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Michael J. Boskin: Assessing The Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief And Response Efforts And Its Impact – Part II

with Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin testifies on “Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts and its Impact – Part II” before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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The Debt Limit Can Save Us

by Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

How congressional Republicans can use the debt-limit vote to push meaningful reform

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The Road To Smart Power In The Middle East

by Russell A. Bermanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Russell Berman offers insight into the role of the United States in the Middle East and steps we can take to promote freedom and defend American national interests.

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Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S.  Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID?  Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosted a discussion asking "Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform" on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. In case you missed it, watch the talk and read the recap here.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Does A Single State Agency Lose $31 Billion? No Accountability

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bungled. BlunderBlasted. This is how some of the news media has described the management by California’s Employment and Development Department (EDD) of the enormous unemployment benefit fraud that began last year, and which was harshly criticized by the state auditor. And this was when the amount of fraud was reported to be in the $2 billion to $6 billion range.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Porcine Two-Legged Wokeists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Orwell would say of the woke Obamas, Nancy Pelosi, AOC, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, or Ibram Kendi—and their supposed unwoke, but similarly rich enemies, “It was impossible to say which was which.”

Matters of Policy & Politics
Analysis and Commentary

Matters Of Policy & Politics: School Re-Openings – Following The Political Science

interview with Michael T. Hartneyvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The ascent of teachers’ unions and the role that unions played during the past year’s school-reopening drama.

Analysis and Commentary

American Jews: A Threat Report

by Josef Joffevia Real Clear Religion
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Is the Jewish-American love affair over? This is the question U.S. Jews are nervously asking -- even sober souls not given to hysteria. The evidence is piling up: murder from Pittsburgh to Jersey City, Jews assaulted in West Hollywood and Times Square, vandalized synagogues, the BDS movement, ostracized Jewish college students, the ever-unfriendlier mainstream media. 

Analysis and Commentary

AUKUS And The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons

by John Yoo, Ivana Stradnervia Real Clear Defense
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Biden administration’s recent agreement to share nuclear technology with the United Kingdom and Australia has returned attention back to American policy on strategic nuclear weapons. While the deal would transfer the technology for stealthy submarines, the material and know-how represent the spread of crucial elements of nuclear weapons construction, even though Australia has no plans to arm. 

Analysis and Commentary

Want To Lock Down For The Climate?

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 30, 2021

[Subscription required] Hitting environmentalists’ emission timetables would take far more than even what the pandemic forced.

The Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

What Quantity Of Reserves Is Sufficient?

by Darrell Duffie, Adam Copeland, Yilin (David) Yangvia Liberty Street Economics
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A concern of the Federal Reserve is how to manage its balance sheet and whether, over the long run, the balance sheet should be small or large. In this post, we highlight results from a recent paper in which we show how, even during a period of “ample” reserves, the Fed’s management of its balance sheet had material impacts on funding markets and especially the repo market. 

Analysis and Commentary

How’s The Anti-Trump Doing?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Joe Biden was touted by his supporters as the anti-Trump, the seasoned politician and “centrist” who had the experience, gravitas, and governing skills that the radical “demagogue” Donald Trump lacked. Supposedly, Biden also possessed the respect for “democratic norms” and the “empathy” lacking in the abrasive tweetster and crude-talking ex-reality show host. Elect Biden, the pitch went, and the “adults” will be back in charge, the sacred “norms” and “decorum” once again respected, and our status in the world restored.

Analysis and Commentary

We Are Squandering The Talents Of Too Many Low-Income High Achievers

by Michael J. Petrilli, Aaron Churchillvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Most agree that America must increase the racial and socioeconomic diversity of its selective high schools and colleges, as well as participation in its top professions. Yet debate rages over how best to achieve that praiseworthy goal. In K–12 education, the impulse has often been to relax standards or even give up on notions of academic excellence or giftedness in the name of equity and inclusion. 

Interviews
Interviews

Q&A: William Damon On A Round Of Golf With My Father

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In this interview, William Damon, professor of education at Stanford University, director of Stanford’s Center for Adolescence, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his new book, A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present.

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Michael McFaul: Here, Right Matters: A Book Talk With Alexander Vindman

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks with retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman about his new book, Here, Right Matters.

Interviews

The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast: Katharine Birbalsingh On Belonging

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks with Katharine Birbalsingh about the importance of schools providing both a classical education and a place of belonging for children. They also discuss the American obsession with race and how that is affecting education.

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Education: Professor Eric Hanushek, Dr Rukmini Banerji Awarded 2021 Yidan Prize, World’s Highest Education Accolade

featuring Eric Hanushekvia Vanguard (Nigeria)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Professor Eric A. Hanushek and Dr Rukmini Banerji have been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize, the world’s highest education accolade, in recognition of their ground-breaking work addressing a crucial piece of the education puzzle: improving quality of education and outcomes for learners at scale.

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‘Heroic Modern Black Intellectuals’: Woodson Center Adds To ‘1776 Unites’ Curriculum

featuring Thomas Sowell, Glenn Louryvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Woodson Center announced a new component of its “1776 Unites” K-12 curriculum Tuesday night, material built around the ideas of “heroic modern Black intellectuals.”

In the News

The Constitution Under Fire

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, September 30, 2021

By God’s grace, the American experiment has lasted for 232 years now, since the Constitution went into effect on April 30, 1789. Every political leader that is sworn in agrees to uphold the Constitution.

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It's Time To Stand Up To Chinese Imperialism

quoting Frank Diköttervia Toronto Sun
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

When Canada and the United States surrendered to China’s recent hostage diplomacy, celebrations in Beijing over the return of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou showed they saw at something of a, in Chairman Mao’s words, “Great Leap Forward.”

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How Political Divisiveness Threatens US Foreign Policy

mentioning H. R. McMastervia Arizona State University News
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Former national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to speak at ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership event Oct. 7