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How Brexit Is A Win For Putin

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Saturday, June 25, 2016

When Vladimir Putin worked in Dresden, he watched helplessly as Soviet ally East Germany slipped out of Moscow’s orbit, united with West Germany, and joined the democratic side of Europe. 

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Orlando Shooting, Sanders Staying In: How They Affect Polls

by Carl Cannon, David Bradyvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, June 27, 2016

Are candidates more important than the issues in 2016—or is the other way around? A new survey by YouGov unearths evidence for both hypotheses, while providing intriguing hints about the mood of the 2016 electorate.

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Richard Epstein On Cruises, First-Class Travel, And Inequality

by Russell Roberts interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia EconTalk
Monday, June 27, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts interviews Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein about cruise lines that offer special amenities for top-paying travelers as well as first-class sections of airplanes. They note that these kinds of unequal treatment provide benefits beyond those who receive the top-of-the-line option. The conversation then moves on to a general discussion of inequality, taxation, and redistribution.

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As A Lifelong English European, This Is The Biggest Defeat Of My Political Life

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, June 24, 2016

The fallout from the referendum vote will pit the two souls in my breast against each other. How did it come to this?

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Please Don’t Take Away My Autistic Son’s Treatment

by Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 23, 2016

The FDA might ban the harmless skin shocks that keep him from self-injury, though they have worked.

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The Classicist: “Brexit and the Future of Europe”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, June 24, 2016

What the UK’s split from Brussels means for the future.

Analysis and Commentary

Finn, Manno, Wright: The Vision For The Next 25 Years Of Charter Schools? Bigger. Broader. Bolder.

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via The 74 Million
Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 4th marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of Minnesota’s charter school law, the nation’s first. In broad terms, the authors’ vision allowed for the creation of new schools that would be exempt from many of K-12’s overbearing regulations in return for these schools being held accountable for results.

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Classical Liberals & Constitutional Change: Moe, Howell Go Badly Astray On Presidential Power

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Friday, June 24, 2016

On April 26, Basic Books published a new book by Terry Moe and William G. Howell, Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government — And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency, which then they thereafter summarized in a Defining Ideas Column on June 2.

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The Year Of Living Improbably

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, June 27, 2016

A number of years ago the British apparel chain “French Connection” unveiled a daring and eye-catching new marketing slogan: the initials FCUK. This seems like the mot juste for the British disconnection that happened last week.

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The EU-Progressive Paradigm is Falling Apart

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, June 27, 2016

The rise of populist and patriotic passions.

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How Brexit Will Change The World

by Kori Schakevia Politico
Saturday, June 25, 2016

17 top economists, foreign policy gurus and historians look five years into the future. 

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Calm Down, Brexit Will Not Be A Catastrophe

by Paul R. Gregory quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Friday, June 24, 2016

The European Union (EU) was founded by France and Germany for a political reason: By creating a common market, wars among European states would be thrown into history’s ashbin. England was a latecomer to this process, joining the union in 1973. From modest beginnings, the EU has expanded to 28 member states.

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Three Things To Keep An Eye On -- Unless You've Taken A Campaign Brexit

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, June 25, 2016

With the calendar about to flip from June to July, here’s a suggestion: take some time off (presumably there are travel bargains to be had in the U.K.) and rest up for the fun of next month’s national conventions.

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Microsoft Proposes An Independent Body For Making Attribution Judgments

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, June 24, 2016

Yesterday, Scott Charney, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing announced a new white paper about cybersecurity norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology industry, “From Articulation to Implementation: Enabling Progress on Cybersecurity Norms.”

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Renewable Or Reliable Energy? Why Not Both?

by Commander David Slaytonvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, June 24, 2016

If you ask a resident of New York or New Jersey what they expect from their utility grid, you'll hear phrases like "reliability," "resilience" and "protection from long-lasting blackouts."

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Transport Innovation

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, June 25, 2016

I saw this in the parking lot of the hotel where I'm staying. Inspection: yes, it's the chassis of an early 1970s VW, with motor and transmission in place. The motor appears functional. It's connected to the gas cans. Yet, this is a trailer. Why? (Hint: it's parked next to a new Toyota CRV electric car.)

