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Responding To The Achievement Gap Findings

by Chester E. Finn Jr. quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, March 21, 2019

An ambitious, important new piece of analysis by scholars Eric Hanushek (an economist) and Paul Peterson (a political scientist), plus Laura Talpey and Ludger Woessmann, concludes that “gaps in achievement between the haves and have-nots are mostly unchanged over the past half century” and that “steady gains in student achievement at the eighth grade level have not translated into gains at the end of high school.”

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'The Most Politically Intolerant Americans'

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Intolerance of the other political party has become a hallmark of civic life in the United States. But speculation ranges widely about the causes and cures.

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Can Trump Win Again In 2020?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In 2016, Donald Trump overwhelmed 16 qualified Republican primary rivals and became the first major-party presidential nominee without prior political or military experience. Against even greater odds, Trump defeated in the general election a far better funded and politically connected Hillary Clinton.

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The Debt Crisis Is Coming Soon

by Martin Feldsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The most dangerous domestic problem facing America’s federal government is the rapid growth of its budget deficit and national debt. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the deficit this year will be $900 billion, more than 4% of gross domestic product. It will surpass $1 trillion in 2022. The federal debt is now 78% of GDP. By 2028, it is projected to be nearly 100% of GDP and still rising.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How To Take Initiative In California? Go To The Ballot, With An Initiative

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Around the nation, as duly noted in this story that ran last weekend in The Hill, Republican state lawmakers are pushing back against the initiative system.

Analysis and Commentary

Britain Is In A Hole – Europe, We Need You To Dig Us Out

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Brexit just got serious. If parliament can somehow take control, EU leaders must take pity and offer a long delay.

Analysis and Commentary

Let Him Bake Cake

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, March 21, 2019

You may remember the baker Jack Phillips in Colorado. As a Christian, Philips felt he could not in good conscience decorate cakes celebrating events that did not square with his beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission opposed him and, finally, the US Supreme Court said the Commission had acted prejudicially.

Analysis and Commentary

Why America Can't Quit The Middle East

by Hal Brandsvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 21, 2019

One of the most persistent myths about U.S. foreign policy is the idea that America desires—due to greed, messianic ideological impulses, or simple imperial presumptions—to dominate the Middle East. In reality, American policy has long been torn by two conflicting imperatives: The need to protect enduring U.S. interests, on the one hand, and the desire to stay clear of the region’s unending headaches, on the other. 

Analysis and Commentary

At A Tough Time For Education Reform, Colorado Defeat Of Charter School-Defunding Bill Offers A Ray Of Hope

by Michael J. Petrilli, Leigh Ann Raglandvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Let’s not sugarcoat it: National education reform is in a tough patch, what with the emboldened teachers unions playing offense, a supportive but unpopular education secretary being used as a bogeyman, and internecine squabbles dominating the debate. Yet outside the deep-blue bubbles on the coasts, good things are still happening for kids. This week’s best example comes from Colorado.

Interviews
Interviews

The Case For Trump: Victor Davis Hanson On Montana Talks

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia KBUL News Talk
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump.

Interviews

Economist Thomas Sowell Warns Of The Dangers Of The Left's 'Social Justice'

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell says just because there are biases does not mean the biases cause disparities. And, Sowell notes that facts in the world of reality raise the crucial question as to whether the redistribution of income or wealth can actually be done.

Interviews

Secretary George P. Shultz: Is The Mueller Report Going To Have The Impact The Left Is Hoping For?

interview with George P. Shultzvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses the threat of nuclear weapons and climate change, and what can be done to reduce those threats.

Interviews

John Yoo: Former Obama White House Counsel Faces Possible Prosecution

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Foreign Agents Registration Act violations that the DOJ is reportedly looking into concerning the lobbying work that Greg Craig performed for the Ukrainian president in 2012 -- a case initially probed by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Interviews

Discussing The Proposal To Eliminate The Electoral College: John Yoo On Fox News

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hoover Institution John Yoo discusses the constitutionality of changing the Electoral College and notes that if the Electoral College is racist then our whole constitution is racist. Yoo notes that the Civil War and the three amendments after the Civil War, should have wiped out the original sin of racism that many people claim when criticizing the US.

In the News
In the News

The Case For Trump: Chemotherapy For Our Body Politic

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson’s newest book is also one of his most personal. Hanson is a celebrated historian of war, a retired professor of classics, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a National Review columnist. But he is also a farmer in California’s Central Valley. He routinely peppers his articles and even his academic work with telling details about farming life and social realities in Selma, a town outside Fresno where he lives in the same house in which he was born and raised. 

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Markets Versus Socialism

quoting Paul R. Gregoryvia White House
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Paul Gregory's academic contributions were featured in Chapter 8, “Markets versus Socialism,” of the 2019 Economic Report of the President. "We found your research to be insightful and critical to the completion of our Report."

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If $15 Minimum Wage Is Such A Good Idea, Why Did AOC's Bar Close Down?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, March 21, 2019

The brilliant Thomas Sowell, when in college, considered himself a Marxist. Asked what changed him, Sowell said, "Evidence."

In the News

Can The US Print Its Way Out Of A Deficit?

quoting Darrell Duffievia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

When governments collect less money through taxes than they spend, they run deficits. But the US government borrows in the same currency it issues, so can’t it use its printing power to help balance its budget and avoid a deficit

In the News

What Role Do We Want The Monetary Base To Serve?

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Over at Econlog, I have a new post discussing the Fed's opposition to narrow banking, and specifically, John Cochrane's excellent post criticizing the Fed's position. I'll eventually get to narrow banking in this post, but first I'd like to consider some basic questions about the monetary base which are rarely asked.

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Is This The Man Shifting The Fed's Stance?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Financial Review
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Is new US Federal Reserve vice-chairman Richard Clarida a key factor in the central bank’s remarkable about-face of recent months?

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Is America A Gullible Superpower?

quoting George P. Shultzvia National Interest
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Cato Institute hosts a discussion with Christopher Preble, Ted Galen Carpenter and Jacob Heilbrunn on U.S. foreign policy.

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What We’re Watching: Education 20/20 — William Damon & Robert P. George

mentioning William Damonvia Education Next
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On March 26, 2019 at 4 pm, Fordham and Hoover will host two speakers on schools, patriotism, and illiberalism. William Damon, director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, will argue that schools must foster in their students a sense of purpose and a positive attachment to their society.