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The Extremely Bad Economics Of Single-Payer Healthcare For California

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

“Medicare for All.” “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.” “You will never be denied treatment under single-payer healthcare.”

These are some of the slogans that you will hear from politicians, including all current Democratic presidential candidates. In the most extreme versions of “Medicare for All” plans, such as that advocated by Bernie Sanders, private health insurance would be eliminated in favor of a government-run, single-payer plan.

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Wrong For The Fed

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Should Stephen Moore be on the Federal Reserve Board?

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The International Criminal Court Crashes And Burns Over Afghanistan

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In a classic 1970s television commercial, a greasy mechanic rolled out from under a car holding a $200 bearing that needed replacing and a $4 oil filter that would have prevented the problem if installed earlier. The mechanic delivered a prophetic line: “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later.”

 
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Newsom's First 100 Days Portend For His Future

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Today marks California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 100th day in office – an insignificant media-driven landmark for many an elected official, but for Newsom a window into what lies ahead for the 40th governor of the Golden State.

Analysis and Commentary

Bridging The Gap With The Science For Climate Action Network

by Alice Hill, Richard Moss, Bilal Ayyub, Mary Glackin, Katharine L. Jacobs, Jerry Melillo, T. C. Richmond, Lynn Scarlett, Dan Zarrillivia EOS
Thursday, April 4, 2019

A new report identifies missing support that is slowing progress in limiting and adapting to climate change. The Science for Climate Action Network aims to provide it.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Anti-Pipeline Politics Exploits People As Tools. 1 Of 2

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Forbes article "The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Anti-Pipeline Politics Exploits People As Tools. 2 Of 2

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Forbes article "The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines."

Interviews

Bill Whalen: Cory Booker Falling Behind & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Cory Booker Has a Dream: To Become Relevant Again.

Interviews

John Yoo: Nunes' Submits Criminal Referrals Involve Conspiracy And Leaking Ahead Of Mueller Report Release

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the criminal referrals to the DOJ involving conspiracy and leaking that were submitted by Representative Devin Nunes.

Interviews

Ambassador William Burns Talks Challenges, Rewards Of American Diplomacy With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul interviews William Burns concerning the challenges and rewards of American diplomacy.

In the News
In the News

What Is Taylor Rule?

featuring John B. Taylorvia Banking School
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Taylor rule was first proposed by economist John B. Taylor in 1993 to provide guidance to the U.S. Federal Reserve* and other central banks for setting short-term interest rates based on economic conditions. 

Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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A Talk With Tom

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The National Review
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thomas Sowell is an economist, writer, and all-around great guy. He is one of the great public teachers of our age. By “public” I mean that he teaches through his books and articles, not in the classroom, although he has done plenty of that, too. I have recorded a podcast with him, a Q&Ahere.

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Concordia University Disinvites Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield Over His Conservative Gender Views

featuring Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Reason
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Administrator says they "were unable to reach consensus as to what we wanted to achieve with this event," which is pure doublespeak.

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H.R. McMaster To Headline FPRI's Annual Dinner On November 14, 2019

featuring H. R. McMastervia FPRI
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) will present its 15th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service to H. R. McMaster at its 2019 Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 14, at the Union League of Philadelphia.

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Mueller May Be Done, But Barr Is Just Getting Started

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Eagle
Monday, April 15, 2019

Even though Attorney General William Barr is expected to release a more complete version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report later this week, no one should expect that will be the end of the debate. Democrats have been forthright in their eagerness to get the full Mueller report. 

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Former Top CIA Official Warns That U.S. Intel Faces "Moment Of Reckoning" After 2016 Failure

quoting Amy Zegartvia CBS News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The U.S. intelligence community's failure to grasp the magnitude of the social media influence campaign Russia waged ahead of the 2016 presidential election may be one harbinger of a larger and more complex set of challenges its agencies will face, according to a new essay co-authored by former CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

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How Should Schools Approach Teaching, Measuring Whole-Child Competencies?

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Dive
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

With recent research highlighting the benefits of social and emotional development in preparing students for the workforce, experts at the 2019 Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) discussed the implementation and measurement of whole-child educational competencies in schools.

Amy Zegart on American attitudes toward torture
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Law Professors Clash Over Suit Challenging The Obama Center Location

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Chicago Maroon
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Strahilevitz, who supports the current plans to construct the OPC in Jackson Park, clashed with Epstein, who stands against that position, at a debate held by the Law School student organization Law of the Land.

 
In the News

Give Teachers More Money. The Raises Will Pay For Themselves

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of California wants to increase teachers’ pay nationwide to the level enjoyed by other college-educated workers — and her proposal would give a typical educator a $13,500 raise. She suggests covering the $30-billion-a-year price tag by increasing the estate tax and closing some loopholes benefiting the top 1% of taxpayers.

 
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Potential Consequences Of Spying On The Trump Campaign

quoting John Yoovia The Daily Signal
Monday, April 15, 2019

Actions by Justice Department officials in spying on a Donald Trump campaign adviser in 2016 could be a crime or merely an administrative offense, legal experts say.