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How Much Do You Know About The Declaration Of Independence?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Idaho Statesman
Friday, June 24, 2016

When we celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-day weekend vacation, picnics and fireworks, we sometimes forget the real meaning of the holiday. The quiz below provides an opportunity for you to test and refresh your civic knowledge of the landmark occasion in American history that we celebrate.

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Post-Brexit Defense Policy

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Saturday, June 25, 2016

[Subscription Required] Europeans often grumble that American presidential elections are unrepresentative: despite being so much affected by U.S. policies, they have no vote in our elections. Yesterday, that argument was reversed. Americans will be greatly affected by a decision they were not party to making. 

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Finding Out The Implications Of The Brexit Vote

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 25, 2016

A straightforward application of public choice theory.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Mona Sedky On Prosecuting Sextortion

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, June 25, 2016

A few weeks ago, The Brookings Institution released a pair of reports on the problem of sextortion, authored by me, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic, and Clara Spera.

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Brexit: Borders, Language, Culture, And Liberty For Britain

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, June 27, 2016

250 British economists and another 300 British intellectuals signed letters urging Britons to vote REMAIN to stay in the European Union, warning that LEAVE would result in economic catastrophe for Britain and political catastrophe for Europe. British voters rejected their admonitions.

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An American (Diplomat Not) In Paris

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Monday, June 27, 2016

A review of To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect by Mary Thompson-Jones (W.W. Norton 2016).

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Is Brexit A Monetary Shock?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 24, 2016

Both co-blogger Scott Sumner and blogger David Beckworth argue that the Brexit vote is a large monetary shock. To be a monetary shock, it has to be either (1) a shift in the supply of money or (2) a shift in the demand for money.

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Live Blogging The American Revolution

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Saturday, June 25, 2016

July 4, 1776, 9:00 AM, Assembly Room in Independence Hall, Philadelphia: The door springs open.

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Strategic Effects Of Proliferating Military UAVs In The Asia Pacific Region

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Friday, June 24, 2016

Although drone warfare to date has overwhelmingly been analyzed in the context of US operations against non-state actors - Al Qaeda or affiliated groups or, more recently, ISIS - much of the impact of drones on warfare is likely to come in the markedly different environment of state-to-state conflict (or near conflict) in the Asia Pacific ocean.

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Is The Limit On Nuclear Liability A Subsidy?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 27, 2016

My fellow UCLA grad and former Council of Economic Advisers senior economist colleague applies Ronald Coase-type thinking to limits on liability for nuclear power plants.

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Russia And China To Sign Joint Declaration On Principles Of International Law

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Friday, June 24, 2016

According to a statement issued today by the Russian Foreign Ministry (thanks to the OUP International Law Blog for flagging it), during the upcoming June 25, 2016 state visit of the Russian president to China, the "foreign ministers of both countries are planning to sign a declaration on increasing the role of international law."

Analysis and Commentary

One Cost Of The Drug War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 24, 2016

We walk the floor. He stops. We stop. "You know what is stupid?" he says. "I see murderers. I see rapists. I see robbers. And then I see, the vast majority is in here for bein' stupid enough to smoke a joint too close to a school.

Interviews
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David Brady: Will The Brexit Help Stoke Populist Movements?

interview with David Bradyvia Yahoo!Finance
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Brady discusses Brexit, why it happened, what needs to change going forward, and how this might affect other EU countries.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the recent Supreme Court rulings concerning affirmative action and immigration as well as Sotomayor and the exclusionary rule.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The End Of The European Union As We Know It

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the British exit from the European Union.

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Timothy Garton Ash: Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia All Things Considered (NPR)
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash talks about the UK joining the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent, and he explains the reasons why and how the relationship soured.

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Josef Joffe: The U.K. Votes To Leave The E.U. - What Comes Next?

interview with Josef Joffevia WBUR
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Josef Joffe discusses how Brexit will impact global markets, world politics, and more.

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Lanhee Chen: At The Table With Bloomberg Politics (6:29)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Vimeo
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economy, health care, debt, and the presidential election.

