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Strategika Issue 57: The Growth Of Chinese Power And Influence

via Strategika
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Strategika Issue 57 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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Hoover Centennial Lecture Explored Democracy, Foreign Policy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Is democracy backsliding and in retreat worldwide, or are we witnessing a healthy course correction in which people are holding elites and institutions accountable for their performances?

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Policy Insights: Immigration Reform

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, Timothy Kane, David R. Henderson, Tom Church, John H. Cochrane , Lanhee J. Chen, Clint Bolick, Richard A. Epsteinvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Immigration is a contentious topic. To complicate it further, immigration should often be broken down into several distinct topics. It can mean legal or illegal immigration, it can mean permanent or temporary visas, and it can mean preventing future flows or managing existing stocks.

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Proposed Voting Changes Are About Power, Not Principles

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Progressive candidates and new Democratic representatives have offered lots of radical new proposals lately about voting and voters. They include scrapping the 215-year-old Electoral College. Progressives also talk of extending the vote to 16- or 17-year-olds and ex-felons. They wish to further relax requirements for voter identification, same-day registration and voting, and undocumented immigrants voting in local elections.

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A California Woman On The Democratic Ticket? If Not, It Won’t Be Because The State’s A Liability

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 28, 2019

After the 2016 election and too many columns declaring the near-certainty of a Hillary Clinton presidency, I vowed to abstain from the prediction business.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Five Lessons From My Time On The Maryland State Board Of Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A surprising array of events are arranged in four-year cycles: leap years, the Olympics, presidential elections, and many “terms of office,” including those on the Maryland State Board of Education, where I just concluded my tour of duty.

Analysis and Commentary

Back To The Future: The Necessary Constitutional Restraints On Administrative Power (Old Time Badger Edition)

by Adam J. Whitevia Medium
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The constitutional legitimacy of modern administrative power is premised upon energetic judicial and legislative oversight, restraint, and reform. Today’s liberty-minded reformers stress this point—and they’re not the first.

Analysis and Commentary

China Never Was A Superpower—And It Won’t Be One Anytime Soon

by Gordon G. Changvia Strategika
Thursday, March 28, 2019

“The world by 2049 will be defined by the realization of Chinese power,” write Bradley Thayer and John Friend, referring to the centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic. “China,” these American academics tell us, “will be the world’s greatest economic and political force.” Must Americans accept the inevitability of Chinese dominance of the international system?

Analysis and Commentary

Middle East Perceptions Of An America Adrift

by Sanam Vakilvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 28, 2019

American strategy towards the Middle East has long been based on maintaining the twin pillars of security and stability in a region of geostrategic importance. At a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia, the Middle East has been historically significant for its energy supplies and passageways connecting the east and the west. To advance American interests, the United States has traditionally sought to maintain its position of influence through regional partnerships and with its military presence. Today though, there is a widespread perception that the US may be abandoning the Middle East. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Resilient Design Imperative: A Call For Action

by Alice Hillvia Taylor and Francis Online
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Ellicott City, a historic patch of Maryland nestled between the Tiber and Patapsco rivers, regularly endures catastrophic flooding. Since the city’s official founding in 1772, severe floods have struck fifteen times, disrupting daily life and posing a constant challenge. One flood in 1768 even destroyed a grist mill built by one of the area’s first settlers along the banks of the Patapsco (Preservation Maryland 2016 Preservation Maryland. August 4, 2016.

Analysis and Commentary

After Mueller: A Look At The 2020 Election

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, March 28, 2019

President Trump faces a much clearer pathway to reelection in 2020 now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s found no evidence that the President or the Trump campaign colluded with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

A Moonshot For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Spring may be coming, but our “policy winter” continues. That’s my forecast, anyway, as today’s crazy politics combined with leftover fatigue from the Bush-Obama era has led most of the nation’s leaders to shy away from anything that looks or sounds like a big new move to reform K–12 education, outside showering our broken system with lots more money.

Analysis and Commentary

The $60K Rafting Guide

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Like the students in Jared Lucas’s class, I have been thinking a lot about Bryan Caplan’s insights on schooling in The Case Against Education. I got to about page 120 and then my plane landed, but I read it the way I read every book I write a review on: every page and every footnote.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Larry O'Connor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Larry O'Connor Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Mueller Report and his new book, The Case for Trump.

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Niall Ferguson On Brexit And 2020

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says the analogy of Brexit being an expensive divorce has played out, but that it now also feels like a student asking a professor for an extension on their paper. Ferguson notes that he does not think that the future of the European Union is very bright without Britain.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Trevor Carey Show (20:19)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Trevor Carey Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the results of the Mueller Report as well as his book, The Case for Trump.

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Jack Goldsmith On The Lawfare Podcast

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the early days of US and international climate action, how the Paris Agreement came into force and the predecessor agreements that gave rise to it, how it was supposed to operate, and what impacts President Trump's actions have had on international climate policy.

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Why Isn’t Investment Picking Up With This Growth? It’s Not Adding Up: Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow and former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan says the minimum income guarantee scheme promised by the Congress is an extension of the direct benefit transfer program, a theme that the government is also working on. Rajan also talks about economic growth, election themes, and populist nationalism.

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Poverty Alleviation Schemes Should Not Be A Permanent Process: Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses poverty alleviation programs and notes that they should bring people back into the mainstream and not be a permanent situation. 

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A Decade From The Crash: Russ Roberts

interview with Russell Robertsvia Gunn's Law
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses his book Gambling with Other People’s Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Mueller report confirms the Steele dossier belongs in the dustbin of history."

