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The Impact Of Voter Second Choices As 2020 Dems Drop Out

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, November 14, 2019

As the Democratic field for president thins out, most supporters of the dropouts will pick another candidate. That prospect raises the question of whether these newly available voters will flock to the front-runners or boost the chances of one of the also-rans. To gain insight into this question, the latest YouGov polls asked respondents likely to vote in Democratic primaries to name both their first and second choices for the nomination. In the most recent survey, Joe Biden leads on first-choice ballots, followed by Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris. So what happens to the horse race when we add in the second choices of potential voters? 

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Professionalizing Teaching And Winning The Salary Wars

by Eric Hanushekvia EducationNext
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The nation is stuck with a bad equilibrium in terms of teacher salaries: salaries are insufficient to attract new teachers who can fuel improved schools and yet they are not even high enough to satisfy current teachers. One result has been uncompromising rhetoric replacing viable solutions, and political responses that leave us in a worse position. The Chicago teachers’ strike continued the strife that played out last year from West Virginia to Los Angeles. Sequential appeasement of these outbreaks of union combativeness and teacher frustration will almost certainly not help the students and will likely make teachers worse off in the long run.

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A Graphic Case For Open Borders

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Brian Caplan makes muscular arguments for immigration. 

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What Happened To California Republicans?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, November 14, 2019

After three decades of radical progressivism, California residents are tiring of one-party straitjacket rule.

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Eric Hanushek Appointed To National Assessment Governing Board

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow and a member of the Hoover Education Success Initiative at the Hoover Institution, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as a member of the National Assessment Governing Board as the testing & measurement expert. His term officially began on Oct. 1, 2019, and will end on Sept. 30, 2023.

Press Releases
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: DACA In The Dock

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Will the Supreme Court allow the Trump Administration to undo Obama’s immigration program?

Analysis and Commentary

Pacific Century: At The Barricades In Hong Kong

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.

Analysis and Commentary

A Trump-California Infrastructure Deal Is The Unlikeliest Of High-Wire Acts

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 14, 2019

After the wildfires subsided in California (though parts of the Golden State are still subject to poor air quality due to residual smoke), it’s back to politics as usual in America’s largest state—meaning, a return to the fire fight between President Trump and Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Analysis and Commentary

John Yoo: Impeachment Effort Won't Remove Trump From Office – Is It Worth The Trouble?

by John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, November 14, 2019

No American president has ever been removed from office by Congress. That is almost certain to remain the case at the conclusion of impeachment proceedings against President Trump that began public hearings Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

Analysis and Commentary

Roles And Responsibilities Of Information Intermediaries

by Wolfgang Schulzvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, November 14, 2019

While many countries have initially opted to give online platforms a “safe harbor,” for speech, we are now witnessing trends to weaken that protection. In Europe, this includes the creation of regulatory regimes that aim at reducing misinformation and that specifically address the role of social media platforms and other information intermediaries. Regulatory attempts such as the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) can serve as an example. The paper analyzes those approaches from a human-rights perspective and argues that the platforms’ ability to assess the context of content plays a major role in determining whether “new school regulation” sets proportional limits to freedom of speech.

Interviews
Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Taiwan Watching Hong Kong Protests Closely As Elections Approach

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Closing Bell (CNBC)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the Hong Kong protests that have escalated over the past six months and the uncertainty the protests have caused in international relations.

Interviews

Leadership Lessons With General James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Habitual Hero (Ricochet)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his childhood, early adulthood, and life as a military leader. Mattis explains some of the leadership lessons he has learned and expresses some of those ideas in his new book, Call Sign Chaos.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: President Trump's Policy Plans For Immigration And China

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Laura Ingraham Podcast
Monday, June 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump's new immigration policy.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show: Sen. Warren Confused About Medicare For All

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Unconstitutional Medicare-For-All."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show: “The Power To Tax Is The Power To Destroy.”—Dan’l Webster

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Warrencare."

Interviews

Reaction To Impeachment Hearings With Hoover Institution Expert Bill Whalen

interview with Bill Whalenvia KCBS (CA)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the impeachment inquiry hearings.

