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The Case For Urban Charter Schools

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Contrary to much public rhetoric, the evidence for expanding charter schools in urban areas is stronger than ever. To be sure, the research is less positive for charters operating outside of the nation’s urban centers. And multiple studies suggest that internet-based schools and charters that serve mostly middle-class students, perform worse than their district counterparts, at least on traditional test-score-based measures.

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An Economist’s Guide To California’s 2020 Propositions

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

California has plenty of issues for voters to decide on this year, ranging from regulating how gig drivers can work to potentially doing away with 1978’s Proposition 13 property tax protection for many businesses. And as always, at least some politicians will be hoping you don’t read the fine print or look under the hood of what you will be voting on. Below are economic issues on some of the most widely discussed propositions.

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California’s House Races: Is Orange Still The New Blue?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 15, 2020

One of the oddities of the California ballot: the left side of the first page (assuming one’s voting by mail and not in person on a touchscreen) couldn’t mean less, while the right side of that page—known as “Card A”—is far more intriguing.

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Destroying The Institutions We Inherited

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Anywhere ideology trumps science, public service, history, art, and entertainment, ruin surely follows.

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Journey Of A Seabee

via Histories
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Discover the Pacific Theater of World War II through the artwork of US Navy Seabee Nat Bellantoni in this immersive storymap.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Due Diligence And The US Defend Forward Cyber Strategy

by Eric Talbot Jensen, Sean Wattsvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This paper analyzes the international law principle of due diligence and its potential role in the United States’ emerging Defend Forward cyber strategy. The authors begin with a brief review of due diligence and recount recent efforts to apply due diligence in cyberspace. They then review past US experience with due diligence and conclude that renewed recognition of this principle might complement the Defend Forward strategy in cyberspace, if appropriately tailored.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Is Not About Obamacare

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Senate Democrats want the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be all about Obamacare and, more specifically, its protections for those with preexisting conditions. That’s because in a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in California v. Texas, a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Analysis and Commentary

How Does Big Tech Cheat And Steal?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Last night on his show on Fox News Channel, host Tucker Carlson interviewed Colorado Congressman Ken Buck. Buck was critical of high-tech companies, as is Carlson, and was pushing for new antitrust legislation.

Analysis and Commentary

Reply To Paul Romer

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Economist Paul Romer tweeted today: Doesn’t sound like China is going to sign up for the “Great Barrington” plan for surrendering to the virus. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to live in a country where everybody understands that it is the government’s job to do whatever it takes to protect public health?

Interviews
Interviews

Foreign Policy Association Live: A Talk With John B. Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia Foreign Policy Association
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses national security and fiscal policy.

Interviews

Scott Atlas: The Other Doctor On The COVID Task Force

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses COVID-19.

Interviews

Michael McConnell On The Free Exercise Of Religion

interview with Michael McConnellvia The Tikvah Podcast
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell talks about the history of religious liberty in the United States and the future of the free-exercise clause, and notes that under the U.S. Constitution, the freedom of religion is protected by two separate guarantees: a prohibition on the establishment of an official church and an individual right to the “free exercise” of religion.

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Trump, COVID 19 And Cold War II With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Coleman Hughes
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the concept of counterfactual history, Trump's response to COVID-19, and how our political culture might look different if Hillary were elected. We also talked about the deteriorating relationship between the US and China and the prospect of a second Cold War.

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John Yoo: Presidential Power & Its Limits

interview with John Yoovia Briefly
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses presidential power, its limits, and its future.

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John Yoo: Confirmation Clash: Judge Barrett Grilled By Democrats On ACA, Roe V. Wade

interview with John Yoovia Brian Kilmeade Show
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Duck (Harris), Rabbit (Pence)..."

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John Yoo On Fox Across America

interview with John Yoovia Fox Across America
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Amy Coney Barrett hearings.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Amy Coney Barrett hearings as well as some of the cases she has been asked about including Roe v. Wade.

In the News
In the News

Amazon Cancels Shelby Steele

featuring Shelby Steelevia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The company won’t stream a film on the ‘real victimization of black America.’

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Michael Brown's Myth And Counter-Narrative

featuring Shelby Steelevia National Review
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Shelby Steele and his son confront racial folklore in their radical documentary What Killed Michael Brown?

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Congress Pressed To Help Needy Military Families

mentioning H. R. McMastervia Politico
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster has co-authored a lessons-learned report on the U.S. response to the pandemic, offering a comprehensive blueprint for “how to improve biomedical innovations and emergency response.”

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H. R. McMaster, Student Researchers Advocate Intragovernmental And Public-Private Partnerships To Combat COVID-19

mentioning H. R. McMastervia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Data consistency and coordination between government sectors will be vital in the next stage of the United States’ COVID-19 response, said General H. R. McMaster and student researchers during a Wednesday event hosted by the Hoover Institution.