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America Doesn’t Need A New Revolution

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 26, 2020

Can the country confront its current problems with its traditional can-do spirit? We have barely four months to figure out how.

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The War On Testing

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Hill
Sunday, June 28, 2020

America’s war on testing entered a new phase this spring as every state extracted a federal waiver from end-of-year assessments of its school kids in reading and math, and most also skipped their own end-of-course and high-school exit exams.

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Pushing Back On Cancel Culture

by Robert J. Delahunty, John Yoovia City Journal
Friday, June 26, 2020

Expanding civil rights protections to speech could limit the abuses of wokeness.

George Shultz
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Now That Woodrow Must Go, Here’s Princeton’s Replacement

by Bill Whalen featuring George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Thanks to this summer’s surge in political correctness, “Old Nassau” has revisited an old problem: what do with the legacy of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States and, from 1902-1910, Princeton University’s 13th president.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump Will Win If He Responds To Righteous Voter Rage

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 28, 2020

The hour of reckoning is here. Either Trump will crush the lawlessness and win swing voters to his side, or he will listen to the trimmers and lose the country.

Analysis and Commentary

David Brooks, Please Don’t Give Up On Education

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, June 26, 2020

David Brooks has long been a stalwart supporter of education reform, both the choice-and-charters flavor and the testing-and-accountability variety. So it was a real downer to read his recent column declaring that, when it comes to Black America, “Better education is not leading to equality.”

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Triumph Of The Country Mouse

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, June 26, 2020

The disconnect between urban and rural America is starting to work in the latter’s favor.

Analysis and Commentary

Annexation And Normalizing UAE/Israel Relations

by Abraham D. Sofaervia The Jerusalem Post
Monday, June 29, 2020

Israel undoubtedly appreciates the UAE’s increasing willingness to engage. But the UAE’s statements reflect assumptions that Israel does not share.

Analysis and Commentary

When States Go Wild

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, June 26, 2020

In past rioting, over the last 60 years, mayors, police chiefs, and governors restored law and order. They often beseeched the federal government for backup when they were unsure of their efforts.

Analysis and Commentary

Expanding The Supreme Court Will Only Make It Another Partisan Political Body

by John Yoovia Daily Caller
Friday, June 26, 2020

Progressives are bringing attacks on the federal courts to a new low. They began by launching a campaign of character assassination against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While Democrats had mounted opposition to Samuel Alito and John Roberts for their past writings and official actions, they had not raised claims of sexual harassment since their failed effort to stop the nomination of Clarence Thomas (disclosure — I served as a law clerk for Justice Thomas). 

Analysis and Commentary

Coronavirus Aid Should Go Directly To The People

by Lanhee J. Chen, David Cranevia The Hill
Sunday, June 28, 2020

As federal policymakers consider future legislation to address the economic challenges created by COVID-19, they should take the shortest route possible to get aid to those who need it. Where possible, the assistance should go directly to affected individuals and businesses, rather than through the states. If it’s not feasible for the aid to be sent to recipients directly, states should be held accountable for ensuring that those in need are actually getting it.

Analysis and Commentary

Vivian Lee On The Long Fix

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 29, 2020

Physician and author Vivian Lee talks about her book The Long Fix with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lee argues that we can transform health care in the United States, though it may take a while. She argues that the current fee-for-service system incentivizes doctors to provide services rather than keep patients healthy and that these are not the same thing. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: How The “Structural Racism” Talk Undermines Individual Agency

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 29, 2020

The CEO of Public Prep, a nonprofit charter school network, Ian Rowe, joins Paul Peterson to discuss the “common struggle” for civil rights in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody. 

Analysis and Commentary

Lester Grinspoon RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 29, 2020

On Thursday, June 25, Lester Grinspoon, M.D. died, one day after his 92nd birthday. This afternoon, I looked at my markups of two of his books, Marihuana Reconsidered, 2nd ed. 1977 and Cocaine: A Drug and Its Social Evolution, co-authored with James B. Bakalar.

Interviews
Interviews

Contagion, Borders, And Scale: Lessons From Network Science And History

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Manny Rincon-Cruz.

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Interviews

Thomas Sowell And John Yoo: School Of Sowell

interview with Thomas Sowell, John Yoovia The Ricochet Podcast
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book Charter Schools and Their Enemies and Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses last week’s curious Supreme Court DACA and Bostock decisions.

Interviews

Garret Talks To Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Morning Ritual with Garret Lewis
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses reopening the economy in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On America First With Sebastian Gorka Podcast

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the rioters attacking American statues.

Interviews

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

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 26, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Gorsuch Legal Alchemy." 

Interviews

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

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 26, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Gorsuch Legal Alchemy." 

Interviews

Steven Davis: Paradigm Shift Reengineering Your Workforce For The COVID 19 Era And Beyond Final Cut

interview with Steven J. Davisvia EPAY Systems
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis analyzes re-engineering your workforce for the COVID 19 Era.

Interviews

Former U.S. Secretaries Of Defense Robert Gates And James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses the future of US national security.

