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The Democrats’ House Of Paine

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, December 19, 2019

The week comes to an end – and what a week it’s been for America’s Democratic Party: the House of Representatives approving two articles of impeachment along partisan lines; yet another debate among the presidential challengers that has the party embroiled in questions of process fairness and whether the end product will be a nominee capable of ousting Donald Trump next fall.

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Victor Davis Hanson Talks Impeachment

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The All New Dennis Miller Option
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses impeachment, from the perspective of the headlines of today as well as the historical context, how impeachmentwill be perceived throughout the country, and whether people are tired of the left.

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NAFTA 0.0

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, December 20, 2019

Why the USMCA is a bad agreement.

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The Caravan: The Syrian Crisis

via The Caravan
Friday, December 20, 2019

Issue 1924 of The Caravan is now available online. The journal is a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Unknowable Syria?

by Nibras Kazimivia The Caravan
Thursday, December 19, 2019

I had to take a pause once news filtered out that the ‘caliph’ of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been killed in the small village of Barisha near the Syrian-Turkish border—of all places. Notwithstanding that that area of Idlib Province is currently controlled by his ideological rivals—fellow jihadists who would have gladly killed him off themselves—and has been so for a number of years, there were several other mitigating factors that would deem such a locale a forbidding refuge from a jihadist security mindset.

Analysis and Commentary

The Syria Redeployment As Counter-Iran Strategy

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 19, 2019

President Trump’s withdrawal of US troops on the Syria-Turkey border met with a bipartisan rebuke. While rejection of the president’s decision was the consensus, the rationales for the rejection varied, reflecting multiple and often discordant objectives that the president’s critics have projected onto the US military mission in Syria.

Interviews
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Interviews

Elizabeth Economy: Making Sense Of China's Role In Latin America

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy disucsses the extent to which China is expanding its operations — and by so doing, courting both allies and pariahs of the United States. Should America view this as a direct threat, or is China simply extending the reach of its Belt and Road initiative in order to maintain essential raw material supply chains? 

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Jack Goldsmith Shares His New Memoir On Fresh Air

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Northern California Public Media
Friday, December 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses new memoir In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, which investigates his stepfather’s role in Hoffa’s disappearance.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Why Rural Education Matters

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the many challenges facing rural schools in America.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: Was The “Irishman” Just Another Hoffa Hoax? Insider Says “Yes”

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Gary Rivers Show (News-Talk1480 WHBC)
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses new memoir In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

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Jack Goldsmith: SCOTUS 101: In Hoffa's Shadow

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Heritage Foundation
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses new memoir In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truthand Goldsmith's efforts to clear the name of his step-father, Chuckie O'Brien, who was once a leading suspect in union boss Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance.

In the News
In the News

Texas Is A Less Business-Friendly Environment Than You Might Think. It’s Time To Fix That.

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Texas Scorecard
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Our state must not be involved in helping open the floodgates to frivolous lawsuits and unsubstantiated judgments.

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Canada’s Culture Of Political Apologies

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Post Millennial
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?” —Thomas Sowell

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Vistra Energy Joins The Climate Leadership Council And Americans For Carbon Dividends, Advocating For A Market-Based Solution To Climate Change

cited Martin Feldstein, George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced it has joined the Climate Leadership Council ("CLC") as a founding member. The CLC is an international policy institute created in collaboration with prominent business, opinion, and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable, and politically viable climate solution. 

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End-Of-The-Year Book And Podcast Suggestions From Stanford Law School

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Stanford News
Thursday, December 19, 2019

If you are still in search of the perfect winter break book or podcast, here are a few suggestions from the faculty at Stanford Law School.