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Iran’s Options In A Showdown With America Are All Bad

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Trump governs the tempo of the confrontation.

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The Libertarian: Iran, War Powers, And The Constitution

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, January 9, 2020

How the evolution of war powers has muddled the constitutional balance between the White House and Congress.

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Decision 2020 Report: What To Do About Iran?

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution will track the 2020 election on a weekly basis, offering readers our Fellows’ ideas and perspectives on policy issues that are defining the race for the White House.

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Is Maximum Pressure On Iran Likely To Work?

by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia The New York Review of Books
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

In a major speech in May 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined how the Trump administration sought to make Americans more secure from attack by Iran, deny that adversary a path to acquiring nuclear weapons, stop Iranian-backed terrorism, and reduce Iranian influence in the Middle East. 

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The Historical Threat To Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 9, 2020

America’s founders understood that the persistent and historical threat to freedom is the concentration of power, especially in the hands of the government. They wrote America’s Constitution in a manner that preserves individual freedom by limiting the government’s power. But too many people in modern times have forgotten the risk involved in giving the government more power and control over their lives.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

And If Trump Wanted To Do Business With California . . .

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 9, 2020

This being my first column of the new year, let’s start things off with a high-altitude, big-picture look at the relationship between President Trump and California—namely, what, if anything, will change will change politically or policywise?

Analysis and Commentary

The Iran Cringe Of The Progressives

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fear-mongering is their favorite motif.

Analysis and Commentary

On The Integration Of Psychological Operations With Cyber Operations

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 9, 2020

In a story released on Christmas Day, 2019, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Cyber Command is “developing information warfare tactics that could be deployed against senior Russian officials and oligarchs if Moscow tries to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections through hacking election systems or sowing widespread discord.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Where R & D And School Improvement Meet, Good Things Happen

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Over the past nine months or so, our Moonshot for Kids initiative, a collaboration with the Center for American Progress, has given me an opportunity to think a lot about research and development in K–12 education.

Analysis and Commentary

Those That Live By The Scores…

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

We are endlessly tempted—and strongly encouraged by OECD’s Andreas Schleicher—to infer policy guidance from PISA results. If a country’s score goes up, maybe other countries should emulate its education practices and priorities, as they surely must be what’s causing the improvement.

Analysis and Commentary

Mark Cuban Probably Spouts Nonsense

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

“The biggest issue for entrepreneurs, for capitalists, for those of us who are successful is, if someone is only going to be paid by the hour…they’re always going to fall behind,” Cuban told Recode Decode with Kara Swisher at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas. “And income distribution is … [the] disparity is going to get wider and wider.”

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Be It Resolved: Liberal Democracy Will Not Survive The 21st Century

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Munk Debates Podcast
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.

Interviews

U.S. And Iran Must Walk Away From Binding Rhetoric To De-Escalate Conflict, Stanford Scholar Abbas Milani Says

interview with Abbas Milanivia Stanford News
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milanis discusses US relations with Iran following events that include Iran’s missile strike against Iraqi military bases that house US forces and the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Interviews

John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo disusses his National Review article "The Soleimani Strike: The President Has the Constitution and Precedent on His Side."

Interviews

Abbas Milani On U.S.-Iran Tensions

interview with Abbas Milanivia C-SPAN
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milanis talked about the renewed tensions between the US and Iran.

Interviews

Abbas Milani On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Abbas Milanivia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani says the death of Soleimani, called “the head of the snake,” is complicated to Iranian people. Soleimani helped fight Iraq in 1988, and helped fight ISIS, so was seen both as a devil and as Napoleonic-mystic patriot.  

Interviews

Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (With Jack Goldsmith)

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Stay Tuned with Preet
Thursday, January 9, 2020

(10:35) Hoover Instituion fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his most recent book is In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

In the News
In the News

Xi Voted People’s Leader But Not By The People

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Asia Times
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

‘Chairman of Everything’ is handed a new title as China’s ‘illiberal state seeks leadership in a liberal world order.'

In the News

State Laws Credited With Raising Wages Of Lowest-Earning Employees

cited Kevin Hassettvia CFO Dive
Monday, January 6, 2020

Organizations expecting to increase minimum-wage level hiring can expect to pay more, two former federal officials say.

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Trump: Iran 'Appears To Be Standing Down'

quoting Abbas Milanivia VOA News
Thursday, January 9, 2020

“Iran appears to be standing down,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in an address to the nation the morning after more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeted two Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops.

In the News

The 2010s May Be The Best Decade Ever In Terms Of College Attainment. Don’t Dismiss The Value In That

cited Eric Hanushekvia The 74 Million
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

It might be easy to get depressed about the current state of American education. We’ve just gone through a “lost decade” with flat math and reading scores and outright declines for low-performing students. Worse, stagnant achievement was not limited to K-12 students — the scores of college students and even of American adults tested on exams that compared them with peers worldwide were also flat.

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5 Things To Know About 707 Years Of Interest Rate Data

cited Paul Schmelzingvia Think Advisor
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Bank of England has published a breath-taking thriller for people involved with creating and selling safe saving and investment vehicles: a comprehensive look at what happened to inflation-adjusted interest rates from 1311 through 2018.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Market For Victimhood

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization (University of Colorado Boulder)
Monday, January 27, 2020

Join the CU Boulder Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization for an evening conversation with renowned political leader, national security expert, human rights advocate, New York Times best-selling author and expert on Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. “It has been said that education opens the mind, while indoctrination closes it. A good education permits one to think critically, and to consider multiple viewpoints."