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The Civic Education Crisis

by David Davenportvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 5, 2019

What should we do and how?

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Defending Democratic Norms Requires Defending Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Many in the United States worry about the erosion of democratic norms. Too few, however, exhibit concern for the steady deterioration over the last half century of the essential democratic norm of free speech.

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United States Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch And Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Champions Of Individual Rights

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Indian Country Today
Monday, April 8, 2019

Justice Ginsburg joined Justice Gorsuch and three other liberal colleagues in supporting the individual rights of the Yakama Nation in the Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc taxation case — significant because of her history of opposing tribal sovereignty

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All The Progressive Plotters

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Right after the 2016 election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein—cheered on by Hillary Clinton dead-enders—sued in three states to recount votes and thereby overturn Donald Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. Before the quixotic effort imploded, Stein was praised as an iconic progressive social justice warrior who might stop the hated Trump from even entering the White House.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Labor Market For Financial Misconduct

by Amit Seru , Gregor Matvosvia The National Bureau Of Economic Research
Monday, April 8, 2019

Financial advisers in the United States manage over $30 trillion in investible assets, and plan the financial futures of roughly half of U.S. households. At the same time, trust in the financial sector remains near all-time lows. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer ranks financial services as the least trusted sector by consumers, finding that only 54 percent of consumers "trust the financial services sector to do what is right."

Analysis and Commentary

Speaking Of Beltway Institutions: Trump's Disdain For Washington

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, April 7, 2019

One thing President Trump can be: stubborn. Three springs into his presidency, Trump has shown little interest in the lifeblood of the nation’s capital, other than quick spins over to the Trump International Hotel for private dinners with family and friends.

Analysis and Commentary

Robin Feldman On Drugs, Money, And Secret Handshakes

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 8, 2019

Law professor and author Robin Feldman of UC Hastings College of the Law talks about her book Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Feldman argues that the legal and regulatory environment for drug companies encourages those companies to seek drugs that extend their monopoly through the patent system often with insufficient benefit for consumers.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Do Students Learn More With Better Math Textbooks?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, April 8, 2019

Some studies have found that schools can get substantial gains in achievement by changing textbooks. But a new analysis by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard finds little evidence of differences in achievement gains for schools using different math textbooks.

Analysis and Commentary

Two New School Choice Studies Offer Nuanced Findings About Test Scores And Long-Term Impacts

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, April 8, 2019

Warning: this one’s going to get super wonky. A year ago, I published a five-part (!) series digging into the question of whether school choice programs’ impacts on test scores were predictive of their students’ long-term success—in other words, whether higher test scores among participants in such programs foreshadowed positive outcomes like high school graduation, college enrollment, college completion, and gainful employment.

Analysis and Commentary

Hidden Costs Of The Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Jonathan Meer, an economics professor and first-rate economic researcher at Texas A&M University, shared with me an op/ed on the minimum wage that he wrote recently. It was rejected by a few publications, although I think, as you’ll see, the rejection had nothing to do with the quality of the piece. So he and I have agreed that I’ll run it here as a guest blog post.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Kidney Sales Should Be Allowed

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 7, 2019

"I think this law [making sales of kidneys illegal] is basically a form of mass murder. The government is not merely allowing 5000 deaths a year, or failing to save 5000 people; it is killing 5,000 people a year. Since the killing is unjustified (it is not, e.g., done in self-defense, or defense of an innocent third party, or as just punishment for a heinous crime, or as a form of euthanasia), it is murder." This is from Michael Huemer, “Why Not Sell a Kidney?.”

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Eric Metaxas Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Eric Metaxas Show
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump.

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Historian Niall Ferguson On Brexit, US/China Trade

interview with Niall Fergusonvia PBS
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Brexit, China trade talks, and hate crimes on the rise in the US.

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Richard Epstein On The John Bachelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Administrative Law In The Crosshairs."

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Richard Epstein On The John Bachelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Administrative Law In The Crosshairs."

