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Examining Elizabeth Warren's Slide

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, December 19, 2019

In early May of 2019, Elizabeth Warren found herself trailing Joe Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average by over 33 percentage points (41.4% to 8%). Over the next three months she began a rapid rise. By Sept. 9, she had overtaken Biden in the weekly YouGov poll to become the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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California’s Governor And His Three Christmas Ghosts

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 19, 2019

This being our last Thursday column before the holiday break, I thought it fitting to take a look at Sacramento through a more Dickensian lens—a 2019 version, if you will, of A Christmas Carol, the 66-page novella first published in 1843.

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Former Intelligence Chiefs Fit Perfectly Into Media Advocacy Culture

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have lots of things in common.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: A Trio Of Tyrannies

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, December 19, 2019

American pressure on China, Iran, and North Korea is working — and that’s why things may be about to get more dangerous.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Best And Worst Of The 2010s

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, December 19, 2019

The most promising — and disturbing — trends of the decade that was.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Sarah Isgur: Post-Trump Republicans

interview with Sarah Isgurvia Area 45
Thursday, December 19, 2019

What life after Donald Trump might look like for the Republicans.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Proposed Wealth Tax And Incentives

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

In the last couple of days, I’ve been going through old exams and problem sets for my economics courses that I taught from the mid-1980s until a couple of years ago. I found a problem I put on a problem set that readers might find interesting.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Sorry Tale Of Two Investigations."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Sorry Tale Of Two Investigations."

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith On “In Hoffa’s Shadow” & Impeachment Calls

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Overnight America (KMOX)
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his recent book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

In the News
In the News

Trade Now A Top Source Of Policy Uncertainty

featuring Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Trade tensions have helped drive global policy–related uncertainty to new highs, according to Chicago Booth’s Steven J. Davis. “Trade policy under the Trump administration also has a capricious, back-and-forth character that amplifies uncertainty and undermines a rules-based trading order,” writes Davis.

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Trump Sends Six-Page Letter To Pelosi Condemning Impeachment Inquiry

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

You're looking at live pictures of Capitol Hill. Steps from where we're sitting right now, the House is currently setting up the rules for the impeachment vote. They're apparently going to hold tomorrow. The House is temporarily in recess and is going to be reconvening in about a half an hour we're monitoring the situation there.

In the News

Washington Post Concedes That Government Spending On Education Has Increased, Not Decreased

quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The Daily Signal
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

“The biggest problem plaguing U.S. public schools [is] a lack of resources.” So claims Robert Pianta, dean of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, in an op-ed published last week in The Washington Post. In fact, Pianta asserts, government spending on K-12 education actually has declined since the 1980s.

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Debt And Entanglements Between The Wars A Book Edited By Era Dabla-Norris

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia EIN News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dinner speech by Vitor Gaspar at the Fourth biennial ECB conference on fiscal policy and EMU governance.

In the News

Wednesday Short Cuts

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Patriot Post
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Mitch McConnell, Jerry Nadler, and more.

In the News

Text-Reading Machines Can Predict Share Prices

cited Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A single word in a news report—a well-placed “undervalue,” for example—can drive a company’s stock price up or down. Investors can benefit if they can figure out which words matter within a few days, research suggests.

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Finish 2019 With A Sampling Of Recent Faculty Books

mentioning Philip Zelikow, Condoleezza Ricevia UVA Today
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

American history and politics, poetry and memoir, and the controversial cigarette – all among the topics of books published by University of Virginia faculty in 2019, with several appealing to a wider audience than specialists and academics.

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Bookworm Selects Her Best Books Of 2019

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Daily Jefferson County Union
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

So many books, so little time. That’s what they say, and in 2019, it was the truth. Here are the can’t-miss, shouldn’t-skip books of the past 12 months.