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Law Talk With Richard Epstein: Brexit And Gators

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses what Brexit means for Europe (and whether America could use some nationwide referendums of its own)? Should conservatives curb their enthusiasm on the Supreme Court’s handling of the immigration case? And why the SCOTUS affirmative action case may mark the end of an era. Epstein also talks about the gun control restrictions proposed in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and whether they pass constitutional muster.

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McFaul Explained The Reasons For The “Victory” Of Putin Because Of The Withdrawal Of Britain From The EU

featuring Michael McFaulvia EDESK News
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul explained why he considers the withdrawal of Britain from the EU with the victory of the Russian leader. In his opinion, the fundamental criticism of “Russian aggression” in Europe will no longer have a voice in Brussels.

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Hoover Material Featured In Forthcoming PBS Film American Reds

Friday, June 24, 2016

This month Twin Cities PBS and documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser announced the forthcoming release of American Reds, a documentary illuminating the history and legacy of the American Communist Party.  The program’s narrative is structured around interviews of prominent American Communists. American Reds is scheduled for public television broadcast and online viewing beginning in October 2016.

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Clinton Backing More Than A Dozen Tax Changes; She’s In Cincy Monday

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Dayton Daily News
Sunday, June 26, 2016

She will be campaigning today in Cincinnati.

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Thousands of Rare Afghan Periodicals Now Available Online

Monday, June 27, 2016

This month, Hoover Library & Archives announce the launch of a database that will allow users access to Hoover’s Afghan Partisan Serials (APS) collection, one of the most significant collections of Afghan periodicals in the world. The APS, a major contribution to the preservation of Middle Eastern history, consists of a careful selection of more than four thousand individual issues of twenty-nine newspapers and journals published in Dari, Pushto, Arabic, and English.

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Post-U.K. Europe Won't Be Friendlier To Putin

quoting Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Friday, June 24, 2016

Even though Russia had little, if any, influence on the outcome of the Brexit vote, some see the event as a victory for President Vladimir Putin. However, there's no evidence Russia stands to gain and it even could be one of the losers.

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Taxes, Budgets And The Long-Range Plan For Illiterate, Innumerate America

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Examiner
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lincoln Public Schools' (LPS) proposed 2016-2017 budget of $402.4 million includes a $22.6 million increase. The superintendent's salary $313,239.00 + benefits, more hours for teachers to help middle school students with reading and math, counselors and social workers are among the costs of the 6% increase.

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Brexit Is Good News For Russia But A Headache For NATO

quoting Michael McFaulvia Foreign Policy
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Britain’s exit from the EU will undercut its role as America’s key ally in Europe, leaving the continent more divided and distracted — just the way Putin likes it.

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Brexit Could Foreshadow Win For Donald Trump

quoting Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hindsight shows polls predicting Brexit would fail clearly missed a key group of voters. Now, some say one surprise could trigger another: a Donald Trump presidential win in November.

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Anticipating Brexit In America

quoting Timothy Kanevia NBC Bay Area News
Thursday, June 23, 2016

It’s a vote that could be as important worldwide as the American presidential election. U.K. residents will decide Thursday on whether Britain should make an exit – or Brexit – from the European Union.

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Can Trump Repeat The Brexit Miracle?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Friday, June 24, 2016

The parallels are there, but key differences still spell trouble for the presumptive GOP nominee.

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Does ‘Brexit’ Mean Security Woes Are Next?

quoting Kori Schakevia Time
Sunday, June 26, 2016

An upcoming NATO summit should offer clues.

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After Brexit, It Is A Muddle Out There

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia Hindustan Times
Monday, June 27, 2016

It sinks in. As the implications of Brexit hit home – political instability, economic crisis, uncertainty over ties with the rest of the world and racist attacks – the most ardent advocates of the “Leave” campaign seem to have suddenly got cold feet.

Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns (left), organizer of the Hoover Workshop on Political Economy, and keynote speaker Michelle Nickerson (right), professor of history at Loyola University
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Historian Michelle Nickerson Delivers Workshop Keynote On Feminism, Activism, and Conservatism

Friday, June 24, 2016

On June 22, Michelle Nickerson, associate professor of history at Loyola University, delivered the keynote address for the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy. Nickerson’s talk, entitled “Mothers of Conservatism,” addressed the grassroots activism of conservative women in Cold War Los Angeles and explored the impact of that activism on the emerging American right. 
 

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