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How Democrats Stifle Labor Markets

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A new NLRB decision is a win for unions but a loss for businesses and their employees. 

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Colleges' Big Fail: Protecting Feelings, But Not Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The annual ritual of freshman orientation, which begins in mid-summer and extends through mid-September, is in full swing. Colleges are welcoming students and showing them around, acquainting them with classmates and college facilities, and making them aware of the full range of campus activities, clubs, and programs. 

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A Revealing Clue

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech.

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Undoing The Unilateral Presidency

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 31, 2015

Obama’s executive orders can be reversed easily, but he has imposed his policies in many other hard-to-stop ways.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Makes Donald Run?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

He’s giving fed-up Republicans something other candidates are not.

Analysis and Commentary

What Twitter Says About The Education Policy Debate

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Twitter will turn 10 next year, meaning it’s been a long time since it was the Internet’s shiny new thing. We now take for granted that it’s an important—if often vitriolic—platform for public policy debate, including the high-pitched battles over education reform.

Analysis and Commentary

A Counterexample For Scott Alexander

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I enjoyed Bryan Caplan's post early this morning. In my view, the best comments so far are by Daniel Fountain and by Thomas B, although Mike Hammock and Hasdrubal make good points also.

Analysis and Commentary

Standing Confusion In Obama v. Klayman

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, August 31, 2015

The D.C. Circuit has spoken in Obama v. Klayman—the constitutional challenge to the just-winding-down bulk metadata program—and it has announced its refusal to speak on the subject.

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons Of Past Arms Control Agreements For The Proposed Iran Deal

by Barry Strauss via Strategika
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The history of arms control agreements is the history of violations. States sign agreements when they must, but break them when they wish. Secret violations are especially hard to monitor in dictatorships and closed societies.

Interviews
Interviews

Fed Hike Won't Impact Markets: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear shares his thoughts on the pullback in the markets.

Interviews

US Recovery... Where's The Growth?: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear shares his thoughts on job growth and concern about unemployment.

Richard A. Epstein
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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (19:25)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein gives his insights on Lawrence Lessig.

In the News
In the News

Increased Education Spending Doesn’t Always Equal Better Results

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Mississippi Watchdog
Monday, August 31, 2015

In the fight over a Mississippi ballot initiative to increase state spending on K-12 education, a key issue gets overlooked: Are we getting our money’s worth?

In the News

Why Do Some States Elect Two Senators From Different Parties? Don’t Blame It On Strategic Voters.

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The London School of Economics and Political Science
Monday, August 31, 2015

Among America’s elected branches, the United States Senate has the unique feature of having two members represent each state. Because the same set of voters choose each Senator, we might expect that the overwhelming majority of states would elect two Senators from the same party.

Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Insitution Library & Archives, delivered the keynote lecture at Hoover Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa on August 8, 2015
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Library & Archives Director Delivers Keynote At Hoover Hometown Days In Iowa

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On August 8, Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, was the keynote speaker at the annual Hoover Hometown Days festivities in West Branch, Iowa. He spoke about Herbert Hoover and the founding and history of the Hoover Institution and the connections between Stanford and West Branch. The celebration was hosted by the Hoover Presidential Foundation and held on the front lawn of the Hoover Presidential Library Museum.

News
In the News

U.S. House Passes Ban On States’ Requiring GMO Labeling

quoting Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would preempt states from enacting labeling laws for genetically modified organisms (GMO).

In the News

The Icebreaker Gap

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Politico
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Russia has 40 powerful ships to clear lanes through crucial Arctic waters. America is down to 2.

In the News

Professor Leslie Gottesman’s Research On The Role Of Literacy In The Eritrean National Liberation Movement Finds A Home At The Hoover Institution Archives

via Behind the Scenes
Monday, August 31, 2015

Archivist Issayas Tesfamariam describes his long relationship with Professor Leslie Gottesman, whose archive of Eritrea-related materials was recently donated to Hoover Archives.

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How America Can Link Its Currency Back To Gold Standard

quoting Milton Friedmanvia Breitbart.com
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Judy Shelton, Ph.D. closed out the conservative Jackson Hole Summit this past weekend by offering a practical pathway to re-restore the U.S. dollar as a gold-backed currency without economic disruption by having the Fed pledge about 7 percent of America’s gold in Fort Knox as collateral to issue gold-convertible Treasury Bonds.

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Sam Nunn & Co.: ‘There Are No Perfect Nuclear Deals’

quoting Sam Nunnvia The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Monday, August 31, 2015
In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, U.S. Sens. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., shaped the 1991 legislation passed by Congress to corral “loose nukes” in the satellite nations of the old Soviet Union.