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The Bonds Of Colonialism

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 26, 2019

American Indians as Wards of the State.

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Biden Is In, But Bernie Reigns

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 29, 2019

Yvonne Fair’s “It Should’ve Been Me” is one of the great 1970s soul hits. I wonder if Joe Biden ever finds himself humming it when he looks back on the events of 2016. More than a year before the presidential election, I argued that Biden stood the best chance of beating Donald Trump when it came to winning the votes of “white, male, aging Americans.” It was not to be. Barack Obama, who had picked Biden as his running mate in 2008, took the fateful decision to back Hillary Clinton.

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The Adolescent Progressive Mind

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 28, 2019

One of the strangest things about the series of psychodramas that surround the ongoing effort to remove President Trump before the 2020 election is progressive schizophrenia. In teenage fashion, one moment a player in the Trump removal intrigue is deemed by the media-progressive nexus a demigod. The next moment, he’s a devil. It depends solely on his perceived sense of utility.

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The Old Era Of Sino-U.S. Relations Is Over — And There’s No Going Back

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Washington Post
Monday, April 29, 2019

The 40th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-U.S. relations, which took place on the first day of this year, passed almost unnoticed. Instead of a joint commemoration or high-profile speeches, Washington and Beijing instead traded thinly disguised threats: President Trump signed legislation designed to counter China’s growing power in the Indo-Pacific, while Chinese leader Xi Jinping again urged his military to be prepared to wage war.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Donald Trump Can Deliver Britain A Post-Brexit Trade Boost

by Michael R. Auslinvia Financial Times
Monday, April 29, 2019

While the world waits to see if the US and China can call a truce in their tariff war, President Donald Trump is quietly making potentially major trade moves with the UK and Japan. Halfway through his term, Mr Trump may finally begin to make good on his oft-repeated goal of concluding bilateral fair trade pacts.

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Twenty-Plus Democrats Running For President, Or Joe Biden Running Against . . . Joe Biden?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Friday, April 26, 2019

One wise thing about Joe Biden waiting until late in the week to announce his presidential plans: he gets to dominate the political discourse over the weekend, as he has the past couple of days since he dropped his video.

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We’re Running Out Of Time. Social Security Must Be Saved Now.

by Charles Blahousvia The Washington Post
Friday, April 26, 2019

This week, Social Security’s trustees issued a dire warning. In their 2019 annual report, they announced that future costs for the program will be 20 percent higher than projected revenue. As soon as next year, Social Security’s yearly expenses are expected to exceed its income — forcing the program to begin drawing down its trust funds.

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Defender Of The Faith

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, April 26, 2019

David Horowitz’s new book unveils the war to destroy Christian America -- and its dire implications for our republic.

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Emily Oster On Cribsheet

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 29, 2019

Economist and author Emily Oster of Brown University talks about her book Cribsheet with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Oster explores what the data and evidence can tell us about parenting in areas such as breastfeeding, sleep habits, discipline, vaccination, and food allergies. Oster often finds that commonly held views on some of these topics are not well supported by the evidence while on others, the evidence appears decisive. 

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Russian Meddling And The Mueller Report

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, April 29, 2019

While Democrats and Republicans argue over what to make of the Mueller Report, one thing is abundantly clear from its hundreds of pages: Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election should not have come as a surprise to anyone—let alone President Obama and others in his administration who were asleep at the switch when it happened.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren: Help The Relatively Rich By Taxing Everyone

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Despite her best intentions and her description of the plan as progressive, a quick analysis finds Senator Elizabeth Warren proposal to be regressive, expensive, and full of uncertainties. 

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How Do We Get All Californians Access To Affordable Health Care? ‘Bold Action’

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, April 28, 2019

California Influencers this week answered the question: Should California make it its mission to ensure that every resident has health care coverage? What’s the best way to achieve that goal? Below are the Influencers’ answers in their entirety.

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The Art Of Moral Self-Defense

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 28, 2019

I’m going with a friend to see Jordan Peterson speak in San Francisco on Thursday. This morning when I was surfing YouTube, I found a 4-minute segment in which he had an interaction with an audience member in Australia.

