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Featured
Featured

William Barr Vs. Eric Holder: A Tale Of Two Attorneys General

by Michael McConnellvia The National Review
Friday, May 10, 2019

The differences between the cases are informative.

Featured

Free Solo And Economic Growth

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Monday, May 13, 2019

We recently watched "Free Solo", the great movie about Alex Honnold's free (no aids, no ropes) solo climb of El Capitan. Among many other things, it got me thinking about economic growth.

Featured

Journalism Is Dead—Long Live The Media!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, May 12, 2019

There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on.

Featured

The Spectre Of Socialism In America

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 13, 2019

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of socialism.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Mueller Report’s Weak Statutory Interpretation Analysis

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Someone on Twitter recently asked: “What is your most [fire emoji] take that absolutely infuriates people and you know deep down in your heart is 100% true”? I was inclined to respond: “The statutory interpretation analysis in the Mueller report is one-sided and weak.”

Analysis and Commentary

For Harris And O'Rourke, Can Two "Dream" Candidates Reawaken Voters?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Three months ago, if you’d have asked me to gin up a presidential ticket that made progressive hearts go pit-a-pat, I’d have suggested a two-person luge of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Burton On Being Certain

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 13, 2019

Neurologist and author Robert Burton talks about his book, On Being Certain, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Burton explores our need for certainty and the challenge of being skeptical about what our brain tells us must be true. 

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. Department Of Education Touts Tax Credits, Title IX Reform

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 13, 2019

Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.

Analysis and Commentary

Regulatory Reset In Idaho

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, May 11, 2019

My friend and former student Paul Gerner suggested to me a few years ago that the federal government have a “regulatory reset.” The idea is that the government eliminates all regulations and then brings back the one it decides it wants. Presumably we would end up with substantially fewer regulations.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
Analysis and Commentary

75 Minutes With Jordan Peterson

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 10, 2019

Last Thursday I drove up to San Francisco with a friend, Tom, to see Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson speak. 

Analysis and Commentary

Baseball Great Albert Pujols Defends Property Rights

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 10, 2019

"I don’t play this game so I can pay fans so they can give me, you know… He can have that piece of history, its for the fans that we play for too. He has the right to keep it, the ball went in the stands so I would never fight anybody to give anything back."

Interviews
Interviews

Morris Fiorina: The American Culture War Myth

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Divided We Fall
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses why he believes that American is not polarized.

Interviews

The Exchange: John Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia The Exchange (Reuters)
Monday, May 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses ideas from his recent conference "Strategies For Monetary Policy: A Policy Conference."

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Makes 'The Case For Trump'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Signal
Monday, May 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

Will Robots Take Over American Jobs? Elizabeth Cobbs And James Shelley Discuss Documentary, Claim “We Fear Things That Make Our Lives Better”

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia WGN Radio
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs and James Shelley discuss their new PBS documentary, CyberWork and The American Dream.

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Trump's Attitude Toward The Congressional Demands Is "Bring It On."

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses President Trump's attitude toward congressional demands.

Interviews

Michael Auslin: Amazon Prime Video Unbowed By Red China's Censorship

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his National Review article"Amazon Prime Pulls back the Curtain on China’s Propaganda."

Interviews

Bill Whalen: Elizabeth Warren Vs Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders At The Early Debates

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "She Dominates The Democrats' Issues Debate, But When Does Warren Have Her "Moment"?"

Interviews

Adam White: Report Card On Regulatory Reform

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Competitive Enterprise Institute
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White moderates a discussion concerning executive order 13771, and how well departments and agencies have been doing complying with the “1-in, 2-out” and zero regulatory budget provisions of executive order 13771.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Should U.S. Schools Mandate Foreign Language Instruction?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether US schools should mandate foreign language instruction.

In the News
In the News

Discrimination And Disparities II

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, May 13, 2019

How Thomas Sowell's new book turns the thinking of many politicians, academicians, legal experts and judges to mush.

In the News

Burns Again

quoting George P. Shultzvia Breaking Views
Thursday, May 9, 2019

In June 1971 Arthur Burns, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, sent U.S. President Richard Nixon a nine-page letter in which he summed up the country’s economic challenges: “namely, an inflation feeding on itself at a time of substantial unemployment.” Burns told the Republican president, who had nominated him to the Fed and for whom he previously served as an adviser, that “our monetary and fiscal policies have not been working as expected.”

In the News

Political Union Hosts A Conversation On AI

quoting John Villasenorvia North by Northwestern (Northwestern University)
Monday, May 13, 2019

“When I was a boy, everyone knew robots were going to kill us,” Kris Hammond told attendees at Northwestern Political Union’s panel on the Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Hammond is a computer science professor at Northwestern specializing in AI research and who filled the role of moderator for the evening. “Now we know they’re going to kill us in interesting and new ways.”

In the News

China And The Us Are Caught In A Cold War Trap

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Asia Times
Friday, May 10, 2019

Deal or no trade deal, the threat of a new Cold War between China and the United States is likely to turn the summer months into a winter of discontent.

In the News

Notable & Quotable: Kevin Warsh On Federal Reserve Independence

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 12, 2019

[Subscription Required] From “Tying Down the Anchor: The Task Gets Tougher,” a paper by Kevin Warsh presented May 3 at a Hoover Institution conference:

In the News

International Pushback Disrupts Amazon’s Momentum To Expand Its Empire Worldwide

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Washington Post
Friday, May 10, 2019

The e-commerce giant Amazon has bet big on India, even boasting on a company website last year about its ability to deliver to a remote Himalayan village 11,500 feet above sea level. The company recently debuted a version of its e-commerce site in Hindi, a move Amazon’s top India executive said was part of its effort to attract “the next 100 million customers,” in what analysts described as the company’s most important market abroad.

In the News

Despite Facebook Co-Founder’s Call For A Breakup, Antitrust Experts Say It’s A Long Shot – Here's Why

quoting Nicolas Petitvia The Wrap
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg launch Facebook out of his Harvard dorm room in 2004, is calling for the social network’s breakup — but antitrust experts think the odds of that happening are as long as MySpace’s chances of once again becoming the world’s most popular networking site.

In the News

Fewer Chinese Students In The US May Not Be A Bad Thing

quoting Hoover Institutionvia University World News
Saturday, May 11, 2019

The total number of international students studying in the United States last year declined at all levels by 2.7%. This is the second consecutive year of decline. Enrollment of students from the leading sending country, China, declined by 2%.

In the News

Library Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

mentioning Michael McFaulvia The Daily Journal
Monday, May 13, 2019

The next time you visit the San Mateo Main Library take a moment to look at the big plaque on the outside of the building. It’s a list of the major donors — individuals and business organizations — who contributed to the original capital campaign. Twenty-five years ago the San Mateo Library Foundation was created and it has much to celebrate today.

In the News

Doing Nothing About Climate Change The Most Expensive Option

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Duluth News Tribune
Sunday, May 12, 2019

A human-caused crisis threatened many of Earth's plant and animal species. The problem was in the atmosphere.