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David Davenport On How Public Policy Became War

interview with David Davenportvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 24, 2019

Presidential Power, and how to Make Congress Great Again (MCGA)

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Californians Are Losing Their Supermajority Protection Over Tax Increases

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

For the last forty years, California has required that new taxes earmarked for a specific purpose be approved by a two-thirds supermajority in a general election to pass. But the state’s supreme court has thrown out this protection for new tax initiatives that are brought forward by a citizens’ group, rather than by government directly. Predictably, new and expensive tax initiatives are now being brought by citizens’ groups and are passing by simple majority when they would not pass by the previous supermajority rule.

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Race Madness At Oberlin College

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 24, 2019

The behavior of the college and its students represents everything wrong with the modern civil rights movement.  

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The Cowardly Incoherence Of Name-Changing, Statue-Toppling, And Other Iconoclasms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A few activists succeed in demonizing Father Serra and removing a mission bell, but progressives still want the names ‘Stanford’ and ‘Yale’ on their résumés.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

These Democratic Presidential Debates Have An NBA Problem

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

If you plan to tune in to the upcoming Democratic presidential debates later this week (who said there’s nothing on tv at this time of the year other than bad reality shows?), here’s what to expect.

Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Interference Everywhere

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

“Foreign interference” is a phrase often heard in the Middle East.   In the pre-modern era, Muslim dynasties continuously challenged each other.  The idea of “foreign” intrusion was, however, religiously defined:  there were Greek and Latin Christians in the west, Mongol Shamanists and Hindus to the east.  The recurring and intense wars between the Ottomans and the Safavids, where sultans and shahs attempted in their diplomatic correspondence to strip each other of legitimacy, were an intramural match, despite the Sunni–Shiite clash, where victory on the battlefield determined who owned what. 

Interviews
Interviews

Larry Diamond: Challenges To Liberal Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Iowa Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses the state of democracy in the US and the global effects of eroding democratic values. 

Interviews

Elizabeth Economy: A Look At Xi Jinping’s ‘Third Revolution’

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Newsroom
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about the growing power of Xi Jinping in China and abroad, which Economy has termed his 'Third Revolution'.

Interviews

Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Law and Liberty article "China’s Privileging of “Mr. Science” over “Mr. Democracy”."

Interviews

Adam White On Trump And The Administrative State

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark Podcast
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses  the importance of Gundy v. United States, an update on President Trump's administrative state—including his many non-confirmed employees and how this gives him flexibility—as well as the non-Iran strike and the latest on the non-delegation doctrine's future.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen On Week In Politics: ICE Raids, Escalation With Iran, Buttigieg’s Tense Town Hall And More

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Southern California Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration, Iran, Joe Biden's comments about working across the isle, and much more.

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Interviews

John Yoo Questions Why Navy Prosecutors Are Going Forward With Case Against Eddie Gallagher

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the prosecution of Eddie Gallagher and the chaos caused by the testimony of the star witness who admitted he killed the ISIS prisoner not Gallagher. Yoo wonders why the prosecution is going forward with the prosecution of Eddie Gallagher after the witness's admission.

In the News
In the News

Ask Questions That Will Reveal What Kind Of Leaders They Would Be

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Miami Herald
Monday, June 24, 2019

In a political environment of stark partisanship, the understandable tendency in presidential campaigns is to focus on the conflict between candidates. Sometimes these conflicts are around ideas, often they are of a more personal nature. The rapid-fire, continuous loop of digital media amplifies this approach, and obviously voters find it important as well to inform their decisions. But there is another metric for choosing our leaders that can be more predictive of success in the White House, particularly in times of historic challenges that transcend party differences. And that is the combination of leadership skills that make up the alchemy of a transformational presidency.

In the News

When Does The President Think He Can Go To War With Iran?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, June 24, 2019

For the past two months, the Middle East has teetered on the edge of war. Tensions over the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign have led Iran to target maritime shipping in the Persian Gulf, launch rockets on U.S. diplomatic and military personnel in Iraq through proxies, and shoot down a U.S drone that may or may not have been operating in Iranian airspace.

In the News

No Fun: Bernie Sanders Calls For Unionization Of Video Game Industry

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Media Research Center TV
Monday, June 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders’s ignorance of economics and history seem to know no bounds. The latest? On June 18, the font of wet-lipped wisdom decided to continue his stellar track record of pushing for the opposite of what markets and economic growth need by Tweeting: "The video game industry made $43 billion in revenue last year. The workers responsible for that profit deserve to collectively bargain as part of a union. I'm glad to see unions like @IATSE and the broader @GameWorkers movement organizing such workers."

In the News

'Medicare For All' Is A Trap For Businesses And Employees

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

Some business leaders are hopping aboard the Medicare for All bandwagon. The Business Alliance for a Healthy California, for example, now has 300 businesses calling for universal healthcare.

In the News

What To Make Of US Cyber Activities In Iran

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Fifth Domain
Monday, June 24, 2019

After the Islamic Republic of Iran shot down an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone June 20, President Donald Trump opted against physical military strikes as retaliation. Instead, multiple news organizations reported the U.S. military quietly conducted cyber operations that targeted computer systems that control Iranian missiles launches and an intelligence organization associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.