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Congressional Testimony On The Costs Of Rapidly Growing Government Debt

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Yesterday I testified at the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representative. John Yarmuth chaired, and Steve Womack was the ranking member. The Committee titled the hearing “Reexamining the Economic Costs of Debt,” which was quite different from the title “Why Congress Must Balance the Budget” of a hearing of the same House Committee at which I testified only a few years ago in 2015.

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Angela Merkel Must Go – For Germany’s Sake, And For Europe’s

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, November 22, 2019

If Germany is the heart of Europe, then it is currently the slow-beating heart of a well-fed businessman resting on his office couch after an ample lunch. For Europe’s sake, and for Germany’s own, that heart needs to beat a little faster.

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Kissinger Discusses U.S.-China Relations With Niall Ferguson At New Economy Forum

by Niall Ferguson interview with Henry A. Kissingervia Bloomberg Politics
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Niall Ferguson and Henry Kissinger discuss the relationship between the United States and China.

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America Off Balance: The Budget Calculator

via America Off Balance
Friday, November 22, 2019

By 2049, we're on pace to have a $94.6 trillion federal debt that exceeds 140% of the nation’s GDP. As a share of the economy, federal spending will be close to 28% and annual deficits will exceed 8%. Can you balance the budget and save us from the debt crisis? Get ready to make some hard trade-offs.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Peggy Noonan Reminds Us Why Trump Won

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, November 22, 2019

Three years after outsider Donald Trump blew up the political world with his implausible victory over the consummate insider, Hillary Clinton, many establishment Republicans still don’t get it. From their elite cocoon, they continue to indulge the hauteur that put off ordinary voters who had grown tired of a fossilized political class that serially ignored their interests.

Analysis and Commentary

A Hindu-Muslim Clash, A Jury-Rigged Fix

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Anyone who has visited India for longer than a few days is likely familiar with jugaad, a Hindi word that describes a workaround solution to a problem, often a clumsy fix that cuts corners or bends rules. The closest English equivalents are “hack” and “kludge,” methods employed when conventional solutions are costly, arduous or impossible.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Fox News article "Fear of a deep state coup is not just right-wing paranoia."

Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Are Screens To Blame For NAEP's Bottom Falling Out?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the possible link between students’ screen time and reading scores.

In the News
In the News

Former High State Dept Official: There Is A Trump Doctrine

quoting Kiron K. Skinnervia The Jerusalem Post
Thursday, November 21, 2019
According to officials in the Trump Administration, there is in fact a Trump Doctrine, contrary to criticisms that U.S. foreign policy is in disarray.
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New Polling Suggests Democrats’ Impeachment Push Could Alienate Key Voters

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Vanity Fair
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Data exclusive to Vanity Fair shows impeachment could be a losing issue for Democrats hoping to recruit Independents in 2020. “Lots of people who don’t like Trump who are still prepared to vote for him,” says one political science expert.