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John Yoo: Expanding The Supreme Court A 'Crazy' Idea, Will Turn It Into 'Just Another Political Actor'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end of the Mueller investigation as well as the idea of expanding the Supreme Court, which Yoo thinks would be a disaster.

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Marko Kounalakis On Bloomberg Daybreak (13:01)

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses Brexit and notes everything is on the table. Kounalakis talks about what happens next, whether May's bet will payoff, and ultimately if there will be a soft Brexit. 

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: Are Schools Ready For An Economic Downturn?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about reminding schools to prepare for a rainy day, which is likely coming soon.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Mueller Had Dream Team Of Lawyers And Couldn't Come Up With Trump-Russia Collusion

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson provides analysis on the conclusion of the Mueller probe.

In the News
In the News

Stanford Think Tank Marks Centennial By Exploring 'A Century Of Ideas'

featuring Niall Ferguson, Stephen D. Krasner, Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institutionvia Palo Alto Online
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

In honor of its centennial anniversary, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on Tuesday launched a yearlong speaker series that will look at how history from the past 100 years can help inform current public policies.

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Stanford University Professor Delivers Lecture For Huntsman School Students

featuring John B. Taylorvia The Utah Statesman
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

As part of an event co-sponsored by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and the Center for Growth and Opportunity, John Taylor, economics professor at Stanford University, spoke Tuesday on the future of economic policy in the United States. Taylor, Stanford economics professor and senior fellow in economics at the Hoover Institution, rejected The Economist’s interpretation of the US economy in their July 19, 2014 story, “America’s lost oomph,” in which the cover depicts an American jockey on top of a turtle. Rather, Taylor said, the economy could be likened to a caged eagle, and policy reform could cut open the cage for us to see better growth.

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Raghuram Rajan Raises Doubts About India Growing At 7%

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Wire
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Tuesday expressed doubts over Indian economy growing at 7% when not enough jobs were being created and said the current cloud over the GDP numbers must be cleared by appointing an impartial body to look at the data.

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Adam White On The Mueller Report

featuring Adam J. Whitevia Antonin Law School
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

For nearly two years, President Trump’s critics placed immense weight on Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of allegations that Candidate Trump colluded with Russia before the 2016 election, and that President Trump obstructed justice after his 2017 inauguration.

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California Doesn’t Have To Be Like Texas – Following Florida’s Lead Will Work

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Pasadena Star-News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Texas, it’s been said recent years, should inspire California to recapture its lost promise, to polish its fading luster. While the Golden State grapples with a host of Blue State struggles, housing is more affordable in the Lone Star state, taxes are lower, business is welcomed rather than handcuffed, and its economic and employment prospects are high.

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Judicial Watch Sues For 'Dossier' Communications Among Clapper, Brennan, And CNN

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia CNS News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, seeking all records of communication about the Clinton-DNC-financed Trump "dossier" among former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and the cable news outlet CNN.

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Do You Trust Attorney General William Barr?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Syracuse.com
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Attorney General William Barr’s decision to go beyond Robert Mueller’s conclusions and clear the president of obstruction of justice raised many questions from lawmakers and legal experts. Months before taking the attorney general position, Barr wrote an unsolicited memo arguing Mueller crossed a legal line by looking into possible obstruction by the president. Many worry this memo indicates Barr already made up his mind before seeing Mueller’s actual report.

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Republicans Need To Be Adults And Talk About Entitlement Reform Again

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The Daily Wire
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Paul Ryan, for all his flaws as an immigration dove and record of taking tough votes such as the grotesquely cronyist TARP bailout, was nonetheless almost single-handedly responsible for making entitlement reform a part of Republican Party economic orthodoxy. Ryan's "Roadmap for America's Future," first introduced in 2008 and later more fully flushed out, detailed the Wisconsin congressman's policy vision for a future that included structural reforms — including means-testing, introduction of competitive market forces, and optionality for privatization measures — to America's bankrupting entitlement programs of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

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Race-Blind Or Discriminatory? NYC’s Plan To Diversify Elite High Schools Becomes Latest Fodder For Advocates Seeking Supreme Court Rollback On Affirmative Action

quoting John Yoovia The 74 Million
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Speaking at a suit-and-tie gathering at the Harvard Club in midtown Manhattan, attorney John Yoo offered a message to New York City’s mayor and schools chancellor that could only be described as cocky: Thank you. Yoo was grateful for city officials, he said, for presenting “a case that’s going to be so easy for us to win.”

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Doomsday Clock Frozen At Two Minutes To Apocalypse

quoting Herbert Linvia Milbank Monitor
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The “new abnormal” the world is facing from risks like nuclear war and climate change has led the symbolic Doomsday Clock to be frozen at the closest it has ever been to midnight. The clock, created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) in 1947, intends to warn of impending disasters.

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Judicial Watch Seeks Records Of Brennan’s And Clapper’s Role In Spreading Russia Lies

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Liberty Headlines
Thursday, March 28, 2019

With the Mueller Report‘s debunked allegations of Russian collusion behind us, conservatives increasingly have sounded a drumbeat to hold accountable those responsible enough for the real misinformation campaign. Once again, Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests from the transparency/accountability guardians at Judicial Watch may be the catalyst that helps set it in motion.

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Mueller Knew There Was No Collusion From The Start

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson a great piece on this I think yesterday at National Review or… Yeah. Think it's National Review. Anyway, imagine if Hillary wins.