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America Can Ride The 21st Century’s Waves Of Change

by George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The world is experiencing change of unprecedented velocity and scope. Governments everywhere must develop strategies to deal with this emerging new world. They should start by studying the forces of technology and demography that are creating it.

The Supreme Court
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Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Leaves The Future Of U.S. Constitutional Law Entirely Up For Grabs

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court after more than 30 years of service is the most consequential event in American jurisprudence at least since Bush v. Gore in 2000 and probably since Roe v. Wade in 1973. For three decades, he has been a guiding force on the court’s most consequential decisions, conservative and liberal. His departure leaves the future of U.S. constitutional law entirely up for grabs.

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Progressives Should Back Up Their Rhetoric On Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

There are lots of short-term solutions to address the wave of immigrants who have swarmed the border in an effort to enter the U.S. illegally.

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The Libertarian: A New Era At The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What a post-Anthony Kennedy SCOTUS might look like.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Russia Does Far Worse Than Meddle In Our Elections — It Meddles In Our Science: Part II

by Henry I. Millervia Investors Business Daily
Thursday, June 28, 2018

In Part 1, I described the vendetta by the Russian government's propaganda apparatus against technologies like fracking and modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture, and the aid the Russians receive from U.S.-based organic industry lobbyists and activists.

Analysis and Commentary

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts: Strategic Competition And The North Korea Talks

by Thomas Karakovia Strategika
Monday, June 25, 2018

The United States has long been committed to stemming the further proliferation of nuclear weapons among both potential adversaries and friends alike. As the recent Nuclear Posture Review observes, “nuclear non-proliferation today faces acute challenges.” The current locus of this challenge is in northeast Asia.

Analysis and Commentary

Is This Right On Global Warming?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Over at the Cato Institute’s blog, Cato at Liberty, climate scientist Patrick J. Michaels recently wrote: Even though this [the melting of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet] seemed like a very remote possibility, we can now confidently say that human-induced climate change cannot make it happen.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Will Progressives Back Up Immigration Rhetoric With Action?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about how to solve some of the immigration issues.

Interviews

Adam White On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Adam J. Whitevia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses who the potential nominees might be to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Putin
Interviews

Michael McFaul: Aggression Is A Choice

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Weekly Standard
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Russia, his new book, and what the president should be reading.

Interviews

Stanford Climate Expert Alice Hill Discusses Ways To Secure Communities And Military Installations In The Face Of Increasing Flooding

interview with Alice Hillvia Stanford News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Alice Hill discusses issues related to rising seas as well as building US coastal resilience.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: What Happens After The Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Travel Ban?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KCRW
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Supreme Court upholding President Trump's travel ban.

In the News
In the News

Free Speech And Possibly More After Janus V. AFSCME

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The connection, such as it has been, between public-sector unionization and increased public spending is nicely summarized by Cato adjunct scholar Richard Epstein in a piece he wrote just before oral argument in the Janus case. Unlike private-sector unions, he writes, pubic-sector unions operate in a context free from market discipline.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice, Olympic Medalists Look To 'Shine A Light' On Women's Empowerment At KPMG Summit In Lake County

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Powerhouse women hit the stage at the fourth KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit in Kildeer on Wednesday, with messages of empowerment and paying it forward for the next generation of women in every facet, from sports to politics.

In the News

Why Do We Value Country Folk More Than City People?

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The great, gradual migration of the human population from the countryside to the city has transformed the world, but we’ve barely begun to reckon with its political implications. Over generations, urbanization has sorted us on the traits — ethnicity, education level, personal temperament — that draw us toward cities or keep us away.

In the News

Media Wedded To Liberal Dogma, Tory Mp Says

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Toronto Sun
Thursday, June 28, 2018

In a series of tweets Tuesday, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel accused the Toronto Star and other media of unfairly labeling her party “Trump North” and of falsely accusing Conservatives “of spreading fake news, because we question Liberal dogma.”

In the News

The Devastating Implications Of The High Court's 'Right To Work' Ruling

quoting Terry M. Moevia TruthDig
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

It was a decision that was all but foretold with the Senate confirmation of Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. On Wednesday, hours before Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement ahead of November’s midterm elections, the court voted 5-4 along party lines in Janus v. AFSCME to make “right to work” the law of the land.

In the News

Saving Chancellor Merkel: German Leader Seeks EU Lifeline

quoting Josef Joffevia US News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Angela Merkel hopes this week's European summit can save her from a migrant crisis that could cost her job. And while there is little love lost for the German chancellor in many capitals, they appear ready to help her out for reasons of self-interest.

Tehran, Iran, skyline
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In Tehran, Economic Protests Flare As Iran's Currency Plunges

quoting Abbas Milanivia NPR
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Iran's capital has been racked by protests this week over a plunge in the value of the country's currency, the rial. Crowds at one point shut down Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar, an economic center and a place where the 1979 revolution gained footing.

In the News

Building Coastal Resilience To Protect U.S. National Security

quoting Alice Hillvia New Security Beat
Thursday, June 28, 2018

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage. At the same time, the heavy rains pounding the East Coast this week are part of a long-term trend towards more severe heavy rainfall events that have led to deadly floods and threaten critical U.S. military bases. 

In the News

Kennedy Announces Retirement From Supreme Court

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The Hill
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court, kicking off what is sure to be a vicious confirmation battle.