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The Reexamination Of Security Clearances Was Long Overdue

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Much has been written about former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd’s recent unhinged outburst on CNN against Paris Dennard for the latter’s credible suggestion that many ex-officials have monetized the fact that they have retained their security clearances.

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Questions And Answers About Medicare For All’s Costs

by Charles Blahousvia Economics 21
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

My recently-published estimate of the federal costs of Medicare for All (M4A) continues to receive widespread public and press attention. The ongoing discussion has prompted a number of common questions about the study, which this article attempts to answer.

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What The Left's Defense Of Brennan Really Exposes

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The progressives’ hysterical response to President Trump stripping the security clearance from ex-CIA boss John Brennan reveals the sandy foundations of progressive ideology and its technocratic rule. Trump, of course, was responding to Brennan’s blatant politicization of his office, both while working for Obama, and now as a paid talking head on MSNBC. Like all attacks on Trump, the defense of Brennan is so intense because any assault on the federal Leviathan threatens to expose the false assumptions justifying its concentrated and unaccountable power.

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Hoover Fellow Contributes To Military Personnel System Reforms

featuring Timothy Kanevia Stanford News
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

When the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on Aug. 13, its highly anticipated personnel reforms came with a connection to the Hoover Institution—Tim Kane.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Is Ed Muskie Running In 2020? Say It Ain't So, Joe."

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Jeremy Carl On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Jeremy Carlvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jeremy Carl discusses his National Review article "‘Enemies of the People’."

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Silas Palmer Research Fellow Alexandria R. Brown-Hedjazi
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The Art Of Diplomacy: Communication, Heritage And Technology In 1970’s Iran

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz. 

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University Of North Carolina Protesters Knock Over 1913 Pro-Confederate 'Silent Sam' Statue

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Daily Wire
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On Monday evening, students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill toppled “Silent Sam,” a 1913 statue placed on campus in memoriam of the 300 alumni who served in the Confederate Army.
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Free Speech In A Networked World

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Inside Higher Education
Monday, August 20, 2018

Last week I had the great pleasure of discussing early results of a new Project Information Literacy report that will be released in October.

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The Best Books For Making Sense Of The Financial Crash, 10 Years Later

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The Strategist (New York Magazine)
Monday, August 20, 2018

The financial crisis of 2008 was the most important single economic event since the 1930s — and it was also the subject of last week’s print issue of our magazine, which chronicles the ascent of the New New Left and Donald Trump, as well as the demise of the middle class, pop culture, and the American Dream.