investigation.
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In the News

'Unprecedented:' Why John Brennan's Extraordinary Partisanship Justifies Revoking His Security Clearance

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Thursday, August 16, 2018
President Trump's decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance, announced yesterday, clearly lies within the president's authority. But was it the right thing to do?
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Library & Archives Project Publishes Cold War Radio Research Guide

Friday, August 17, 2018

The document provides information about publicly available collections materials (sound recordings, archival papers, photographs, publications) created by broadcasters during the years 1947-1991.

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Women In Finance Face Gender Punishment Gap

quoting Amit Seru via Economia
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Women working in the US financial advisory industry are 20% more likely to lose their jobs and 30% less likely to find new jobs after an incident of misconduct.
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Today's Cannon: Austin's Bond Proposal, Mandatory Paid Sick Leave And Tariffs And Free Trade

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Gilmer Mirror
Thursday, August 16, 2018

What to Know: Austin voters in November will decide the fate of a $925 million bond package, the largest in the city’s history.

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Freedom Philosophy: Eliminating Income Inequality

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Being Libertarian
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Poverty is a thing to be abolished. We should all rally around this central point. No one should go without food and water as long as it’s within our individual power to prevent it. This raises the immediate question of what is the most effective means of eliminating poverty.