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The Latest Assault On Obamacare Is A Dog Of A Case. No Way Kavanaugh Disagrees.

by Michael McConnellvia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 6, 2018

health-care case in federal district court in Texas has emerged as one of the focal points in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sought assurances from Kavanaugh on Wednesday that he would vote to uphold the constitutionality of the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires health insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions

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Will 2018 Be Another Watershed Election For California?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, September 6, 2018

We think of politics in two- and four-year election cycles. But in California, those aren’t the only numbers worth remembering.

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Toe-To-Toe With The Russkis: Is Realistic Engagement With The Russians Still Possible?

by Ralph Petersvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In the greatest film ever made about the human dimensions of strategy, director Stanley Kubrick’s Cold-War masterpiece, Doctor Strangelove, an excited strategic bomber pilot speaks of “noo-cullar combat, toe-to-toe with the Russkis.” But the lengthy annals of Americans and Russians tramping on each other’s feet followed a brief interlude when we danced the light fantastic to our mutual benefit, with neither side’s dancing shoes scuffed.

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Times Op-Ed The Definitive Proof Of Never-Trump Moral Idiocy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, September 7, 2018

The New York Times’s just published an anonymous op-ed from a “senior official” in the Trump administration. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Federal Employees Often Undercut Their Bosses

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 6, 2018

I was traveling yesterday and so it wasn’t until this morning that I had a chance to read, reread, and think about “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” the New York Times’ anonymous op/ed by a Trump administration official. In what follows, I will take the NYT at its word that the editors know who the official is.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Troops Are Dying For A Lost Cause. We’ve Got To Get Out Of Afghanistan.

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, I was in Afghanistan to watch the Russians cut and run from a military quagmire and failed occupation that helped bring down the Soviet Union. In 2018, America is ready to walk away from a similarly failed military adventure. As Lt. Col. John W. Nicholson Jr., the exiting American and NATO forces’ commander in Afghanistan put it: “It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end.”

Interviews
Interviews

Michael McConnell: The Disorderly Kavanaugh Hearings Are The Product Of Ideology, Partisanship, And Trump-Bashing

interview with Michael McConnellvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses his Hill article "Brett Kavanaugh will bring middle principles to our polarized nation."

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Niall Ferguson: The US Would Be In A Bigger Mess Under Clinton Than It Is Under Trump

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says that a Hillary Clinton presidency would have been even more disruptive than the current Trump administration.

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Adam White: The Study Of The Administrative State These Days Is In Large Part To Study The Opinions Of Judge Kavanaugh On The D.C. Circuit

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his Wall Street Journal article "‘The Most Dangerous Branch’ Review: Judging the Judges."

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Adam White: The History Of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Constitution Center
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White explores the history of Supreme Court confirmation hearings and considers their constitutional implications. Some ideas he discusses are: what does the Constitution say about the Senate’s duty to provide “advice and consent;” how did the Framers envision it; and how has it played out over time? 

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Jamil Jaffer: What Kavanaugh Said About Abortion, Guns And Presidential Pardons

interview with Jamil Jaffervia PBS
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer analyzes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

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Adam White: "It Turned Out The Documents Had Been Cleared For Release..." Cory Booker Stunts At The Kavanaugh Hearing.

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White talks about Cory Booker's stunt at the Kavanaugh hearing where Booker claimed he would release documents that had already been cleared for release.

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Research fellow Kiron Skinner
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Trump Gains A Policy Hardline Reaganaut For A Key State Department Post

featuring Kiron K. Skinnervia Daily Maverick
Friday, September 7, 2018

Sometimes the important personnel changes in Washington are with the jobs that don’t make the headlines. Meet Prof Kiron Skinner. 

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Condoleezza Rice’s Forceful Defense Of Kavanaugh

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Daily Caller
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee in defense of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and made a forceful argument for his confirmation.

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Experts: Ayanna Pressley Emerging As National Leader Of Democratic Party’s Shift To The Left

quoting Douglas Riversvia Boston Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ayanna Pressley’s historic victory over a 10-term incumbent in the 7th Congressional District primary Tuesday night could vault her as the next national champion of the progressive movement, experts say.

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How The Great Recession Turned America’s Student-Loan Problem Into A $1.5 Trillion Crisis

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Market Watch
Friday, September 7, 2018

The financial crash, which began 10 years ago this month with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, created a perfect storm

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Farm Murders And The Question Of Genocide

quoting Norman M. Naimarkvia Politics Web
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

In recent years there has been a gradual increase in international reporting on farm murders, often with particular focus on the South African government’s careless attitude towards the problem. 

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Stocks May Dip, But Experts Don't See Crash If Trump Is Impeached

quoting John H. Cochrane via CT Post
Thursday, September 6, 2018

"Markets did not crash when President Clinton was impeached, so it's not obvious they would crash if Trump is impeached," said John Cochrane, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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The Decline Of Western News

featuring Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Friday, September 7, 2018

Just as the global economy increasingly is influenced by rising powers in the East, so too is the global news media. Today, Western journalism is in decline.