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Condoleezza Rice On Race, Female Leadership And Mueller Report

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Today
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses politics, immigration, race relations, leadership, and much more.
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A Revival Of Research On Monetary Policy Rules For The Instruments

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in several conferences on monetary policy: the annual Hoover monetary policy conference at Stanford in May, the 2019 Fed Review conference in Chicago in June, and the Macro Model Comparison Conference in Frankfurt also in June. There are many takeaways, but one was very evident. I will call it a “Revival of Research on Monetary Policy Rules for the Instruments.”

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The Democrats' 2020 Dilemma: Rally Base Or Persuade Moderates?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, June 21, 2019
Richard Nixon, who tied Franklin Roosevelt’s record by running on a national presidential ticket five times, said that he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination but then ran back toward the center in the general election. In the 2004 presidential campaign, however, President George W. Bush and Karl Rove found a new path to electoral victory by turning out their base rather than attracting the undecided.
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Playground for Powers

by Camille Pecastaingvia The Caravan
Thursday, June 20, 2019

In August 1920, in the Parisian suburb of Sèvres, envoys of the allied powers signed an eponymous treaty dividing into zones of influence the fallen Ottoman Empire and Islamic Caliphate. The regime of "mandates" it instituted was simultaneously the culmination of European imperialism in the Middle East, and its final undertaking. Mandates were not meant to last: it was a phase of foreign trusteeship, in anticipation of independence that, by the 1970s, would be the norm across the region.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Do Shifting Trends In Medical Care Have To Do With Violence Against Doctors?

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, June 21, 2019

The doctors’ strike — it has now been resolved — and the subsequent collapse of West Bengal’s healthcare infrastructure should remind us that contempt for doctors is nothing new.

Analysis and Commentary

Leader Hosing: Is Bashing Mitch Pelosi’s Best Fundraising Pitch?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, June 20, 2019

One way to gauge how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi feels about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: check the Speaker’s e-mail traffic.

Analysis and Commentary

Political Power And Electrical Power Are Inextricably Linked. Ask Arnold Schwarzenegger

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Earlier this millennium, a series of power brownouts and blackouts in California led to the recall of a sitting governor and a special election for his replacement: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Argentina’s leadership is running for reelection this October, and if it can’t keep the lights on, it may not be welcomed back to power.

Analysis and Commentary

Obituary: Mohamed Morsi

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi, who died last week at age 67, captured the tribulation of the Arab Spring.
Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Cowen On Big Business

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tyler Cowen’s latest book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, is excellent. Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, makes a strong evidence-based case that big business in America is an important—probably the most important—contributor to our well-being.

Interviews
Interviews

Lazear: The Recovery Is Reaching Its End

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, June 21, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the economy, the Fed, and whether we are near the end of the recovery.
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Victor Davis Hanson: California's "Woke-A-Topia" Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia WWL Radio
Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "America’s First Third-World State."

Condoleezza Rice is interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight
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Condoleezza Rice Shares The Beautiful Advice She Would Give Her 8-Year-Old Self

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Today
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her upbringing how her parents instilled confidence in her and the touching advice she would give to her 8-year-old self.
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Richard Epstein: Rent Stabilization (Control) Makes Manhattan Out Of Reach (Part 01)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Rent Is Too Damn Low."

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Richard Epstein: Rent Stabilization (Control) Makes Manhattan Out Of Reach (Part 02)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Rent Is Too Damn Low."

Victor Davis Hanson, Spring 2019
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Victor Davis Hanson Interview

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Joshua Hamilton Podcast
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses how he became a historian and how his background influences the way he views the issues in the US and world today.

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Margaret Raymond: Charter Schools

interview with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia WHYY
Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Margaret Raymond discusses a new study that shows many students enrolled in Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools are not getting a quality education as well as the pros and cons of digital classrooms, and what the future holds for these types of programs.

In the News
In the News

Condoleezza Rice Dismisses NBC Reporter’s Claim That Racism Is Worse Under Trump: ‘Sure Doesn’t Feel Worse’

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made it clear that she doesn’t think racism in America has gotten “worse” under President Trump, calling the claim “hyperbole” on Thursday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

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Tools Of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive And Constitutional Order

Friday, June 21, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Tools of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive and Constitutional Order" on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM EDT.

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Condoleezza Rice Gives NBC's Sheinelle Jones Healthy Dose Of Reality On Current Race Relations

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Independent Women's Forum
Friday, June 21, 2019

This blog item is just one longish “Quote of the Day.” That’s because former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice made a sensible and realistic statement about race relations in the U.S.—made under intense pressure from an NBC reporter, who was fishing for derogatory comments—that deserves wide circulation. So, we’re doing our bit.

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Iran Shot Down A $176 Million U.S. Drone. Here's What To Know About The RQ-4 Global Hawk

quoting Amy Zegartvia Time
Friday, June 21, 2019
Iran shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone in the politically sensitive Strait of Hormuz has created a dangerous new level of tension between the two countries
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Media, War Boosters Slam Trump For ‘Chicken’ Response To Iran

quoting Victor Davis Hanson, Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The American Conservative
Thursday, June 20, 2019
While President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that Iran may have shot down an American drone accidentally, Iran war boosters throughout the media bellowed that any note of caution by the president would be interpreted as weakness inside the Islamic Republic.
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Iran Shoots Down A U.S. Drone: Domestic And International Legal Implications

with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 20, 2019

On June 20, U.S. military officials confirmed media reports that Iranian military forces successfully shot down a U.S. drone in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf. Though several relevant details regarding the incident remain unclear or in dispute—including whether the drone had ventured into Iranian airspace before it was shot down—this is the most significant encounter between the two sides in the current period of high tensions and may prove to be a major step toward a broader armed conflict.

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Ways & Means Hearing Highlights The Battle Over Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Citizens Against Government Waste
Thursday, June 20, 2019
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing with the intent to give Republicans and Democrats the chance to discuss other proposals to expand universal health care.
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The Intellectual Origins Of The Trump Presidency And The Construction Of Contemporary American Politics

mentioning Morris P. Fiorinavia Counter Punch
Thursday, June 20, 2019
It is foolish to think that Trumpism and Trumpistas are merely a product of personality. To believe that is to assume that Donald Trump is sui generis, elected under unique circumstances and that the politics and polices produced under him are tied to him.
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“Most Of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong”

mentioning Russell Robertsvia Education Next
Thursday, June 20, 2019

I’m a fan and faithful listener of EconTalk, a podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. A few weeks ago, I was stopped in my tracks by his interview with Mauricio “Lim” Miller, an Oakland, California-based social services pioneer and MacArthur “Genius” fellowship recipient, an honor he earned as the founder of the non-profit Family Independence Initiative (FII). I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.