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Will The Civil Majority Please Stand Up?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

With deepening political polarization constantly being amplified by social and partisan media, it is little wonder that Americans are at each others' throats. But just because the loudest voices have decided to embrace scorched-earth rhetoric doesn't mean that everyone else should also surrender their civility.

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Reorienting The War On Drugs

by George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The United States’ policy of the “War on Drugs” has not effectively discouraged drug consumption.

 

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Has The G-7 Outlived Its Usefulness?

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The conclusion of the G-7 economic summit was among the strangest in the group’s history. It produced no significant accomplishments, unless one counts President Trump signaling a willingness to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about Iran’s nuclear program, and chatter about possibly including Russia in next year’s G-7 meeting.

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Why Here, Why Now? Why Did The United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements In The Standard Of Living During The Last Century?

interview with John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.

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Jim Mattis: Duty, Democracy And The Threat Of Tribalism

by General Jim Mattisvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

In late November 2016, I was enjoying Thanksgiving break in my hometown on the Columbia River in Washington state when I received an unexpected call from Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Would I meet with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the job of secretary of defense?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

It’s Time For Truth In State And Local Government Finances

by George P. Shultz, David Cranevia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, August 16, 2019

Imagine your business could treat borrowings as revenues, avoid cost recognition by not paying expenses and report less debt than actually owed. Fortunately, accounting for private-sector enterprises doesn’t enable such activities. But accounting for state and local governments does, and with big consequences.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Germany, The Soviet Union, And The Pact That Shaped World War II

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Reflections on the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, 80 years later.

Analysis and Commentary

No More Socialism For Native Americans

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Elizabeth Warren set a higher bar for wooing the Native American vote by calling for $10 billion in spending to stimulate economic development, build infrastructure and restore tribal sovereignty. She and her fellow Democratic presidential candidates who met with tribal leaders in Sioux City, Iowa, earlier this week, fail to recognize that tribes don’t need more federal grants, they need more revenue.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

interview with Shelby Steelevia Area 45
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

America’s struggles with white guilt and black self-victimization.

Analysis and Commentary

Go West, Mr. President, For Your Next Vacation – Where The Rivers Run . . . But Twitter Doesn’t

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

President Trump took a vacation earlier this month. Not that you would’ve noticed.

Lanhee Chen
Analysis and Commentary

Meet The New Boss

with Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen sits down with new Congressional Budget Office director, Phill Swagel, to talk about his journey to the agency, what it does, and why people should care. They also talk about the state of the economy and why trillion-dollar deficits are a problem.  

 

Interviews
Interviews

John Yoo On The Charges Against McCabe

interview with John Yoovia Fox Business
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Jeffrey Epstein case, whether he thinks Andrew McCabe will be indicted, and President Trump encouraging US companies to leave China.

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Lanhee Chen On "Sanders And Warren Surge As Biden Slips In The Polls"

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses China, the UK, Brexit, Iran, and much more.

Interviews

Samuel Tadros: Arab Narratives On Zionism Are False

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia Arutz Sheva
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Tadros discusses the success of Israel.

In the News
In the News

The Revival Of Research On Monetary Policy Rules: Facts And Future Directions

featuring John B. Taylorvia Australian National University
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Policy rules were the subject of much research in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, but in the following years, until recently, there was a lull. Now there’s a big pickup, whether at conferences, in research papers, or in central bank publications, including whole new sections on rules in comparison with actual policy.
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How The Aspiring Can Learn To Write Like Economists

featuring John H. Cochranevia Real Clear Markets
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Greg Mankiw’s credentials are impeccable: Former Chairman of the Harvard Economics Department and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. What’s even more impressive is his writing.
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Mao's Great Famine

featuring Frank Diköttervia New Books Network
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In the years he ruled the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong presided over the greatest mass murder in human history, both in his elimination of millions of perceived political enemies and also in the starving of tens of millions in callously engineered mass famine.
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How GASB Reform Can Help Address Public Pension Underfunding

quoting George P. Shultzvia Competitive Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Why do state and local governments engage in dubious pension fund accounting practices? Because they can.
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Digital Authoritarianism Is On The Rise In The Middle East

quoting Larry Diamondvia The New Arab
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Months ago, despite clear evidence to the contrary, President Donald Trump claimed that "nobody has directly pointed a finger" at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Universities Poisoned By Far-Left Ideology

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Herald Sun
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
One would have to look long and hard to find institutions as captured by the toxic doctrine of identity politics as universities.
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Russia Bars Sens. Ron Johnson And Chris Murphy From Moscow Visit In 'Petty Affront'

quoting Michael McFaulvia USA Today
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Russian government denied visas to two U.S. senators who planned to visit the country – an unusual rebuke that has forced the lawmakers to nix their trip to Moscow.

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Can Trump Force U.S. Companies Out Of China?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia WCBI
Monday, August 26, 2019

President Donald Trump startled investors last week when he took to Twitter and “hereby ordered” U.S. companies to stop doing business in China as the countries continue to clash over trade. So is he within his rights?

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Jimmy Carter’s 1977 Law Gives Trump Sweeping Powers To Block China Trade

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Legal scholars and trade policy experts say that President Trump is right to claim broad powers to prohibit companies from trading with foreign countries thanks to a 1977 law that has previously not garnered much attention outside the context of national security.
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What If Everyone Applied To College?

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The U.S. has a college opportunity problem. University graduates earn higher lifetime wages and experience lower unemployment rates, but only about a third of the population obtains a bachelor’s degree by age 29.

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“Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead” Author To Speak At Dallas Event

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia Park Cities People
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Only Place in Dallas to see General Jim Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense, is with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth this September.
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CCD Global Leaders Forum: Condoleezza Rice

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Eventbrite
Friday, September 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered how global policy actually gets created? Hear from those who were instrumental in crafting some of today’s most important international agreements and policies and shaping the world we live in.