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The New JASTA Is Still Harmful Congressional Shirking

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Steve Vladeck followed up his excellent analysis of an earlier version of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) with an excellent analysis of the different version of JASTA that passed the Senate earlier this week. The Bill that passed the Senate was indeed different than the one being considered a few weeks ago.

Timothy Garton Ash
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A Right, Not A Duty

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia Economist
Saturday, May 21, 2016

A British scholar makes a timely and forceful case for freedom of expression.

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Niall Ferguson On Between The Lines

interview with Niall Fergusonvia ABC
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses terrorism, US foreign policy, the global economy, the populist backlash, and Kissinger.

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Top-Two Primary Hinders Republicans In Bid For U.S. Senate Seat

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, May 19, 2016

To Will Rogers’ observation that Congress is America’s only distinctly criminal class, I give you California’s two U.S. senators. This isn’t to imply that either gentlelady is a criminal. Yet in California, getting elected to the Senate has felony status: instead of one six-year term, you get 25 years to life.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Did Global Warming Cause California’s Drought?

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Climate change alarmists claim the “science is settled”—but that is far from the truth. 

Analysis and Commentary

Hillary And The FBI

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, May 20, 2016

Yet another milestone on the road to tyranny.

Analysis and Commentary

Morley Safer, RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 19, 2016

CBS Sixty Minutes reporter Morley Safer died today. He was one of my favorites. He had that smile of doubt when he was hearing someone he interviewed tell him what he thought was a spin. He was also a fellow Canadian who became an American, while retaining Canadian citizenship.

Analysis and Commentary

The D.C. Circuit Hands Down Opinion In Khadr

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 20, 2016

Here it is. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's opinion for himself, Judge Thomas Griffith, and Senior Judge A. Raymond Randolph opens as follows: Omar Ahmed Khadr was a member of al Qaeda. On July 27, 2002, at the age of 15, 2 Khadr took part in a firefight in Afghanistan against U.S. forces. During the battle, Khadr killed a U.S. Army soldier, Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer.

Analysis and Commentary

The Senate Republicans’ Latest Disgrace

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, May 19, 2016

To nobody’s surprise, the Lee amendment to defund the Obama administration’s radical Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH) (a rule that essentially turns the federal government into a national zoning board, forcing high-density housing on unwilling cities and towns while letting bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic, and income balance of local communities) was tabled by a vote of 60–37 today, marking a defeat for conservatism, community control, and common sense.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "When the Cat's Away" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 20, 2016

Tamara and Susan are both away, so Shane and I were on our own for this week's episode. The result? Scotch at noon, of course. An EgyptAir jet crashes en route from Paris to Cairo, immediately sparking fears of terrorism.

Interviews
Terry Anderson
Interviews

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (19:13)

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Native American Coal War."

Interviews

Allan Meltzer: Why Federal Regulation Isn’t Enough to Buffer Against Bank Failures

interview with Allan H. Meltzervia Knowledge@Wharton
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Allan Meltzer discusses new rules designed to contain the fallout from bank failures.

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz On The John Batchelor Show (9:48)

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his Real Clear Politics article "An Assault On Due Process At UC Berkeley."

In the News
In the News

This Is The Sort Of Debate On Too Big To Fail We Should Be Having This Election

featuring John H. Cochrane via American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Pro-Market blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business gives a good roundup of the Minneapolis Fed’s Too Big To Fail symposium: Bernanke criticized the notion that a breakup of large financial firms will promote financial stability, or mitigate excessive risk taking.

Niall Ferguson
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An Evening With Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Sydney Opera House
Sunday, May 22, 2016

An evening full of wide ranging discussions of the most important economic and geo-political questions of our day.

In the News

After 8 Years Of Radical Moves, The Fed’s Still In A Box

quoting Allan H. Meltzer, John B. Taylorvia Investors Business Daily
Friday, May 20, 2016

When the economy stumbles, can the Fed still catch its fall? A growing number of economists, market analysts and investors worry that the answer is no. The Federal Reserve’s radical approach to monetary policy since the financial crisis, they believe, has confounded its ability to do anything about a potential downturn — or an unexpected shock to the economy.

In the News

Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution Analyst, Says California’s Top-Two System Is Failing The State In U.S. Senate Race

quoting Bill Whalenvia Ballot Access News
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bill Whalen, of the Hoover Institution, has this commentary on the California U.S. Senate race and the top-two system. He is a Republican and was once part of Governor Pete Wilson’s administration. He says he has been a supporter of the top-two system in the past, but that this year, the system is failing the state, with regard to the U.S. Senate race.

In the News

Is The Nostalgia Over The Bill Clinton Economy Justified?

quoting Timothy Kanevia Fox News
Friday, May 20, 2016

Husband and wife are split over Wall Street reform; Peter Doocy explains on 'Special Report'

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School Choice Advocates Celebrate Win In Nevada, Gear Up For Next Round

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Watchdog.org
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nevada’s education savings account program does not violate a constitutional ban on using taxpayer money for religious purposes, Las Vegas District Court Judge Eric Johnson has ruled.

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The “Un-Trump?” Republican Duf Sundheim Runs for U.S. Senate

mentioning Carson Brunovia Commonwealth Club
Monday, May 23, 2016

Amid sharp dissention in the national Republican Party over the prospective presidential nominee comes a decidedly temperate Republican candidate to represent California in the U.S. Senate. Duf Sundheim double-lettered in football at Stanford while obtaining his economics degree, has chaired the state Republican party, advocates for government reform, and talks about applying technological advances to government to unleash a new era of freedom and make government more responsive to citizens.