Interviews
Interviews

The Best Ways To Save And Spend Money In Your 20s And 30s, According To Financial Historian Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says there are a few big things that every millennial should keep in mind when they start to earn and spend money.

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Shelby Steele On Race And America Today

interview with Shelby Steelevia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele talks about race and America.

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Law Talk With Richard Epstein And John Yoo: Parking Strictly Enforced

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Ricochet
Friday, April 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss whether the Mueller Report is a vindication of President Trump or the predicate for impeachment; whether the White House can resist congressional subpoenas; whether the congressional Democrats (or a wily coalition of state governments) can force the president to release his tax returns; whether the Supreme Court will break new ground on gay and trans discrimination; and whether chalking tires is unconstitutional.

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Alphachat Live! Raghuram Rajan And Ashley Putnam On Community

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Times
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about his new book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave Communities Behind.

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Adam White: Making All Political Arguments Into Legal Disputes

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Ricochet
Friday, April 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Mueller report, the contours of obstruction, and our trend toward criminalizing matters that deserve political treatment.

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Capitalism Is No Longer Providing Opportunities To Everyone: Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Yahoo! Finance
Friday, April 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses how to make capitalism work more effectively and provide opportunities for all.

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Lanhee Chen: How The 2020 Democratic Candidates Will Handle The Trump Economy

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo! Finance
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economic policies from the Democratic challengers to President Trump in the 2020 elections.

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Crucial For Trump To Have A Deal With China, Hoover's Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies, and the implications for the US presidential election.

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Lanhee Chen On Face The Nation

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS News
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel to discuss the candidates for president, Joe Biden joining the race, and economic issues candidates need to address in their campaigns.

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Hoover Symposium Revisits The Principles Of The Network Economy

mentioning Niall Ferguson, Nicolas Petitvia Hoover IP2
Thursday, April 25, 2019

In 1999, Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian published Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. In their book, they acknowledged that the global economy was changing dramatically and posited that relatively minor forces in the industrial economy would play a critical role in the network economy. These changes invited their careful reassessment of existing legal, policy, and regulatory institutions, anchored by serious formal theoretical economic reasoning and empirical analysis.

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How The U.S. Navy Outpaced The Axis Navies At Sea In World War II

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Friday, April 26, 2019

Much like the battles fought in the sky during World War II, the battles fought on the sea were crucial to ultimately boosting the fights on the ground. In his free online course “The Second World Wars” for Hillsdale College, professor and scholar Victor Davis Hanson discusses how the Allied powers built a strong naval fleet, and where the Axis powers lapsed in their strategy at sea.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Optimistic About Korea's Economy

featuring Thomas J. Sargentvia The Korea Times
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Pessimism about the Korean economy has become dominant, with all indicators pointing to a downturn. Many economists are raising concerns that the country is slipping into a low growth trap with its twin engines of growth ― exports and domestic demand ― losing steam simultaneously.

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Kirkus Review On Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots Of The Urban-Rural Political Divide

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia Kirkus Reviews
Monday, April 29, 2019

The enduring importance of geography in American politics. Many argue that partisan gerrymandering causes cities to lose to rural areas in countywide, winner-take-all elections. That is too simple an explanation, writes Rodden (Political Science/Stanford Univ.; Hamilton’s Paradox: The Promise and Peril of Fiscal Federalism, 2005). Much more important is the geographical location of a political party’s base. 

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The Case For Trump Is The Case For American And Israeli Jewish Values

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Israel National News
Friday, April 19, 2019

In less than one term as president, Donald J. Trump has been able to erode the legacy of divisiveness left by President Barack Obama, one that no mainstream media outlet addresses.

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Heather Mac On The Crazy Campus Victim Culture

featuring Hoover Institutionvia The Conservative Woman
Saturday, April 27, 2019

If the West falls into a Leftist Dark Age, it will not because many people didn’t fight tooth and nail to stop it occurring. I have linked to Heather Mac Donald before and I make no apology for doing so again. She is interviewed here by the brilliant Peter Robinson at the Hoover Institution.

