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Trump Resists Congressional Subpoenas. That’s What Presidents Do.

by Michael McConnellvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Never before have so many congressional committees issued so many subpoenas demanding documents and testimony from so many executive-branch officials, with so little attempt at negotiation or accommodation.

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Whom The Democrats Nominate In 2020 Matters -- A Lot

by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Conventional wisdom about presidential campaign strategy changed around the turn of the current century. Traditionally, candidates were advised to move to the center in the general election campaign after catering to the party bases in the primaries. Not anymore. George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns exemplify the shift.

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The World’s Next Big Growth Challenge

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The economic performance of lower-income developing countries will be crucial to reducing poverty further. Although these economies face significant headwinds, they could also seize important new growth opportunities – especially with the help of digital platforms.

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Clinton Projection Syndrome

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hillary Clinton recently editorialized about the second volume of special counsel Robert Mueller’s massive report. She concluded of the report’s assorted testimonies and inside White House gossip concerning President Trump’s words and actions that “any other person engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted.”

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Big Tech And The Future Of The Free & Open Internet: Keynote Address From Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Big Tech and the Future of the Free & Open Internet with a Keynote Address from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee" on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Mueller Left A Gap. Barr Just Filled It.

by John Yoovia The Atlantic
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In today’s blockbuster hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee members cross-examined Attorney General William Barr on his short March 24 letter summarizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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China’s War On Islam

by Michael R. Auslinvia Spectator USA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Beijing has been ruthlessly willing to use technology and force against the Uighurs.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: The Race For The Presidency With Dave Brady

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Is Bernie Sanders a Trumpian disruptor and is Joe Biden destined for Jeb Bush’s fate?

Analysis and Commentary

Furman, Summers And Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Our goal should be a less intrusive, less oppressive government.

Analysis and Commentary

Discipline Doves Hassle Charters, Too

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Thursday, May 2, 2019

I’m a confirmed school-discipline hawk. I believe that the first obligation of schools is to keep kids safe and their second obligation is to create and preserve a calm environment in which those who want to learn are able to do so with minimal interruption. While I may understand and even empathize with the travails and demons that cause other kids to disrupt that environment, it is nonetheless the school’s responsibility—if it cannot speedily and durably solve the problem within its classrooms—to put the disrupters somewhere else. Period.

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The Ancient Rites Of The World’s First Postmodern Society

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Why Japan clings so tightly to its traditions—including the monarchy.

Analysis and Commentary

The Use And Abuse Of Political Accountability

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The lethal dangers of leaving unpunished the principle of equality before the law.

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Pod Help Us All: The Downloadable Clintons

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Believe it or not, there was other political news this week that didn’t involve rocks thrown in Caracas – or in Bill Barr’s direction.

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A Better Use For California High-Speed Rail Funds: Repurposing Federal Money To Water Storage

by Kevin McCarthy via Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

California has a long history of expanding access to water, Earth’s most precious resource.

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What May And May Not Be In California, Now That The Calendar’s Turned To May

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 2, 2019

As far as California state government is concerned, think of the next couple of the weeks in the Sacramento as the quiet before the storm—that disturbance coming when Governor Gavin Newsom announces the “May revise” to his January budget proposal, based on April’s revenue flow.

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Interviews

Charles Blahous: Doubling Income Taxes Won’t Even Cover Medicare For All Costs

interview with Charles Blahousvia The Washington Free Beacon
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous says that doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax would be insufficient to finance Medicare for All.

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Discussing The Barr’s Testimony: John Yoo On Fox News

interview with John Yoovia The Ingraham Angle (Fox)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General Bill Barr's testimony and whether or not he lied to Congress.

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In the News

End Socialism For The Banks: ASI Report

quoting John H. Cochrane via Adam Smith Institute
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A new volume from the free market, neoliberal think tank the Adam Smith Institute, What a Capital Idea!: How to make Britain’s banks more competitive, innovative, and safer, is calling for a radical rethink of banking regulation.

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No-Excuses Charter Schools Told: No Excuse For High Suspensions

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Should charters have to compromise high standards for student behavior?

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Reform Capitalism Or Face Revolution, Billionaires Are Told At Milken Conference

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 2, 2019

The atmosphere of incongruity that pervaded this week’s annual Milken Institute Global Conference was practically palpable.

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Five Reasons AG Barr’s Mueller Testimony Sparked More Calls For His Resignation

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Quartz
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In his sworn testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee May 1, William Barr answered five hours of questions, but raised brand new concerns about his conduct and fitness as the US’s top law enforcement official.

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What To Watch At The Milken Institute Conference

quoting Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Milken Institute may be based in Santa Monica, but it will soon have a very prominent outpost in Washington — and a swanky club along with it, catering to the very clientele that attends its tony annual conference.

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Experts Highlight The Many Cost Questions Around Medicare For All At Hearing

quoting Charles Blahousvia Fierce Healthcare
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As Democratic lawmakers brought forth their first Medicare for All proposal for a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, advocates testified about the urgent need for universal health coverage to protect patients from crippling medical bills.

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The Energy 202: Why Some Climate Activists Are Cooling On A Carbon Tax

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

It is one of most popular plans among economists for addressing climate change. Many Democrats have embraced it. Even some Republicans have come around to the idea.