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The Long Sino-American Trade War

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, October 25, 2018

If governments are going to engage in trade wars, they should have a clear and pragmatic vision of where they want to end up. 

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Midterm Optics Are Bad For Progressive

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 25, 2018

For progressives, the looming midterm elections apparently should not hinge on a booming economy, a near-record-low unemployment rate, a strong stock market, and unprecedented energy production. Instead, progressives hope that race and gender questions overshadow pocketbook issues.

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Trump: A Presidency Perpetually In Search Of A 'Better Deal'

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, October 25, 2018

President Franklin Roosevelt had his “New Deal” and Harry Truman his “Fair Deal,” both of which were anchored in philosophical ideas about American domestic and economic policy. As we near the end of two years of Trump’s presidency, it seems fair to characterize his non-philosophical approach to governing as a continuous search for a “better deal.”

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Reasonable Disagreements: Should The Senate’s Confirmation Process Change?

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Professors Epstein and White debate the need to change the process for the confirmation of supreme court justices as well as criticism of the courts legitimacy.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The South (Of California) Will Rise Again—Just Not In This Election

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 25, 2018

In poker, a full house beats a flush, which in turn which tops a straight and three-of-a-kind.

Analysis and Commentary

What’s At Stake In The 2018 Elections

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, October 25, 2018

435 House and 33 Senate seats. 36 governorships. 6,665 state offices and tens of thousands of local ones. And you ask what’s at stake in the 2018 elections?

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Freedom, Part 2

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Most of us have an intuitive or common-sense notion of the meaning of economic freedom. A smattering of features or attributes includes free markets, private enterprise, voluntary exchange, capitalism, limited government, laissez-faire, free trade, low taxes, free movement of capital, and other dimensions of economic life.

Analysis and Commentary

Parental Engagement: A Promise, Not A Program

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Parental engagement” is one of those self-evidently appealing ideas for improving education. Who doesn’t want to engage parents? What child isn’t well served by more of it? Yet doing it well is hard, because it means shooting straight with parents about how their daughters and sons are performing, and committing to making hard changes and expending real resources to help those children do better. It’s not a program. It’s a promise: to be honest and do right by all kids.

Analysis and Commentary

Thick Margins

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Under the title of Tyler Cowen’s and Alex Tabarrok’s blog, Marginal Revolution, is the saying “Small Steps Toward a Much Better World.” By and large, Tyler and Alex deliver. I’m about to be critical about a recent item on which Tyler arguably doesn’t deliver, but it shouldn’t mislead you into thinking that I don’t learn a lot from their site.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Environmental Law Without Property Rights."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Environmental Law Without Property Rights."

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: School Report Cards In The ESSA Era

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses states’ ESSA-driven school report cards.

Interviews

Media Maven Mike Petrilli Urges Education Reporters To Follow The Money

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Phi Delta Kappan
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education journalism.

In the News
In the News

Hoover’s Traitel Building Honored For Architectural Design

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s David and Joan Traitel Building, which opened in September 2017, has been recognized for its unique and original interior architectural design. A Merit Award was presented to the building’s architects and designers—William Rawn Associates and CAW Architects—by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Through A Glass Darkly: What Nietzsche Might Say About Trump Derangement Syndrome

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Frederick Nietzsche had wise and enduring counsel for prosecutors, witch hunters, and grand inquisitors of all political, moral, and moralistic stripes. Beware of hunting monsters lest you become one, Nietzsche warned. And when you stare too long into the abyss, don’t be surprised if the abyss stares back at you.

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In The News: YouTube Is Investing $20M In Educational Content, Creators

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, October 25, 2018

YouTube announced this week that it would making funds available to creators of educational content in order to increase the amount of content available, Julia Alexander reports in The Verge.

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CMC Rolling Out New Free Speech Initiative

mentioning Peter Berkowitzvia Claremont Independent
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

According to an email obtained by the Independent, Claremont McKenna College (CMC)—ranked number one for free speech among California colleges—is in the process of rolling out the Open Academy initiative. This initiative seeks to bring additional funding to expand viewpoint diversity in the Athenaeum speaker series—already recognized as a haven for speakers of many ideological perspectives —, in the classroom, and to help students build skills to engage in effective dialogue with those whom they disagree.