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The Libertarian: Anti-Semitism On The Left

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Ilhan Omar controversy exposes a growing problem amongst Democrats.

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Area 45: Is Washington, DC – Trump’s Town? With Mike Franc

interview with Mike Francvia Area 45
Friday, March 15, 2019

DC is not Donald Trump’s town ceremonially or stylistically, but it is in fact Trump’s town for driving debate – and changes on Capitol Hill.

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Trump And Angela Merkel Are Dueling Over A Pipeline. Here’s Why.

by Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pumping gas from Russia to Germany, the Nord Stream pipeline is a tale of personal gain, starry-eyed politics and foolhardy strategic thinking. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump are dueling over a planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but the sad, revealing tale predates these leaders.

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The History Of Nuclear Warfare And The Future Of Nuclear Energy

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 15, 2019

The first atomic strike in 1945 changed the world forever.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Newsom’s Cheap Shot Beneath The Dignity Of Governor’s Office

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, March 14, 2019
A few months after he had won the 2003 recall election, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked to give a speech at the Hoover Institution’s annual dinner on Stanford University’s old quad.
Analysis and Commentary

Competitive Deposits?

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, March 14, 2019

In its death note to narrow banks (link to Federal Register where you can post comments; previous post), the Fed claimed charmingly that retail deposit rates are fully competitive, so we don't need a narrow bank option to help spread the interest on reserves to deposit rates. In the Fed's view, the fact that banks pay so little compared to reserves just reflects the costs (many of them regulatory!) of servicing retail accounts.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: What A National Emergency Actually Means

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, March 15, 2019
Few Americans realize that they currently live under some 30 states of national emergency, the oldest declared by President Jimmy Carter during the Iran hostage crisis 40 years ago. Actual emergencies come and go but emergency declarations live on.
Analysis and Commentary

There’s A Renaissance On The African Continent That The U.S. Can’T Afford To Dismiss | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ethiopia is the latest nation where an international aviation accident is in sharp focus, but the country itself is treated merely as the hazy backdrop and tragic context for a larger geopolitical story. This one involves Boeing, China trade wars and the credibility of American regulatory institutions.

Analysis and Commentary

Chicago's Lesser-Known Free Marketeer

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 15, 2019
I’m now free to post my tribute to Harold Demsetz, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 13 (January 14 print edition.) It was titled “Chicago’s Lesser-Known Free Marketeer.”
Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Elites "Never Subject To The Ramifications Of Their Abstract Ideology"

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and border enforcement.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Official Hagmann Report
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

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Niall Ferguson: Fed Has Moved In The Direction Of A Make Up Strategy, Says Expert

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses risks to the global economy and why investors should be paying attention to central banks.
Interviews

John Yoo Says Mueller And His Top Deputies Are Tying Up Loose Ends In The Trump-Russia Probe

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the decision of Mueller's top prosecutor Andrew Weissmann to step down, and whether this signals the end of the Mueller investigation.
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Author Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald Radio
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

On The Road To Baku: "The Case For Trump" By Victor Davis Hanson (Part 1)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

On The Road To Baku: "The Case For Trump" By Victor Davis Hanson (Part 2)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: The All-Too-Predictable College Admissions Scandal (16:50)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall Review
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

In the News
In the News

Resurgent Thomas Sowell Weighs In On Socialism, Venezuela

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Independent Institute
Thursday, March 14, 2019
In 2016, Hoover Institution economist Thomas Sowell, 86, decided to give up his nationally syndicated column and “spend less time following politics and more time on my photography.” Sowell practically dropped out of sight, but recently decided to speak out on an idea that was troubling him.
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‘Very Little’ Ammunition Left For Japan And Europe’s Central Banks, Rajan Says

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
While the U.S. and China are able to cut interest rates, the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank have less room to maneuver in the event of another downturn.
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SIEPR Summit Highlights Trade, Tech And THC

quoting Alex Stamosvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cyber threats lurking in our cell phones. Tectonic shifts in trade. The powerful rise of tech giants. And the not-so-thrilling aspects of marijuana regulation. As ominous as some of the topics were at the 2019 SIEPR Economic Summit, they are among some of today’s most pressing policy questions, according to the conference speakers.

In the News

The U.S. Is That Awful Country That Everyone Wants To Move To

quoting Russell Robertsvia Bloomberg
Friday, March 15, 2019
Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm, this week released its 21st annual Quality of Living list, which ranks cities around the world based on economic conditions, housing, health care, public services, safety, natural environment and other metrics.
In the News

The Bank Of Japan's Never-Ending Crisis Is A Lesson To The World's Central Banks

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Central bankers searching for options to fight the next downturn should look to Japan, where policy makers are gathering for a regular review of the world’s most epic monetary stimulus program.

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USA Today Best-Sellers

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Post
Thursday, March 14, 2019
“The Case for Trump” by Victor Davis Hanson (Basic Books).
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U.S. Army Women’s Foundation 11Th Annual Hall Of Fame Induction & Scholarship Awards Reception

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Army Women's Foundation
Thursday, March 7, 2019
As the nation gears up to celebrate Women’s History month in March, join Congressman Chris Stewart & the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation as we induct the 2019 class of Army Women in to the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame and award this year’s Legacy Scholarship recipients.