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Conserving International Order

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, March 9, 2019

In the United States, conservatism and liberalism — often to the consternation of conservatives and liberals — are ineluctably intertwined. This turns out to be true of foreign affairs as well as of domestic affairs. Attention to this entwinement helps bring into focus the key question concerning the contemporary dispute about the post-World War II international order and the United States’ role in maintaining it: What policies best advance America’s interest in conserving freedom?

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The Swamp Fights Back

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Trump was warned by friends, enemies, and neutrals that his fight against the deep state was suicidal. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, just a few days before Trump’s inauguration, cheerfully forecast (in a precursor to Samantha Power’s later admonition) what might happen to Trump once he attacked the intelligence services: “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

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From Israel To Amazon To Fundraising, "Middle-Class Joe" May Find It A Rough Go

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Imagine an alternate universe in which Jimmy Carter, 32 years after his first presidential run (this is assuming Carter wasn’t a winner back in 1976 and lost again in 1996), decided the third time would be the charm.
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The Hoover Institution Launches Centennial Lecture Series

Friday, March 8, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

To commemorate its centennial, the Hoover Institution will offer a lecture series, A Century of Ideas for a Free Society, that starts in March and continues through the end of 2019. The panel discussions will feature Hoover fellows examining the most critical issues facing America and the world. The topics reflect the values of the Hoover Institution—individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; limited, effective representative government; and an understanding of the nature of war, revolution, and peace.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

America’s Great Immigration System

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 8, 2019
‘The comic thing about this drama is that no one is even pretending there is a real emergency.” So says Neeraj Kaushal, 57, a professor of social policy at Columbia who has just published a bracing book on U.S. immigration policy. Her thesis: Far from presenting an emergency, as President Trump contends, America’s immigration system is the best in the world.
Analysis and Commentary

The 1972 Progressive Pathway To Oblivion

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 10, 2019
What is strange about the new envisioned progressive agendas for 2020 is that no serious Democratic presidential candidate next year could ever run on them.
Analysis and Commentary

Amy Webb On Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, And The Big Nine

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 11, 2019

Futurist and author Amy Webb talks about her book, The Big Nine, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. 

Analysis and Commentary

Milwaukee Voucher Program Helps Students Avoid Risky Behavior

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, March 11, 2019

Researchers studying school choice programs often look at the impact of using a voucher on student test scores or high school graduation. A new study of the longer-term impacts of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program finds that students who used vouchers to attend private school were less likely to be involved with criminal activity and paternity disputes.

Analysis and Commentary

Jacob Vigdor On Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Monday, March 11, 2019
In the latest EconTalk, both host Russ Roberts and economist interviewee Jacob Vigdor do a great job of discussing Vigdor’s and his colleagues’ 2016 study of Seattle’s large increase in the minimum wage. Russ asks pretty much all the right questions at all the right points. I highly recommend it.
Interviews
Interviews

Santelli Exchange: Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses higher wages despite less hours worked, fewer part-time workers, and the implications for Fed policy.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Is Winning Because Agenda 'Tailor-Made' For Working-Class

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson notes that President Trump won in 2016, and continues to hold sizable support because his agenda is "tailor-made" for key constituencies throughout the country that have become disillusioned with politics.

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What Began as a Very Positive Image-Boosting Initiative: Talking to Elizabeth C. Economy

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Los Angeles Review of Books
Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses how China has fared on reaching its own official goals (for instance in terms of economic growth, governmental accountability, military power), as well as her new book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State.

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Thomas Sowell lauds Friedman’s life and his impact on modern economics and public policy.
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Return Of The Sowell Man

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, March 11, 2019
“Even the best things come to an end,” wrote Thomas Sowell in a December, 2016, column headlined “Farewell.” At the age of 86, the great economist had decided to stop writing his column and “spend less time following politics and more time on my photography.” Since then, Sowell has been rather quiet, but current political trends have prompted him to re-emerge.
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Who's Really To Blame For America’s Trade Deficit?

quoting George P. Shultz, Martin Feldsteinvia Barron's
Friday, March 8, 2019

Americans buy more than they produce. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, published on Wednesday, imports of goods and services from the rest of the world exceeded exports by $621 billion in 2018. The deficit in manufactured goods was worth more than $840 billion—a new all-time high.

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TDS: Obstruction To Treason

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Observer-Reporter
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is consuming the Democratic Party. It has turned the House of Representatives into an obstructive, hateful, functionless mob. This poses a real and present danger to our nation.

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The Executive Power Clause—Crux Of The Constitutional Settlement

with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Reason
Friday, March 8, 2019

Thanks once again to Eugene for the opportunity to share this research from "Article II Vests the Executive Power, Not the Royal Prerogative." I'd like to close with some thoughts on the larger project and its implications. This first article lays the foundation. 

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Rules Of Cyber Road For America, Russia

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Korea Times
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The United States responded weakly after Russian cyber operations disrupted the 2016 presidential election. U.S. President Barack Obama had warned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of repercussions, but an effective reply became entangled in the domestic politics of Donald Trump's election. That could be about to change.

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Why The 'Reset' Didn't Last

quoting Michael McFaulvia Russia Matters
Friday, March 8, 2019
Ten years ago this week, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton followed up on Vice President Joe Biden’s proposed “reset” in relations with Moscow by giving her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, a symbolic red button marked “RESET.” While the English version of the word was correct, the Russian, famously, was not, saying “OVERLOAD” instead, due to two missing letters. The misspelling proved to be a bad omen: Within a few years, the relatively low-hanging fruit available to policymakers on both sides had been picked and relations soured again quickly.
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Carbon Tax Is Feel-Good Folly

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Bulletin
Saturday, March 9, 2019

The great economist Thomas Sowell said: “Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.”