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Will Maduro Fall? It Depends Who’s Getting Paid.

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smithvia Slate
Friday, January 25, 2019

Venezuela’s embattled president will survive as long as he can keep the men with guns happy.

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New Hoover Institution Digital Products Highlight Fiscal Challenges And The Need To Fix America’s Chronic Debt Problem

featuring John F. Cogan, John Raisian, Hoover Institutionvia AP News
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Scholars at the Hoover Institution have created a new web platform, America Off Balance, that hosts digital products highlighting the looming fiscal disaster that the country will face—unless tough choices are made, and made soon.

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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Stalin Gets Another Hollywood Pass

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Friday, February 1, 2019

A film on the Gulag receives an Oscar snub.

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Reflections on Ayn Rand 114 Years After Her Birth

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Ayn Rand was one of the first to offer an alternative vision of the knowledge economy where intellect truly drives a creative and free marketplace, Hoover scholar Jennifer Burns says.

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Trump And The Latino Vote

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Trump would not have to change his policies to capture 40 to 50 percent of the Latino vote (which is quite different from “Latino” spokespeople on television and the Jorge Ramos crowd), as opposed to simply articulating them.

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Brexit Aside, Poland And Italy Are Europe’s Latest Troublemakers

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Poland is free because of a pope, the Vatican and a European dream. Not that long ago, Soviet-dominated Warsaw created a spiritual alliance and common cause with a church-dominated Rome and its dream of an expansive pan-European political union.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On John Carlson (26:45)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia 570 KVI
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about Tom Brokaw's "assimilation" comment and punditry reaction. 

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Michael Auslin On Armstrong and Getty (11:18)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Armstrong and Getty
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin talks about the US intelligence community's threat assessment.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Los Angeles Times article "Finally, the Supreme Court is taking up gun rights again."

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Churchill’s Lessons For Us All – Including Leftie Pipsqueaks

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Conservative Woman
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Churchill had a sense of entitlement but this turned out to be an asset. So says Andrew Roberts, author of the latest biography of the great wartime leader, Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny.

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Stanford Student Wins Award For Project Based On Hoover Archives.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sophomore Kyle Duchynski won an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia” completed in the Winter 2017-2018 Introductory Seminar, The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives (HISTORY 23N).

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Will Venezuela’s Military Back — Or Abandon — Maduro? Here Are The 4 Things It Will Consider.

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Washington Post
Friday, February 1, 2019

Can Nicolás Maduro hold on to power in Venezuela? That may turn largely on whether the military will stand by him. At Slate, political scientists Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith argue the Venezuelan military will remain loyal as long as Maduro “can credibly promise to continue to pay his generals.”

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Symposium: Government Agencies Shouldn’t Get To Put A Thumb On The Scales

quoting Richard A. Epstein, Michael McConnellvia SCOTUS Blog
Thursday, January 31, 2019

All James Kisor may want is for the Department of Veterans Affairs to alter the effective date of his veteran disability benefits, but his legal challenge to the VA’s denial of his claims has given the Supreme Court an opportunity to revisit one of the more problematic doctrines in administrative law: Auer deference, under which federal courts are obligated to defer to permissible agency interpretations of their own regulations.

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Justice In A Free Society

quoting Clint Bolickvia Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI)
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The new year has ushered in fresh opportunities to solve the pressing issues of our times. Criminal justice reform is no exception, especially given the increased attention it has received lately from organizations across the political spectrum.

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How A Proposal For Flexible Funding Can Help Families Close The Enrichment Gap

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Brookings Institution
Thursday, January 31, 2019

In education policy debates, we often talk about inequality as if it was primarily driven by learning that happens—or doesn’t happen—in schools.