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Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 12, 2019

Choosing the proper mix of preventive measures.

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Pacific Century: Richard McGregor, The Party, And Pushback Against Xi Jinping? Also, South Korea And Japan Trade War Heats Up

interview with Richard McGregor, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Monday, August 12, 2019

Author Richard McGregor discusses what keeps Xi Jinping on top, but is Xi facing a fall?

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The Strange Case Of ‘White Supremacy’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, August 11, 2019

Any majority population must be careful not to revert to pre-civilized tribalism and oppressing minority groups. The United States, like every other country that enjoys diverse populations has struggled from its beginning to ensure equality, sometimes unsuccessfully, and only at the cost of thousands of lives.

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The Next Director Of National Intelligence

by Amy Zegartvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, August 9, 2019

At the end of July, Dan Coats, the U.S. director of national intelligence (DNI), announced his resignation. When he leaves office on August 15, the U.S. intelligence community will be left with two crises to confront. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

‘Leadership And The Rise Of Great Powers’ Review: No More ‘Sage Kings’

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 11, 2019

One of Beijing’s leading intellectuals thinks America’s day is done—but that China’s ascendancy is far from certain.

Analysis and Commentary

How Robert O’Rourke Became ‘Beto’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, August 12, 2019

It seems that being thought Hispanic is an advantage, not a disadvantage.

Analysis and Commentary

Arthur Diamond On Openness To Creative Destruction

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 12, 2019

Arthur Diamond of the University of Nebraska at Omaha talks about his book, Openness to Creative Destruction, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Diamond sings the sometimes forgotten virtues of innovation and entrepreneurship and argues that they should be taught more prominently as a central part of economics.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 12, 2019

Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study that looks to curb chronic absenteeism through randomized experiments.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All.”

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All.”

In the News
In the News

How Public Policy Became War

featuring David Davenportvia Commonwealth Club
Monday, August 12, 2019

FDR's New Deal is widely recognized as a turning point in American history, but David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd go even further, calling it “America’s French Revolution.” Refashioning American government and public policy in ways that have grown to epic proportions today, Roosevelt’s decisions reset the balance of power away from Congress and the states toward a strong executive branch. They also shifted the federal government away from the founders’ vision of deliberation and moderation toward war and action.

In the News

Education Failing Young Americans...Yet Again

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Saturday, August 10, 2019

It is a dismal picture.  In his 1993 book Inside American Education: The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas, Thomas Sowell lamented that "when nearly one-third of American 17-year-olds do not know that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, when nearly half do not know who Josef Stalin was, and when about 30 percent could not locate Britain on a map of Europe, then it is clear that American educational deficiencies extend far beyond mathematics."  Yet a quarter of a century later, the 17-year-olds in my classrooms do not even know what the Emancipation Proclamation is, let alone who authored it! 

In the News

Religious Questions: Are Spiritual Advisers To The President Constitutional?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Times Free Press
Friday, August 9, 2019

Question: If one of our country's founding principles is the separation of church and state, why are presidents allowed to have spiritual advisers that take an active role in influencing Christians' perception of the President?

In the News

There Is No Government Shortcut For Entrepreneurial Success

quoting Shelby Steelevia Foundation of Economic Education
Friday, August 9, 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s belief that government is capable of “leveling the playing field” does a disservice to the unique entrepreneurial ecosystem that free enterprise facilitates.

In the News

Help Wanted: American Ambassador In Moscow

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Monday, August 12, 2019

The imminent departure of Ambassador Jon Huntsman from Moscow creates a huge hole in America’s Russia team. Other countries have the ability to challenge the United States in the military or economic fields, but only Russia represents a potential existential threat to the republic. Mr. Huntsman’s successor will need a unique set of traits to deal with the increased tensions between the United States and the Russian Federation.

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Trump Is Making Xi’s Superpower 2050 Plan Tougher By The Day

quoting Michael Spencevia Yahoo Finance
Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Trump Has Good Chance Of Winning Again

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Straits Times
Monday, August 12, 2019

[Subscription Required] US President Donald Trump may well lose the popular vote again in 2020, and yet win the presidency, contends Stanford Professor Larry Diamond, whose latest book is ominously titled Ill Winds.

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Prosecutors, Judge Erred In Trying Man Twice For First-Degree Murder

quoting Clint Bolickvia Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

Prosecutors aren’t entitled to retry a man on charges of first-degree murder after being unable to convince a jury the first time that the facts matched the charges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Federal 'Hack Back' Bill Back On Table, But Critics Wary Of Blind Spots

quoting Herbert Linvia CIO Dive
Monday, August 12, 2019

The latest iteration of the bipartisan bill is challenging how private entities respond to cyberattacks.

In the News

President Trump Not “Thrilled” With The Strength Of The U.S. Dollar

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Morningology
Friday, August 9, 2019

After a sizable run in the U.S. Dollar, President Trump says he’s not “thrilled” with it.

In the News

In Minnesota, An Economics Research Revolution 50 Years Strong

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia Star Tribune
Saturday, August 10, 2019

The core of today's economic discourse was established right here half a century ago through a unique — and still vibrant — Minnesota partnership.