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Are There Limits On Emergency Powers? With John Yoo And Richard Epstein

interview with John Yoo, Richard A. Epsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 25, 2019

Richard Epstein and John Yoo deconstruct presidential powers concerning the government shutdown, the Mueller investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House.

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Where Are Today’s “Better Angels”?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

What carved the deep divisions in American society—and what might close them?

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If Brexit Britain Wants Europe To Listen, It Must Learn To Speak European

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, January 25, 2019

An old New Yorker cartoon shows a middle-aged man at a drinks party saying to another: “But that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me!” This is Brexit Britain talking to the rest of Europe. To be sure, all nations are obsessed with their own affairs.

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Can Kamala Harris Overcome Democrats’ California Curse?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, January 25, 2019
California may be America’s most defiantly Democratic state, but the land hasn’t been kind to the party’s national hopefuls.
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Ep. 14: Defusing The Pension Bomb Part 2 With Dr. Josh Rauh

interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia The Devin Nunes Podcast
Friday, January 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Josh Rauh discusses the unfunded public employee pensions gap and what happens when a pension fund runs out of money.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Green New Deal Looks Red To Me

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, January 25, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Green New Deal? It’s freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s revolutionary scheme to reinvent the entire American economy. She calls it “the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation.” But look a little deeper and you’ll see different colors: the blue of progressivism and mostly the red of government spending and debt. The proposal calls for a breathtaking $90 billion in green initiatives.

Analysis and Commentary

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The winter issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: America Searches For Better Angels. Anti-Catholicism Is Part Of The Left’s Tool Kit

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Hoover Digest article "Where Are Today’s “Better Angels”?"

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Niall Ferguson: If Democrats Nominate A Far Left Candidate Such As Senators Elizabeth Warren Or Kamala Harris It Improves President Trump’s Chances For Re-Election

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how social media networks are deepening political polarization, why President Trump's low approval ratings may not hurt his chances at re-election if democrats nominate a far left candidate such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and how that all ties into his book, "The Square And The Tower: Networks And Power, From The Freemasons To Facebook."

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Focus On Macro Stability And Move Towards A Job-Creating Economy: Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan notes that creation of jobs, tolerance of different views, and how we protect institutions like Supreme Court, Election Commission, and RBI, are the biggest issues facing India.

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Herbert Lin: Doomsday Clock 2019: Lin Explains How Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare Risks Humanity

with Herbert Linvia Global News
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin talks about the danger of the cyber-enabled information warfare that breeds rage and fantasy that replaces logic and truth, where online tools target and exploit humans’ thinking, and undermines our ability to deal constructively with the perils facing the world like climate change and nuclear weapons.
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Niall Ferguson: How To Grapple With The Growth Of Social Media

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the impact of social networking on modern society, which he lays out in his book "The Square And The Tower: Networks And Power, From The Freemasons To Facebook."

In the News
In the News

WEF 2019: Raghuram Rajan Says Indian Economy May Slow Down If A Coalition Govt Is Formed

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said there was a possibility that the Indian economy might slow down if a coalition government came to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha election. In an exclusive interview to India Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Rajan spoke on several issues that affected the Indian economy.

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Crowded Field Could Lead Democrats Way Left In 2020, Says Historian

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The ever-growing Democrat field for the 2020 presidential election could lead the party to the extreme left, historian Niall Ferguson told Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade Thursday. “The danger for the Democrats is that they end up nominating a left-wing candidate in 2020,” Ferguson told Kilmeade.

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Colleges Have Been Under Pressure To Admit Needier Kids. It’s Backfiring.

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pressure has been building on colleges to stop chasing the same small subset of privileged, highly test-prepped applicants and start admitting needier kids. But new research suggests that the particular form this pressure has taken — including popular rankings based on Pell enrollment — has been at least partly backfiring.

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How to Make Sure Federal Workers Won’t Go Unpaid Ever Again

quoting George P. Shultzvia The American Prospect
Thursday, January 24, 2019

In March 1970, 250,000 postal workers went out on strike because Congress
 was refusing to enact legislation that would give them a long overdue raise. Many postal workers were then receiving welfare to supplement their extremely low wages. At the time, Congressional legislation was the only way that postal workers could get a raise, but because of Congressional wrangling over the structure of the Postal Service, action on postal wages was stalled.

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India's Central Bank Needs Far Bigger Capital Buffer, Study Says

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
India’s central bank has insufficient capital, much less a surplus to hand over to the government, a new study shows.
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How Patriotism Can Save Us From Greedy Foreign States

quoting Larry Diamondvia Standard Digital
Friday, January 25, 2019
For some time now there has been a raging debate on the actual implication of Chinese loans to Kenya. Different narratives have been postulated but they are as varied as the parties engaging in the argument.
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Warning: Many Seniors Face Nearly Impossible Financing 30 Years Of Retirement With 40 Years Of Work

quoting John Shovenvia Forbes
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Many workers are facing a nearly impossible challenge: financing 30 years of retirement with only 40 years of work, two National Bureau of Research economists warned today.