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Who Deserves Credit For The Strong US Economy?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, October 25, 2018

US President Donald Trump claims credit for “the greatest ever” economy, and constantly contrasts economic conditions today with the historically weak recovery under President Barack Obama. With growth this year over 3%, unemployment at 3.7%, and more job openings than unemployed people, the economy has greatly improved on Trump’s watch. The macroeconomic indicators are the best in decades.

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George Shultz: We Must Preserve This Nuclear Treaty

by George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 25, 2018

This is the time to expand, not abandon, an important nuclear weapons agreement with Russia.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Wolves In Wolves’ Clothing

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, October 26, 2018

As the Democratic Party falls under the sway of its progressive wing, even the pretense of moderation is fading away.

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'Medicare For All' Is As Scary As It Gets

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Friday, October 26, 2018

There is no mystery as to what House Democrats want to do with American medical care. Their intentions are clearly spelled out in House Resolution 676, also known as the “Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act.”

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Policy As Moral Preening

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, October 26, 2018
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi regime insider and columnist, in Istanbul continues to dominate the news cycle as the president and Congress consider their response. Despite the dog-bites-man nature of the story–– autocrats and tyrants across the globe regularly eliminate political enemies without such intense outrage from the West–– our media and politicians have conducted an orgy of moral preening, thunderous denunciations, and various proposed punishments of Saudi heir to the throne Mohammed bin Salman.
Analysis and Commentary

Political Reform In California Begins With Convincing The Next Generation Of California Leaders To Vote

by Dan Schnur via Eureka
Friday, October 26, 2018

This November’s election will almost certainly continue a longtime trend in which young people vote in significantly smaller numbers than their parents and grandparents. The millennials and post-millennials did not originate this trend but they have intensified it, as the rate with which they are withdrawing from most forms of traditional political participation are accelerating.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Is Pulling Out Of One Of The Most Successful Arms-Control Treaties Ever

by Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Thursday, October 25, 2018

President Trump’s assault on international treaties and agreements is taking another victim: the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The Cold War-era treaty eliminated the deployment of all land-based U.S. and Russian nuclear and conventionally armed missiles (and their launchers) with a range between 311 miles and 3,420 miles.

Analysis and Commentary

The Concern About Subgroups In ESSA Accountability Systems May Be Overblown

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, October 25, 2018
A recent analysis by uber-wonk Anne Hyslop and her colleagues at the Alliance for Excellent Education adds to a long list of reports expressing concern that many states’ accountability systems are turning a blind eye to the performance of disadvantaged students and students of color.
Analysis and Commentary

The Impatience Of China’s Xi Jinping, China

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, October 26, 2018
China is a methodical nation that cautiously plays the long game. That’s the story China likes to tell about itself and the one it would like the world to believe. Unfortunately for China, that once-credible narrative is now a full-blown myth.
Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Caravan

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses a caravan marching toward the US border as well as explosives delivered to celebrity Democrats.

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Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Talking Point: The Shattering Of Western Ascendancy

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Overnights with Trevor Chappell and Rod Quinn
Friday, October 26, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Western Civilization and whether we are about to see a turning point.
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Former Secretary Of State George Shultz Talks Lessons For Future Leadership, Nuclear Weapons, & America’s Role In The World

interview with George P. Shultzvia Fox News
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses leadership, America's role in the world, and nuclear weapons.
Interviews

Former Ambassador To Russia Michael Mcfaul: “U.S.-Russian Relations Have Not Been This Bad Since Deep Into The Cold War”

interview with Michael McFaulvia Fox News
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses US-Russia relations.

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Faculty Senate Discusses Stanford's Role As A Global University; Student Government Leaders Present Goals For 2018-19

quoting Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Friday, October 26, 2018
To better prepare students for an increasingly globalized world and ensure that the university is purposefully engaging with global issues, Stanford is exploring ways to enhance and expand its international programs and initiatives, according to university leaders speaking at the Oct. 25 Faculty Senate meeting.
In the News

Long Bull Market Could Be Setting Us Up For Worst Recession Yet

with Martin Feldsteinvia Markets and Money
Thursday, October 25, 2018

This has been a seriously long bull market.

In the News

White House Issues 70-Page Rebuttal To Rise Of Socialist Economics

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia CNN
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Economists in the Trump White House see socialism creeping back into American public discourse, and so they've issued a 70-page report in an attempt to put a stop to it.
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Niall Ferguson, Andrew Card Headline Speakers At Schwab IMPACT 2018

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Financial Advisor Magazine
Friday, October 26, 2018

Advisors will converge on the nation’s capital next week—not to lobby federal agencies and Congress over the state of financial regulations, but to discuss the state of their industry at Charles Schwab’s IMPACT 2018 conference.