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License To Kill

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, October 19, 2018

With the astonishingly rapid accumulation of photographic and documentary evidence, leaked intelligence intercepts, and first-rate journalistic reporting, it is increasingly clear that the Saudi state brutally murdered journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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U.S.-Saudi Arabian Relations

by Hoover Institutionvia C-SPAN
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Hoover Institution held a discussion on the future of U.S.-Saudi relations as the investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post columnist and Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi continues.

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Three Considerations, With Less Than Three Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 18, 2018

We’re now within three weeks of Election Day. Here are three plot lines to ponder as we head closer to the first referendum on the Trump Era.

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An Intelligent History

by Amy Zegartvia The American Interest
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spying has always been part of great power conflict. Egyptians chiseled the oldest surviving intelligence reports on clay tablets 3,000 years ago. Even spy-themed entertainment has deep roots.

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Can The Pentagon Win The AI Arms Race?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, October 19, 2018

[Subscription Required] When the stingray-shaped object took off and landed lightly on the deck of the USS George H. W. Bush in July 2013, some hailed it as a moment in aviation history to rank with the first heavier-than-air powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, in 1902. The X-47B drone flew itself, decided its own flight path, and completed on its own a mission given to it by humans. The dawn of autonomous weapons systems seemed undeniable.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

If You Think Brexit Will Leave Us Weaker And Poorer, March For A People’s Vote

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian
Friday, October 19, 2018

Enough! Let us put an end to this national humiliation. Around the world, Britain is increasingly viewed with pity or contempt. Brexit, were it to happen, would be the most consequential and gratuitous act of national self-harm in our recent history.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Isn’t John Cox Spotlighting The Differences Between Jerry Brown And Gavin Newsom?

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, October 18, 2018
To figure out what’s missing in California’s governor’s race, let’s revisit Princess Diana’s famous lament about the decay of her royal union: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
Analysis and Commentary

Elizabeth Warren And The Progressive One-Drop Rule

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Massachusetts Senator who during her career has tried to pass as a “Native American,” a “Cherokee,” and a “woman of color” for careerist advantage, has been stoking the fires of her self-immolation ever since she released results of a DNA test to prove her claim. As the whole country knows, the tests show no such thing, since the DNA results make her between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American, a proportion less than the average American’s.
Analysis and Commentary

Italy’s Impudence Will Take Down The Global Economy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wall Street is preparing for the next global recession. Reliable Saudi oil supplies are threatened, China’s domestic economy is ripe for a reckoning and American tariff wars are cranking up. The last thing the global economic system needs right now is a petulant, provocative, debt-ridden and budget-busting Italy.
Analysis and Commentary

The Argument For Proposition 6: Ease Families’ Tax Burden, Start A Political Earthquake

by Carl DeMaiovia Eureka
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

California’s Proposition 6, if approved by voters, will repeal the recently imposed gas and car tax hikes.

Analysis and Commentary

I Need Some Muscle Over Here

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 19, 2018

The title of this post is that now-famous quote from University of Missouri faculty member Melissa Click. It’s her threat to a reporter who was covering a protest on the campus. I thought of it when reading this story about how the FDIC muscled a payday lender and tried to make it look as if the payday lender took the initiative.

Interviews
Interviews

Edward Lazear: U.S.-Saudi Arabia Tension's Potential Impact On Oil Prices

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the market reaction to US tensions with Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration's trade strategy with China.

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John Taylor On The Global Economy

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses trade policy and capital markets.

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Victor Davis Hanson On Trump, Right vs. Left, And The March Towards The Border

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump and right vs. left, as well as the march towards the border, called a caravan. If we can't stop them, we have no country.

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Raghuram Rajan: Global Financial Stability Risks: A Conversation With Yellen, Reichlin, And Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Brookings Institution
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan argues that regulatory and supervisory tools should be used actively and preemptively to prevent leverage in the financial system from becoming too high.

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The False Promise Of Native American Tribal Sovereignty

interview with Terry Andersonvia CATO Institute
Friday, October 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses the "Sovereignty" of Native American tribes and their land.

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Michael Auslin: What To Make Of The PRC Aggression?

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his National Review article "The New China Rules."

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Jack Goldsmith: The Liberal World Disorder: Reflections On Grand Strategy And Not So Grand Assumptions

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Friday, October 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith joins a panel discussion on the liberal world order and the book The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, by Stephen Walt.

In the News
In the News

Watch–Bill Cassidy On Democrat Strategy: ‘Medicare For All Is Medicare For None’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Sen. Cassidy remains one of the foremost experts on health care in the U.S. Senate, as both a doctor and a lawmaker who led the charge last year to try to pass the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare block-grant repeal approach.