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Making Hoover History With A Telegram

via The Hoover Centennial
Monday, April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Hoover Institution. 

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Russian ‘Collusion’s’ Greatest Hits

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 21, 2019

From late 2015 until April 2019, the media, the Left, and the Obama administrative state hierarchy warned us nonstop that candidate, president-elect, and inaugurated President Trump “colluded” with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton, to assemble a suspect cabinet, and to rule in treasonous fashion in the interests of Vladimir Putin.

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Russia Attacked Us. The Mueller Report Still Doesn’t Give Us The Full Story.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, April 19, 2019

In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a comprehensive attack on U.S. sovereignty by attempting to shape the outcome of our presidential election. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigative team should be commended for providing amazing details about some aspects of this Russian intervention.

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The Long Game Of Democratic Reform

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, April 19, 2019

A growing array of reformers are coming to see the logic of “master reform,” the one most likely to break the logjam on all the others: Ranked Choice Voting.

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Recovering The Christian Foundations Of Human Rights

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Many progressives think that independence from religious belief is a crucial source of the power of human rights. According to many conservatives, the spurning of faith reflects a dangerous delusion inscribed in human rights doctrine. Amid the bad blood and casual vituperation that do daily damage to American politics, correcting the error common to the left and right that human rights are one thing and religion entirely another might contribute to rebuilding common ground.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why The Effort To Demonize Attorney General Barr?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Saturday, April 20, 2019

The current progressive effort to demonize attorney general William Barr is creepy, but then again not so strange. He came into the office with singular experience and an excellent reputation from past service. As attorney general, he has followed the law to the letter in handling the release, redactions, and dissemination of the Mueller report. His summaries of the report proved factual. They were not contested by Robert Mueller or his team. 

Analysis and Commentary

Currencies, Capital, Central Bank Balances — 5th In A Series

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, April 20, 2019

The most recent book, Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances, in a series on monetary policy has just been published. It is the 5th in a series of volumes emerging from conferences on monetary policy held each spring at the Hoover Institution. The series started during the Federal Reserve Centennial. The conferences at that time did not, in our view, portray a full range of views about policy. So we decided to start a conference series with a bigger range of views, and it has been popular. Next May 3 we will have the 6th conference and a book will likely emerge.

Analysis and Commentary

Paul Romer On Growth, Cities, And The State Of Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 22, 2019

Nobel Laureate Paul Romer of New York University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the nature of growth, the role of cities in the economy, and the state of economics. Romer also reflects on his time at the World Bank and why he left his position there as Chief Economist.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Congress, The Weakest Branch?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, April 22, 2019

Jeff Bergner, author of The Vanishing Congress, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how Congress has stopped doing its job and how that could change.

Analysis and Commentary

“Hail Caesar!” Again And Again

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Friday, April 19, 2019

By his own account, Julius Caesar was a brilliant soldier, and his masterful prose obscures his later misrule. Brutus didn’t draw his dagger because he was having a bad-toga day. In his time, Caesar set the pattern for repeated—all but countless—military moves against the Roman state and, consequently, rule by ill-suited emperors, with here and there a blood-sustained triumvirate or a doomed duopoly inserted between one-man reigns. The Roman Empire was not destroyed by barbarians, but by soldiers determined to fix it.

Analysis and Commentary

Ninotchka

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 19, 2019

Even today, almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are very few anti-Communist films. There were almost none in the 1930s. One of the few in the 1930s, possibly the only one, is Ninotchka. I finally saw it on Turner Classic Movies recently. I highly recommend it. The transformation of Ninotchka, played by the beautiful Greta Garbo, from a humorless, robotic official from the Soviet Union into a fun-loving, life-loving fan of the West, is quite well done.

Analysis and Commentary

Faded Memories Of The Communist Disasters

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Such distant secondhand accounts are not enough, Dr Fanta concludes. To be deterred from placing themselves back in danger, people have to hear disaster tales from eye witnesses who can convey the visceral emotion of having lived through them. The group’s findings thus suggest that one way of teaching history more effectively might be to bring eye witnesses into the classroom. That approach will not work for ever, of course. Over time, witnesses’ own memories fade, and then the witnesses themselves expire.

Analysis and Commentary

Hazlett On Facebook And Privacy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, April 20, 2019

While Congress has been holding hearings, poking tech execs, and dancing the legislative Fandango, the marketplace has imposed actual sanctions. Between the time Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal was revealed, March of last year, and March of this year, shareholders lost more than $61.6 billion adjusted for overall market (NASDAQ) fluctuations. In contrast, Sen. Wyden’s 4 percent fine—even if applied to global sales, and instantly—would whack just $2.2 billion from the Facebook moguls.

