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America Can Afford To Stay Calm With Iran

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory strike against Iran for destroying a U.S. surveillance drone. The U.S. asserts that the drone was operating in international space. Iran claims it was in Iranian airspace.

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Immigrant Remittances Are Private Foreign Aid

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Americans are free to give their money to foreigners if they wish to. 

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We Are All Administrativists, We Are All Anti-Administrativists

by Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Thursday, June 27, 2019

In an era when our politics seems to leave us all deeply divided, the Supreme Court’s end-of-Term flurry of agency-related decisions is a welcome reminder of how much we agree on. The challenge, of course, is that we don’t express our agreements simultaneously. But they’re there.

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Will Boris Johnson Break Up The Union?

by Niall Fergusonvia The Spectator
Saturday, June 29, 2019

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs (‘pieces to camera’). These will form the connecting tissue for a three-part documentary series loosely based on my most recent book, The Square and the Tower. Ten years ago, I did a lot of this kind of thing. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Newsom Recall? Let’s First Recall How It Happened To Gray Davis

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, June 27, 2019

For a guy whose plate of weighty concerns (unfunded pension liabilities, an inability to get housing legislation passed, and a slowing state job engine) evokes the image of John Belushi’s top-heavy lunch tray in Animal House, California governor Gavin Newsom is feeling pretty cocky these days.

Analysis and Commentary

Gerrymandering Reform Shouldn’t Be About Politics

by Charles Blahousvia North State Journal
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases pertaining to gerrymandering, anits rulings are eagerly awaited by those concerned about the practice. Many commentators take it as axiomatic that gerrymandering is an ongoing scandalbut how problematic is it? The case is not as straightforward as it may first appear.  

Analysis and Commentary

Reconfiguring Geopolitics In The Era Of The Surveillance State: The Uyghurs, The Chinese Party-State, And The Reshaping Of Middle East Politics

by Kelly A. Hammond via The Caravan
Thursday, June 27, 2019

We are living in the era of the surveillance state. People are starting to understand the political implications that the connections between technology and state power may have on individual privacy and civil rights. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technology become available to states around the world, they are faced with making a choice whether to use them to monitor their own populations. While San Francisco just became the first city in the United States to ban the use of AI for policing, authoritarian states, like the United Arab Emirates, regularly consult and buy software from Chinese tech firms to control and monitor their own populations.

Analysis and Commentary

Child Poverty Is Down Sharply Since The Start Of The Ed Reform Era

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Over the last few weeks, I’ve presented evidence that student outcomes in America improved significantly from the late 1990s until the onset of the Great Recession. The progress was greatest and most widespread in math, but also strong in reading, and pretty good in science, writing, U.S. history, and civics. In all of these cases, gains were greatest for the lowest-achieving students, for students of color, and at the fourth and eighth grade levels. With just a few exceptions, the trends for twelfth grade have generally been flat.

Interviews
Interviews

Talking Election Security In The Nation’s Capital

interview with Alex Stamosvia Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses securing US elections.

Interviews

Cyber Threats To Campaigns And Elections

interview with Alex Stamosvia Bipartisan Policy Center
Monday, June 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses the possible cyber threats to our elections.

In the News
Dr. Michał Przeperski recieving the Professor Alina "Inka" Brodzka-Wald  competition, presented at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
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Former Silas Palmer Fellow Receives Award for Rakowski Dissertation

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dr. Michał Przeperski, a Silas Palmer fellow in 2015, won the second place award in the Professor Alina "Inka" Brodzka-Wald competition, presented at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, for his doctoral dissertation "Mieczysław Rakowski: An Outline of a Political Biography." 

News
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A Trust Fund For Vets?

quoting John F. Coganvia American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

If only it were all so simple! “We must be willing to pay any price, and bear any burden, to provide the full care, support, and resources to every single veteran who served every single one of us.”

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What To Expect From The G20 Summit

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia National Review
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The 2019 G20 summit kicks off on June 28 in Osaka, Japan. Given the current geopolitical climate, meetings between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin — as well as between Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping — will be of particular interest.

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When Trump Meets With World Leaders, He Won’t Be The Only One Thinking About 2020

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

By the time the second of this week’s Democratic presidential debates gets underway, President Trump should be ensconced in meetings with counterparts at an international summit gathering in Osaka, Japan. But he will not be the only one in the room with one eye on political developments back in the United States.

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Kamala Harris Is Good At Making Opponents ‘Nervous.’ Are Joe Biden And Bernie Sanders Next?

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Kamala Harris won’t have a lot of time to make her mark in Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, where the California senator will be jostling with nine other candidates on stage. But Harris has a proven knack for creating viral moments, drawing off her skills as a former prosecutor and ability to coolly skewer opponents.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Elizabeth Warren Aims For The Fences On Election Security

quoting Herbert Linvia Greenwich Time
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the top-polling candidate in the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, also has the most ambitious plan for how to protect U.S. elections from foreign hackers.

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President Xi Of China Remains An Enigma

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia IDN-InDepthNews
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. You watched him on television reviewing the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un and his face is near to expressionless when in repose. He doesn’t stand like an arrogant man and we recall that time when he went out to eat in a noodle cafe he joined the back of the queue. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s or Donald Trump’s and Boris Johnson’s do today.

American Flag flying over a field
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The Anti-Entrenchment Agenda

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The American Prospect
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Two anxieties are currently driving American politics. On the right, the anxiety is about the demographic and cultural trends favoring Democrats. People of color represent only 21 percent of Americans born before 1946, but they amount to 44 percent of millennials—and, according to a Pew survey, 57 percent of millennials place themselves among liberals, while only 12 percent side with conservatives. Election by election, more liberal voters are coming of age, while more conservatives are dying off.