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Michael Boskin On When a Tax Cut Isn't Actually A Tax Cut

by Michael J. Boskinvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 6, 2018

A tax cut is not a true tax cut unless it is accompanied by reduced spending, because eventually the loss of revenue has to be paid for.

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When Funerals Become Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Using funerals for political purposes has a long, but not distinguished, tradition. In 44 B.C. eulogist Mark Antony claimed to Roman mourners that he came to bury Caesar. But his speech created a frenzy and ended up ensuring a death warrant for the once “honorable” Brutus.

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Former Ambassador McFaul’s Testimony To Congress On Russian Sanctions

interview with Michael McFaulvia Medium
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul gives testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee regarding sanctions on Russia.

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Will Corporate California Go The Way Of Quotas?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 6, 2018

To the adage “let’s keep politics out of the bedroom,” what about California’s government intervening in the boardroom?

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Strategika Issue 53: U.S. Engagement With Russia

via Strategika
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Strategika Issue 53 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Kavanaugh Confirmation

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The congressional circus shines a light on a broken  process.

Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

Fed Nixes Narrow Bank

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A narrow bank would be a great thing. A narrow bank takes deposits, and invests 100% of the money in interest-paying reserves at the Fed. (The Fed, in turn, mostly invests in US treasuries and agency securities.)

Analysis and Commentary

Developing Responses To Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare And Influence Operations

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 6, 2018

This article defines information warfare and influence operations as the deliberate use of information by one party on an adversary population to confuse, mislead and ultimately influence the actions that the targeted population makes. Information warfare and influence operations are hostile activity, or at least an activity that is conducted between two parties whose interests are not well-aligned.

Analysis and Commentary

America, The Forever Has-Been?

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Thursday, September 6, 2018

In the years following the global financial crisis, the United States has increasingly ceded its leadership in the world, while China has rushed in to fill the gap left behind.

Interviews
Interviews

Adam White: Kavanaugh Hearing Proceeds As Democrats’ Objections Are Overruled

interview with Adam J. Whitevia WAMU 88.5
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Kavanaugh hearing and the impact he could have on America’s history, its law, and its politics.

Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Americans won't vote for socialism once they know what it is."

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Finding The Right Fix For High School Diplomas

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the state of the high school diploma and whether it should align with college readiness.

In the News
In the News

Ten Years After Lehmans, It’s As If We’ve Learned Nothing From The Crash

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Guardian
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

August 2005, and the people who steer the world economy gather in the mountains of Wyoming. Flying in are finance ministers and central bank chiefs. In front of this global elite, the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist will sound the gravest warning of his life. Raghuram Rajan must try to avert a catastrophe, yet as he leaves home he tells his wife, “Either this talk will make me or I’ll look a fool for evermore.”

In the News

Bill Clinton Lawyer Can't Say Enough About Kavanaugh's Integrity

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Townhall
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This week, the Senate gets its chance to grill President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as his confirmation hearings begin. Democrats will be quick to pounce, having tried to disqualify the nominee by surfacing some of his supposedly controversial writings. But, they have yet to expose any significant stains on his judicial record.