There is one view of President Trump on which you can find widespread agreement: He is the disruptor in chief. He disrupted the Republican Party to win the nomination, and, since his election, he has disrupted the conventional wisdom about everything from tariffs and free trade to international organizations and what he calls “endless wars.”
Throughout a career that has taken her to the highest reaches of power, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice drew on the values of faith, family, and education that she learned as she was growing up in racially segregated Birmingham, Alabama, she told the audience during the closing keynote at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 in San Francisco.
Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals.
In a recent blog post, George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen writes a tribute to what he calls “State Capacity Libertarianism.” I use the word “tribute” advisedly because Cowen doesn’t really make a case. Instead, he claims that libertarians should be State Capacity Libertarians, and settles for eleven assertions about what State Capacity Libertarianism is, while putting minimal flesh on the bones.
Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about the latest on Iran, the House's political stunt voting on a War Powers Act resolution, and why President Trump was fully justified taking out Qassem Suleimani without notifying Congress.
Here’s a riddle: What do Victor Davis Hanson, Dennis Prager and Ricky Gervais have in common? Hanson published an excellent piece at National Review online on Jan. 7. Titled “The Steele Dossier Bacillus,” Hanson summarizes the evident defects in the substance of the dossier compiled by British former spy Christopher Steele as well as defects in its use to obtain surveillance warrants from the FISA court.
The world of crypto lending can be tough to navigate. There are a lot of mistruths and omission-riddled conversations, passing as facts on the internet. Even with this misinformation, the crypto world should applaud itself for facilitating the birth and growth of its markets.
Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee has expressed concern over the state of the Indian economy and observed it was on the verge of a major recession. He said the government should focus on stimulating demand.
The recent launch of ballistic missiles against U.S. military air bases in Iraq, in response to the U.S. killing of top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, was immediately claimed by the country’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
U.S.-Iran tensions are at a new high following the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. Both sides continue to exchange threats of violence, and the implications for Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the fight against ISIS, and the U.S. presence in Iraq are expected to be profound.
In his January 7 NR column “The Steele Dossier bacillus,” Victor Davis Hanson assesses responsibility for the Russia hoax in the aftermath in light of the recent Department of Justice Inspector General report on the FBI’s FISA-related misconduct. The column is animated by the the same spirit I have brought to this series.
James Mattis, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, will speak at Utah State University on Tuesday, Jan. 21. His speech will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom in the Taggart Student Center. It is free and open to the public, and doors will open one hour in advance.