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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Only Deterrence Can Prevent War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 4, 2014

The world seems to be falling apart.

Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to “mess” with Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

NICE-Squared (Or TWICE NICE)

by John B. Taylorvia EconomicsOne
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Due to previous commitments in Hong Kong I could not attend today’s Bretton Woods: The Founders and the Future conference in New Hampshire, but I was invited to speak via video. Here is the text of my remarks.

Analysis and Commentary

"To Hell With the Constitution!"

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, September 4, 2014

In 1902 Theodore Roosevelt intervened in a strike by Pennsylvania coal miners, exceeding his Constitutional authority as president. When this was pointed out to him by Republican House whip James E. Watson, Roosevelt allegedly yelled, “To hell with the Constitution when the people want coal!”

Analysis and Commentary

Krugman On The Attack

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In the New York Times, rehashing ancient calumnies. It must be a slow day.

Analysis and Commentary

California Gubernatorial Debate — Tonight!

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, September 4, 2014

If you’re a voting resident of the Golden State and are looking for some other form of visual entertainment after the first half of tonight’s Seahawks-Packers game, then check your local listings for the gubernatorial debate.

Cairo Punch 19, Hoover Institution Library.
Analysis and Commentary

Strategika: “How to Defeat ISIS” with Peter Mansoor

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How do we stop the next great terrorist threat?

Analysis and Commentary

Making Sense of the Ed-Reform Backlash

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, September 4, 2014

We’re in the midst of the biggest backlash to education reform in a decade, if not a generation. While some in the movement believe we need to just improve our message, or find new messengers, my sense is that our challenges run much deeper.

Cairo Punch 13, Hoover Institution Library
Analysis and Commentary

Strategika: “Can ISIS Govern?” with Mark Moyar

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Now that the terrorist group has seized territory, can they hold it?

US Political Parties
Analysis and Commentary

Shifting Battleground?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, September 4, 2014

With 61 days do go until The Big Vote, here’s one way to assess where momentum is headed: George Washington University’s bipartisan Battleground Poll, the latest edition of which came out yesterday.

Interviews
Interviews

The Libertarian: “Libertarianism and Terrorism”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How should Libertarians respond to the threat from ISIS?

Interviews

Henry Miller on the Lars Larson Show (1:23:00)

interview with Henry I. Millervia Lars Larson Show
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hoover Fellow Henry Miller discusses biopharming on the Lars Larson Show.

Moscow, Russia
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (18:49)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses Russia and Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

Demolishing Rand Paul’s theories about the Middle East

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Post
Thursday, September 4, 2014

It is anyone’s guess whether and how long Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will stick with his new hawkish stance toward the Islamic State. But whether he flips back again to a philosophy of retrenchment and U.S. inertness, he is still burdened by a few years of votes and many years of rhetoric evidencing a President Obama-like preference for retrenchment and conflict avoidance (which usually entails appeasement, as it does in Ukraine).