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The Democrats’ Dilemma: Two Parties In One

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, February 11, 2019

Last week I began to understand how the Democrats will lose the 2020 presidential election. The reality is that they are not a single party, but two: one liberal, one socialist. The former can beat Trump — but not if it is associated with the latter.

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Reconsidering Last Year’s Budget Proposal

by Daniel Heilvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The White House is set to release its 2020 budget request any day now. Including the introduction, appendices, and supplemental materials, the proposal will be well over one thousand pages. Each section will be filled with descriptions and tables outlining how much the president wants to spend on each department, agency, and program. The proposal goes to Congress where, unsurprisingly, much of it is disregarded.

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California’s “Big Brother” Labor Regulations Will Harm Those Whom It Intends To Help

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

According to employment law attorneys, California has the strictest regulations regarding women’s earnings and employment in the country. Unfortunately, recently enacted and proposed legislation that is intended to advance women’s earnings and opportunities have significant, unintended negative effects that will indirectly hurt women, particularly those from minority groups or with fewer skills. Men will also be affected negatively, as extreme and expensive regulations will drive even more businesses from the state and reduce opportunities for all workers.

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The Intersectional Road To Perdition

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From The Ox-Bow Incident to To Kill a Mockingbird, novelists warned of the American propensity to become mob-like and often lethally so. Our Puritan roots, when coupled to elements of Athenian-style democracy, can on occasion vary wildly between dangerous bias and equally mindless self-righteousness.

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Education 20/20 Series With: Eliot Cohen & Yuval Levin

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 Series with: Eliot Cohen & Yuval Levin" on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Merkel Salvages Nord Stream, But Is Putin Losing Russia's Gas Monopoly?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, February 11, 2019

The European Union took a first step with its February 8 vote towards turning Russia’s gas monopoly, Gazprom, from an instrument of Russian power politics into a regulated utility, deprived of its monopoly power. In an odd twist, Germany, the self-proclaimed guardian of European unity, found itself politically isolated from the rest of Europe, which sided with U.S. President Donald Trump. A bitter pill for Germany to swallow.

Analysis and Commentary

Glowing Coverage Of Kamala Harris Ignores Reality

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

If you’ve already had your fill of a presidential election still 21 months from fruition, here’s some good news: You needn’t worry about the nomination process. It seems California’s junior senator is well on her way to her party’s coronation. That’s impressive considering Kamala Harris formally announced her candidacy a little over two weeks ago. In that brief time, she’s instantly merited “top-tier” status, according to The Los Angeles Times. Then, she advanced to “front of the pack,” according to CNN.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Restore Separation Of Powers

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The war between President Donald Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller rages on. Mueller continues to methodologically pick off Trump’s former allies: Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Michael Cohen, among others. Yet no evidence has surfaced that indicates collusion with the Russians, much less a criminal conspiracy between Trump and Russia. In response, the president floats the idea of firing Mueller or pardoning himself while also maintaining his own innocence. 

Analysis and Commentary

Cowen On The Egalitarianism Of The Economics Profession

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 11, 2019

Economic analysis is itself value-free, but in practice it encourages a cosmopolitan interest in natural equality. Many economic models, of course, assume that all individuals are motivated by rational self-interest or some variant thereof; even the so-called behavioral theories tweak only the fringes of a basically common, rational understanding of people. The crucial implication is this: If you treat all individuals as fundamentally the same in your theoretical constructs, it would be odd to insist that the law should suddenly start treating them differently.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses a "Velvet Rope" economy.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses a "Velvet Rope" economy.

In the News
In the News

Neglecting Social Issues Is Not Just Myopic But Dangerous, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg Quint
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Neglecting social issues is not just myopic but dangerous, warned the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan as he called for a return to empowering local communities as an antidote to growing despair and unrest.

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Richard Epstein On The Non-Problem Of Inequality Of Income Or Wealth

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia AEI
Monday, February 11, 2019

From Richard Epstein’s Hoover Institution article "The Toxic Warren Wealth Tax": It’s not clear why we should worry about inequality of income or wealth.

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Clinton, Nixon Reports Offer Starkly Different Models For Mueller

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia CNN
Monday, February 11, 2019

As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares a final report on his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign complicity, two historic presidential inquiries offer distinct -- and clashing -- models.

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Pompeo Begins A Divisive March Through Europe

quoting Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Hungary, the first destination on a five-day trip through Europe. He’s also scheduled to visit Slovakia and Poland, where he will chair a conference on the Middle East, before heading home via Brussels and Reykjavik, Iceland. The State Department billed his stops in Central Europe as a return to a part of the world that 30 years ago “tore down the Iron Curtain to reclaim their freedom and sovereignty.”

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Trump Can Build A Wall Without Congress

quoting John Yoovia Patriot Post
Monday, February 11, 2019

The president has several options to break what has become an inexcusable stalemate.