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Transcript: Condoleezza Rice On "Face The Nation," September 15, 2019

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Face the Nation (CBS)
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses John Bolton, foreign policy, Russia, employment, automation, trade, education, and much more.

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Criticisms Illustrate Need For State Dept. Human Rights Panel

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, September 15, 2019

In early July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched the Commission on Unalienable Rights. “The commission’s mission,” he explained in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, “isn’t to discover new principles but to ground our discussion of human rights in America’s founding principles.” The announcement of the panel’s existence and mandate immediately triggered a barrage of skepticism, indignation, and anger. The misunderstandings that the criticisms embody underscore the urgency of the commission’s work.

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Trumped Out?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, September 15, 2019

After nearly four years of ceaseless attacks by Democrats and the press, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing.

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George Will On The Conservative Sensibility

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 16, 2019

George Will talks about his new book, The Conservative Sensibility, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Will argues for a conservative vision that embraces the dynamic nature of life. Topics discussed include the current political landscape, the American founding, James Madison's vision of government vs. Woodrow Wilson's, Friedrich Hayek, and of course, a little baseball.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democrats Learn The Hard Way: Not All Biden Attacks Cut The Same

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, September 15, 2019

In politics, there are three directions to punch – upward (at someone ahead in the polls), downward (at someone trailing) and straight across (at a peer occupying the same space).

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Rebecca Friedrichs’ Fight Against Teachers Unions

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 16, 2019

Rebecca Friedrichs, the lead plaintiff in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case that ended in a four-four split in the Supreme Court, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her book, “Standing Up to Goliath,” and how teachers feel about national unions.

Analysis and Commentary

John Bolton’s Baby Was Bombing Iran. Now What?

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, September 13, 2019

Iran and America are entering an intense face-off phase now that the NSC’s John Bolton is no longer around to push for bombing Tehran.

Analysis and Commentary

Samantha Power: The Woman Of System

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We need to restore a constituency and a faith that we can have a productive foreign policy, and I think that part of what that will entail is putting diplomacy and burden sharing at the front of our messaging and of our packaging and of our actions. Right now, humanitarian intervention, if it happens — and it’s happening in different places around the world — but is much more likely to be done by regional organizations like the African Union than it is to be orchestrated by great powers.

Interviews
Interviews

Democracy Works: China's Threat To Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia WPSU Penn State
Monday, September 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about the threat China's model of authoritarian capitalism poses to liberal democracy in the United States and around the world. Economics drives politics, and it's easy to admire China's growth while looking past things like increasing surveillance and lack of respect for norms and the rule of law.

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Andrew Roberts: Breakfast With A Brexiteer

interview with Andrew Robertsvia The American Interest
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Roberts talks about leadership—and the case for a no-deal Brexit. Roberts also discusses his recent book Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History.

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John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Reviewing DOJ Draft Report On FISA Abuse

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, September 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the investigation of the FISA warrant, how it was approved, what information was given to the court and by whom, could/should Andrew McCabe be charged, and more.

In the News
In the News

James Mattis On Why Call Sign Chaos Isn't A Political Book About The Trump Administration

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Time Magazine
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Although he took pains to avoid on-camera interviews and press briefings during his 23-month tenure as Defense Secretary, James Mattis has embraced the media circuit rounds to promote his new book Call Sign Chaos.

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Gen. Jim Mattis Talks About His New Book, ‘Call Sign Chaos,’ To Capacity Crowd At Nixon Library

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The OCR
Saturday, September 14, 2019

The East Room of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library was filled to capacity Friday evening, Sept. 13, as former Defense Secretary and four-star Marine General Jim Mattis discussed his newly released memoir, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.”

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'Arrogance': Mattis Co-Author Bing West Says US Efforts To Transform Iraq And Afghanistan Were Doomed

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Examiner
Sunday, September 15, 2019

When Henry Kissinger told James Mattis he should write a book about his more than four decades in the Marine Corps, it was no surprise he chose fellow Marine Bing West to help him. West, 79, the author of 10 books about combat, had known Mattis for nearly two decades by the time he was tapped to be the co-author of Call Sign Chaos, a memoir which weaves leadership lessons with Mattis' experiences in the military.

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Condoleezza Rice: Trump Admin’s ‘Commitment To Human Rights’ Not ‘As Strong As I Would Like’

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Breitbart
Friday, September 13, 2019

During a portion of an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated that the Trump administration’s commitment to human rights and democracy isn’t “as strong as I would like” but there have been “flashes” of such a commitment in Venezuela, Syria, and with the Taliban.

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The Case Against Reparations

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Merion West
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Reparations for slavery aren’t just a bad idea; they are an abysmal idea. On Juneteenth, or June 19th of this year, Congress held a hearing to discuss Bill H.R. 40 and the possibility of reparations for slavery. Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee, invoking the historian Ed Baptist: “enslavement ‘shaped every crucial aspect of the economy and politics of America, so that by 1836 more than $600 million, almost half of the economic activity in the United States, derived directly or indirectly from the cotton produced by the million-odd slaves.” 

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'Read, Read, Read': Mattis Won't Say Trump Should Pick Up His Book

quoting General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, September 13, 2019

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and while he wants to talk about what he learned leading troops in combat, all interviewers want to know about is his experience working for President Trump. Trump, who has a well-known aversion to heavy reading, is not likely to crack the Mattis book, but in an interview with the Washington Examiner, Mattis says anyone who does might pick up a few hints on how to be a better leader. Asked if he would recommend his book to the commander in chief, Mattis avoided answering directly.

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Governance By Nationwide Injunction Takes A Hit From Supreme Court

quoting John Yoovia Independent Women's Forum
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Have you been amazed, and perhaps angered, that any obscure judge you’ve never heard of can halt a policy of a duly elected president simply by issuing a nationwide injunction? Yesterday, the practice of nationwide injunctions took a small hit. The U. S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal judge in San Francisco cannot block the Trump administration’s new policy on asylum seekers by issuing a nationwide injunction.

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China's Triumph Over Poverty Was Spearheaded By Privatization

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Foundation for Economic Education
Saturday, September 14, 2019

In a recent interview with The Hill, presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders praised China, stating the nation had made "more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization." The remark generated a slew of headlines from right-leaning media, some of which mocked the Vermont senator for praising China. As many undoubtedly know, however, China’s progress in eradicating extreme poverty in recent decades is unprecedented.

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Here’s What The Democratic Candidates Had To Say About Education At Thursday’s Debate

quoting Hoover Institutionvia CNBC
Friday, September 13, 2019

The 10 leading Democratic presidential candidates covered a wide range of topics, from international diplomacy and tariffs to health care and gun reform, during ABC’s primary debate Thursday at Texas Southern University in Houston. Toward the end of the night, moderator and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis turned the debate toward education, sparking conversations about charter schools, inequality and teacher pay.

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UCSD To Host Discussion Of Global Policy With Condoleezza Rice

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Times of San Diego
Friday, September 13, 2019

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy will hold its inaugural Global Leaders Forum Friday with a discussion featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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Event Announcement: Constitution Day And Start-Of-Term Panels

mentioning John Yoovia SCOTUS Blog
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Alliance Defending Freedom and Jones Day will host a two-panel discussion on the establishment clause and religious liberty at the Supreme Court. The first panel will focus on last term and the American Legion decision, featuring ADF’s David Cortman, Mayer Brown’s Charles Rothfeld and Jones Day’s Kaytlin Roholt, moderated by the New York Times’ Adam Liptak. The second panel will look to next term and especially the Title VII cases, featuring ADF’s John Bursch and Goodwin Law’s Brian Burgess, moderated by SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe.