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The President's Privilege

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 13, 2019

The flap over the Mueller report is not a rerun of Watergate as some Democrats claim.

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China’s Brilliant, Insidious Strategy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Chinese Communist government does not have so much a strategy to translate its economic ascendance into global hegemony as several strategies. All of them are brilliantly insidious.

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How Government Extortion Is Driving California Housing Costs Higher

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Nearly $50,000. About $60 per square foot. That is the city fee that a San Jose developer was asked to pay to obtain a permit to convert a recreation room in an existing apartment building into two small studio apartments. These “pay to build” schemes are now commonplace in California as municipalities face increasingly severe budget pressures and look to developers for the deep pockets that can fill in the gaps between municipal spending and tax revenue.

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Is Russia Preparing A Gas Nuclear Option?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, May 13, 2019

Vladimir Putin is noted for taking surprise action, which confronts his victims with a fait accompli. They must then either accept the new unfavorable status quo or react in a way that they would consider too risky. Putin has employed this playbook in Georgia, Crimea, East Ukraine, Syria, on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea and to prop up the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

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Governance In An Emerging New World: Stability In An Age Of Disruption

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Communications technologies, demographics and the movement of peoples, and climate change are combining to place enormous pressure on democracies and the rule of law, both here in the United States and around the world. The panelists will discuss the impact of these disruptive forces on democratic systems, what can be done to strengthen governance, and how we might learn from when technological and social changes have challenged the capacity of democratic governments in the past.

The Hoover Institution hosts a public panel discussion "Stability in an Age of Disruption" on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Did Huawei’s Chairman Just Admit That Huawei Spies?

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
According to Reuters, Huawei’s chairman offered to make “no-spy” agreements with Western governments to be allowed to participate in building 5G networks. Is the offer an implicit acknowledgment that Huawei does indeed spy on its customers, or that it has the capability to?
Analysis and Commentary

SEC Privilege

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Russ Hooper, a young econ major who was one of my best research assistants, wrote me the following, with permission to quote: Impossible Foods makes Impossible Burgers, which are vegan burgers that look, taste, and feel like beef burgers. I’m a huge fan of beef burgers, and yet I prefer these. I’m not alone: they’ve been such a hit that Impossible Foods is struggling to meet demand.

Francis E. Stafford photographs, Album C, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Linking America Together, 150 Years Ago

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Monday, May 13, 2019

Amidst all the talk of the country splitting apart, we just passed one of the great anniversaries that helped make America one nation. On May 10, 1869, crews from the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met at desolate Promontory Summit, in northern Utah, and completed the Transcontinental Railroad.

Analysis and Commentary

Helicopters Over Manhattan

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 13, 2019

Helicopters have been whisking the wealthy from Manhattan to New York’s airports for decades. Now the ride costs as little as $195, and you can book it via a smartphone. Back in 2014, when Rob Wiesenthal founded Blade Urban Air Mobility Inc., a chopper ride to John F. Kennedy Airport—13 miles from Manhattan—started at $3,000, he says. Wiesenthal has been able to chop that price after finding efficiencies in fueling, equipment, and scheduling.

Interviews
Interviews

John Yoo: AG Barr Taps US Attorney John Durham To Investigate Russia Probe Origins

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General Barr launching an investigation into 2016 spying.

Interviews

Lanhee J. Chen: Week In Politics: China-U.S. Trade War, Dems Declare ‘Constitutional Crisis’ And More

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, May 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the US-China trade war, the Mueller Report, President Trump's taxes, North Korea, the 2020 US Presidential candidates, and more.

In the News
In the News

Conservatism – Are We Up For The Fight?

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia The Conservative Woman
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What has populism got to do with conservatism? Quite a lot, according to this piece in the ever-brilliant City Journal. In ‘Conservatism and the People’, Peter Berkowitz explains the rise of Trump, Brexit and the overthrow of the old globalist order.

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Mueller Already Has Gone Far Beyond Counsel’s Job

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Times Leader
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller’s commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing.

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Why Capitalism Must Allow Competition For Its Own Good

mentioning Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Monday, May 13, 2019

Raghuram Rajan recently had an opinion piece titled, Why Capitalism Needs Populism. He is on to something with that title.