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America Off Balance: Finding a Solution to America’s Financial Crisis

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 24, 2019

America Off Balance allows visitors to explore the current federal debt crisis and the complex reforms necessary to fix it.

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Area 45: How Public Policy Became War With David Davenport

interview with David Davenportvia Area 45
Friday, May 24, 2019

Having learned that a sense of crisis is helpful in moving forward a domestic agenda, modern-day presidents have declared war on everything from poverty and drugs to crime and terror.

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‘Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Review: The Maximal Minimalist

by Adam J. Whitevia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 24, 2019

[Subscription Required] Judicial restraint is a virtue more honored in the breach. At least, we tend to honor it more when the other side is breaching it. We bemoan the lack of judicial restraint that leads judges to negate laws we favor, then cheer when judges negate laws we see as unconstitutional.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Constitutional Conflicts With Congress and the Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, May 23, 2019

New legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade precedent; and legal debates and litigation over the scope of Congress’s investigative powers and the options for presidential immunity against such investigations.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Refreshing YIMBY At NYT

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Farhad Manjoo writes an excellent YIMBY (yes in my back yard) essay in the New York Times, remarkably placing the blame squarely where it belongs -- progressive politics.

Analysis and Commentary

Smoggy Day(s) In Washington Town

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Once again I’m late to the game, in this instance only now binge-watching The Crown – the lavish (and, at times, historically challenged) Netflix series about the last seven decades of the British royals.

Analysis and Commentary

India Turns West But Away From Western Values

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 23, 2019

[Subscription Required] Aparadox is playing out in India. The country is abandoning Western values at a time when it is closer strategically to the West, and to the U.S. in particular, than it has ever been.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Has Traded American Values, Interests And Dignity For The False Promise Of Putin’s Friendship

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Donald Trump is likely to go down as the president who lost Russia. Not for lack of trying to make good with Moscow. In fact, it is because he has tried so hard to make it right and to pursue a personal and respectful relationship with Vladimir Putin that his ability to make any meaningful deals with Russia is doomed.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Roe V. Wade Stands

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "In Defense Of Abortion’s Messy Status Quo."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Waiting For Mueller In The Impeachment Dance

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses a Wall Street Journal article titled "House Democrats in Swing Districts Are Torn Over Impeachment."

Interviews

David Davenport: The "War" Metaphor In Public Policy Is Always An Advantage To The White House

interview with David Davenportvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport discusses his San Francisco Chronicle article "War is the new normal in Washington."

Interviews

David Davenport Discusses His Book

interview with David Davenportvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport discusses his book How Public Policy Became War.

In the News
In the News

The Hounding Of Hope Hicks And The Desperation Of The Democrats

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Spectator
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Oscar Wilde once observed that only very superficial people don’t judge things by their appearances.

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Fears Over Chinese 'Sharp Power'

quoting Larry Diamondvia UCA News
Friday, May 24, 2019
A conference in Taiwan has been told that China's communist government is increasingly using so-called 'sharp power' to stymie international scrutiny of its poor human rights record, including the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989.
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Associate Deputy Attorney General Sujit Raman Remarks At The ABA Rule Of Law Initiative Annual Issues Conference

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 23, 2019
On Tuesday, Associate Deputy Attorney General Sujit Raman delivered the following remarks to the ABA Rule of Law Initiative annual conference in a speech entitled “The Rule of Law in the Age of Great Power Competition in Cyberspace.”
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Now Julian Assange Is A Martyr

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Friday, May 24, 2019
Julian Assange, the Australian national who founded WikiLeaks, was indicted Thursday for soliciting classified information from an American whistle-blower in 2010 and publishing sensitive military files as well as State Department cables.
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New Jersey Must Address Pension Problem ASAP

mentioning Joshua D. Rauhvia The Heartland Institute
Thursday, May 23, 2019

New Jersey’s current total pension liability is $115 billion, making it one of the worst-funded pension systems in the country. To put this in perspective, New Jersey’s pension debt exceeds its $37.4 billion annual budget. The state pension system covers nearly 800,000 current and retired public employees.

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The Remarkable Survival Of Free Thought And Activism In China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Diplomat
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thirty years ago this week, thousands of students occupied Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing, engaging in a hunger strike to call for political and economic reform. Other citizens across the country –professors, workers, even Communist Party cadres — were slowly joining in their demands for democracy and transparency.