Interviews

Elizabeth Economy: Why It Matters: China Doesn't Want Your Trash

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about how for years, industrialized nations across the world shipped enormous quantities of recyclable material to China. Then, in 2018, China banned most waste imports. The reversal sent shock waves through the global recycling system, and forced many towns and cities to start burning and dumping material that they used to recycle.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: What Really Happened To Jimmy Hoffa?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia WGBH (New England)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his recent book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

Interviews

Powell’s Communication Has Been ‘Erratic,’ Former Fed Official Charles Plosser Says

interview with Charles I. Plosservia CNBC
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser discusses the Fed's “erratic” messages over the last few meetings, and the uncertainty the erratic messages have caused for the markets and investors.

Interviews

Bert Patenaude: Alexander Kerensky: Overthrown By The Bolsheviks

interview with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Stanford and the Twentieth Century
Monday, November 11, 2019

Stanford professor Bert Patenaude joins Daniel to examine the singular life of Alexander Kerensky, the Russian revolutionary overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917. 

In the News
In the News

'Schiff Show' Roundup: Public Hearings, Giuliani, Whistleblower Trouble

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Covering the latest developments in the ongoing impeachment charade.

In the News

How A Russian’s Grocery Store Trip In 1989 Exposed The Lie Of Socialism

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The fall of the Berlin Wall was indeed a watershed in the collapse of the Soviet Empire, yet one could argue the true death knell came two months before at a small grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas.

In the News

It Was The Right Thing To Do

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Gasconade County Republican
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sometimes a president has to step out on a limb and do something he knows is needed and is right, even though his political advisors say otherwise. That is what President Ronald Reagan did in 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin when he demanded “Mr Gorboachev, tear down this wall.”

In the News

Engage China, Or Confront It? What’s The Right Approach Now?

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The New York Times
Monday, November 11, 2019

Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House adviser, calls the United States’ relationship with China’s Communist Party an economic and information “war,” while Eric Schmidt, a Google founder, says American interests are entangled with China, our biggest competitor in the race for global technological dominance.

In the News

Port Neches-Groves ISD Attacked By Ransomware

quoting Herbert Linvia Beaumont Enterprise
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Port Neches-Groves ISD lost access to files on all computer systems Tuesday afternoon after being attacked by ransomware, a type of cyberattack that renders files unusable and then demands money for restoring access.

In the News

Coup's Next

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today the House Intelligence Committee holds its first public hearings in the Schiff show. The Schiff show is a sort of preface to the impeachment article(s) that the House will send over to the Senate before the end of the year. Something’s happening here. Why is the House Intelligence Committee holding impeachment hearings in search of a high crime or misdemeanor?

In the News

Secretary DeVos Names New Members To The National Assessment Governing Board

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia United States Department of Education
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the appointment of seven leaders from around the country to four-year terms as members of the National Assessment Governing Board.

In the News

Warren’s Medicare For All Plan Counts Chickens, Kills Geese

cited Charles Blahousvia Inside Sources
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has revealed how she anticipates financing Medicare for All (M4A). Summing up, her plan underestimates costs, overestimates revenues, and glosses over devastating effects on the U.S. economy.

The Federal Reserve
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37th Annual Monetary Conference: Fed Policy: A Shadow Review

mentioning Charles Calomiris, Charles I. Plosser, Andrew J. Filardovia Cato Institute
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Criticism of the Federal Reserve is mounting, whether it’s President Trump tweeting that Chairman Powell is not following his advice or progressives calling for the Fed to use its monetary powers to fuel government spending. Amid public scrutiny and at a time of growing uncertainty for the business of central banking, Powell asked the Fed “to take stock of how we formulate, conduct, and communicate monetary policy.” Shadowing the Fed’s strategic review, Cato’s 37th Annual Monetary Conference will explore a broad array of recommendations for improving the monetary framework — and go beyond the narrow scope of the Fed’s agenda to share a vision for a monetary system best suited for a free society.