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Reagan’s ‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall’ Was Almost Left Unsaid, Recalls Former Speechwriter, Now Hoover Fellow

featuring Peter M. Robinsonvia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ronald Reagan’s former speechwriter and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter M. Robinson shares what inspired those now famous words – “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” – and how they were almost cut from the speech.

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Twenty-Five Years After Proposition 187, The Effects Are Still Felt—And Debated

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The first week of November is a reminder that next year’s presidential vote is (mercifully) now less than a year away. And in California: the 25th anniversary of one of the Golden State’s more seminal elections.

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The Libertarian: Confronting Your Impeacher?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Does President Trump have a legal right to cross-examine the whistleblower?

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The Future Of A Stable Israeli Democracy

by Arye Carmonvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Political system is threatened by the absence of a constitution.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Victor Davis Hanson: Socialism Guarantees Failure And Suffering – So Why Do So Many Americans Support It?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

Democrats, Tyranny, And Sophistry

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Something more ancient and dangerous is going on than just the usual Democrat double standards.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, November 7, 2019

As tensions grow in the relationship between Washington and Ankara, is the relationship worth preserving?

Analysis and Commentary

The Journal's Muddled Reasoning On Illegal Drugs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

In today’s Wall Street Journal, the editors address the recent murder of some Americans in Mexico by a gang. Although the reports I’ve read (here’s one example) claim that it was a drug gang (everyone misuses the word “cartel”), I haven’t seen enough evidence that it was. I suspect, though, that the odds are high that the murderers were part of a drug gang.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: These Arguments Over Our Past Are Really Over The Present

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Fox News article "Socialism guarantees failure and suffering – So why do so many Americans support it?"

Interviews

Michael Boskin On The John Batchelor Show: Meet The Future With The Utopian Democrats: 1 Of 2: & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin discusses his Project Syndicate article "Electing America’s Economic Future."

Interviews

Michael Boskin On The John Batchelor Show: Meet The Future With The Utopian Democrats: 2 Of 2: & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin discusses his Project Syndicate article "Electing America’s Economic Future."

Interviews

John Taylor On The John Batchelor Show: The Rules-Based Federal Reserve: 1 Of 2: And The Robust US Economy.

interview with John B. Taylorvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor adds his perspective and insights to the current economic conditions.

Federal Reserve
Interviews

John Taylor On The John Batchelor Show: The Rules-Based Federal Reserve: 2 Of 2: And The Robust US Economy.

interview with John B. Taylorvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor adds his perspective and insights to the current economic conditions.

Interviews

Reagan Speechwriter Peter Robinson Shares The Backstory Of Iconic 'Tear Down This Wall' Speech

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia KSMU Radio
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses how the "Tear Down This Wall" speech came about.

Interviews

Captain Christopher Sharman On The John Batchelor Show: The Seventh Fleet Protects Freedom Of Navigation.

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman, a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow and former naval attaché to Vietnam and China, talks about how the Seventh Fleet's area of responsibility where it protects freedom of navigation.

Interviews

Captain Christopher Sharman On The John Batchelor Show: “The Chinese Notion Of Brinksmanship Is Central”

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman, a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow and former naval attaché to Vietnam and China, discusses building partnerships with countries like Vietnam; which will help us in the future. 

Interviews

Peter Robinson: Common Knowledge With Michael Knowles

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia The Daily Wire
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson on Common Knowledge, what Robinson already knows.

In the News
In the News

Global Economy In Better Place After Fed Cuts, Trade Progress: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Times of India
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hopes of a trade deal between the US and China and a series of interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve are making the world a much better place in the short term, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said.

In the News

Is Politics A War Of Ideas Or Of Us Against Them?

quoting Shanto Iyengarvia The New York Times
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The struggle between pro-Trump and anti-Trump forces has researchers — and party strategists — grasping for an answer.

In the News

Experts Debate Whether AI Can Truly Be Unbiased

quoting John Villasenorvia MeriTalk
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In today’s society, can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm truly be unbiased? That question sparked some serious debate among a panel of experts from the Brookings Institution last week.

In the News

New York City Voters Just Adopted Ranked-Choice Voting In Elections. Here's How It Works

quoting Larry Diamondvia Time Magazine
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

New York City voted on Tuesday to change the way it determines election winners. With approval from more than 73% of voters, the Big Apple joins Maine and countries including Australia and New Zealand in adopting what’s known as ranked-choice voting.

In the News

What The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Meant For Eastern European Jews

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Jewish Telegraphic Agency (NY)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

“Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall would fall.

In the News

After Beto O’Rourke Drops Out, Other Struggling Campaigns Signal They May Be Next

quoting Bill Whalenvia Legal Insurrection
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Kamala Harris and Julian Castro are losing their respective fights for relevance. Will the curtains be closing on their campaigns soon?

In the News

High Achievers Are Doing Better On NAEP, And That’s Good News. Period.

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

All children deserve to attend schools that educate them to the maximum of their ability and open as many opportunities as possible for them. Poor or rich, black or white, high or low achieving, this is a goal we often hear espoused but seldom see achieved. The victims of this dereliction are broad and many, but the results of the 2019 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) give us good reason to focus once again on high achievers. They offer a bright spot on a generally gloomy horizon.