In this edition of Eureka, we focus on immigration by coming at the topic from four directions: illegal immigration, immigration policy, the culture of immigration in America, and the history of immigration in California.
On June 25, 1183, representatives of Italy’s Lombard League met Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa on Lake Konstanz to receive his signature on a charter promising to respect the effective independence of the League’s component cities, as well as the League’s right to continue defending that independence by force of arms.
The U.S. Supreme Court shocked property owners in 2005 when it allowed the City of New London, Connecticut, to take the property of Suzette Kelo for a private development project. At least Ms. Kelo received some compensation.
Think way back to August 2008. California voters were preparing to ban same-sex marriage, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was changing his “sanctuary” city’s policy so that Eric Antonio Uc-Cahun and criminals like him would not be shielded from deportation.
For the first decade of Fordham’s existence, starting in 1997, reviewing state academic standards was our bread and butter, but the pattern always seemed to be the same: A few states had done a commendable job of identifying the knowledge and skills—grade by grade—that their students needed to master to be on track for success after high school. But most state standards were horrendous—poorly written, disorganized, incomplete, and replete with dubious ideas.
Here’s Brendan Kirby reporting on a segment from President Donald Trump’s speech last night in West Virginia: “You know, I’d rather have fake news like CNN,” he said, waving toward the bank of reporters in front of him. “I would rather have fake news — it’s true — than have anybody, including liberals, socialists, anything, than have anybody stopped and censored.”
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses security clearances, the White House Counsel Don McGahn's cooperation with the Mueller probe, President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, coal emissions, and more.
Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her book The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, which is about a team of women assigned to fulfill a crucial communications role alongside American service members deployed to France as part of World War I. These incredible women broke barriers and changed the course of history.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for drastic changes to corporate governance, which I wrote about in this space last week, continues to draw thoughtful responses from commentators. Colleague Ryan Bourne notes that one study “found that German firms were 27 percent less valuable to their shareholders” because of the workers-on-boards co-determination laws Warren would have us emulate. Moreover, the value given up was not merely transferred to the firms’ workforces but was in part dissipated through inefficiency.
The much vaunted Liberal Democratic Order is facing serious crisis today. Across both sides of Atlantic, we see an increasing trend of democratic recession and the simultaneous rise of populism, nationalism, and radicalism globally — from Athens to Ankara, Brussels to Brasilia. Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and one of the foremost thinkers of liberal democracy was invited to talk and discuss some of the trends of the democratic order at Observer Research Foundation on 8 August, 2018.
Millennials and other young generations could be hit with significant income losses by delaying fixes to Social Security and Medicare, warns a report released today by a bipartisan Washington think tank.