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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Yet Another Iraq War Powers Letter, and a Response to Lederman

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yesterday the President sent his seventh Iraq-related War Powers Resolution (WPR) letter since June, and the fourth in about a month.  The new letter concerns U.S. Armed Forces using “targeted airstrikes in the vicinity of the Haditha Dam in support of Iraqi forces in their efforts to retain control of and defend this critical infrastructure site from ISIL.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Presidential Indecision

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 8, 2014

We need to take strong military action against ISIS before the Middle East disintegrates into chaos. 

Analysis and Commentary

Boxer — The Final Round?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The best way to raise California Republicans’ hopes for 2014?

Start talking 2016 — and the buzz that Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to call it a day at the end of this, her fourth term in the “World’s Most Deliberative Body”.

Analysis and Commentary

Cheap Politicians

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials.

Green Energy
Analysis and Commentary

Reply to Scott Sumner on Global Warming

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 8, 2014

Scott Sumner writes:

I recall that when liberals favored lots of "command and control" regulation to address global warming, and conservatives favored a carbon tax.

Analysis and Commentary

A Republican Moment on Immigration

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Monday, September 8, 2014

Immigration reform has never been a priority for President Barack Obama. In 2008, he promised to push comprehensive legislation during his first year as president. He didn’t, despite having a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2009 and 2010.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Power Talk (01:14)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia PowerTalk 967
Monday, September 8, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Obama's response to ISIS on PowerTalk 967.

Interviews

Harvey Mansfield on the Weekly Standard

interview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, September 8, 2014

Senior Fellow Harvey Mansfield discusses feminism at Harvard on The Weekly Standard.

Interviews

Paul Peterson on Education Next

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Senior Fellow Paul Peterson interviews James Ryan on the the legacy of desegregation policy on American schools.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Hugh Hewitt

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Hugh Hewitt Show
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Romney’s Intentions, Border Security, And Tax Reform on the Hugh Hewitt Show.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner on Glen Meakem

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Glen Meakem
Monday, September 8, 2014

Research Fellow Kiron Skinner discusses American foreign policy on Glen Meakem.

Interviews

Tunku Varadarajan on the John Batchelor Show (32:20)

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 8, 2014

Hoover Fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses terrorism in India on the John Batchelor Show.

Barack Obama
Interviews

Jack Goldsmith on the John Batchelor Show (29:37)

via John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 8, 2014

Senior Fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses Iraq and war powers on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:16)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 8, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses current events in Ukraine and the NATO meeting on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (20:12)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 8, 2014

Hoover Fellow Henry Miller discusses the WHO's response to the ebola outbreak on the John Batchelor Show.
 

Interviews

Kori Schake on the Hays Advantage (36:15)

interview with Kori Schakevia Hays Advantage
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Research Fellow Kori Schake discusses current events in Iraq and the broader Middle East on the Hays Advantage.

Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show (29:28)

interview with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 8, 2014

Research Fellow Kori Schake discusses global affairs on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

Coalition Urges Nations to Decriminalize Drugs and Drug Use

mentioning George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A coalition of political figures from around the world, including Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general, and several former European and Latin American presidents, is urging governments to decriminalize a variety of illegal drugs and set up regulated drug markets within their own countries.

The future of the GOP with Richard Nixon
In the News

Kissinger: 40 Years Ago, When Ford Pardoned Nixon

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia USA Today
Monday, September 8, 2014

NEW YORK -- Exactly 40 years ago, President Ford informed Secretary of State Henry Kissinger that, in a few hours, he intended to pardon Richard Nixon. A month earlier, Nixon had resigned in disgrace in the Watergate scandal.

In the News

In California Governor’s Race, the Risks of Running a Low-Risk Campaign

quoting Bill Whalenvia New York Times
Friday, September 5, 2014

SACRAMENTO — When the one-and-only scheduled debate in the California race for governor came to its end Thursday evening, the moderator, remarking on how spirited it had been, suggested that Gov. Jerry Brown, the Democrat, agree to another.

In the News

The War Powers Clock(s) in Iraq

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Just Security
Monday, September 8, 2014

Jack Goldsmith has a very helpful post up on Lawfare, explaining that the President had issued three separate War Powers notifications to Congress over the past month with respect to U.S. uses of force in Iraq against ISIL. 

In the News

Don Hirsch Hailed As A Founder of Common Core Standards, Says 'It's Not Going To Work'

quoting Ze’ev Wurmanvia Breitbart.com
Monday, September 8, 2014

Proponents of the Common Core standards are hailing educational theorist E.D. “Don” Hirsch as a founding father of the education initiative and one who laid the intellectual groundwork for the controversial reform.