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The Most Misunderstood Part Of Health Reform

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This week, the administration proposed loosening restrictions on employee accounts designated for health care. Perfect timing. Employees are now selecting 2019 benefits, and health care is the most valued of all.

Immigration
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When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, November 1, 2018

What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment—the shame of arrest, fines or imprisonment—more often makes us comply with laws. Law enforcement is not just a way to deal with individual violators but also a way to remind society at large that there can be no civilization without legality.

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Education Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

Performance of students in California has recently improved, but large numbers of students still remain poorly equipped to face a world of automation and economic change. Moreover, California’s economic future is in jeopardy, especially if the high cost of living impedes the flow of skilled in-migrants to the state.

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Trump Is Wrong To Want To End Birthright Citizenship – Conservatives Should Preserve It

by John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

President Trump threatened Tuesday to unilaterally end the right of some people born on American soil to automatic U.S. citizenship, known as birthright citizenship. “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” to end birthright citizenship, the president said. “Guess what? You don’t.”

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why California Is A Pivotal Elections Player Again

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, November 1, 2018

In what already has been a strange election year in terms of changing narratives and fluctuating polls, here’s another oddity: California, historically an overrated commodity as far as national political influence is concerned, is now quite relevant.

Analysis and Commentary

The Watergate Road Map: What It Says And What It Suggests For Mueller

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In neat script near the top of the document, someone has written, “Filed under seal, March 1, 1974.” Above that, red typed letters read, “Unsealed October 11, 2018 by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Order No. 11-mc-44 (BAH).

Analysis and Commentary

Book Review Roundtable: The Third Revolution

by Elizabeth Economy mentioning Michael R. Auslinvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

China is changing under President Xi Jinping. In my new book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, I argue that Xi has taken unprecedented steps to consolidate his authority, has overseen the expansion of Communist Party’s role in Chinese political, social, and economic life, and has constructed of a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between China and the outside world.

Analysis and Commentary

The 21st Century Explosion In Global Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“Measured in current US dollars, total global wealth rose from USD 117 trillion in 2000 to 317 trillion in mid-2018, a rise of USD 200 trillion, equivalent to roughly 2.5 times global GDP.” This is Timothy Taylor, aka The Conversable Economist, quoting a Credit Suisse Research Institute report titled Global Wealth Report 2018.

Interviews
Immigration
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the following Defining Ideas article "Obama’s Unconstitutional Immigration Order."

Interviews

RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany & Senior Fellow At The Hoover Institution Michael McConnell

interview with Michael McConnellvia Fox News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell talks about the after effects of the Kavanaugh confirmation.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the ICPP, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and notes that US has managed to increase output while reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2017. Nobody else has done that. The real elephant in the room is China, whose emission total is twice ours, but they're still committed to a coal economy. They're trying to get everybody else to cooperate while knowing that China will not.

Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Ricochet article "One Person can (In)validate the Steele Dossier and No One Seems to Bother."

Interviews

American Wonk: John Yoo On Harvard’s Anti-Asian Discrimination

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the legal complaint against Harvard, alleging that Harvard systematically discriminates against Asian-Americans.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: An #Eduween Riddle: How Is Pre-School Research Like A Skunk?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses early childhood education and whether we expect too much from it.

In the News
In the News

Law, Democracy, And The Schoolhouse Gate

Friday, November 2, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Law, Democracy, and the Schoolhouse Gate" on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT.

Event
In the News

Hello Honduras, Goodbye Columbus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On the morning of March 16, 1916, with World War I already raging in Europe but America still neutral, the Mexican bandito Pancho Villa led a military raid on the dusty border town of Columbus, New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico had just passed the fourth anniversary of its statehood and remained a sparsely populated outpost in the desert southwest. Still, there was an U.S. Army garrison there—and it was our soldiers whom Villa attacked in his daring assault on American territory.

In the News

Midterm Elections 2018: Trump Attacks On Migrant Caravan Will Lead Republicans To Victory

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Daily Express (UK)
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Donald Trump’s “spin” on the migrant caravan approaching the US southern border will help Republicans retaining the majority in Congress, experts claimed ahead of the US' midterm elections.

In the News

Midterm Elections: A Democrats Win Could Cost The Us 'Trillions' In Socialist Policies

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia Daily Express (UK)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

US voters face higher taxes if the Democratic Party wins a majority in the US Congress at next week’s Midterm elections and keeps veering towards more socialist policies, an economy expert has warned.

In the News

No, The President Cannot End Birthright Citizenship

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Post
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied: “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

In the News

Oxford Roiled By Invitation Too Far-Right German Politician

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

As right-wing leaders continue to rise globally, so too has the question of whether they should be heard on prestigious Western platforms.

In the News

The Great Wall Of Tigers Inside The Nassau Inn Tap Room

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Community News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This is a story about a wall, not the one neither Mexico nor Congress wants to pay for, that billion-dollar dream of keeping America’s reality imprisoned inside Stephen Miller’s fantasy. It’s not about Pink Floyd’s 1979 double album either, that lyric opera of a man’s isolation from a society he views as relentlessly repressive in the name of conformity, profit, and war. Not the holy site in Jerusalem nor the crumbled divider of postwar Germany.