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Area 45: Cochrane: Is An Economic Stimulus The Right Cure For The Coronavirus?

interview with John H. Cochranevia Area 45
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The do’s and don’ts of Washington’s economic response to the pandemic.

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Cyber Strategy And Talent

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Lawfare
Friday, March 13, 2020

Central to the 2018 National Cyber Strategy and the 2018 Department of Defense Cyberspace Strategy is how to recruit, retain and utilize a talented cyber workforce. Both strategies tackle talent head-on, calling for programs that streamline hiring, create rotational work opportunities, institutionalize cyber talent as core competencies within the U.S. government, and outline short-term training and long-term educational investments to create, develop and sustain the cyber workforce. 

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Pigs In China Have Their Own Deadly Pandemic. Xi Jinping Better Beware

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, March 13, 2020

One little piggy went to market, one little piggy got sick, one little piggy got culled — and joined 40 percent of China’s little piggies that went wee-wee-wee all the way to burial pits.

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NSAF Profile: US Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Warren Cook

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Lieutenant Colonel Warren C. Cook Jr., representing the US Marine Corps, is a National Security Affairs Fellow (NSAF) for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution. In this interview, Lt. Col. Cook discusses his 20-year journey in the Marine Corps and many diverse assignments, including serving as aide to General James Mattis (now Davies Family Distinguished Fellow), leading Marines in deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, and commanding Marine recruiters in the greater Los Angeles area. Lt. Col. Cook also discussed his research focus at the Hoover Institution about how the Marine Corps can optimize lethality through best practices used in the sectors of technology and professional sports.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

From Pandemic To Financial Crisis?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Yes, the stock market is jumping around, but Treasury markets are also going a bit nuts. And the NY Fed is pulling out the Bazookas: Today, March 12, 2020, the Desk will offer $500 billion in a three-month repo operation at 1:30 pm ET that will settle on March 13, 2020.

Analysis and Commentary

The Evolution Of Arab Popular Opinion Toward Iran, And Iranian Self-Perceptions

by Karim Sadjadpourvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Middle East’s conflicts and autocracies—hostile to independent researchers and pollsters—make it one of the most challenging regions of the world to accurately assess public opinion. The competing popular demonstrations in the region both before and after the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani illustrates the confusion.

Analysis and Commentary

The Overweight Mystery

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Scott Alexander, over at slatestarcodex.com, knocks it out of the park yet again with a thoughtful piece titled “For, Then Against, High-Saturated-Fat Diets,” March 10. There’s no way I can summarize it. It’s a typical long Scott Alexander post, walking the reader through a labyrinth of reasoning.

Analysis and Commentary

‘The War Queens’ Review: The Distaff And The Spear

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 13, 2020

A father-daughter duo of military historians profile 13 women who ‘left a unique footprint on war’s great map.’

Analysis and Commentary

Furlough The TSA!

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 13, 2020

I’ll have a longer piece on the Covid-19 disease in the next few days, but right now I do have one good idea for how to reduce spreading of the virus: furlough the Transportation Security Administration for 30 days.

Interviews
Interviews

The Politicization Of The Coronavirus: Sebastian Gorka With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall Review
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the coronavirus as well as his recent lecture at Hillsdale concerning General George Patton, and how history needs more iconoclastic figures like Patton and President Trump.

Interviews

Lee Ohanian On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California On Your Mind article "California And Vermont Primaries Show Sanders’s Candidacy Will Soon Be Over."

Classroom students
Interviews

Michael Petrilli And Chester Finn Jr. On The Education Gadfly Show: On Technocrats And Culture Wars

interview with Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Michael Petrilli and Checker Finn discuss their new book How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow’s Schools.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Trump's Message To America On Coronavirus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson breaks down the challenges and pressures facing President Trump on the coronavirus outbreak.

Interviews

John Yoo: Trump Halts Travel From Europe To US For 30 Days

interview with John Yoovia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the closure of schools, businesses, travel, etc., in reaction to the coronavirus and whether the closures are the best solutions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

In the News
In the News

COVID-19's Impact On World Economy May Be Limited

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia China Global Television Network
Friday, March 13, 2020

After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic, fear began to show in world markets, as major U.S. stocks hit an extreme low since 1987. Many investors now fear that the world is plunging into another recession.

In the News

Why Twitter Is Bad For Our Cultural Health

quoting Thomas Sowellvia PJ Media
Thursday, March 12, 2020

I confess I was initially appalled by the name “Twitter” and vowed never to subscribe to a medium that called itself something so ridiculous. Nor could I understand how any self-respecting person would agree to “tweet” like a canary bird, originally in 140 — now in 280 — reductive characters, sometimes culminating in a catena of staggered entries. 

In the News

Why Isn’t The Coronavirus Death Toll The Big Story?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Thursday, March 12, 2020

RUSH: Now, there are other things still related to this that we didn’t get into in the first hour. And, you know, Trump’s banning travel from Europe. Democrats not happy about this, folks. They do not like losing their precious travel from their precious European Union even for a day. Some people have asked, “What did you think of the president’s speech last night? You didn’t say.” I thought he gave the right speech at the right time.

In the News

TV Best Bets For The Week Of March 15

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Historian and author Niall Ferguson reveals the intersection of social media, technology and cultural movements, demonstrating how human behavior, technology and profit can energize ideas and change the world. In three episodes airing Tuesday, Ferguson untangles issues surrounding social media networks, viral ideas and truth; illustrates how the web shifted to become a profitable network; and explores how democracies are threatened by forces that exploit and weaponize social media.