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A Clear-Eyed Focus On Our Interests: A Guide For The Next President

by Stephen D. Krasner, Amy Zegartvia War on the Rocks
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Today’s principal foreign policy challenge is distraction. Take a look at what the next occupant of the White House needs to focus on.

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The Impending "Humanitarian Catastrophe" In Aleppo

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As the Russian-backed Aleppo offensive proceeds, State Department official Brett McGurk testified today that Aleppo is on the verge of “a humanitarian catastrophe.” In the face of that catastrophe, allied complaints about U.S. disengagement and cries at home for U.S. intervention grow louder. 

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Obama’s Syria Policy Is Morally And Strategically Bankrupt

by Kori Schakevia National Review
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Five years ago, President Obama proudly declared that “some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different.” Imagine how that must sound to a people whose government has killed more than a quarter million of its citizens and made refugees of 9 million more, who suffer chemical-weapons and barrel-bomb attacks, kidnappings, and torture. 

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The Tradition Of Liberal Education Is Under Assault

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Education
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Conservatives have been at the forefront of the battle to defend liberal education against the politicization of the college curriculum, the promulgation of campus speech codes, and the denigration of due process—supported by the Obama administration’s Department of Education April 2011 Dear Colleague letter which advised colleges and universities to circumscribe the rights of the accused—in academic disciplinary procedures.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

We Reduced Smoking, Why Not Drug Use?

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Decriminalization, better treatment programs and strong social messages are essential to ending the scourge.

Analysis and Commentary

In Search Of Fixes For A Fossilized Economy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015.

Analysis and Commentary

Bitten By The Unresponsive, Irresponsible FDA

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia National Review
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Regulators are blocking innovative approaches to protecting us from Zika and other viruses.

Analysis and Commentary

Saudi Foreign Policy: A State of Flux

by Jane Kinninmontvia The Caravan
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The accession of King Salman a year ago and the decision to lead a military intervention in Yemen mark a new phase for Saudi foreign policy. That does not mean that there is a new foreign policy doctrine or strategy.

Analysis and Commentary

Time To End Draft Registration

by David R. Henderson, Chad W. Seagrenvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why are some feminists championing an oppressive and coercive institution? 

Analysis and Commentary

Californians Are Voting With Their Feet

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, February 11, 2016

California has something of a migration problem. Yes, the state's population growth rate has been hovering just under 1% for a few years with natural increases and international net migration staying just strong enough for the state to continue growing, but California's consistent net domestic out-migration should be concerning to Sacramento as it develops state policy. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Paradox Of Value

by Timothy Kanevia Balance of Economics
Thursday, February 11, 2016

After two centuries of development, economics still lacks a good understanding of how to value things. To be honest, I never realized the gaping hole in the field until recently, despite earning a Ph.D. in economics and teaching Econ 101 to hundreds of students over the years. Adam Smith mentions the “paradox of value” in the Wealth of Nations, but the idea was not original to him.

Analysis and Commentary

End Draft Registration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Many women's rights advocates hail the Department's decision as a step toward equality. In light of the policy change, many have also called for ending the exclusion of women from the selective service. In 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that because women were excluded from combat roles, they could not be compelled to register for selective service.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses possible criminal charges in the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Interviews

Michael McFaul On AmbasciataUSA Live Stream

interview with Michael McFaulvia YouTube
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the US-Russia relationship.

Interviews

David Henderson On Opinion Journal

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson gives his insight to the debate over reinstating compulsory military service and requiring women to register for selective service.

In the News
In the News

For The Record: A Student Asked The Best Question On Climate Change In All The Presidential Debates

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Debate moderators in the 2016 presidential election cycle have had plenty of data to pose strong questions to candidates regarding climate change. Impacts include mass dislocation, alterations in the spread of infectious diseases, more intense Western wildfires and record-breaking warmth in both 2014 and 2015.

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Hyperinflation Paranoia Guides The Federal Reserve: Bloomberg View

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia Oregonian
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Move over Zimbabwe: Venezuela has replaced you as the poster child for monetary disaster. Citizens of that country are carrying backpacks of cash to buy their daily necessities. Prices there are expected to rise by 720 percent this year, making Venezuela's hyperinflation the most severe on planet Earth.

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Analysis: When Will Trump Have To Explain His Plan?

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Donald Trump has climbed to the top of the polls by repeating the simple message that he’s going to help America win again. Trump loves to talk about winning so much that he dropped some form of the word “win” eight times in his 13-minute New Hampshire victory speech.

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Is State GOP Pinning Hopes On Faulconer?

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Republican mayor's success in Democratic San Diego has some talking him up to run for governor.

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Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion Of The State

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Law Talk fans rejoice! Richard Epstein and I finally agree on something: the dangers of the over-expansion of the welfare state. Liberty’s Nemesis, which I edited with Dean Reuter of the Federalist Society, brings together more than 30 contributors who chart and critique the untrammeled growth of the federal government during the Obama years. 

In the News

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Massive Foreign-Policy Brain Trust

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

[Registration Required] The campaign has enlisted several hundred experts to advise the former secretary of state. Is it too big to fail?

Sam Nunn
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Secure Atlanta: Launching A New Generation Of Cyberpreneurs - Keynote By Sen. Sam Nunn

featuring Sam Nunnvia Georgia Tech College of Computing and Institute for Information Security & Privacy
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Georgia Tech College of Computing and Institute for Information Security & Privacy announce Senaor Sam Nunn - Co-Chairman and CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative - as keynote speaker, following a distinguished panel of entrpreneurs, at "Secure Atlanta: Launching a New Generation of Cyberpreneurs."

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Politico Caucus: Energy And The Election

mentioning Jeremy Carlvia Politico
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Join us as we bring POLITICO's South Carolina Caucus members together for the first time for a deep-dive discussion, featuring a variety of perspectives, about the energy policy issues facing the next president.