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The Impeachment Handbook With John Yoo & Richard Epstein

interview with John Yoo, Richard A. Epsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 17, 2020

The impeachment proceedings against President Trump has now reached the Senate and to help our viewers navigate the legal and political issues surrounding it, Peter Robinson sits down with the Hoover Institution’s Visiting Fellow John Yoo and Senior Fellow Richard Epstein, two of the foremost legal scholars in the country.

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The Winning Conservative Climate Solution

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Republican Party’s position on climate change is rapidly evolving, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that we need conservative solutions and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warning that the party ignores the issue at its own peril. Just Thursday, House Republican leadership, in its first policy conference of the year, presented a new climate strategy to GOP House members.

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Centennial Hoover Institution Forum Focuses On Restoration Of Responsible Citizenry

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A properly formed citizenry is the basis for a strong democracy in America that can be sustained in future generations, explained scholars as part of the Hoover Institution’s centennial conversation series, A Century of Ideas. 

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Housing Hope

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, January 16, 2020

There is a tendency in grumpy land to view the world as heading in the wrong direction. But a believer in our system must be optimistic that it is eventually capable of reform, that we will do the right thing in the end if only after we try everything else, as the saying goes.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Chilly Chilean Lesson

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, January 16, 2020

I have been interested in following the news from Chile. Most recently, I found this very interesting essay by Avel Kaiser in the Jan 1 Wall Street Journal.

Analysis and Commentary

Fewer And Fewer People Die From Climate-Related Natural Disasters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Facebook
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Over the past hundred years, annual climate-related deaths have declined by 96%. This is clearly opposite of what you normally hear, but that is because we're often just being told of one disaster after another – telling us how *many* events are happening. The number of reported events is increasing, but that is mainly due to better reporting, lower thresholds and better accessibility (the CNN effect). 

Interviews
Interviews

Jack Goldsmith On The Lawfare Podcast: 2020 Candidates And Executive Power

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the history of the executive power survey, the value of the questionnaire, and the takeaways from responses to this year’s questions.

Interviews

Elizabeth Economy: The Third Revolution

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia New Books Network
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses navigating the US-China relationship including trade issues, which have implications for the global economy.

Interviews

Ex-WH Economist Kevin Hassett On Why China Trade Deal Was Kept Secret

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses the highlights of the US trade agreement with China and why it has been kept secret.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The 2020 Election And Education Reform

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the latest news from the 2020 election debate and what it portends for our schools.

In the News
In the News

US-China Trade Deal Draws Praise, But Leaves Considerable Unfinished Business

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia VOA News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China, signed with much fanfare at the White House on Wednesday, is being met with qualified praise by most trade experts who see good news in any reduction of tensions between the world's two largest economies.

In the News

The Science Of Polling In 2020 And Beyond

quoting Douglas Riversvia Science Friday
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Iowa caucus is less than three weeks away and polls this week show that Vice President Joe Biden has a six point lead over other primary challengers in the Democratic race. Six days ago, a different poll had Senator Bernie Sanders up by three points in Iowa, and at the start of the year another poll had the candidates tying in the state.

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With His Constitutional ‘Reform,’ Putin Follows A Familiar Playbook To Extend Autocratic Rule

quoting Larry Diamondvia Daily Inter Lake
Thursday, January 16, 2020

It’s not always a thunderous midnight knock on a dissident’s door, or tanks rumbling through cobblestone streets, or a leader-for-life’s face displayed on giant, ubiquitous billboards.

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A Decade On From The Housing Crash, New Risks Are Emerging

quoting Amit Seru via The Economist
Thursday, January 16, 2020

During the broadcast of the 39th Super Bowl in 2005, there was an advert for mortgages from a firm called Ameriquest. “Don’t judge too quickly,” ran the slogan. “We won’t.” Ameriquest also sponsored the half-time show, where Paul McCartney opened with “Drive My Car”. Two years later and the firm was no more, part of the wider crisis in the mortgage market which prompted a global recession and nearly caused the financial system to collapse.

In the News

A President Of Lesser Violence

quoting John Yoovia Business World
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Vociferous doubts continue regarding the legality of the US’ drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The crucial factor remains the unknown facts, over which hinges the applicable law and its implications.

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Newsletter: Everyday Low Prices

quoting Paul Schmelzingvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

[Subscription required] U.S. consumer prices rose slowly in December, capping a decade of soft inflation with a quiet peep. The consumer-price index—which measures the costs of everyday goods and services from food to dental care—was up 2.3% from a year earlier. For the decade, prices climbed about 19%, the weakest such stretch since the Great Depression. 

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The Bernie Sanders Fallacy

cited Edward Paul Lazearvia The New York Times
Thursday, January 16, 2020

This is a golden age for “Theyism.” This is the belief that there is some malevolent, elite “they” out there and “they” are destroying life for the rest of us.

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Tyler Cowen On "State Capacity Libertarianism" I: Is It The Wave Of The "Smart" Libertarian Future?

cited John H. Cochrane, David R. Hendersonvia Reason
Thursday, January 16, 2020

In a much-discussed recent blog post, economist Tyler Cowen advocates what he calls "state capacity libertarianism" (which I will call "SCL" for short). He makes two claims: that "state capacity libertarianism" is the view that "the smart classical liberals and libertarians" are already moving towards even as traditional libertarianism is in decline, and that SCL is the right world-view for libertarians to adopt.

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Idaho’s Common Core Debate Is The Nation’s Common Core Debate

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Idaho Ed News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The hearing unfolded just as Debbie Critchfield predicted. It’s as if Common Core supporters and opponents pile into their own cars, the State Board of Education president said Wednesday, “and we go around the track again and get back to this point.”

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The Fascist Roots Behind Today's Justification Of Political Violence

cited Norman M. Naimarkvia American Thinker
Friday, January 17, 2020

A few weeks ago, I met an old friend who is a professor. We discussed various issues, but when the subject of Antifa came up I was surprised by what he said. He stated that the acts of violence committed by Antifa are justifiable because we know what fascists have done and should do anything to prevent that from happening again. 

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UCLA Launches Institute To Explore Legal, Policy Impact Of Emerging Tech

mentioning John Villasenorvia Mirage News
Friday, January 17, 2020

To explore how new technology affects society, privacy, government and public policy, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and UCLA School of Law have launched the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. The cross-disciplinary institute will examine advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics and new forms of digital media to identify the benefits and risks they represent.