Hoover Daily Report
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Administrative Overreach, Enabled By Courts

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are right to challenge the Chevron doctrine.

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$541,800 And Climbing: California Policy Makers Drive Up Housing Costs Yet Again

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In June, the California Energy Commission voted to require that almost all new California housing construction (beginning in 2020) have rooftop solar panels, as well as expensive energy-efficient appliances, windows, insulation, and lighting. 

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Christine Blasey Ford’s Memories Aren’t Enough

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, October 1, 2018

Tom Wolfe couldn’t have written it better. According to her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford’s memory of being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh in 1982 was shared and recorded for the first time in 2012 — 30 years after the event — because she wanted her remodeled house to have two front doors.

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Mattis Is More Valuable Than Ever

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, October 1, 2018

Michael O’Hanlon presented recently a persuasive argument why Defense Secretary James Mattis should stay on the job for at least the duration of Trump’s first term in order to finish his current initiatives — apparently in response to unsubstantiated rumors that Mattis’s reputation has grown among some anti-Trump establishment circles as the “adult in the room” who can redirect Trump into proper lanes, or in reaction to the unsourced assertions of Bob Woodward (all denied by Mattis) that the secretary had deprecated Trump in his absence.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: California’s Diversity Quota

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Golden State mandates women on corporate boards.

Analysis and Commentary

Fallout From The Kavanaugh Hearings: A Permanent Cloud?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

After the trial by fire, he could prove to be one of the most fearless, principled justices on the Court.

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. Is Right To Oppose An ICC Investigation In Afghanistan

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, October 1, 2018

National security advisor John Bolton caused a stir by announcing that the U.S. would actively oppose an investigation by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court into criminal acts by Americans in Afghanistan. Bolton said sanctions against members of the Court might be applied.

Analysis and Commentary

S.2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, And Consumer Protection Act

by Anat R. Admati, John H. Cochrane , Paul Pfleiderervia Stanford University
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the hearing scheduled for October 2, 2018 on the implementation of S.2155. Three of us sent you a letter on March 6, 2018 when the law was being discussed. We were concerned that the “tailoring” proposed in S.2155 would be used to lower equity requirements and thus endanger the financial system. These concerns are even stronger today. We are alarmed by the recent push from some industry participants and policymakers to weaken capital regulation, since capital regulation, when implemented properly, is the most essential, beneficial, and cost-effective part of banking regulation.

Analysis and Commentary

Enter The Dragon: China’s Belt And Road Rising In The Middle East

by Afshin Molavivia The Caravan
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Cairenes are not modest about their beloved city. It is Umm al-Dunya, they say, the mother of the world. They also call it simply Masr, the Arabic term for Egypt, suggesting, of course, that there is really nothing worth noting in the vast country beyond their grand city on the Nile.

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Foreign Policy Faces Grave Danger, Part 3

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As all sectors of American society are moving to embrace Diversity and Inclusion in their missions and operations, the rest of the world is moving in the opposite direction, in the growth of state sovereignty, of “nation-states” with a common language, history, culture, and borders.

Analysis and Commentary

I Love The 21st Century

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

So said Texas A&M economist Jonathan Meer in a private message that he has allowed me to share. Here’s the story that prompted it. It’s short and so I’ll quote only briefly: So to recap: At 10am on Friday, the windshield on this Tacoma was destroyed. An hour later, a replacement was located, which was then shipped across three states and 750 miles to Salt Lake City, where it was received and installed by 11am Saturday morning. A remarkable 25-hour turnaround.

Interviews
Interviews

Adam White On Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Slate
Monday, October 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the fallout from the Kavanaugh hearings, the coming SCOTUS term, and the future of the court.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The Tom Bevan Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia Tom Bevan Show
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Kavanaugh hearings and their impact on the upcoming elections.

In the News
In the News

Why The Kavanaugh Vote Is Even More Important Than You Thought

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Independent Women's Forum
Monday, October 1, 2018

Even if you are already disgusted and dismayed by the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Victor Davis Hanson paints a picture of the implications of this unfolding event as more serious than even the most saddened among us might imagine.

In the News

The High-Stakes Trade-Offs For US Cybersecurity Policy

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia AEI
Monday, October 1, 2018

Last week, my AEI colleague Gary Schmitt presented a careful analysis of the Trump administration’s new cybersecurity policy. He noted that while a number of the themes were not new, the Trump administration did advance in certain areas. The document directly called out China’s and Russia’s efforts to leverage cyberspace as a weapon in great power competition. 

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No, We're Not On The Brink of Civil War. But The Reasons Why We're Not Are Far From Entirely Reassuring.

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Monday, October 1, 2018

Contrary to the fears of some pundits, the U.S. is not on the brink of civil war. But the explanation for that is far from entirely reassuring.

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Report: Trustees Leading Public Pension Funds Astray

mentioning Terry M. Moevia Chief Investment Officer
Monday, October 1, 2018
Unaligned incentives of board members are being blamed for state pension funds’ financial woes.