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An 'F' For Warren's Unfair Plan To Nix Student Loan Debt

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Among Democratic presidential candidates, student loan debt offers sweet opportunities to pander. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has the boldest plan, promising to help 95 percent of those with such obligations. Sen. Kamala Harris of California favors a “commitment to debt-free college.” Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says action is needed because “we don’t punish people for the crime of getting a higher education.”

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Libor's Looming Demise Is A Mammoth Financial Engineering Task

quoting Darrell Duffievia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 25, 2019

The end is coming for Libor and financial markets need to get ready. That’s the view of Morgan Stanley’s Tom Wipf. He heads the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee, which on Thursday released recommendations for language to enable contracts linked to the beleaguered London interbank offered rate to work even if the benchmark disappears. Darrell Duffie, a finance professor at Stanford University, has also underscored the risks involved with shifting away from a set of benchmarks that underpin some $200 trillion in dollar-denominated instruments.

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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Friday, April 26, 2019

“The problem with the Mueller investigation, and with former intelligence officials such as Brennan, Clapper, Comey and McCabe, is pious hypocrisy. Those who have lectured America on Trump’s unproven crimes have written books and appeared on TV to publicize their own superior virtue. Yet they themselves have engaged in all sorts of unethical and illegal behavior.” —Victor Davis Hanson

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It’s Time To Talk About Mandatory National Service For Canadian Youth

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Toronto Sun
Saturday, April 27, 2019

There’s something not quite right with society today — the way we interact with each other, the way we come together or don’t come together as a community. Pretty much everyone seems to feel this way – that there’s been a surge in anti-social behaviour — regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum or even if they don’t sit on it at all.

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Brextravaganza: More Time Is A Blessing – For The UK And The EU Both

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The German Times
Friday, April 26, 2019

Is Brexit a wash? The question is not as absurd as it once might have been, not since the European Union heads of state agreed on April 10 to once more extend the date for the UK leaving the EU. The chaos in London, which has caused so much headshaking and frustration on the Continent in recent weeks, has an upside: the nonsense of Brexit and the full extent of its consequences has once again been laid bare before the eyes of Britons. Now ever more British citizens are asking: What in the world are we doing?

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Los Angeles Working To Find Missing Seniors With Help Of Ankle Bracelets

quoting John Villasenorvia Fox News
Sunday, April 28, 2019

A new Los Angeles program helps find missing seniors suffering from dementia or autism, with the use of electronic monitoring bracelets. More than 250 residents in L.A. County have been given the devices since October, which AP says have saved at least four missing people.

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Report: Medicare For All Would Cost $60 Trillion Over First Decade

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Heartland Institute
Monday, April 29, 2019

A new report estimates a single-payer health care system in the United States would cost between $54.6 and $60.7 trillion over the first 10 years.

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Metro, Please Don’t Fall For China’s Trap And Buy Their Rail Cars

quoting Andrew Grottovia The Washington Post
Friday, April 26, 2019

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority did the right thing when it extended the deadline for proposals from manufacturers for its next series of rail cars. WMATA’s decision is good news, provided that it addresses cybersecurity concerns related to the purchase of new rail cars.

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What Matters To Me And Why

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Stanford University
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

What Matters to Me and Why is a presentation and discussion series featuring Stanford Faculty and Administrators addressing life questions. The purpose of What Matters to Me and Why is to encourage reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University. The presenter is encouraged to share how s/he has chosen to live her/his life, the core values s/he has adopted, and the personal choices s/he has made. 

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One Country, One System, &C.

mentioning Harvey C. Mansfieldvia National Review
Friday, April 26, 2019

Around Hong Kong, the noose is tightening. This was probably inevitable. In 1997, when Britain handed Hong Kong over to the Chinese government — i.e., the Chinese Communist Party — Beijing promised “one country, two systems.” In other words, Hong Kong could remain free while the rest of China was Communist.