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How Close Is The United States To A Civil War?

by Niall Ferguson quoting Victor Davis Hanson, Morris P. Fiorinavia Boston Globe
Monday, October 29, 2018

At the beginning of the Cold War, the artist wife of the physicist Alexander Langsdorf came up with the image of the “doomsday clock.” It appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to illustrate the fear of many physicists—including some who had been involved in the creation of the atomic bomb—that a “technology-induced catastrophe” might be terrifyingly close. Midnight on the doomsday clock meant nuclear Armageddon.

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Health Care Policy Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

America’s health care is at or near the top of the list of issues that voters prioritize in most surveys. California voters are no exception, and with good reason. Following the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) and its new regulations and taxes, Americans saw massive increases in insurance premiums and a disappearance of insurance options across the country. In its first four years, ACA insurance premiums for individuals doubled and for families increased by 140 percent. This occurred even though insurance deductibles increased by over 30 percent for individuals and by over 97 percent for families, according to eHealth.

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The Problem With Soft Socialism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 29, 2018

The President's Council of Economic Advisors warns of the perils of collective ownership. 

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John O’Sullivan: Brexit’s Past And Future Paths

interview with John O'Sullivanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 29, 2018

The history of Britain and the European Union.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Perils Of Soft Socialism

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How the new progressive agenda would ravage the economy.

Analysis and Commentary

The Electronic Committee Of Public Safety

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Celebrities, politicians, and almost anyone of influence and wealth are always an incorrect or insensitive word away from the contemporary electronic guillotine. Regardless of the circumstances of their dilemmas, the beheaded rarely win sympathy from the mob. Coliseum-like roars of approval greet their abrupt change of fortune from their past exalted status.

Analysis and Commentary

Do Partisans Hate Each Other More Than Ever?

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

For all the florid journalistic commentary about voter polarization, extensive empirical studies have shown that the American electorate is no more polarized today than it was in the 1970s. What's changed is that the parties have sorted: Democrats have become more homogeneously liberal, Republicans more homogeneously conservative.

Analysis and Commentary

With One Week Until Election Day, One Factor Trumps All

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

We can talk about all sorts of variables that will go into next week’s vote: the weather, what dominates the weekend news cycle, voting irregularities and so forth. But in the end, this election is about one thing: President Trump.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Long, Painful End Of Angela Merkel

by Josef Joffevia Politico
Monday, October 29, 2018

How the mighty have fallen. Angela Merkel, the eternal chancellor of Germany, the uncrowned queen of Europe, took refuge Monday from her party’s catastrophic showing in state elections in Hesse in a tactical retreat.

Analysis and Commentary

Elizabeth C. Economy’s The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping And The New Chinese State

by Elizabeth Economy, Michael R. Auslinvia The National Bureau Of Asian Research
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Elizabeth Economy’s book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State examines Xi Jinping’s top political, economic and foreign policy priorities and his reform efforts to date. Reviewers David Shambaugh, Liselotte Odgaard, Yongjin Zhang, and Michael Auslin discuss the themes of the book and whether a true revolution is taking place in Chinese politics, with a response from Elizabeth Economy.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Highly Implausible That Merkel Stays In As Chancellor

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the US-China trade tension, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and free trade.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: How The Left Uses Tragedy To Control Free Speech (4:27)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on the effort to weaponize tragedies through the politicization of tragedies.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: What It’s Like To Stand Up To Putin

interview with Michael McFaulvia Jordan Harbinger
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul shares his creative approach to problem-solving when confronted with relentless obstruction by Vladimir Putin, and how he developed relationships and recruited allies in this hostile environment.

Interviews

Michael Auslin: US-China Relationship Entering Uncertain Era

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The United States is justifiably renegotiating its posture toward China after decades of that country manipulating the US on trade, political and cultural fronts, a Hoover scholar says.

News
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Lanhee Chen: Face The Nation

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS News
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the political atmosphere as well as health care, immigration, and the midterm elections.

In the News
In the News

Hoover Event Examines Chinese Development, Demographic Shifts

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On Monday, the Hoover Institution held a panel discussion on China’s upcoming governance challenges in light of national demographic, technological and societal shifts. The event was the second in the Institution’s “Governance in an Emerging World” series, taking place in Hauck Auditorium.

In the News

Niall Ferguson Talks Networks At Schwab Impact Conference

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Monday, October 29, 2018

The idea that everything would be awesome if we're all "connected" - the mantra of Silicon Valley for 30 years - is deeply flawed, says Niall Ferguson, adding he's been unable to persuade his Palo Alto neighbors of that idea.

In the News

German SPD Leader Gives Merkel An Ultimatum After State Vote Losses

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners gave her conservatives until next year to deliver more policy results, threatening to end their alliance if there is no improvement after both parties suffered in a regional election on Sunday.

In the News

Gas-Tax Repeal Advocates Seek Recall Of California AG

quoting Bill Whalenvia Idaho Statesman
Monday, October 29, 2018

A conservative San Diego radio host who is a driving force behind an initiative to repeal recent gas tax increases said Monday he'll seek to recall California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra if the measure fails.

In the News

In Some States, Ballot Measures Offer A Trump-Free Rallying Cry

quoting Bill Whalenvia Beaumont Enterprise
Monday, October 29, 2018

Standing in front of a bright yellow bus in California's Silicon Valley last week, flanked by supporters carrying bright yellow signs that say "YES ON 6" and "REPEAL THE GAS TAX," California Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox blamed a recent tax hike for the state's ballooning cost of living.