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The Looming NAFTA Disaster

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 23, 2017

Trump’s outlandish demands could upend a vital free trade agreement.

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James Comey And Robert Mueller Imperil The Rule Of Law

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 23, 2017

The former FBI directors tend to investigate Republicans far more zealously than Democrats.

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Empowering China’s New Miracle Workers

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

China’s success in the next five years will depend largely on how well the government manages the tensions underlying its complex agenda. In particular, China’s leaders will need to balance a muscular Communist Party, setting standards and protecting the public interest, with an empowered market, driving the economy into the future.

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The ‘Never Trump’ Construct

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The president’s fiercest critics still do not grasp that Trump is a symptom, not the cause of the GOP’s internal strife. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The latest issue of Hoover Digest is now available online.

Analysis and Commentary

How The Administrative State Serves Clients And Hurts Citizens: The Case Of The Non-Organic, Organic Food

by Henry I. Miller, Julie Kellyvia American Greatness
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The late economist and Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman used to say that only in government, when a program or project fails dismally, the instinctive response is to make it bigger. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Century Of Murder And Illusion

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

To mark the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution The New York Times has been running a series called “Red Century.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Grant, Sherman, And The American Way Of War

by Williamson Murrayvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Russell Weigley, one of America’s leading military historians in the twentieth century, used Sherman’s 1864 scorched-earth March to the Sea that made “Georgia howl,” as an example of the American way of war. While there is some truth in Weigley’s description, he missed another aspect of the framework within which Grant and Sherman broke Confederate resistance and ended the Civil War: namely logistics and the problems that it raised for Union strategists in waging the war.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Russia Collusion Obsession Is Empty Hysteria; The Investigators Are Now Being Investigated

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the non-existent Russian collusion with the Trump administration as well as the Russian money and the Clinton foundation.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Harvard Lunch Club Podcast: We Know What We’re Getting Into

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book, The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was fought and Won. And he also talks about presidential deportment in bereavement phone calls and the status of the NeverTrump movement.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: What To Expect From Trump's Trip To China

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses President Trumps upcoming trip to Asia, as well as his meeting with China's President Xi Jinping to discuss North Korea.

Interviews

Kori Schake: A Gold Star For Hypocrisy

interview with Kori Schakevia Deep State Radio
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake notes that it is hard to have an honest, open conversation about our military affairs because any critic of the military is immediately deemed, by their opponents, to be unpatriotic.

In the News
In the News

Community Voices: What Is The Root Cause Of Our Divided Nation Today?

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Bakersfield
Monday, October 23, 2017

Most of us see our divided nation as Republicans vs. Democrats or liberals vs. conservatives or perhaps as progressives vs. libertarians.

In the News

Russia Issued An Arrest Warrant For A Prominent Kremlin Critic. Then His US Visa Got Suspended.

quoting Michael McFaulvia Mother Jones
Monday, October 23, 2017

The visa for Bill Browder—the man behind the law Donald Trump Jr. discussed with the Russian lawyer—was recently restored.

In the News

Campus Perspectives On Gun Violence

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 23, 2017

After the Oct. 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas — the deadliest in American history — debate on the place of guns in America has seen a revival across the country as well as at Stanford.

In the News

While The Media May Not Have Listened To John Kelly’s Fallen Soldier Explanation, Americans Did

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Monday, October 23, 2017

In a press conference Thursday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave a 15-minute speech lecturing and scolding the media on military casualty protocol, particularly surrounding a controversy about President Trump’s phone call to a soldier’s widow, and Rep. Frederica Wilson’s criticism of it.

In the News

The Challenge For Social Democrats Is Daunting

quoting Josef Joffevia Free Press Journal
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Since the Second World War, the centre-right and centre-left parties have played a crucial role in rebuilding democracy in Western Europe. They are also responsible for the highest growth rate and redistribution of wealth in Western European countries. But of late, things are changing: in election after election, the political discourse is gradually moving to the populist right. A significant change in traditional political system is marked by a shift from left-right political rivalry to a battle between the forces of globalisation and anti-globalisation.

In the News

Both Political Parties Pulled To Fringe By Activists

quoting Bill Whalenvia News OK
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Citizens often decry excessive partisanship in Congress. Meanwhile, activists in both parties think there's too much comity.

In the News

Stronger Protections May Be Answer To Drug Patent Trolls

quoting Henry I. Millervia Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog
Monday, October 23, 2017

When Congress addressed patent reform earlier this decade, their attempt to stop “patent trolls” culminated in a law that the National Center’s Jeff Stier says ended up being “a solution in search of a problem.” As a result, there are now patents at an increased risk of being trolled unless Congress revisits and fixes the problem.

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China’s Contradictions

quoting Alice L. Millervia Jordan Times
Monday, October 23, 2017

China’s quinquennial Communist Party congresses are that rare event where ritual and dogma combine with introspection and strategy. The 19th National Congress, which began on October 18, is no exception.