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Progressives Face A Bleak Post-Mueller Landscape

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Democrats have grown infuriated by Attorney General William Barr’s indifference to their hysteria over the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

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An American Heresy

by Peter Berkowitzvia The American Mind
Monday, May 6, 2019

Today, according to Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, “multiculturalism and its politics of identity pose an existential threat to the American political order comparable to slavery in the 1850s or communism during the Cold War.”

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Why We Must Not Let Europe Break Apart

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, May 9, 2019

It’s time to sound the alarm. Seven decades after the end of the second world war on European soil, the Europe we have built since then is under attack. As the cathedral of Notre Dame burned, Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National was polling neck and neck with Emmanuel Macron’s movement for what he calls a “European renaissance”.

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Rent Control Poem

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, May 9, 2019

"Kevinsch" posts an remarkable essay on rent control on a Seattle city council blog (HT Marginal Revolution).

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Minimum Wage Laws Hurt Those They Claim To Help

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Minimum wage laws are job-killing policies that create barriers to prosperity and fail to reflect the most basic understanding of supply and demand economics, says Lee Ohanian, an economist at the Hoover Institution.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Russia Redux

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Everything you need to know about executive privilege, congressional contempt, and the ongoing fight over the Mueller Report.

Analysis and Commentary

New American Schools: A Short, Opinionated History, Part I

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Educators and ed reformers have long been tantalized by the dream of “reinventing” the school. “If only we could break away from this industrial-style arrangement,” goes the usual refrain, “with its boxy classrooms, batch-processed students, and rigid bell schedule, and create totally different schools that are better suited to modern times and to children’s needs.”

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The Two California Democrats Running For President: Evidence That Not All Campaigns Are Created Equally

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 9, 2019

What to make of last week’s report that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio soon will enter the Democratic presidential field?

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Interviews

John Yoo: House Democrats Hold Barr In Contempt, Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether President Trump has the right to withhold the full Mueller report and the underlying documents. Yoo notes that the Supreme Court ruled that communications between the president and his top advisers are protected.

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Former Deputy Assistant AG John Yoo Offers Perspective On Unitary Executive Theory

interview with John Yoovia NPR
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about executive power, and the tug of war between Congress and the White House over the Mueller report.

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In the News

"We Shot the War" Exhibit

featuring Lisa Nguyen, Hoover Institutionvia CSPAN
Monday, March 11, 2019

Author Lisa Nguyen showcased the ‘We Shot the War’ exhibit at Stanford University and highlighted the contributions and photos of Overseas Weekly, an eccentric newspaper that covered the Vietnam War. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Palo Alto, California, from March 7-13, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the community. 

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H.R. McMaster Says The Public Is Fed A ‘War-Weariness’ Narrative That Hurts US Strategy

featuring H. R. McMastervia Military Times
Thursday, May 9, 2019

War in Afghanistan can be sustained, but the narrative of a war-weary American public is hurting that effort, former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said Wednesday. Long wars are manageable when waged alongside allies, utilizing burden sharing, said McMaster, who now serves as chairman of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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Whom The Democrats Nominate In 2020 Matters — A Lot

quoting David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Avondale Advocate
Wednesday, May 8, 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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Too Liberal? Not For Today's Youth Says Former Harvard Professor

quoting Niall Fergusonvia International Business Times
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a lengthy op-ed published in The Atlantic this week, Hoover Institute senior fellow Niall Ferguson and analyst Eyck Freymann argue that freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is not necessarily the radical leftist she often is portrayed to be when compared with her generation.

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When '1-In-100-Year' Floods Happen Often, What Should You Call Them?

quoting Alice Hillvia Michigan Radio
Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Mississippi River is rising again as torrential rain falls across much of the Midwest. It's the latest in a series of storms that have flooded major cities and small communities along the length of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers on and off for more than a month.

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Clash Between Trump And House Democrats Poses Threat To Constitutional Order

quoting John Yoovia The New York Times
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

President Trump’s wholesale refusal to provide information to Congress threatens to upend the delicate balance that is the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

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Panel Votes To Hold Barr In Contempt; Trump Claims Executive Privilege On Mueller Report

quoting John Yoovia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tensions between the White House and Congress boiled over Wednesday after President Trump asserted executive privilege to block release to lawmakers of the special counsel’s unredacted report, and a House committee voted to hold Atty. Gen. William Barr in contempt.

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Author Research At Stanford University

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia CSPAN
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Author John A. Farrell spoke about how he utilizes the Stanford University archives to research his next work, a biography on former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.