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Trump's Instincts Are Correct On Syria, If Not His Haste

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Thursday, January 3, 2019

President Trump’s abrupt announcement last month to yank U.S. military forces from their fight against the Islamic State in Syria plunged the American foreign policy establishment into near-hysteria. Now, it seems that the White House is having second thoughts about a hasty withdrawal after all.

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Gavin Newsom’s Expensive Promises Meet California’s Economic Realities

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom begins the most liberal governorship in the state’s history, with a long list of campaign promises made to politically influential supporters. This includes the California Teachers Association, which has fought tooth and nail against charter schools and against teacher tenure and merit-based-pay reforms and which firmly expects the continuation of the state’s failed education status quo. It also includes the California Nurses Association, which is one of the most vocal supporters of a single-payer (“Medicare for All”) health care system in California, which would cost more than twice as much as the entire state budget.

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New Hoover Press Book Examines Causes Of 2008 Financial Crisis

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the new Hoover Institution Press book, Gambling with Other People’s Money, Russ Roberts argues that rescuing rich people from the consequences of their decisions with money coming from average Americans is bad for democracy.

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Can Higher Education Be Saved?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Universities are expensive engines of propaganda and intolerance, and many non-academics are offering scholarly material free online.

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Ready For Aggressive House Oversight? Not So Fast (Or Furious).

by Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Having regained control of one but only one house of Congress, House Democrats no doubt recognize that their legislative agenda will never be enacted. So for the next two years, their most important agenda will not be writing laws, but but subjecting the Trump administration to aggressive oversight.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Anatomy Of Trumpophobia

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Mitt Romney launched a gratuitous attack on Donald Trump. Like his earlier criticisms, there’s not much of substance in this latest complaint, just recycled bromides typical of NeverTrumpRepublicans’ (NTR) obsession with style, optics, and “character.” As such, however, Romney’s screed is useful for analyzing the disgruntled elitism that explains not just Trumpophobia, but also the reasons for establishment Republicans’ alienation of millions of voters whose natural political home should be the Republican Party.

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Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Hazlett And The FCC

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 7, 2019

Most histories of radio in the United States will tell you that the Federal Radio Commission (FRC)—the predecessor of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—came into being as a necessary response to the chaos that prevailed when signals from multiple radio stations interfered with each other. But according to Clemson University economist Thomas Winslow Hazlett, in his recent book The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone, that story is wrong.

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The Biggest Losers?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 7, 2019

The world turns even if America doesn’t. That’s certainly true on trade, where a rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership has begun with the new year in 11 countries two years after President Trump withdrew. The biggest losers are American producers.

Interviews
Interviews

Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Labor Market

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report, markets, and pulling more people into the workforce.

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Harder For US To Win An Info War Than A Trade War, Says Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the risks to Trump's presidency including a terrorist attack, an info war, a trade war with China, a Russian military move in Eastern Europe, as well as strong inflation and interest rate hikes.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his article "Oscar Contender Women of the Gulag Meets its First Troll – A Gulag Denier."

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses Women of the Gulag.

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Elizabeth Cobbs: Who Sets The Moral Tone Of The Nation?

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia MPR News
Friday, January 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses Senator Mitt Romney's Washington Post op-ed, and whether US presidents set the national and moral compass for the nation.

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Lanhee Chen: Should Trump Abandon The Idea Mexico Will Pay For A Border Wall?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the partial government shutdown over the border wall funding debate.

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Lee Ohanian On The Larry Elder Show

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The Larry Elder Show
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses the Fed's interest rate hikes as well as President Trumps response.

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Lanhee Chen Says Critics Are Overlooking What The New Senator's Op-Ed On President Trump Is Really About

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Senator Mitt Romney's Washington Post op-ed.

In the News
In the News

Taxing The Top

quoting John H. Cochrane via National Review
Monday, January 7, 2019

John Cochrane takes issue with Paul Krugman on the optimal level of the top tax rate. High tax rates, Cochrane concedes, may not much reduce hours worked.

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US Presses Israel On China’s Haifa Port Investment

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Hellenic Shipping News
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

US National Security Advisor John Bolton is raising concerns with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about growing Chinese involvement in Israel, “Bloomberg” reports.

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Egyptian Christians Celebrate Another Christmas In Fear

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia National Review
Monday, January 7, 2019

As Americans are stripping their Christmas trees of tinsel and ushering in the new year, Coptic Christians in Egypt are celebrating their Christmas today, which falls on January 7 of every year. However, there’s a difference in the aura surrounding Christmas to the Copts: It is celebrated with the shadow of the terrorism they’ve faced in years prior looming over their communities — and especially their churches.