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The Libertarian: Impeachment And Trump’s Ukrainian Transcript

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Do the allegations of President Trump pressuring Ukraine’s government provide legitimate grounds for impeachment?

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Corporations Will Do Less For Society If They Are Mandated To Do More

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently criticized 181 CEOs of leading corporations, including Apple, Amazon and Walmart, who signed a statement redefining the purpose of a corporation.

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The Death Of American Citizenship

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Open borders and sanctuary cities are blurring the distinction between illegal immigrants and Americans, and activist judges are eroding the Bill of Rights.

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How Climate Policies Hurt The Poor

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 26, 2019

The world is in great danger of spending scarce resources on climate policies that hurt rather than help its poorest people. Governments should instead focus on growth-enhancing measures such as trade liberalization, which provide a pathway to increased welfare and greater equality.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump, California—And Kipling: Will Ever The Twain Meet?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 26, 2019

A  funny thing happens in my world when President Trump makes a trip to California, which he did last week.

Analysis and Commentary

The Economics Of Calm

by Katherine Bauervia The Caravan
Thursday, September 26, 2019

In the absence of a horizon for a political settlement, economics and security will be the twin pillars of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians. This is not an economic peace that holds out prosperity in lieu of Palestinian national aspirations but because it is in Israel’s security interest. As international donor assistance to the Palestinians has declined, Israel –and the defense establishment in particular- has more actively promoted economic and financial stability in the West Bank and Gaza.

Analysis and Commentary

Why It’s So Hard To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan, The Middle East, And Other Regions

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 26, 2019

First, some facts, based on U.S. Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2019. The data are by region, identifying the most important countries.

Analysis and Commentary

A New Era Of Accountability In Education Has Barely Just Begun

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

As we approach the fourth birthday of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), much angst remains around testing and accountability in education. ESSA released some steam from the boiling pot of education politics by turning a number of key decisions over to states and reducing the stakes associated with “high stakes testing.” But those politics still simmer. That’s partly because American children continue to spend lots of time taking standardized tests; because of growing interest in aspects of schools’ mission that go beyond academics, especially social and emotional learning; and because of questions around whether testing and accountability systems are actually helping to make our schools better.

Interviews
Interviews

General James Mattis On His New Best-Seller, “Call Sign Chaos”

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Hugh Hewitt
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his time in the military as well as his new book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: “One Should Never Decouple Ideas From The Network Structures That Propagate Them.”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Conditiohumana.io
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book The Square and the Tower, which traces the influence of non-hierarchical networks as well as how they have taken on a new life in the 21st century.

Interviews

City Talks: Jonathan Rodden On The Deep Roots Of The Urban-Rural Political Divide

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Centre for Cities
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden discusses his book Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide, as well as the origins of America’s urban-rural political divide and how economic geography shapes elections – both in the USA and beyond.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Nothing Burger Or Air Taco

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

(28:26) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen analyzes the political fallout, on both sides of the aisle, from the transcript of President Trump's phone call to the president of Ukraine.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Understanding The Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the impeachment inquiry and whether it is a good idea.

In the News
In the News

Decision To Release Trump Transcript Raises Concerns Over Future Calls

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘It will obviously have a chilling effect,’ said Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.