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Gas Tax Repeal Proves Why California Needs This Election Reform

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Imagine my surprise when, while reading California’s official voter information guide, I discovered that Proposition 6, which seeks to repeal last year’s gasoline tax increase, doesn’t run on petrol.

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Bloomberg's Groundbreaking Report On A Chinese Supply-Chain Attack

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 4, 2018

As many readers know, supply chain security has been an increasing concern for those who use information technology for critical functions—that is, it affects everyone.

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The Conservative Edge Show #28: Tariffs: Unmasked

with Lee Ohanianvia The Conservative Edge
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses trade and tariffs.
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"What Scares Me Is That It Might Take A War To Prove That They Are Weaker Than We Are..."

with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Mattis Is More Valuable Than Ever."

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Cybersecurity: Media Roundtable Eyes Threats

quoting Herbert Lin, Alex Stamos, Andrew Grotto, John Villasenor, Irving Lachow, Sean Kanuckvia Center for International Security And Cooperation (CISAC)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Whether it’s foreign government meddling or corporate hacking, every day brings a new challenge in cybersecurity for the United States, said experts at a recent Hoover Institution media roundtable.
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Five Considerations, With Less Than Five Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 4, 2018
We’re now within five weeks of Election Day. Here are five plot lines to ponder as we near the first referendum on the Trump Era.
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In Cold War 2.0 Between The US And China, Put Your Money On Beyoncé

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Beyoncé and Jay Z are proving that America has the diversity and creativity to survive the new China challenge. The musical duo inspires a new generation, shows America’s cultural strength, resilience and power — and just may help lead the world out of the new Cold War.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Chevron And The Administrative State: Part 01

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Administrative Overreach, Enabled By Courts."

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Richard Epstein: Chevron And The Administrative State: Part 02

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Administrative Overreach, Enabled By Courts."

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Victor Davis Hanson: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Story Has "Collapsed"; She Gave "One Too Many Narratives"

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Kavanaugh hearings and the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford.

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Steven Davis: US Manufacturers Reassessing Investment Plans Due To Tariffs

interview with Steven J. Davisvia CNBC
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses escalating trade friction between the U.S. and China.

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Steven Davis Discusses President Trump's Successes

interview with Steven J. Davisvia Twitter
Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses President Trump's successes on the economy and jobs, but not so much on trade.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Kavanaugh Vote: "It's Kind Of An Orwellian World Superimposed On Not Just The Senate But The Country At Large..."

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Kavanaugh hearings.

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Booming US Economy May Soon Be The 'Strongest Since 1999', Kevin Warsh Says

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the Fed funds rate as well as the growth of the economy.

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US Appears At 'Precipice Of Brand New Relationship' With China, Says Kevin Warsh

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the US relationship with China. He compares relations to the time before Richard Nixon helped open up China to the United States.
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Michael Petrilli: The Consequences Of Grade Inflation

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Choice Media
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses high school grade inflation.
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Jamil Jaffer: How Business Can Defend Against Hardware Attacks

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses steps to protect US companies from hardware attacks and deter China from gaining access to US systems.
In the News
In the News

Hoover Press Book, Women Of The Gulag, Featured In New Documentary

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Women of the Gulag, a new film documentary based on Hoover scholar Paul Gregory’s book by that name, is now being screened.
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#MeToo's Contempt For Due Process

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, October 4, 2018
“Since when do those accusing others of crimes become ‘survivors’ rather than ‘accusers’? … The shift in language is to message that accusers must always be believed.” —columnist Clarice Feldman
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Does Michigan Make It Too Hard For College Students To Vote? Some Say Yes

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia Lansing State Journal
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Young adults are less likely to vote than their elders. In Michigan, it's a lot less.

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1 Big Thing: Foiling North Korea's Bank-Robbing Hackers

quoting Andrew Grottovia Axios
Thursday, October 4, 2018
For several years, North Korea has been conducting a spree of bank robberies online. A new report from FireEye makes clear that a recent attempt to "name and shame" a North Korean government-affiliated hacker did nothing to curtail the digital heists, and sanctions have only made Pyongyang more eager to steal money. But experts think the U.S. still has other levers it can pull.
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Is The US Legal System An Effective Cyber Deterrent?

quoting Sean Kanuckvia Fifth Domain
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted seven agents associated with the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU — a Moscow military intelligence agency — for hacking anti-doping agencies overseas and organizations in the United States. The Oct. 4 charges are the latest example of the United States’ whole-of-government approach to deterring malicious cyber activity via naming and shaming perpetrators, an approach that has detractors and defenders.
Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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Norwich To Host Former Ambassador Stephen Young In China Town Hall Event

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Vermont Business Magazine
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Norwich University’s Peace and War Center will host Former US Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Stephen M Young in person and former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice via webcast in the 12th annual China Town Hall event on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. in the Mack Hall auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
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World Of Lemons: Why We’re Suddenly Royal-Commissioning Everything

mentioning Michael Spencevia The CEO Magazine
Saturday, September 22, 2018

First came the Financial Services Royal Commission, which is not only hacking deep into the already-injured reputations of the big banks but also slicing up private insurance and private superannuation. Now we’re having a Royal Commission into Aged Care – and there have been calls for a Royal Commission into electricity prices.

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Biodefense: Coordinating Our Response To Deadly Disease With A Strategy And Policy Memo

mentioning Alice Hillvia Just Security
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The FBI arrested a Navy veteran for sending two letters to a Pentagon distribution center that tested positive for ricin, providing a test run on the effectiveness of interagency response to biological attacks, pandemics, and other bioincidents.