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Victor Davis Hanson: US-China Confrontation Will Define Global Order

Monday, May 20, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The United States is at a crossroads with an increasingly aggressive China, which could define America’s security and the international order for decades to come, Hoover scholar Victor Davis Hanson says.

 

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California’s Proposition 13: Do Likely Changes Forebode Higher Business Property Taxes?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Proposition 13, which has defined the rules for California property taxation for forty years, will likely change for businesses, and perhaps as soon as 2021. A ballot measure will appear on California’s November 2020 ballot that would fundamentally change property taxes on non-agricultural businesses with more than fifty employees.

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China Finds That Trump Does Have A Principle

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 20, 2019

As presidents go, Donald Trump is unlikely to be remembered for his principles. But he has one. In “Fear: Trump in the White House,” Bob Woodward describes how the president wrote “Trade is bad” in the margins of a draft speech. When his economic adviser Gary Cohn asked why he believed this, Trump replied: “I just do. I’ve had these views for 30 years.”

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American Hustle

by Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Robert Mueller III played lacrosse and majored in government at Princeton. He graduated in 1966 and soon thereafter volunteered for and was accepted into the Marine Corps. He won a Bronze Star for heroism in the Vietnam War and later attended law school at the University of Virginia. He has since spent nearly a half century in either private legal practice or law enforcement, including 12 years as director of the FBI. Mueller epitomizes the old WASP establishment.

Analysis and Commentary
The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Defending The West ... From The West

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new wave of progressives fixate on the sins of western civilization.

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense Of Abortion’s Messy Status Quo

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 20, 2019

Alabama is baiting the Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade.

Analysis and Commentary

What The Mueller Report Tells Us About Putin, Russia And Trump's Election

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The celebratory messages reportedly circulated within Russian government circles following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election are oft-cited as proof of Russian collusion. This mood reportedly was shared by the Russian people, who had been told that Trump had no chance against the corrupt American establishment. Russia’s jubilation is consistent with ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Trump to win.

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The Epidemic Of Electronic Deletions

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

There are lots of ways to adjudicate the present political divide over the collusion hoax. One method might be to see whether those targeted by Robert Mueller had ever begun accusing each other of “collusion” to save their own skins. That did not happen.

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Clemens On Minimum Wage

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jeff Clemens offers a "roadmap for navigating recent research" on minimum wages in a nice CATO policy analysis. A review and a doubt.

Analysis and Commentary

Cutting The Fat Tail Of Climate Risk: Carbon Backstop Technologies As A Climate Insurance Policy

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Analysis
Monday, May 20, 2019

A variety of promising technologies that might be considered “carbon backstops” are now emerging. Such technologies would be impactful in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, scalable, and available for rapid deployment—but too expensive to justify broad deployment today. 

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Jerry Brown’s Wisdom And Oratory Still Needed In Sacramento

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Monday, May 20, 2019

An oddity in the long history of commencement addresses at California universities: a dearth of sitting California governors doing the talking.

Interviews
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John Yoo: White House Directs Don McGahn To Defy House Subpoena

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, May 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether Don McGahn will defy a House subpoena as well as who and/or what started the investigation of President Trump.

Interviews

Harriet The Spy: Author Brings Tubman's Civil War Espionage To Life In New Novel

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia GPB Radio
Monday, May 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs talks about Harriet Tubman's involvement as a nurse and scout serving the US Army during a critical point of the Civil War.

In the News
In the News

The Markets Are Asleep At The Wheel

quoting Niall Fergusonvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, May 20, 2019

Markets do not have the best of past records in pricing in major systemic risks to the global economy that later materialized and that then caused substantial market declines. Judging by how sanguine markets currently seem to be about the unusual constellation of major risks facing the world economy, we could very well be on the cusp of another episode on which we will look back and ask ourselves what were the markets thinking.

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Bill Barr’s Extreme Views On War Powers Mean Congress’s Window To Stop War With Iran Is Now

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Just Security
Monday, May 20, 2019

For those who believe a U.S. war with Iran would be disastrous for regional stability, U.S. national interests, and the civilians who would be caught in the crossfire—and for those who believe any decision on bringing the country into war must require public debate and congressional approval—this is a worrying moment. 

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What Social And Emotional Learning Advocates Can Learn From Common Core

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Vern Law, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1950s and 1960s, is known for saying that “experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”

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The Trade War Could Drag On And On. Here’s Why — And What To Watch Next.

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Barron's
Monday, May 20, 2019

Rising tariffs, heated rhetoric, and moves by the U.S. against Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies have deepened a trade impasse between the world’s two largest economies. But relatively sanguine markets could pose another challenge to getting a deal done soon.

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The Right-Wing Populist Playbook Keeps Winning

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg
Monday, May 20, 2019

If you enjoyed the right-wing populist surge that led to President Donald Trump and Brexit, then have we got good news for you: It’s still going strong.

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Go See Do: Tuesday, May 21

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Journal Now
Monday, May 20, 2019

Elizabeth Cobbs will be at Bookmarks at 6:30 p.m. today in Winston-Salem, NC. Cobbs is the author of “The Tubman Command.” For more information, go to www.bookmarksnc.org.