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Area 45: An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

interview with David Davenportvia Area 45
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Granting 16-years-old the right to vote, abolishing the Electoral College, reshaping the makeup of the Supreme Court, states entering a voting compact…do we need a renewed emphasis on civics education?

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Sparks In The Taiwan Strait Tinderbox

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

For the first time in 20 years, two Chinese fighter jets deliberately crossed the Median Line of the Taiwan Strait this week, making a ten-minute incursion that prompted a scramble of Taiwan fighter jets to intercept them. The J-11s that crossed line are only the latest intimidation from the mainland towards Taiwan. Last May, People’s Liberation Army Air Force bombers and jets flew around the island, underscoring Beijing’s ability to encircle Taiwan from the air in the case of hostilities. 

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With Mueller Hopes Gone, So Goes Progressive Unity

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Democratic Party has lots of radical new ideas, and lots of radical presidential candidates and politicos. But the common hatred of President Donald Trump has united otherwise quite disparate Democratic leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

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Occupational Licensing Is A Bad Idea

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

People have a right to make a living. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: God And Money At Yale

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Ivy League Law School’s controversial new policy could deny financial aid to students working with religious organizations.

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Primary Color: Green . . . With Envy

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Among the more curious comments of late by a California politician is the recent assessment of next year’s Democratic presidential primary in the Golden State, courtesy of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Lessons From My Time On The Maryland State Board Of Education, Part II

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Third, do your utmost to control the agenda and contain the interruptions. Every organization with a board is capable of drowning that board in so much paperwork, so many information items, and such a long list of trivial issues for review as to prevent board members from even getting enough airtime to present their ideas and raise other matters. What’s more, any veteran executive (and every state superintendent comes from that tribe!) knows that control comes from managing the agenda, paper flow, and lines of communication. 

Analysis and Commentary

Are Career-Tech Students Preparing For Jobs That Actually Exist?

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Not long ago, the New York Times ran a revealing article titled “The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom.” Based on a comprehensive survey of older Americans, the authors reported that, “Over the last few decades, Americans have become less mobile, and most adults—especially those with less education or lower incomes—do not venture far from their hometowns.” In fact, “the median distance Americans live from their mother is eighteen miles, and only 20 percent live more than a couple of hours’ drive from their parents.”

Analysis and Commentary

World Affairs: The Secret World Of Kidnapping, Hostages And Ransom

with Markos Kounalakisvia Maine Pubic
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks with Joel Simon, author of the new book We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom, about the conflicts and consequences in negotiating with terrorists and paying ransom.

Analysis and Commentary

Re-Weaving The Fabric Of Character

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

As I gird my loins for several upcoming events where we will wrangle over the “social and emotional learning” approach to educating-the-whole-child, I benefited—and perhaps you could, too—from a conceptual reset, courtesy of a fine new book by Anne Snyder, who leads the “character initiative” at the Philanthropy Roundtable, of which Fordham is a member and where I once had the honor of serving on the board.

Interviews
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan On How Markets And The State Leave The Community Behind

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Stigler Center
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about the current populist backlash against globalization and the release of his new book The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

Interviews

John Yoo: Could The Mueller Report Be More 'Damaging' To Trump Than Barr's Summary Indicates?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses new reporting on alleged frustrations by the special counsel team over the narrative created by the Department of Justice before the report's full release.

In the News
In the News

'The Case for Trump' Is The First Sane Book About The 45th President

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia NewsMax
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, is a very wise man. A renown expert on Greek and Roman classics and military history, he has written over a dozen eminently readable books on those subjects. His 2017 "The Second World Wars," is the most learned book I have read on how the first global conflict was fought and won. 

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"With Enough Capital, We Can End Private Financial Crises Forever"

featuring John H. Cochrane via LOEWE Center SAFE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
SAFE Policy Lecture: For a safer financial system, John Cochrane from Hoover Institution at Stanford University sees no need for intense regulation.
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Book Review For “The High Cost Of Good Intentions”

featuring John F. Coganvia Springer Link
Thursday, April 4, 2019

John Cogan, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and faculty member at Stanford University’s Public Policy Program, has written “The High Cost of Good Intentions,” which provides a detailed history of U.S. entitlement programs. The book’s coverage spans the beginnings of U.S. entitlements with the pension benefits provided to Revolutionary War veterans through the present, with the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid benefits expansion. It will surely be of interest to academics, policymakers, and the members of the public with concern for the consequences of entitlements in the United States.

In the News

Abolish The Electoral College? Proceed At One's Own Risk.

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The push to abolish the Electoral College is picking up steam as Democrats turn their attention to the 2020. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is among the latest high-profile Democrats to call for eliminating the age-old system, deeming it a “vestige of the past” and “undemocratic.” Some of the Democrats in the crowded 2020 field, ranging from South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg to Sens. Elizabeth and Kirsten Gillibrand, had previously sounded the call. Warren has argued for a change in which “every vote matters.”

In the News

New Poll: America Is Morally Divided Over Socialism

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, April 4, 2019

In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump drew cheers from mainstream America with his clear and compelling statement that America was founded on liberty and will never become a socialist country. But not everyone cheered, and it is telling that an American president even felt compelled to make such a statement. As the Democrats have become increasingly radicalized and openly supportive of socialism, President Trump saw the need to name the threat out loud and to rally freedom-loving Americans to defend their birthright.

In the News

Conservative Legal Experts Attack Trump's Push To Dismantle Obamacare In Court

quoting Michael McConnellvia NBC News
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Trump administration's decision to support a ruling by a Texas federal judge against Obamacare is drawing surprising criticism from conservatives, who are joining with liberal legal experts in attacking the government's new position.

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Trump’s Border Closure Threat Roils Immigration Debate

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

As the number of migrants apprehended at the Southwest border hits 100,000 per month, President Donald Trump once again is playing a game of high-stakes brinksmanship as he threatens to shut down the border, or parts of it.

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More Chinese Nationals Are Studying In The US, And Colleges Are Ignoring The Security Risks

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Last academic year, American colleges and universities hosted approximately one million international students, 363,000 of whom were Chinese nationals. A decade prior, enrollment from the People’s Republic of China totaled 81,000.