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Across The Wide, Growing American Divide

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Perhaps in this time of plague, Americans can at least agree that the romance of Arcadia is suddenly preferable to the allure of big-city lights.

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The Pandemic Shows That Putin Is Not A Strong Leader

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When the novel coronavirus pandemic began, President Vladimir Putin tried to use the crisis to burnish his reputation as a stronger leader and Russia as an effective state. At first, the Russian leader boasted that his country had escaped the worst, implicitly citing this success as yet more evidence of his own forceful leadership. State-controlled media outlets trumpeted Russia’s success while gloating over American failures. 

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Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste —And A Governor Didn’t, As California Voters Will Discover This Fall

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 21, 2020

If you’re searching for an example of what ails California, look no further than the State Capitol—more to the point, the crumbling annex attached to the more historic structure where laws are decided.

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An Untold Economic Miracle

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Focusing exclusively on income inequality obscures the benefits of market reforms that have lifted billions of people out of poverty.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Don't Mess With The Supreme Court

by Larry Diamondvia The Hill
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to challenge basic premises of liberal democracy, such as individual rights to privacy and constraints on executive power. But even before the public health crisis drove a rush to emergency measures, liberal democracy was straining under the weight of mounting political polarization, distrust and a win-at-any-cost mindset among political competitors.

Analysis and Commentary

Mung Chiang: The Taiwan Model - Freedom As A Compass For Technology

via The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific
Thursday, May 7, 2020

"Sometime in Fall 2019 and somewhere inside Wuhan in Hubei Province of PRC, the SARS-Cov-2 virus started spreading. Today, the world is still looking for truths about the origin, timeline, and death toll in PRC." Mung Chiang, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, gave remarks at the Hoover Institution on May 7, 2020.

Analysis and Commentary

What You Make Depends On Where You Live, Not Just Whether You Went To College

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has cruelly reminded us not only of the fragility of human life, but also of the chasms in our economy and society, many of them caused by fault lines in our educational attainment. That’s not just because the white-collar jobs that come with obtaining a college degree tend to pay more and are more secure when the economy tanks, but also because those jobs can be accomplished more easily from the safety of home. 

Analysis and Commentary

Michigan Sheriff Explains Enforcement Discretion And Much More

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A beautiful study in rhetoric. Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy explains why he is refusing to enforce Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders. Early on in the video, he explains that of course one must choose which laws to enforce and which not to. This relates to my critique of Luigi Zingales and some of the interesting discussion that followed in the comments on my post.

Analysis and Commentary

Commissar Komisar

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 21, 2020

I’m a therapist who deals with people who are anxious. Many of them are particularly anxious during this lockdown. One, John R., age 32, told me that in the late evening before bedtime he goes back and forth between the Fox News Channel and CNN, and each of them makes him angry. I suggested that he stop watching them in the late evening. He did so and now he tells me that he is less anxious and sleeps much better.

Interviews
Interviews

Scott Atlas On The Larry O'Connor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Larry O'Connor Show
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses his Hill article "Adding to Dr. Fauci's diagnosis: The critical case for ending our shutdown."

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Congressman Biggs And Dr. Scott Atlas Break Down The Scientific Analysis Of COVID-19

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Rep. Andy Biggs
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses COVID-19 with Congressman Andy Biggs.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Postwar Order’s Decline
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Victor Davis Hanson Reacts To Susan Rice Email Raising New Concerns In Flynn Case

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Susan Rice's email stating that FBI Director James Comey advised President Obama not to share sensitive intelligence information with incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

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US Is A Mess But China Isn't The Solution: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Nikkei Asian Review
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how the pandemic has highlighted many weaknesses in the global order and he addresses some key takeaways from the coronavirus.

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Scott Atlas On The Dan Proft Show Podcast

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Dan Proft Show
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the response to COVID-19 and the harm caused by the lockdowns.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses President Trump's poll numbers.

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Scott Atlas: Cure Worse Than The Disease

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Chris Stigall Show
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the realities and myths associated with masks, vaccines, social distancing, dangers to school kids, Hydroxychloroquine, and much more.

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Scott Atlas: The Case Against Lockdowns

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses reasons why we should end the lockdowns and take a more rational and evidence based approach to COVID-19.

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Tunku Varadarajan On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses his Wall Street Journal article "Searching on Foot for My White Whale."

 
In the News
In the News

Secretary Pompeo's So-Called Scandal

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Sun
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

One of our favorite stories about the State Department involves one of the wisest secretaries, George Shultz. Supposedly before he sent a new ambassador overseas he would invite the tyro into the secretary’s office. At some point he would sidle over to a large globe and give it a spin. Then he would ask the new ambassador to point to his country. As the globe slowed, the new envoy would point to whatever country he was assigned — France, maybe, or Brazil.

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California Can't Omit Churches From Re-Opening Plans, Justice Department Says

quoting Michael McConnellvia Catholic News Agency
Thursday, May 21, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's efforts to lift some anti-coronavirus restrictions cannot single out churches for stricter treatment than other similar public activities, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.

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Repairing The Broken Connection Between College And Career

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

College commencement is an emotional, often defining, moment in the life of any student, but can be transformative, particularly for those who are from low-income backgrounds or the first in their families to earn a credential. But with college campuses across the country closed for the semester, the class of 2020 has been participating in virtual commencement ceremonies and celebrating with family over video platforms such as Zoom, HouseParty and FaceTime.

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COVID-19 To Elections 2020

cited John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia Dothan Eagle
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

With the House passage of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion Heroes Act, COVID-19 policy has now officially transformed into presidential politics 2020. Let’s recall that before the crisis, the nation appeared pleased with the leadership that President Donald Trump was providing.

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If We Want Western Civ Revitalized, We Can’t Leave It To Universities

cited Andrew Robertsvia The Federalist
Thursday, May 21, 2020

We should be less concerned with getting elite universities to rededicate themselves to teaching the Western heritage, and more focused on making Western culture a reality in our lives.