Interviews

Moralist Hazard? David Henderson, Research Fellow At Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Worlds Apart
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses the economic and human costs of lock-downs.

In the News
Thomas Sowell lauds Friedman’s life and his impact on modern economics and public policy.
In the News

An Underappreciated American Scholar

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Creators
Monday, June 29, 2020
Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life.
Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell
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Thomas Sowell At 90

featuring Thomas Sowellvia CATO
Monday, June 29, 2020
On June 30, 2020, Thomas Sowell turns 90. He is one of the most important economic and social thinkers of the last 50 years. I say that, recognizing that his career overlapped such luminaries as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.
In the News

Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, June 26, 2020
Notable quotables from Armstrong Williams, Robert Johnson, Joe Biden, and more.
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Fox News Contributor Dr. Marc Siegel: Coronavirus ‘May Be Getting Weaker’

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Daily Caller
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday that the coronavirus “may be getting weaker” as it continues to spread through the population.

In the News

New Report Finds Many Voters In Both Parties Are Open To Questioning The Legitimacy Of The Election If Their Candidate Loses

quoting Larry Diamondvia Valdosta Daily Times
Monday, June 29, 2020

With a deadly pandemic, a devastating recession, and massive civil rights protests across the country, the U.S. is facing a historically tumultuous election year.

In the News

Amid The Pandemic, Economists Say, Some Job Losses Will Be Permanent

quoting Steven J. Davisvia IndyStar
Monday, June 29, 2020

There's growing concern that some COVID-19 job losses will be permanent.

In the News

No Presidential Winner On Election Night? Mail-in Ballots Could Put Outcome In Doubt For Weeks

quoting Larry Diamondvia South Coast Today
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Kentucky won’t have final results of last week’s state primary until Tuesday. New York could take twice as long. In Pennsylvania, the state’s largest city, Philadelphia, was still tallying mail-in ballots nearly two weeks after its June 2 primary.

In the News

Why A Worker’s Salary History Should Never Dictate Their Future Earnings

quoting Robert E. Hallvia The National
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Suppose you’re on a trip overseas and you need to buy a shirt, but you don’t know any of the brands. You see two shirts in a store that both look pretty good, but one costs twice as much as the other. You might assume that the more expensive shirt somehow is superior – that it’s better made or that the locals will see it as more stylish. You might decide it’s worth the price and spend the extra money.
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China Hopes ‘Narendra’ Rhymes With ‘Surrender’

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 25, 2020
What are the costs of kowtowing to China? India faces this question afresh after clashes on its disputed Himalayan boundary last week took the lives of 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese troops.
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The Congress For Cultural Freedom And The Power Of Ideas

quoting Josef Joffevia American Interest
Monday, June 29, 2020
Seventy years ago, leading lights of the free world gathered in Berlin to push back against Soviet efforts to discredit liberal values. What can their efforts teach us today?
In the News

A Winning Trifecta For Climate Science And Rationality

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia American Thinker
Saturday, June 27, 2020
First there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never.
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Learning Economics And Personal Finance From Black Authors

cited Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Item
Sunday, June 28, 2020

George Floyd’s murder and the unrest that has followed have caused many to think about ways they could be more inclusive in both their organizations and personal lives. One small way to be more inclusive is to read more books by Black authors

In the News

Here’s What To Read From The Left And The Right

cited Victor Davis Hansonvia Tampa Bay Times
Sunday, June 28, 2020

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.

In the News

Richard Schragger Column: Pandemics And Our Faulty Federalism

cited Jonathan Roddenvia Richmond Times-Dispatch
Saturday, June 27, 2020

In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered a relaxing of essential business restrictions, overruling municipal stay-at-home orders. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is apoplectic. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are at loggerheads over who gets to decide whether schools remained closed or open.

In the News

Even Now, Trump Still Has Approval Ratings Far Higher Than George Bush. Here's Why

cited Shanto Iyengarvia The Los Angeles Times
Sunday, June 28, 2020

A defining feature of the Trump presidency has been the seemingly rock-solid support of his partisan base. When Donald Trump declared at a January 2016 campaign event in Iowa that “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” most observers took it as hyperbole

In the News

McEnany: Pelosi Is Playing Politics And It's Despicable

mentioning Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, June 29, 2020
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responds to reports on Russian bounties, comments made by Speaker Pelosi.
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Community Library Notes

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Mendocino Beacon
Sunday, June 28, 2020
“The Tubman Command” by Elizabeth Cobbs is the story of Harriet Tubman’s life in 1863. She is a spy for the Union side during the Civil War. She had tried to save her sisters’ lives when they were younger and stood before the auctioneer. But Harriet was not strong enough. Later, her husband, John, left her for a free woman, and Harriet decided she had no use for another man.
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Webinar – Special Edition BPEA 2020: COVID-19 And The Economy

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia Brookings
Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) is a semi-annual academic conference and journal that pairs rigorous research with real-time policy analysis to address the most urgent economic challenges of the day. This year, we are adding a special third edition of reports and papers on COVID-19’s current and future impact on the economy.