Interviews
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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, April 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the Mueller investigation.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, April 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow  Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Taking Opioids To Court."

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John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast: What Is Truth? (15:53)

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Friday, April 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller report.

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Sri Lanka Bombings Were 'Highly Sophisticated' Attack, Jamil Jaffer Says

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer talks about the deadly bombings in Sri Lanka, where more than 200 people -- including as many as 30 foreigners -- were killed in a series of coordinated explosions on Easter Sunday at churches and luxury hotels across the country.

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In the News

Eric Hargan Joins Hoover At Leadership Forum On Health Care

Friday, April 19, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Eric David Hargan, the United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, engaged in a thoughtful exchange with Hoover fellows about health care issues during a Leadership Forum on April 11. 

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‘Know Your Facts’: A Conversation With Condoleezza Rice

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Student Life
Sunday, April 21, 2019

To former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, facts are always of the utmost importance, especially when discussing foreign policy. Throughout her career in government and academia, Rice has dedicated herself to building this knowledge.

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Victor Davis Hanson: “It Was A Coup Attempt To Destroy The Presidency…”

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Legal Insurrection
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Last week as the Mueller Report was about to drop, Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution and the National Review Institute was interviewed by The Epoch Times as part of their American Thought Leaders series. He offered his thoughts on the Mueller investigation, the Trump presidency, and much more.

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The Mueller Report Identified One Guilty Party: The Gullible American Public

quoting Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, April 19, 2019

Along with the far left and far right in the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the pieties of liberal democracy in contempt. His nation’s attacks on American hearts and minds, detailed in the long-awaited Mueller report, carried with them the spirit of the Joker in the Batman myth — a malevolent court jester motivated by venality, contempt for pretense and a craving for relevance and thrills.

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Tucker On “The Smartest People In The World”: Why Are They Wrong On Everything?!

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The New American
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Seemingly wrong about virtually everything, the “smart people turn out to be dumb! Why is that?” asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson Thursday evening. The answer, as the pundit admitted at the time, is deep enough so that it cannot be done justice in a five-minute television segment.

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'Time Is Short': Why Experts Warn Russian Meddling Detailed In Mueller Report Could Happen Again

quoting Michael McFaulvia USA Today
Saturday, April 20, 2019

On page after page, special counsel Robert Mueller detailed an elaborate, sophisticated Russian operation to sow division in the U.S. and interfere in the 2016 presidential election by using cyberattacks and social media as weapons. The Russians’ methods may have been new. But their goal was not. Since the Cold War, Russia has worked to create a fractious West that no longer poses an existential threat.

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'Nothing Wrong' With Campaign Accepting Information From Russians, Giuliani Says

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Stamford Advocate
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, said Sunday that there is "nothing wrong" with a campaign accepting information from Russians, defending the Trump team's efforts to obtain damaging material about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race.

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The Daily 202: Legal Experts Will Read The Obstruction Section First. 10 Things To Watch As The Mueller Report Drops.

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Post
Thursday, April 18, 2019

When Bob Mueller’s report posts later today, legal experts from across the ideological spectrum will scan through first to see what evidence the special counsel collected that President Trump may have sought to obstruct justice.

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Trump Campaign Transcends 2016 Chaos

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Sunday, April 21, 2019

If Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was a lean, ad hoc operation that burned through three unlikely campaign managers — and it was — his re-election campaign shows how victory can transform a chaotic organization into a low-drama machine run by now-seasoned hands.

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Mueller's Restraint, Barr's Press Conference: Here's What Lawyers Are Saying

quoting John Yoovia The National Law Journal
Friday, April 19, 2019

Lawyers have a lot to say about Mueller, Barr and Trump. Here are some observations from George Conway, Ken Starr, Bob Bauer, George Terwilliger and many others.

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American Evolution Partners With Virginia Arts Festival To Present Virginia International Tattoo's "Courage & Commitment: A Salute To Women In The Military"

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia PRNewswire
Monday, April 22, 2019

On April 25-28, 2019, Virginia's 2019 Commemoration American Evolution™ and Virginia Arts Festival will present the annual Virginia International Tattoo at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. This year's event, themed, "Courage and Commitment: A Salute to Women in the Military," will feature music, historic photos and video, tributes from U.S. military bands, and special appearances by groundbreaking women to celebrate the extraordinary courage and commitment of the women who serve in uniform today and the women whose service blazed the trail before them.