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Stanford Policy Experts, Professors Unpack Midterm Election Outcomes

featuring Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia The Stanford Daily
Friday, November 9, 2018

Stanford-affiliated policy experts and political science professors gathered in the Hoover Institution’s David & Joan Traitel Building on Thursday to discuss the 2018 midterm election outcomes, voter turnout, gerrymandering and increasing polarization in America’s political landscape.

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California’s 2018 Vote: Limited Drama, Plenty of Uncounted Votes, And Lots of Needed Repairs

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Friday, November 9, 2018

Not that California elections are predictable, but most every cycle over the past twenty years has played out as follows.

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Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Panic

Friday, November 9, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Panic: Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018. This session examines the actions and interventions taken during the financial crisis.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Iceman Cometh

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, November 9, 2018
“Liberal International Order“ rates some 100,000 entries in Google, preferably with “collapse” or “R.I.P.” appended. The doomsayers have a point. Born in 1945, the LIO was an American project secured by American power. Now, it is being undone by America as Donald Trump is putting the axe to what his 12 predecessors since Harry S. Truman had safeguarded.
Interviews
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Election Fallout: Where Does U.S. Health Care Go From Here?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Center for Health Journalism
Friday, November 9, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses what to expect concerning health care after the midterm elections.
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Russ Roberts: How Kibbutzim Succeeded Despite The Laws Of Economics

interview with Russell Robertsvia Mosaic Magazine
Thursday, November 8, 2018
In the early 20th century, socialist Zionist zeal inspired Jewish pioneers in the Land of Israel to form collective farms known as kibbutzim. In them all property was held in common, children were raised communally, and the maxim “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was strictly observed. Economic theory would seem to suggest that kibbutzim would fail, but they did not.
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Kevin Warsh: Precious Metals Markets Still An 'Unpolluted' Economic Barometer

interview with Kevin Warshvia The Street
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses how precious metals are a reliable economic barometer for central bankers and policy makers.
In the News
In the News

Stanford Honors Veterans In Campus Spaces Dedicated To Their Valor

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Thursday, November 8, 2018
In his Veterans Day Letter, which will be displayed by 11 a.m. on Friday in Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne said the university is proud of the members of the Stanford community who have answered their country’s call to serve.
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Op-Ed: Mending The Political Divide Starts At Home

quoting George P. Shultzvia Greenwich Sentinel
Thursday, November 8, 2018

I have always been passionate about politics. Politics is exciting, interesting, and, at the end of the day, it matters. However, in my past three-and-a-half years as an officer in the U.S. Army, I have become somewhat more quiet and less publicly engaged in politics. The American public’s tremendous trust in its military is grounded in the armed forces’ dedicated, apolitical professionalism.

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What Does History Tell Us About 2018?

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The Washington Free Beacon
Friday, November 9, 2018
The lesson of 2018 is that the political class is addicted to drawing lessons. Every two years, after the ballots are counted and the winners declared, our reporters, pundits, officials, activists, and analysts turn immediately to the next election. What do these results portend?
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Liberal Kevin de León Found An Unlikely Stronghold In Republican California

quoting Bill Whalenvia The San Diego Union Tribune
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Kevin de León spent his longshot campaign against Sen. Dianne Feinstein arguing that she was not sufficiently fighting against President Trump and his conservative agenda in Washington.
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Why Trump Could Face Legal Challenges Over Whitaker

quoting John Yoovia Axios
Thursday, November 8, 2018
President Trump's decision to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Matthew Whitaker is facing new questions, with two prominent attorneys — including the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — suggesting that it may be illegal.
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Saudi Arabia’s Crisis Is Economic And Demographic

mentioning Samuel Tadros, Hoover Institutionvia AEI
Thursday, November 8, 2018
There is an assumption in Washington that Saudi Arabia is in a state of crisis. The US-Saudi bilateral relationship is shaken, but the outrage over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has also seeped into Saudi domestic politics, not in an upheaval in the leadership or direct threat to the crown prince, but in an increasing awareness on the part of the king that citizens need reassurance.