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Quick Thoughts On Sally Yates’ Unpersuasive Statement

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, January 30, 2017

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates—who was Barack Obama’s Deputy Attorney General and has been running DOJ until Jeff Sessions is confirmed—today sent a letter to top Justice Department officials announcing that she will “will not present arguments in defense of” President Trump’s controversial Immigration Executive Order “unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.” In response, President Trump just fired her.

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America Needs A Steady, Strategic Fed

by Kevin Warshvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 30, 2017

When central bankers react to short-term data, they confuse the immediate with the important.

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Immigration And Trade

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, January 30, 2017

Question: What is an easy way to reduce immigration in to the US (if you want to do that)? Answer: Buy what they have to sell. If they can make good money at home, they are less likely to want to come here.

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The Democrat Patient

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ignoring the symptoms, misdiagnosing the malady, skipping the treatment.

Representatives of Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage join Robert H. Malott Director of Hoover Library & Archives, Eric Wakin (far right), at the signing ceremony in the historic Royal Castle in Warsaw.
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Hoover Joins The Polish Ministry Of Culture And National Heritage To Digitize And Make Available Thousands Of WWII Gulag Testimonies

Monday, January 30, 2017

On January 25th, representatives of Hoover Institution Library & Archives and three units of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage met in a ceremony celebrating an agreement to provide free digital access to some of Hoover’s most important materials about Soviet totalitarianism and its legacy. With the support of Poland’s Central Archives of Modern Records, National Digital Archives, and Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies, thousands of testimonies of Polish survivors of the Soviet Gulag preserved in Hoover’s Władysław Anders collection will be given full digital access in both the original Polish and English translation. 

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Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Trump's Immigration Controversy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Analyzing the legal and policy shortcomings of Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration.

Analysis and Commentary

How State Lawmakers Can Restore Freedom On Campus

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 30, 2017

Use the power of the purse to abolish speech codes—making public colleges into a model for private ones.

Analysis and Commentary

All Things Considered, TPP Would've Been A Plus For US Economy

by David R. Hendersonvia The Hill
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

President Harry Truman once famously said, "Give me a one-handed economist." He was tired of hearing economists say, "On the one hand 'this', but on the other hand 'that.'"

Analysis and Commentary

Proper Infrastructure Investment Must Account For Climate Change

by Alice Hill, Craig Fugatevia The Hill
Monday, January 30, 2017

President Donald Trump ran his campaign on promises of complete overhaul, including the promise to “drain the swamp” that is Washington, D.C.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Challenges The Internationalist Order

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What the hysterical response of the opposition tells us.

Analysis and Commentary

Time For A Palate Cleanser

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, January 30, 2017

If any of you have gotten exhausted trying to counter left’s continual lying about President Trump’s immigration policy, perhaps we need a change of subject. So let’s talk about the left’s continual lying about The Trump administration’s views on climate policy.

Analysis and Commentary

Ancient History And Modern Strategy: Paul Rahe On The Spartan Regime

Monday, January 23, 2017

A historian by training who has devoted his career to the study of republican political thought and self-government, Paul Rahe’s CV lists page after page of work on topics ranging from Thucydides to Jefferson and from the ephors to the Electoral College. When he writes about history, however, he does so with the modern strategist and political scientist in mind.

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Advising The President

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Monday, January 30, 2017

Early in the second week of his presidency, Donald Trump sparked fresh controversy with an executive order altering the composition of the National Security Council. The measure reduced the participation of the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to meetings for which their expertise was relevant.

Analysis and Commentary

Video Of My Talk At Kansas State

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 30, 2017

I had a great time visiting students and faculty, and giving an evening talk, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. You can watch it here or on Youtube. I was impressed with both students and faculty, and one faculty member in particular, economics professor Dan Kuester, was great. 

Interviews
Interviews

James Ceaser On Conversations With Bill Kristol

interview with James W. Ceaservia Conversations with Bill Kristol
Monday, January 30, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow James Ceaser talks about the 2016 presidential election. View the transcript of the discussion.

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In the News

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Defying Order On Muslims

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday night began with a dramatic showdown between the Trump administration and the Department of Justice over the legality of Trump’s executive order on immigration.

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Can Vouchers Save Failing Schools?

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Atlantic
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Obama administration invested $7 billion in a school-improvement initiative that didn’t work. Is there a successful replacement?

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The North Korean Security Challenge

quoting William J. Perryvia Family Security Matters
Monday, January 30, 2017

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry says North Korea's nuclear weapons are a serious threat to America, a point on which most American security analysts would certainly agree.

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Event Of The Week: Watermark Returns To San Jose, Offers Inspiration With Dash Of Politics

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Silicon Valley Business Journal
Monday, January 30, 2017

Now in its third year, the Watermark Conference promises a full-day of networking and panel discussions designed to provoke inspiration when it takes place Wednesday at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Why The Travel Ban Probably Hits Iranian Professors And Students The Hardest

quoting Abbas Milanivia The Chronicle of Higher Education
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As reports of the impact of the Trump administration’s travel restrictions emerge, one population in higher education seems disproportionately affected: Iranian academics and students.