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World War II Rages On In Minds Of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, September 5, 2019

World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold War of nuclear superpowers.

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Crime And Welfare: Two Myths Of Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Two of the most common objections to immigration in the United States are that more immigrants lead to more crime and more people on welfare, but a closer look reveals that these objections are misguided.

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Edward Lazear: Markets Not Predicting A Recession In The Near Future?

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the US economy and the outlook for Federal Reserve policy.

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Proposition 13 Revisited: Is California Looking At Howard’s (Jarvis) End In 2020?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Here are three clichés that surface in California policy discussions:

Cliché no. 1: The notion of the Golden State as a “nation-state.” It’s a valid descriptor given that California has a population (nearly 40 million residents) that’s larger than all but 35 countries (California would fall between Sudan and Iraq), the fifth largest economy in the world (ahead of India’s and behind Germany’s), plus remarkable diversity (92 languages other than English are spoken in the Los Angeles public school system).

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

An Op-Ed From The Future On Election Security

by Alex Stamosvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jan. 1, 2021. New Year’s Day is traditionally spent recovering from the previous night’s revelry. This year, the United States awakens to the greatest New Year’s hangover in the country’s almost 245-year history: a crisis of constitutional legitimacy as all three branches of government continue to battle over who will take the presidential oath of office later this month.

Analysis and Commentary

In Most Elementary Classrooms, Kids Are All Over The Map Academically. Here’s How Two Schools Cope.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Almost a decade ago, I wrote that “the greatest challenge facing America’s schools today [is] the enormous variation in the academic level of students coming into any given classroom.” Unlike plenty of what I’ve said over the years, this one has stood the test of time.

Analysis and Commentary

You're Not Using The Money For Anything

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

After watching scary British crime dramas, my wife and I often turn to a rerun of The Big Bang Theory for comic relief. I find myself laughing almost as hard the 10th time I see an episode as I did the first time.

Analysis and Commentary

A Proposal To Reduce Mass Shootings In America

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Mass shootings are tragic. Each incident receives massive media coverage and prompts federal, state, and local lawmakers to propose new laws and regulations to restrict gun ownership and strengthen enforcement of existing gun laws to reduce the incidence of mass shootings. Still, mass shootings persist.

Interviews
Interviews

Young Arrogant Socialists Are Ignorant Of History: Victor Davis Hanson With Don Kroah

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Christian Outlook
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his article "Why are so many young people calling themselves socialists?"

Interviews

General James Mattis: Verify Then Trust Before Agreeing To Any Peace Deal With The Taliban In Afghanistan

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Fox News
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis talks about his new book Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead. Mattis explores the life lessons he never forgot from his time in jail, why he chose to join the Marines, learning to delegate responsibility to lower ranking personal in the military, why he was not in agreement with the Obama Administration's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, and much more.

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James Mattis Derides 'Cowardice' From Anonymous Official Who Penned New York Times' Anti-Trump Op-Ed

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Fox News
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses how the military responds to disaster as well as his new book Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead

Interviews

US Finally Looking More Honestly At China's Actions: Gen. James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Fox Business
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

 Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses Hong Kong and China, and how finally the US is dealing with China more honesty under under President Trump.

Interviews

James Mattis, Bing West Discuss The Lessons In 'Call Sign Chaos'

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis talks about his new book Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead.

In the News
In the News

Assault On America, Day 245: Is Warren The New De Facto Democrat 2020 Leader?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

By now it’s the stuff of legend, speaking of the crowds candidate Donald Trump drew in 2015 and 2016 during the GOP presidential primary campaign (and continued on through the fall).

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We May Have To Shoot Down This Aircraft

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Politico Magazine
Thursday, September 5, 2019

What the chaos aboard Flight 93 on 9/11 looked like to the White House, to the fighter pilots prepared to ram the cockpit and to the passengers.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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Opinion: The Power Of Informal Networks

quoting Niall Fergusonvia DW Akademie
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In his latest book, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the way networks influence history. This can help us understand the conflicts in the world today, such as the protests in Hong Kong, says Alexander Görlach.

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The Chinese Face-Swapping App That Went Viral Is Taking The Danger Of ‘Deepfake’ To The Masses

quoting John Villasenorvia CNBC
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A face-swapping app that surged to the top of China’s domestic download rankings has raised concerns about how fabricated but realistic-looking videos may be breaking into the mainstream.

In the News

More On Greta Thunberg's Guilt Trip

quoting Niall Ferguson, Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Greta Thunberg, as you probably know, is the 16-year-old who arrived in New York by “emissions free yacht” to attend, by invitation, a U.N. event on climate change.

In the News

You May Be Experiencing Secular Stagnation

quoting Kevin Hassettvia NPR
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Feeling sluggish? Having trouble achieving and maintaining productivity growth? Does it feel like investment will never, ever go up? You may be experiencing secular stagnation.

In the News

Climate Change Becoming A ‘Top-Tier Issue’

quoting Bill Whalenvia Daily Democrat
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Scientists have warned for the last 30 years about the dangers of climate change — more droughts, forest fires and catastrophic weather — as the Earth continues to warm from fossil fuel pollution.

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4 Questions You Probably Won’t Hear At CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Foundation of Economic Education
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

CNN’s description suggests the event may be closer to Greta Thunberg’s “I Want You to Panic” approach than a level-headed analysis.

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A Virtual Iowa Caucus Would Have Been A Hacking Nightmare

quoting Herbert Linvia FiveThirtyEight (ABC News)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

When the Democratic National Committee put the kibosh on plans for virtual caucuses in Iowa and Nevada, they may have pissed off the people who saw the event as a chance to give more people the opportunity to vote. But at least the DNC made the cybersecurity community happy.

In the News

An Artificial-Intelligence First: Voice-Mimicking Software Reportedly Used In A Major Theft

quoting Andrew Grottovia The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive’s speech and dupe his subordinate into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a secret account, the company’s insurer said, in a remarkable case that some researchers are calling one of the world’s first publicly reported artificial-intelligence heists.

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'No Zero' Policy At Maryland School Draws Scrutiny

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Fox 5
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A Montgomery County high school has created its own grading policy, telling teachers they can no longer give students a grade of “zero” even if the student doesn’t do any work.

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Reid Hoffman’s New ‘Hamilton’-Inspired Crypto Rap Video Is Straight Fire

mentioning Russell Robertsvia CoinDesk
Thursday, September 5, 2019

“I myself hold bitcoin,” Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn and a member of the PayPal Mafia, told CoinDesk as he described his reasons for releasing a new hip-hop video about central banks competing against cryptocurrency.