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Social Security’s Downward Spiral

by Charles Blahousvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 23, 2018

The program promises benefits far in excess of its projected revenues. Why haven't lawmakers acted? 

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Reasonable Disagreements: A Special Day For The Special Counsel

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The fundamental issues surrounding Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of President Trump.

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A Big State—And Plenty Of California Democrats With Big Presidential Ambitions

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Is it possible to be both oversized and undersized at the same time? California’s role in presidential elections proves that, yes, it is.

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Eureka Issue 1803: A Nation-State Of Immigrants

via Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, August 23, 2018

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. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Bombs Of August

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 23, 2018

It’s easy in retrospect to fault Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, but he had only worse options at his disposal.

Analysis and Commentary

A Federal Land Grab Shows How No Fences Make Bad Neighbors

by Terry Anderson, Roger Meinersvia Washington Examiner
Friday, August 10, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Europe’s Deep Localism And Populism

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Thursday, August 23, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary

The Changed Face Of California’s Electorate And Policy Choices

by Dan Morainvia Eureka
Thursday, August 23, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Nuclear Option

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

With Cohen and Manafort going to jail, the president could choose to burn the system down.

Analysis and Commentary

The Perils Of Revising The Common Core

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Just Shocked Me

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 23, 2018

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.”

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Analysis and Commentary

Europe’s White-Knuckle Ride From Defeat To Prosperity And Crisis

by Josef Joffevia Financial Times
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

[Subscription required] Ian Kershaw’s new book offers an expert and meticulous look at the events that shaped the continent as it embarks on a new chapter in history.

Interviews
Interviews

It’s Time For India To Talk About The Instant Runoff Voting Method: Larry Diamond

interview with Larry Diamondvia The Hindu
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses modernizing the rules-based order, strong leaders, and why India must reconsider its electoral system.

Interviews

Elizabeth Cobbs: The History Of McCarthyism

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia MPR News
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs talks about McCarthyism and populism.

Interviews

Paul Peterson On The EdNext Podcast: Results From The 2018 EdNext Poll

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks about the results of the 2018 Education Next poll.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen On AirTalk: Week In Politics

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, August 20, 2018

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.

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Elizabeth Cobbs: They Were America’s First Female Soldiers. Now They’re Getting The Recognition They Deserve

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Task and Purpose
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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.

In the News
In the News

The Warren Plan And The History Of Corporate Chartering

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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. 

In the News

Liberal Democracies Are Becoming Less Liberal Worldwide

featuring Larry Diamondvia Observer Research Foundation
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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.

In the News

Millennials Could Be Hit Hard By Delaying Social Security Fix, Says Bipartisan Think Tank

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 22, 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.

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UB Distinguished Speakers Series To Feature Joe Biden, Condoleezza Rice, Ronan Farrow And More

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Buffalo News
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo’s 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series.