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Trump’s Approach To Foreign Policy Once Seemed Crazy. But It’s Working.

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, February 3, 2020

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned on calling China to account for its trade piracy, observers thought he was either crazy or dangerous.

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How An Emerging Third Party Can Help Reverse California’s Economic Decline

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

California politics has long been dominated by the Democratic party. But many voters, including some of the 35 percent who are independents, do not approve of what the Democratic party has—and has not—been doing for the state. Surveys show substantial voter disapproval of both the state legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom. Only one-third of voters approve of the legislature, and less than half of voters approve of Newsom’s job performance.

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Why Was The Steele Dossier Not Dismissed As A Fake?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 3, 2020

Political and media partisanship was the enemy of common sense. 

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Online Asset Pricing Back Again!

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, February 3, 2020

My online Asset Pricing course is back again, after one more software/administrative change once again threatened its demise.  It's still on Canvas, but you have to ask to sign on. 

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How To “Take On Iran” Following The Soleimani Strike: Interview With Abraham D. Sofaer

Monday, February 3, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Abraham D. Sofaer is the George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He previously served as a US District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Legal Adviser to former US Secretaries of State George P. Shultz and James Baker. He is author of Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat (Hoover Institution Press, 2013).

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Analysis and Commentary

The Art Of Warping Elections

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Team Obama paved the way.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Don’t Be Fooled By The “Public Option”

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg all claim they’re proposing a moderate, less disruptive approach to health-care reform called the “public option”—a government policy offered as an alternative to private health insurance.

Analysis and Commentary

Rent Control In Santa Monica

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 3, 2020

At the Mont Pelerin Society meetings at the Hoover Institution last month, I had a conversation with a man who lives in Santa Monica. (I have his permission to tell his story but without his name.)

Analysis and Commentary

Boot Camp

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, February 3, 2020

The Hoover Institution will host another "Policy Boot Camp" August 16-22. See here for details and how to apply. It's a one-week survey of serious policy analysis.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Sanders' Rise Shows How Lackluster The Democratic Field Turned Out To Be

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson notes that Senator Bernie Sanders' popularity in the 2020 Democratic race is shows "how anemic the field of candidates turns out to be.”

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Iowa caucus results or lack of results as well as how Democrats stop Bernie.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the app failure and problems in getting the Iowa caucus results as well as what happens next.

In the News
In the News

Pelosi’s Impeachment Disaster: Columnist Explains Media’s Role

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Monday, February 3, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had long warned against a partisan impeachment process. The Democratic Party’s seismic shift to the left, in which socialists play a prominent role, helped convince Pelosi to change her tune.

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Governor To Announce Plans To Reduce Testing In Georgia

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via WSB-TV
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The governor plans to announce legislation Tuesday to “reduce high-stakes K-12 testing in Georgia.”

In the News

Soviet Spy Congratulated Bernie On Prior Election Win, Met In His Office, Report Says

quoting Paul R. Gregoryvia The Daily Wire
Monday, February 3, 2020

A spy from the former communist superpower, the Soviet Union, congratulated socialist Bernie Sanders in March 1983 for winning re-election as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and for meeting with him in Sanders’ office.

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Trump To Tout Accomplishments, Agenda In State Of Union

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Monday, February 3, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will deliver his State of the Union address as his Senate impeachment trial nears its end.

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Berkeley Weeded Out Job Applicants Who Didn't Propose Specific Plans To Advance Diversity

cited John H. Cochranevia Reason
Monday, February 3, 2020

The university's litmus test is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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How Obamacare Rations Care For The Sick

cited John H. Cochranevia Townhall
Monday, February 3, 2020

When the health reform debate began more than a dozen years ago, most public health advocates touted the need for universal coverage. By the time Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however, it had become predicated on also making care accessible for people with pre-existing conditions.

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Abetting Chinese Espionage

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Monday, February 3, 2020

Why it matters that a Harvard professor was charged with spying for Beijing.

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Don’t Regulate The Rail Industry

quoting Thomas Gale Moorevia The Epoch Times
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

President Donald Trump rightly touts the economy-wide savings from his deregulation initiatives. But one federal agency didn’t get the memo. Some members of the Surface Transportation Board, which has oversight over the nation’s network of freight railroads, wants to resurrect price controls on the industry.

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Iowa Caucus Meltdown Shines Light On Tech, Human Failures

quoting Herbert Linvia The Jakarta Post
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party will face tough questions Tuesday about how the technology and structure it designed for transparency and efficiency at its caucuses instead delivered neither.

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Book Review: 'Leadership In War'

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Let me begin this review with an unreserved statement of praise: Andrew Roberts is a remarkably gifted writer of vivid narrative prose, and a talented, popular historian. Even when one disagrees with some of the conclusions he reaches, reading his work is always a pleasure and often a source of fresh insights.