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Victor Davis Hanson: Fear Of A Deep State Coup Is Not Just Right-Wing Paranoia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, November 21, 2019

For most of the last three years, Donald Trump’s critics have scoffed at supposed “conspiracy theories” that claimed a “deep state” of bureaucrats were aborting the Trump presidency. We have been told the word “coup” is hyperbole that reveals the paranoid minds of Trump supporters.

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Is It Time For California To Start Uttering The “D-Word”: Drought?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 21, 2019

If you’re in the market for a lighthearted look at the outré existence that is high-end Southern California, might I suggest L.A. Story, a 1991 comedy starring Steve Martin as Harris K. Telemacher, a local weatherman who’s lost his way spiritually and professionally.

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The Economic Costs Of Rapidly Growing Federal Government Debt

by John B. Taylorvia U.S. House Committee on the Budget
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

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Larry Diamond On Promoting Liberty And Free Societies

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Thursday, November 21, 2019

The United States must regain its sense of purpose in the ideological struggle for freedom and liberty.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Time To Rekindle The Tradition Of Mutual Support

by Paul Packer, Kiron K. Skinnervia The Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

These survivors were stunned to find a whole race of people treated as second-class citizens in the United States, the country that had ensured the survival of the Jewish people.

Analysis and Commentary

The Night The Lights Should Have Gone Out In Georgia

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Not long into Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, it was apparent that at least one of the ten candidates on the stage had a major policy beef: America as the only industrialized nation in the world without a federal paid family leave program.

Analysis and Commentary

Humans Can Survive Underwater

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alarming media stories that twist the facts about rising sea levels are dangerous because they scare people unnecessarily and push policymakers toward excessively expensive measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The real solution is to lift the world’s poorest out of poverty and protect them with simple infrastructure.

Analysis and Commentary

Montgomery County Talks A Good Game On “Equity.” Now It Has A Chance To Walk It, Too.

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk about racial equity in Montgomery County as of late. It is motivated in part by a disturbing “racial equity profile” released in June, which shows dramatic disparities between white and Asian residents and their African American and Latino counterparts in employment, health, education and many other domains.

Analysis and Commentary

American Naval Initiative—The Next Time Around

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In November of 1942, the U.S. Navy wrested the warfighting initiative from imperial Japan and set the course toward victory. Less than a year after Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and proclaimed that all of Asia belonged to Emperor Hirohito, American successes in two naval battles permanently altered the course of the war. In the words of the Naval War College, the “operational initiative” lay with the American Navy.

Analysis and Commentary

2019 NAEP Results Show There’s Something Wrong Going On. 3 Theories About What Might Be Happening In Our Schools, And Beyond

by Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Thursday, November 21, 2019

The New York Times headline pointed to “decline.” Politico used the word “slump.” And the Associated Press went with “lags.” Any way you say it, the latest scores from the Nation’s Report Card were bad, with trends getting worse over time. In particular, America’s lowest-performing students, who also tend to be our lowest-income children, are faring particularly poorly, especially in eighth grade, and especially in reading, but pretty much all across the board. 

Interviews
Interviews

Charles Blahous: Top Expert On Warren Healthcare Plan: I Was Incredulous, It Was A “Mirage”

interview with Charles Blahousvia Fox News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses Elizabeth Warren's proposal to ostensibly pay for the costs of Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class. 

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Timothy Garton Ash: 1989 - The Greatest Year In European History?

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes
Friday, November 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses whether 1989 was the greatest year in European history as well as whether we are witnessing the decline of liberalism today. 

In the News
In the News

John B. Taylor Visits UNCW For BB&T Global Capitalism And Ethics Lecture Event

featuring John B. Taylorvia WilmingtonBiz
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

On October 21, 2019, Professor John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor at Stanford University and George P. Schultz Fellow at the Hoover Institution, presented the BB&T Global Capitalism and Ethics lecture in the Burney Center. Professor Taylor is one of the leading macroeconomists in the world today, and noted best around the globe for his development of the “Taylor rule” for use in conducting monetary policy. 

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Has Unconventional Monetary Policy Run Its Course?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies of Singapore, sat down with Chicago Booth’s Steven J. Davis at the Sixth Asian Monetary Policy Forum, an event organized by Chicago Booth, the National University of Singapore, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. 

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Does The Deficit Matter? Congress Asks Four Top Economists

quoting John B. Taylorvia The Fiscal Times
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday’s impeachment hearings will rightly dominate headlines given the bombshells in Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony, but they weren’t the only hearings happening in Congress. The House Budget Committee hosted four noted economists for a discussion titled “Reexamining the Economic Costs of Debt.”

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Fault Lines Of PH Economy

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Manila Times
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

We greet with more than a sigh of relief the news that the economy, in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019, surprising experts who earlier braced for something less rosy after a relatively anemic 5.5 percent growth rate was recorded for the preceding quarter. Economic managers were quick to point out that a faster pace of government spending made the turnaround possible.