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Mike Pompeo Taps Foreign Policy Scholar Kiron Skinner As Chief State Department Planner

featuring Kiron K. Skinnervia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has tapped Carnegie Mellon University Professor Kiron Skinner, a nationally known author and Hoover Institution research fellow, as the State Department’s top planner.

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Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For The Socialist Sweep In 2018

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It’s election season, and madness is in the air. Besides the usual questions in a midterm election — who will carry the House and Senate, and how many seats will the incumbent president lose — the word socialism, rarely heard in American politics, is out in the open. A few candidates are actually running for office under the socialism banner. But what does that mean for the 2018 elections and beyond?

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The Consequences Of Land Ownership

by Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A comparison between the United States and Latin America shows the power of property rights.

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Forgotten Images Of The Vietnam War Made For The Americans Who Fought In It

featuring Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Thursday, August 30, 2018

For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves. Then, in 2014, a treasure trove of 35 mm negatives emerged from the gloom of a Scandinavian cellar, vividly reminding Mr. Greenspon of his time working for the scrappy little alternative tabloid.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Truth Will Set Us All Free

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 30, 2018

It’s time to stop the stonewalling, redacting, suppression, leaking to the press, and media hysteria surrounding investigations into the 2016 election.

Analysis and Commentary

The Blue Wave Rules In California—Even When Choosing A State Sport

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Rest assured that California’s state legislature is on the job and hard at work, settling such thorny matters as . . . deciding which athletic endeavor to designate as California’s “state sport.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Elizabeth Warren’s Surreptitious Socialism

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 30, 2018

A new bill from the Massachusetts senator would upend American business.

Analysis and Commentary

The ECB Should Choose An Italian To Supervise Banks

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg Quint
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Melvyn Krauss is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and an emeritus professor of economics at New York University.

Analysis and Commentary

Feds Battle Opioid Abuse With A Circular Firing Squad

by Henry I. Miller, Josh Bloomvia Daily Caller
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In her classic treatise on blunders in public policy, Barbara Tuchman famously wrote: Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be defined as the exercise of judgment acting on experience, common sense and available information, is less operative and more frustrated than it should be.

Analysis and Commentary

A Back-To-School Buffet

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I’ve been away on vacation, and you probably have, too. Here’s my attempt to catch up on several issues of educational importance. Dig in! 

Analysis and Commentary

A World Of LBJs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This paper details an extensive and elaborate campaign using elective law enforcement offices, in coordination with major donors and activist pressure groups, to attain a policy agenda that failed through the democratic process. The plan is revealed in emails and other public records obtained during two and a half years of requests under state open records laws.

Interviews
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Tax Cuts Lead To Future Deficits, Obama And Romney Officials Say

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the long-term impact from the Trump administration's tax cuts.

In the News
Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta,  Uruguay, 1925
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Italian Diplomat’s Scrapbooks Received By The Hoover Archives

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, were added to Hoover holdings.  The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America.  The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian foreign service officer.

News
In the News

Dangerous Experiments

quoting Frank Diköttervia Korea Joongang Daily
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
In “Mao’s Great Famine,” Dutch historian Frank Dikotter illustrates the catastrophe of government mismanagement in grim detail: at one collective farm, where one in 20 residents died in 1960, children were being eaten
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US Experts See Positive Results From BRI On World Economy

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia China Daily
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will have a positive impact in bringing countries together and benefiting the world economy, US experts said at an innovation forum held in Stanford University on Tuesday.
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UNC Needs Greater Focus On Class Diversity

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Tar Heel
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Diversity: the word that best defines our current social climate. Wherever one might look, training, requirements and conversations about diversity dominate every bit of attention the American public has to offer. This emphasis has originated from modern universities, who are criticized as breeding grounds for social justice theory. And to the extent that such accusations are true, UNC is no exception.

In the News

Up Is Down And Down Is Up: The New Political Vocabulary

quoting Shelby Steelevia The Hill
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In Wonderland, Alice was heard to say: “I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards.” Wow, America is in Wonderland. Half the country sees the other half as upside down.

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New Orleans, Chinese Officials Announce International Investigation Into Fentanyl Ring

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia The New Orleans Advocate
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

For years, U.S. officials have complained that Chinese laboratories are a major source of illicit fentanyl, the potent opioid that has driven a stunning increase in overdose deaths on this side of the Pacific.

John McCain
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John McCain, Nuclear Disarmament, And What Might Have Been

mentioning George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia Defense One
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

If McCain had become president in 2008, the world might have had far fewer nuclear weapons today.

In the News

Welcome To The Neighborhood: Brokers Guilty Of Serious Misconduct May Be Closer Than You Think

mentioning Amit Seru via Financial Advisor IQ
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

By many accounts, one of the biggest problems the industry has faced since the global financial crisis of 2008 is one of trust. Tomes have been written about how the too-big-to-fail banks, hocking mortgage-backed securities, whittled away the trust of investors and the public. Yet as the industry slowly rebuilds this trust, there may be cause for alarm in the chair right next to you. New research has revealed just how endemic brokers with severe misconduct violations may be throughout the country and the industry.

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Wednesday Short Cuts

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Patriot Post
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Insight: “A democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive.” —Thomas Sowell