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Darrell Duffie: How Is Silicon Valley Changing Wall Street?

interview with Darrell Duffievia Stanford University School of Engineering
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Darrell Duffie discusses the implications of emerging technologies that are enabling a new era of high-speed, next-generation finance, ranging from the proliferation of digital payment systems to the dizzying speeds associated with our trading systems, where competitive advantages play out over nanoseconds.

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Victor Davis Hanson Joins Chris Buskirk To Discuss His Latest Book

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump.

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Raghuram Rajan Interview: 'I Dispute RSS's Organisational Claim'

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Week
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses his latest book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

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Niall Ferguson: UK Asks For Another Short Brexit Delay — While The EU Proposes Something Much Longer

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses another Brexit delay and the costs associated with the delay.

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David Henderson On Trumponomics, Deficits, And Immigration

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Bob Zadek Show
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses how “Trumponomics” is playing out in the economy, and analyzes whether the growth we have seen under Trump’s presidency is sustainable.

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US Health Care Checkup With Lanhee Chen: What's Broken And Needs To Be Fixed?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen explains what needs to be done to make the health care system work for everyone.

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John Yoo: Democrats, White House Prepare For Fight Over Trump’s Tax Returns

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the House Ways and Means Committee is demanding that President Trump release his tax returns. This could escalate into a terrible abuse of power resulting in a political weapon of partisan politics.

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Lanhee Chen: The Tricky Line Joe Biden Faces If He Enters

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSNBC
Monday, April 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel to talk about recent allegations against Joe Biden, President Obama's remarks about 'rigidity' among liberal Democrats, and Bernie Sanders.

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Lanhee Chen On 'This Week' Roundtable: Biden's Struggle, Trump Punts Healthcare To 2020, Democratic Primary Debates Big Ideas

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel to discuss Joe Biden, health care, and the Democratic Primary debates and ideas.

In the News
In the News

Historian: Trump's Record, Authenticity Will Carry Him To Victory

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia One News Now
Friday, April 5, 2019

The radical leftist agenda simply doesn't connect with the heart of America – but that, says a New York Times best-selling author, is just one of the reasons why President Donald Trump will be reelected next year, hands down.

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A Conversation With Gen. H.R. McMaster

featuring H. R. McMastervia UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Join Gen. H.R. McMaster in a conversation with Wayne Lee, chair of the UNC curriculum in peace, war and defense. They will discuss “Strategic Narcissism and the Need for Historical Perspective in Foreign Policy and National Security” as the opening talk for the TISS conference. McMaster (Ph.D. history ’96) is a retired U.S. Army general. In 2017, he became the 26th national security advisor, serving under President Donald Trump. 

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Young Businesses Are More Vulnerable To Housing Market Shocks

featuring Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The US housing market bust after 2006 drove a historic collapse in the employment share of young companies, according to research by Chicago Booth’s Steven J. Davis and University of Maryland’s John Haltiwanger. The share of private-sector workers employed by young companies (defined as less than 60 months old) dropped from 18 percent in 1987 to just 9 percent in 2014. It fell especially fast from 2006 to 2011.

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The Case For Trump And A Look At 2020

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Monday, April 8, 2019

The Case for Trump by the political and military scholar Victor Davis Hanson is a book dedicated to the "Deplorables."  It is a fact-based analysis of why Donald Trump was able to win the presidency in 2016.  Beyond that, Hanson sat down with American Thinker and discussed the presidential election in 2020.

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Can We Fix The Schools? (Maybe Not.)

quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The Washington Post
Sunday, April 7, 2019

You can count on one familiar refrain in the 2020 presidential campaign: Fix the schools. Faith in education is one of the nation’s bedrock values. Better schools would (we think) narrow economic inequalities and help people reach their personal potential. Promises to revitalize schools are inevitable.

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Quote Of The Day: Helping People

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Sunday, April 7, 2019

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. People with careers as ethnic leaders usually tell their followers what they want to hear.” – Thomas Sowell

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Democrats Rethink The Death Penalty, And Its Politics

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Sunday, April 7, 2019

By signing an executive order, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California recently ended the threat of execution as long as he is in office for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.