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John Taylor: Not All Professors Are Socialists

interview with John B. Taylorvia Kibbe on Liberty
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses how we can educate young people and reclaim words like “liberalism,” “democracy,” and “capitalism.” Taylor also talks about influencers like Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith, and the mysterious Mont Pelerin Society.

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Trump Has Become The Democrats’ Great White Whale

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

One way of envisioning the Democratic obsessions with Donald Trump is as an addiction. We have seen the initial impeachment efforts; the attempt to get him under the emoluments clause, the Logan Act and the 25th Amendment; the Russian collusion hoax; the Mueller investigation; the demand for his tax returns; and the psychodramas involving Michael Avenatti, Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels. Relentless progressives have needed a new Get Trump fix about every two months.

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Taking Our Medicine

by Daniel Heilvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The federal budget can be hard to comprehend. Billions of dollars are spent each day on thousands of different programs and agencies. Despite the complexities, skyrocketing deficits mean it is more important than ever to know how the trillions of federal dollars are spent each year.

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The Case Against An Interventionist Foreign Policy

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

An analysis offered by an economist and classical liberal.

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A Synopsis Of The Finance Of Infrastructure Symposium

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

It is widely understood that there is an infrastructure "gap" between planned and desired infrastructure; but actual investment in infrastructure is rife with challenges. A synopsis of the Finance of Infrastructure Symposium at the Hoover Institution aimed to understand the obstacles that exist to the financing of infrastructure, and discussed policy conclusions given these obstacles.

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Spelling Bees And Tiger Woods

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A pair of weekend essays heralding two new books point in such different directions regarding childhood, adolescence, and education in today’s America that it feels important to flag the issue—and the tough choices it portends for parents and educators.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Would “Uncle Joe” Resist The Land Of The “Resistance”?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Call it a coincidence, but only a few days after California state senators voted unanimously to outlaw the use of circus performing animals in the Golden State, presidential hopefuls will be pouring into San Francisco to take part in this weekend’s California Democratic Party convention.

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Blasted Are The Meek

by Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark
Thursday, May 30, 2019

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land,” Jesus explained in his Sermon on the Mount; “[b]lessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” If only Sohrab Ahmari and First Things had been on the scene; they would have totally dunked on Him.

Analysis and Commentary

Israel’s Narrow Path To Peace

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pitilessly, the past quarter century’s events have dismissed the hopes for peace with the Arabs that Israeli diplomats, often accompanied by U.S. counterparts, detailed to the world in 1993 as they explained the concessions they had finalized in Oslo. Previously, they had treated Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization as a terrorist organization to be marginalized if not destroyed. The list of its outrages, from bombing school buses and airports to murdering Olympic athletes, spoke for itself. In 1982, the U.S. saved the PLO from imminent destruction by an Israeli and Lebanese alliance, and sustained it in supervised exile in Tunisia. 

Analysis and Commentary

My Ah Hah Moment About Academia

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

I was telling a friend the following true story last week and we both think it’s relevant to people who are hesitant about approaching famous academics.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Populist Moments In Politics And Culture Around The Globe

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Federalist
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the rising populism in elections around the world, Brexit, and the election of Trump. Some of the questions Ferguson talks about are: Why haven’t liberals reflected on the Obama administration? What are better history lessons to look to? And how has Silicon Valley responded to pressure about hate speech?

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Micheal Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses President Trump's visit to Japan, and the beginning the Era of "Reiwa" or Beautiful Harmony.

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Jim Mattis’ New Book ‘Call Sign Chaos’ Comes Out In July

featuring General Jim Mattisvia American Military News
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Former Secretary of Defense and Marine Gen. James Mattis has co-written a book that will be released in July. The book titled, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead” is due to hit the shelves on July 16, and is an extensive retelling of Mattis’ military career, including Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, and the lessons he learned from those experiences, the Associated Press reported.

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'Don't Exacerbate The Problems': Raghuram Rajan's Advice To Modi 2.0 On Economy

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Listing out his views on economic agendas for the new government, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said the new dispensation needs to address the fiscal gap and revive agriculture, power and banking sectors. In his latest blog post, which was co-written with Abhijeet Banerjee, Rajan said both the Centre as well state governments should target to reduce fiscal deficit to FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act)-suggested 5 per cent by 2023. For this, there is a need to create better compliance and progressive taxation, he said. He also suggested that a Centre-state council modelled on the successful GST Council could be formed to ensure fiscal federalism.

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When Growth Isn’t Inclusive And Benefits Only A Section

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Sentinel
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Just ahead of the 2008 economic meltdown, when India was the flavour of the season at Davos, a top official of the erstwhile Planning Commission made a startling albeit roundabout admission: that the “inclusive growth” mantra of the time was not for the “aam aadmi” but for PLUs (people like us) and those in the higher strategy.

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Donald Trump Will Win Reelection In 2020, According To Various Predictive Models

quoting Bill Whalenvia Inquisitr
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020, according to various models used to predict elections, Slate reports. Among the reasons for the predicted victory are a strong economy and an advantage always held by White House incumbents.