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The Fiction Of 'Truth'

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 12, 2015

We live in a weary age of fable. The latest Hollywood mythology is entitled "Truth."

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The Man Who Saved Germany’s New Democracy

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Helmut Schmidt saw his country through terrorism and Soviet intimidation with its liberty intact.

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Should NAEP Tests Be Updated To Reflect What’s In The Common Core?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Thursday, November 12, 2015

A small storm has blown up around the fact that certain math items on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) do not align with what fourth and eighth graders are actually being taught in a few states—mainly places attempting to implement the Common Core State Standards within their schools’ curricula.

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Yale's Scary Halloween Tale

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, November 12, 2015

On November 11, in response to a campus crisis triggered by a dispute over Halloween costumes—or rather by an email about Halloween costumes—Yale University President Peter Salovey emailed a message to tens of thousands of Yale alumni that he and Dean of Yale College Jonathan Holloway had sent to members of the Yale community in New Haven the previous evening.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Flat Tax Plans Dominate Republican Candidates Tax Proposals In The November 10, 2015, Fox Business News-WSJ Debate

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, November 12, 2015

On December 10, 1981, my distinguished colleague Robert (Bob) E. Hall and I first proposed our flat-tax plan in the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal.

Analysis and Commentary

Sam Nunn, Richard Lugar And Des Browne Release Recommendations On Securing Military Nuclear Materials

by Sam Nunn, Richard Lugar , Des Brownevia The Nuclear Threat Initiative
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Report draws from input of study group of former military and political officials from nuclear-armed states.

Analysis and Commentary

Congressional Oversight Of US Foreign Relations And National Security?

by Kenneth Anderson mentioning Amy Zegartvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Executive power is on the rise, a familiar argument runs, and necessarily at the expense of Congressional authority.

Polish troops at a shooting range.
Analysis and Commentary

Iraq Through The Lens Of A Silas Palmer Fellow

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hoover Archives has received a collection of nearly five hundred photographs taken in Iraq during 2005–6 by Maciej Milczanowski, one of Hoover Library & Archives’ 2015 Silas Palmer Fellows.   Professor Milczanowski, who now directs the International Security Department of the University of Information, Technology, and Management in Rzeszów, Poland, was a captain with the Polish contingent of the Multinational Force Iraq.

News
Interviews
Interviews

Kevin Warsh: What Are the Affects Of Central Bank Intervention?

interview with Kevin Warshvia Bloomberg
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses quantitative easinng and investment in the real economy.

Interviews

Doug Rivers: The State Of U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship (28:48)

interview with Douglas Riversvia YouTube
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Doug Rivers presents research concerning the success of Latino entrepreneurs on the economy. Rivers notes that there has been a huge surge in the number of businesses being formed by Latino entrepreneurs and they can be major drivers of economic growth.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: Intelligence Community Rethinks Strategy After Russian Military Moves

interview with Michael McFaulvia WYPR
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Russia and how it has surprised the US and other Western nations with the speed and scale of its military operations in both in both Syria and Ukraine, and how that is raising concerns about lapses in intelligence gathering.

Interviews

Kevin Warsh On Bloomberg Business (:30)

interview with Kevin Warshvia Bloomberg
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh states that the real economy has been very steady for 6 and 1/2 years, but the bad news is the real economy is now losing momentum.

Interviews

The Agenda: Niall Ferguson on Henry Kissinger

interview with Niall Fergusonvia YouTube
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his recent book on Henry Kissinger "The Idealist."

John B. Taylor
Interviews

John Taylor At The 33rd Annual Monetary Conference

interview with John B. Taylorvia Cato Institute
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses "Rethinking the International Monetary System."

Interviews

Bill Whalen On Forum With Michael Krasny

interview with Bill Whalenvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the fourth Republican presidential debate and analyzes the candidates' positions on the economy, immigration, and other issues.

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Bill Whalen: Fact Checking The Milwaukee GOP Debate

interview with Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses fact checks on what the candidates said during the recent Milwaukee GOP debate.

In the News
In the News

US Should Form Coalition Against Islamic State With Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia And Europe, George Shultz Tells WJC Dinner

featuring George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia World Jewish Congress
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), this week honored former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz with the WJC's prestigious Theodor Herzl Award. Lauder and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, himself a past Herzl Award recipient, presented the award to Shultz at a gala event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria.

In the News

Economic Growth's New Driver: It's All About Latino Entrepreneurs

mentioning Douglas Riversvia Forbes
Thursday, November 12, 2015

What’s the largest driver of U.S. economic growth these days? Media attention is focused mostly on high tech and the oil-shale boom, but a new study from Stanford draws attention to a largely overlooked factor: a huge surge in the number of businesses being formed by Latino entrepreneurs.

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'The End Of The Cold War' Tells An Illuminating Story Of Able Leadership

featuring Robert Servicevia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oxford historian and Hoover Institution fellow Robert Service delivers a detailed and authoritative account of the end of the competition that defined world politics for more than four decades.

Ivan Pavlov and associates posing for the camera during a brief pause from their game of gorodki.
In the News

Film Featuring Shots Of Ivan Pavlov, Scenes Of Leningrad Preserved

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A film shot in Soviet Russia in 1930 by American medical researcher Francis Bishop was preserved with funding from a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

News
In the News

Shultz Calls For US, Egypt, Saudi, Israel Alliance

featuring George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia San Diego Jewish World
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), honored former Secretary of State George P. Shultz on Monday, Nov. 9, with the prestigious WJC Theodor Herzl Award.

In the News

The Closing Of The American Mouth

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Times
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Colleges are teaching students what to think rather than how to think.

In the News

Do Ultra-Low Interest Rates Really Damage Growth?

quoting Michael Spence, Kevin Warshvia Economist
Thursday, November 12, 2015

It's one of the fundamental lessons of any introductory economics course: lower interest rates, when all else remains equal, leads to higher levels of investment. But today, after several years of near-zero interest rates and only modest increases in investment to show for it, some economists are claiming just the opposite.

In the News

Fact Checking The Milwaukee GOP Debate

quoting Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidates took to the stage last night for the primary season’s fourth Republican Debate held at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, WI and broadcast on the Fox Business network.

In the News

Former Secretary Of State Shultz Rips US Policy, 'Empty Threats'

quoting George P. Shultzvia Fox News
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Amid implicit scathing criticism of current U.S. foreign policy, former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz on Monday said that Iranian threats against Israel should in no way be underestimated.

In the News

Piedmont: Water Crisis Highlighted At PARW Event

quoting Carson Brunovia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Members and guests of the Piedmont Area Republican Women (PARW) recently gathered at a private Piedmont residence to hear Carson Bruno, a Hoover Institution Research Fellow, discuss California's drought and its political implications.

In the News

O'Reilly Accuses George Will Of 'Jihad' Against Reagan Book

mentioning Kiron K. Skinnervia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's ongoing war of words with syndicated columnist George Will continued this week, as the TV host accused the author of waging "jihad" on the cable news giant.

In the News

A Debate With Bernanke Over The Fed’s Easy Money Policies

mentioning Kevin Warshvia The New York Times
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

By the end of our recent conversation, Ben S. Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and I had a gentleman’s bet.

In the News

Debate Viewers Had Five Main Questions About the Tax Code

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Independent Journal
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

According to Google Trends, here are the top five questions audience members “Googled” about the tax code during tonight’s Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal debate.