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Assessing The Prospects For A Brokered Convention

by Brett Parker, David Bradyvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, February 13, 2020

When Ted Cruz and John Kasich finally suspended their campaigns for the Republican nomination in May of 2016, Donald Trump had collected 40.2% of primary votes. This total fell well short of a majority and represented the fourth-lowest total of any nominee in the modern era at the time they clinched the nomination. Yet, Trump managed to play his plurality of the votes into nearly 70% of delegates at the Republican convention in Cleveland that summer.

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Milton Friedman, An 'Elfin Libertarian' Giant

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 13, 2020

A response to the carping critics of a great economist. 

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The Role Of Advanced Placement In Bridging Excellence Gaps

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

This report presents key findings from Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement, by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Andrew E. Scanlan, and published by Princeton University Press in 2019.

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Historian Niall Ferguson: 'We Are In Cold War II'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Japan Times
Friday, February 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses global risks and geopolitics in 2020 as well as his latest book, The Square and the Tower.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: State Of The Unions

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, February 14, 2020

Organized labor is on the decline … and that’s a good thing.

Analysis and Commentary

A Suggestion For The Governor: The Best Way To Raise Revenue Is To Allow Businesses To Create New Jobs, Not To Support The Largest Tax Increase In State History

by Rob Lapsleyvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom, In early January, you released your proposed state budget for the next fiscal year. Thanks to a sustained economic recovery within the business community, the state has near-full employment and $78 billion more in total budget tax revenue since 2010–11.

Analysis and Commentary

Social Media Suicide

by LT COL Matt "Fuego" Tuzelvia Real Clear Defense
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Young people in America are losing their lives to suicide at an alarming rate. It also seems that tech companies like Facebook may have unwittingly enabled this disturbing trend. It is clear that tech companies and the rest of the country need to do more to help curb the suicide epidemic, but there are important questions about where to start and how to integrate tech companies, healthcare providers, and the government agencies that provide regulation. 

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Charles Lenton O’Brien, RIP

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 13, 2020

My stepfather Charles Lenton "Chuckie" O’Brien passed away today at the age of 86 in Boca Raton, Fla. He appears to have died of a heart attack. Chuckie was most famous for two things.

Milton Friedman
Analysis and Commentary

Milton Friedman, An 'Elfin Libertarian' Giant

by David R. Henderson featuring Milton Friedmanvia EconLog
Thursday, February 13, 2020

In recent months, various critics of the late Milton Friedman have argued that Friedman dominated economic policy for a large part of the last half century. And yet they don’t typically mean that in a complimentary way. In an August 24 New York Times article, for example, editorial board member Binyamin Appelbaum writes that the “most important figure” in postwar economics was Milton Friedman.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Talks Biden, Bernie, Brexit And More

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The All New Dennis Miller Option
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the impeachment, the struggles of Joe Biden’s campaign, Bernie paying his workers below minimum wage, how they both think Trump will win regardless of the Democratic candidate, Greta Thunberg, Brexit, and the legacy of Churchill.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Bachelor Show: Trump's Administration

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Democratic Party's desire to impeach President Trump as well as members of his administration.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Bachelor Show: The Democratic Party

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the state of the Democratic Party.

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John Yoo Says It's Not Good Policy For New York To Oppose The Federal Government On Immigration

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the stand-off between New York and the federal government over a partial federal ban on New Yorkers applying for Trusted Traveler Programs.

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Victor Davis Hanson Talks Rush Limbaugh

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Howie Carr Show
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about Rush Limbaugh.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Why Teachers With Higher Grading Standards Get Better Student Outcomes

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli  talks with Seth Gershenson, associate professor at American University, and David Griffith about the Fordham study Gershenson authored this month, Great Expectations: The Impact of Rigorous Grading Practices on Student Achievement.

In the News
In the News

The Real Irishman

featuring Jack Goldsmithvia The American Interest
Friday, February 14, 2020

Jack Goldsmith’s new book is a courageous, poignant, and personal portrait of Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien—the man long-rumored to have had a hand in disappearing Jimmy Hoffa.

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Devin Nunes Hints That Robert Mueller's Team Will Be Exposed Soon

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, February 13, 2020

With impeachment receding in his rearview mirror, and with the Democrat party fielding the weakest and most socialist crop of candidates since 1972, President Trump is feeling his oats. No wonder, then, that he's got Bill Barr's Justice Department working overtime to drain the swamp.

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Why More Research Is Needed To Craft Good Cyber Policy

quoting Jacquelyn Schneidervia Fifth Domain
Thursday, February 13, 2020

How cyber operations fit into geopolitics and act as a tool of statecraft is still largely not understood despite decades of cyber activity, experts said Feb. 12.

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The Fastest Way To Cut Carbon Emissions Is A ‘Fee’ And A Dividend, Top Leaders Say

cited George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Thursday, February 13, 2020

A group of prominent politicians, economists and corporate executives is renewing its push in Congress for a plan that would tax carbon and refund all the money to Americans in payments of approximately $2,000 a year for a family of four.