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The Meaning Of Libertarianism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 9, 2020

What role should the state play in the libertarian ideal?

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What Comes After Trump, Disruptor In Chief?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.” 

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Wealth And Taxes, Part IV

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, January 9, 2020

So, if arguing about the ill-defined and ill-measured distribution of wealth lies in service of the wealth tax, what is the question to which the wealth tax is an answer?

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False Analogies: The Heart Of Fake Foreign Policy News

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, January 10, 2020

Under Trump, we’re starting to see the jihadist terror for what it really is.

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Condoleezza Rice: ‘We Are Only As Strong As Our Weakest Link’

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia PCMA
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Discourse Of Control And Consent Over Data In EU Data Protection Law And Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, January 10, 2020

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. 

Analysis and Commentary

State Capacity Versus Libertarianism

by David R. Henderson mentioning John H. Cochranevia EconLog
Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.

Interviews
Interviews

Kiron Skinner: "Very Silly" To Demand Pres. Trump Notify Congress Before Suleimani Strike

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia The Heritage Foundation
Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: What's At Stake In Taiwan's Elections

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Taiwanese election on Saturday and why it is so important.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The Best Education Research Studies Of 2019

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the best research studies of 2019.

In the News
In the News

Being On The Left Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Friday, January 10, 2020

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. 

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iTrustCapital's Murphy McCann: Clarifying Cryptocurrency Mistruths

quoting Darrell Duffievia NewsMax
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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.

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India Facing Major Recession: Nobel Laureate

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Asia Times
Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.

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Why Did Iran's IRGC, Not Its Proxies, Attack US Bases In Iraq?

quoting Abbas Milanivia VOA
Friday, January 10, 2020

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). 

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The Strike On Qassem Soleimani: Implications For Iran, The Middle East And The World

mentioning Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia Stanford Event Calendar
Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

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We Now Know: The Steele Dossier Bacillus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis To Speak In Logan On Jan. 21

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia KSL
Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Charitable Events In Greater Palm Springs

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Desert Sun
Friday, January 10, 2020

Benefiting Friends of the College of the Desert Library. Join us in conversation with the New York Times bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair and author of The Tubman Command.