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New Shultz Project Eyes Governance In An Emerging New World

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The world ahead will not be like the world behind us. That is a core belief often expressed by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow George Shultz, and also the driving force behind his new year-long project, Governance in an Emerging New World, which aims to tackle some of humanity’s most difficult issues.

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Adam White On How The Unelected Judiciary Prevents The Tyranny Of The Majority

by Adam J. Whitevia PolicyEd
Friday, September 28, 2018

Majority rule is a critical part of democracy, but without legal protections minority groups could be subject to abuses by the majority. Courts and the judicial branch play an important role in protecting their rights and limiting the excesses that would otherwise happen.

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Another Recession Is Looming

by Martin Feldsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 27, 2018

[Subscription Required] Ten years after the Great Recession’s onset, another long, deep downturn may soon roil the U.S. economy.

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The New China Rules

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Thursday, September 27, 2018
In July, Palau Pacific Airways shuttered its doors. The small airline had found itself the collateral damage in a battle between its archipelago of 21,000 persons and China. Palau is one of only 18 countries to maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan. As a result, the Chinese government had banned all tour groups to Palau, imposed fines on those who defied the edict, and thereby crushed revenue for the airline.
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Kavanaugh’s Testimony Was His Joseph N. Welch Moment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 27, 2018

hristina Ford’s testimony did not alter, positively or negatively, the facts of her allegations. She still cannot adduce where or when the alleged assault of 36 years prior occurred, or how she arrived at, or departed from, the alleged, but unnamed, location of the assault, or how many people and of which gender were present at the alleged assault. Nor did she name a single witness that could corroborate her narrative. Nor could she refute any of the named witnesses who contradicted her accounts.

Analysis and Commentary

Six Considerations, With Less Than Six Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, September 27, 2018
I’m writing this while also watching the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Let’s cut past the snap commentary and get to two questions: 1) does the process worsen the Republicans’ already-weak standing with women; 2) could Republicans use Kavanaugh’s struggles to Democrats’ disadvantage in key red-state Senate races?
The Statue of Liberty.
Analysis and Commentary

Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part V: Rediscovering Liberalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, September 28, 2018

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick Deneen makes an eye-opening contribution to the critique of liberalism. Equating liberalism with the modern tradition of freedom, he distills abuses of state power, nature, culture, technology, and education that are undertaken in freedom’s name yet leave citizens less self-sufficient, less disposed to cooperate, and less capable of looking beyond material goods and social status to the cultivation of character and to the claims of duty.

Analysis and Commentary

The China Tariff Mess

by Martin Feldsteinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, September 28, 2018

The cost to US consumers and firms imposed by tariffs on Chinese imports is not large relative to the gain that would be achieved if the US succeeds in persuading China to stop illegally taking US firms’ technology. But the Trump administration should state that this is the goal, and that the tariffs will be removed when it is met.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Is America Winning Against China?

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Trade and the U.S.-Sino relations.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran And United States Play A High-Stakes Game Of Chicken

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iran and America entered a new and intense phase of word-slinging and trash-talking this week. Wars of words can sometimes lead to shooting wars or they can raise the stakes so high that negotiations become necessary to skirt conflict. Which will it be with Iran? Future talks or terror?

Analysis and Commentary

Xinjiang: Bridge Or Barrier To Xi Jinping’s Belt And Road Initiative?

by Dru C. Gladneyvia The Caravan
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Why is China taking desperate actions toward the Uyghur and the spread of radical Islam in the vast western region known as Xinjiang?  Experts find little evidence directly linking jihadist-inspired radicalism to specific terrorist attacks and acts of violence in the region, which have been growing over the last decade.  Beginning in early 2017, China began establishing innumerable “re-education centers,” sweeping up nearly 1 million Uyghur and other Muslim minorities, by some estimates, almost 1/10th of their population. 

Analysis and Commentary

Opening Remarks For The Inaugural Event Of The Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Heather Mac Donald On Double Standards In School Discipline

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Friday, September 28, 2018
Over the course of the 2018–19 school year, the Education 20/20 speaker series, sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Hoover Institution, will prod prominent conservative writers, intellectuals, and policymakers to provide compelling answers to the age-old question, “What's the purpose of school?”
Analysis and Commentary

It’s Not Just Trump. Much Of America Has Turned Its Back On Europe

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, September 28, 2018
Can Donald Trump get any worse? Yes, he can. But our fixation on his personal awfulness, which was on full display at the UN this week, blinds us to the larger forces behind his Trumpery.
Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Kavanaugh

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, and whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed as well as how to handle similar situations in the future.

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz: Why Did The UNGA Laugh At The Most Successful Liberal Nation?

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his Real Clear Policy article "Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part IV: Classical and Modern Lessons of Moderation."

Interviews

Bruce Thornton: "Stop Appeasing The Democrats" "Nothing Will Be Gained. It's Purely Political"

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page Magazine article "Stop appeasing the Democrats."

Interviews

Citizen Talk: Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about foreign policy.

In the News
In the News

22 Million: Double The Number Of Illegals

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, September 27, 2018

A critical bit of “conventional wisdom,” long treasured by the Leftmedia, the Democrat Party, and the RINO wing of the GOP, has been debunked.

In the News

Korea’s Economic Uncertainty Hits Highest In 15 Months

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Investor
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The uncertainty concerning Korea’s economic growth and economic policies reached the highest level in 15 months, global data showed on Sept. 23. According to the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index, Asia’s fourth-largest economy recorded 155.15 in July, the highest since 165.4 in April last year.
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The Big Payoff From Working A Few Extra Years

quoting John Shovenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, September 27, 2018
When he turned 65 in 2013, Lee Klass never considered a retirement party. Instead, he continued doing pretty much what he’s done for years, setting out from Portland, Ore., in his Freightliner 18-wheeler and hauling loads of packaged food and consumer goods across the U.S. That way, Klass was able to keep the money flowing and ultimately collect a bigger Social Security check.
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ADHD Prescriptions Do Not Guarantee Academic Success

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Hillsdale Collegian
Thursday, September 27, 2018

The number of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnoses has increased by nearly 42 percent in the past eight years, according to Psychiatry Today. And yet, there is no apparent environmental or physical explanation for this spike.

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Charles Co. School Seniors With Third Of Year Missed, Unexcused Allowed To Graduate, Records Show

with Michael J. Petrillivia Fox 5
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Charles County Public Schools is graduating seniors who have missed a third of the school year in unexcused absences, according to attendance records.

Michael McFaul on Lessons for US-Russia Relations and for the Ukraine Today
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Former Ambassadors Among Speakers At Pebble Beach Authors And Ideas Festival

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Monterey Herald
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
A pair of former ambassadors who served in nations with contentious relationships to the United States will be among the speakers at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival.