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Michael Auslin On Spying And National Security

by Michael R. Auslinvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It is important to understand the scope of foreign infiltration in order to prevent it.

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Democrats Are Making The Same Mistake Politicians Have Made For Decades

by David Davenport mentioning David Bradyvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It’s such a classic mistake that it’s difficult to understand why politicians keep making it. They win an election and proceed to overplay their so-called mandate, setting themselves up for failure and positioning their opponents for a rebound. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both did it, and now Democrats are taking their turn after winning a majority in the House of Representatives (while Republicans still hold the Senate and the White House).

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Succession Politics In Post-Merkel Germany

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

While Europe’s key powers—Britain, France and Italy—are succumbing to the populists in the streets and in parliament, Germany is the default anchor of continuity and stability.

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More On The Free-Exercise Clause And Religious Exemptions

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Despite a pair of recent responses by Ramesh Ponnuru and another by Professor Vincent Philip Muñoz, we continue to view the original understanding of the Constitution’s free-exercise clause to require exemptions to otherwise generally applicable laws except under certain conditions, such as harm to individuals, danger to the public, or the infringement of equal rights. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Kevin Hart And The Politics Of Comedy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

For a few days last week it seemed we might witness a rare example of integrity, independence, and courage in Hollywood, that herd of independent minds. Comedian Kevin Hart was slated to host the Oscars, but some tweets insulting to gays from several years ago surfaced, and the Salemite usual suspects began clamoring for the stake.

Analysis and Commentary

What Is The United States?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In “Can anything hold back China’s economy?” Larry Summers makes a number of good points. By the way, his implicit answer to the question he raises in the title seems to be “No.”

Interviews
Interviews

Adam White: There’s More Consensus On Civil Service Modernization Than You Might Think, SES Group Says

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Federal News Network
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Civil Service Reform Act as well as the next steps they might take to modernize the civil service system to make it more efficient, more productive, and more accountable.

Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Putin's latest Ukraine stunt may blow up in his face."

In the News
In the News

Laura Ingraham Says Democrats Oppose A Border Wall Because They Want To Change "The Demographic Makeup Of The Country"

via Media Matters for America
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): To get to the point [Victor Davis Hanson], it's about changing the demographic makeup of the country, which they hope ...

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Martin Feldstein Vs. Fed Chairman Powell And Irving Fisher

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Cato Institute
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

In a November 27 Wall Street Journal article, “Raise Rates Today to Fight a Recession Tomorrow,” Martin Feldstein reminded us he has been repeatedly cheerleading since 2013 for the Fed to raise interest rates faster and higher “to prevent the overvaluation of assets” whose prices “will collapse when long-term interest rates rise.” I critiqued one of Feldstein’s similar articles in 2017.

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Why S'Pore's Proposed Ivory Ban May Not Solve Problem Of Illegal Trade

quoting Terry Andersonvia Today Online
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Singapore government, through the Agri-Veterinary Authority, recently announced a public consultation on a proposed ban on ivory and ivory products in Singapore. This is in relation to a bigger commitment by Singapore to tackle illegal elephant ivory trade and support elephant conservation.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Brooks Marmon Explores African Decolonisation

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

My PhD project investigates how political changes throughout Africa, particularly the rise of liberation movements across the continent, influenced and stimulated domestic political activities across political and racial divides in Southern Rhodesia (colonial Zimbabwe) in the ‘wind of change’ period (1950s – 60s) during which most African colonies became independent nations.

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