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Fear First, Education Last?

by Paul E. Peterson, Scott W. Atlasvia The Hill
Thursday, July 30, 2020

At long last, and maybe too late, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on “The Importance of Reopening Americans Schools this Fall.” After issuing warnings about potential risks to children all spring and early summer, the CDC acknowledged what has been known throughout the world for months — that “COVID-19 poses relatively low risks to school aged children. … So far in this pandemic, deaths of children are less than in each of the last five flu seasons.”

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Our Summer Of Cultural Suicide

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sports, movies, and schools go woke. And broke?

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Report Sheds Light On China’s Use Of Military-Linked Researchers

by Kate O’Keeffe, Aruna Viswanatha featuring Hoover Institutionvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Hoover Institution report, Global Engagement: Rethinking Risk In The Research Enterprise, finds extensive collaboration on 254 papers by U.S. and China researchers; says such ties boost China as a military rival.

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John Yoo: Trump Reelection Could Flip Federal Appellate Courts From Liberal To Conservative Control

by John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Supreme Court battles attract attention, but appellate court appointments are vitally important.

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False Promises: What Single-Payer Fails To Deliver

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Though many believe socialized medicine will keep health care costs low, the costs of single-payer systems extend far beyond the taxes required to support it.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia Area 45
Thursday, July 30, 2020

What separates Friedman from other conservative economists, his quintessentially American life story, plus what the famed libertarian might make of the debate over masks, government edicts, and civil liberties.

Analysis and Commentary

Will There Be A “Reopening” Of The Governor’s First Term?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, July 23, 2020

What the future might hold for California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Analysis and Commentary

Can Germany Now Hold The European Team Together?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Angela Merkel’s triumph in brokering an EU Covid-19 recovery package could mark the resurgence of a shared political dream.

Analysis and Commentary

With Its Next Stimulus Bill, Congress Should Return Federal Education Aid To Its Roots

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

After months of anticipation, Senate Republicans finally released their bid for the next big Covid-19 relief bill this week, dubbed the HEALS act. The headline news for K–12 education is the proposal to steer the bulk of education aid to schools that open for in-person instruction, which is triggering angry reactions from most of the education establishment.

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The Coming Renaissance In K-12 Education

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If you have school-age children, you may be wondering if they’ll ever get an education. On Tuesday the American Federation of Teachers, the second-largest education union, threatened “safety strikes” if reopening plans aren’t to its liking. Some state and local governments are insisting that public K-12 schooling this fall be conducted online three to five days a week and imposing stringent conditions on those students who actually make it to the classroom.

Interviews
Interviews

Steven Davis: Why This Economist Says It's A 'Major Mistake' To Continue $600 Unemployment Benefit

interview with Steven J. Davisvia MSN
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses the $600 unemployment benefit debate and whether it's necessary relief or a disincentive to work.

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John Yoo: Tense Barr, Big Tech Hearings Highlight Heated Week On Capitol Hill

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the atrocious treatment of Attorney General Bill Barr by the House Judiciary Committee.

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University Of California's John Yoo On His New Book "Defender In Chief"

interview with John Yoovia Chicago's Morning Answer
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his recent book Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor (Part 1)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his recent book Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor (Part 2)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his recent book Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor (Part 3)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

(Part 3) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his recent book Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show (Part 4)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

(Part 4) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his recent book Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power.

In the News
In the News

Raghuram Rajan Explains How To Fix India's Debt-Laden Banking System In The Middle Of Covid Storm

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Thursday, July 30, 2020

[Subscription required] Even before the stalled infrastructure projects of previous regimes had been cleaned up, the current government pushed lending to small and medium firms. NPAs from this sector are now alarming and, in time-honored fashion, may be pushed under the carpet. We must do better, and Gol may now have no option.

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Wednesday Short Cuts

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Patriot Post
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

“There is nothing so good that politicians can’t make it bad and nothing so bad that politicians can’t make it worse. Compassion is good but politicians have turned compassion into the welfare state. Crime is bad but politicians have made it worse by going easy on criminals.” —Thomas Sowell

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Gov. Kristi Noem: Science Shows Not Going To School Hurts Kids Much Worse Than COVID

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Federalist
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Science shows the coronavirus doesn’t impact children even on the same level as the flu, and keeping kids out of school harms them in a multitude of ways.

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What's The Backup Plan If There's No COVID-19 Vaccine?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia NBC News
Friday, July 24, 2020
Recent news from vaccine trials has been promising, but some experts worry that the U.S. needs a Plan B.
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$600 A Week: Poverty Remedy Or Job Slayer?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Nevada Public Radio
Monday, July 27, 2020

On the face of it, $600 is a pretty unremarkable number. The federal government has been paying this additional amount each week to every person who has lost a job because of the pandemic.

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Dollarization For Lebanon

quoting John H. Cochranevia Cato Institute
Thursday, July 30, 2020

"The Lights Go Out in Lebanon as Financial Collapse Accelerates," declared a recent headline in The Washington Post. The headline refers specifically to worsening power outages but more generally to Lebanon's ongoing "economic implosion." This breakdown is due in large part to chaos in Lebanon's monetary and banking systems. 

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Time For Americans To Have An Honest Conversation About Race

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia NewsMax
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A terrible malignancy grips America — universities, public intellectuals and the media are imposing a heresy on our citizens, and cynical CEOs kowtow to protect corporate brands.
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Thinking Historically

quoting Kevin Warshvia Market Screener
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Central banks want to learn from history. They can do so by drawing on decades of work by economic historians, as well as their own archives which manifest layers of institutional memory. But the path from page to policy can be difficult to find.