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Must America Be In The Middle East?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Yes, but the strategic considerations have changed.

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California Should Take A Collective Breath—And Consider What Collective Bargaining Has Brought

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Forget about death and taxes as life’s only certainties.

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Rekindling Confidence In Key Institutions, Schools Included

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I haven’t yet got my hands on the much-discussed new book by Yuval Levin, one of the most thoughtful conservative public intellectuals and writers of our time (also editor of National Affairs and head of “social, cultural and constitutional studies” at the American Enterprise Institute). 

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What's Your Number?

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A little numeracy goes a long way. 

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Decision 2020 Report: Restoring Fiscal Order; Evaluating The Legacy Of The Great Society

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The third edition of the Decision 2020 Report examines ways the federal government can restore fiscal order amid exploding federal debts and deficits; and the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.

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The Israel–U.S. Model Has Been A Resounding Success

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 23, 2020

There are many similarities between policies implemented by the two countries.

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Structural, Not Cyclical, Budget Reform

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Today I published a column in Project Syndicate on fiscal policy. I am positive about pro-growth effects of the tax reform in the 2017 tax act and of the greater use of cost-benefit analysis in the recent regulatory reform effort. And the recent trade deals—the USMCA and “phase one” with China—take away some threats of trade wars.

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What American Education Could Buy With A Larger Investment In Research And Development

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

One of the goals of the Moonshot for Kids initiative that we at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute have been running along with our colleagues at the Center for American Progress is to make the benefits of research and development tangible. It’s one thing to say that “schools could benefit from more R & D.” 

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Tribute To Anna J. Schwartz

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Marginal Revolution University (MRU) has put out an excellent video on the late Anna J. Schwartz, one of the first really successful female economists.

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Greek PM Mitsotakis’ Debate With Harvard And Stanford University History Prof. Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The National Herald
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks with Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, about Greece's economic turnaround, elections, immigration, and much more.

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John Yoo Says House Impeachment Managers Are Trapped On The Question Of Additional Witnesses

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the House impeachment managers decision concerning additional witnesses at the impeachment trial.

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Here’s The ‘Dirty Little Secret’ The Superrich Of Davos Are Keeping To Themselves

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Market Watch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

‘The dirty little secret of Davos 2020 is they all need [Trump] to get re-elected. Nobody wants to say that out loud.’ That’s the Hoover Institution’s Niall Ferguson sharing his thoughts with Yahoo Finance this week regarding the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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Ex Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Speaks At Utah State University

quoting General Jim Mattis, Condoleezza Ricevia Cache Valley Daily
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Retired Marine Corps General Jim Mattis spoke to a large crowd at Utah State University Tuesday afternoon about his military service, his nearly-two year term as Secretary of Defense to President Donald Trump and about the importance of allies here and around the world.

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Putin ‘Cherrypicking’ Facts When He Blames Poland For Helping To Start WWII, Historians Say

quoting Norman M. Naimarkvia The Chronicle Herald
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Russia and Poland remain embroiled in a dispute over who is to blame for the outbreak of the Second World War— as the 75th anniversary of the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches — with no end in sight.

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India Loses 10 Places On World Democracy Index 2019, Ranks 51 Globally

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Telegraph
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Two developments find specific mention in the Democracy Index – the abrogation of Article 370 and the NRC.

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The Left’s Pious Superiority

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Morning Star (MI)
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Because this is front of mind due to the fact I just read it, I’ll begin this week’s column with some Thomas Sowell: “No one can really understand the political left without understanding that they are about making themselves feel superior, however much they may talk piously about what they are going to do to help others.”

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New Institute Explores Implications Of Modern Technology On Public Policy

quoting John Villasenorvia UCLA Daily Bruin
Thursday, January 23, 2020

A new UCLA institute will investigate how new technologies impact society and public policy.

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Of Course Davos Loves Trump

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Week
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Have President Trump and the Davos crowd come to an accord?

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5000 Years Of Interest Rates, Part II

quoting Paul Schmelzingvia Daily Reckoning
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Yesterday we hauled out evidence that interest rates have gone persistently down 500 years running.

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Supreme Court May Have Saved Trump From Himself On Obamacare

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Stamford Advocate
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Now President Donald Trump is almost certainly off the hook for coming up with an Obamacare replacement before the November election.

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Stalin And The Fate Of Europe: The Postwar Struggle For Sovereignty

mentioning Norman M. Naimarkvia Wilson Center
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Author Norman Naimark argues that Stalin's policies on the continent in the immediate postwar years, 1944-1948/49, were characterized by diversity and complexity versus a firm plan for the division of Europe. The book examines seven case studies that emphasize the state of flux in postwar Europe, where a variety of outcomes were possible.