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The Internet Executioner

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

From the Russia probe to sexual abuse, individuals are guilty before facts are checked. 

Featured

How To Cut Taxes And Raise Tax Rates

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How can you cut taxes but raise (distorting, marginal) rates at the same time?  

Featured

Jerry Brown Is Dreaming Of A Blue Christmas

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

While traditionalists dream of a white, snowy Christmas, California governor Jerry Brown dreams of a blue one: a blue state, with a blue governor, aggressively pursuing blue-state policies.

Featured

The Libertarian: How Housing Got So Expensive

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The hidden forces behind the affordable housing crisis in some of America's largest cities.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

At 21 Or 20 Percent, New Corporate Tax Rate Will Boost US Economy

by Casey B. Mulliganvia The Hill
Monday, December 18, 2017

Since the 1990s, U.S. corporations have been subject to one of the highest statutory tax rates in the world. The high rate has caused them to rearrange their affairs to avoid investing, especially in lines of business subject to the full rate, and thereby reducing productivity and workers’ wages.

Analysis and Commentary

Summer Policy Boot Camp

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hoover has just announced the 2018 Summer Boot Camp August 19-25 2018.

Analysis and Commentary

What To Leave Under The Tree? How About Some Kid-Lit For Our Childish Leaders

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

One word to describe American politics in 2017: juvenile.

Analysis and Commentary

Review: Secure The Peace, Then Talk Rights

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

If the U.S. wants to succeed at democratic regime change, it can’t act like a fire brigade: Rush in, flood the place, then head back home. Josef Joffe reviews ‘Realism and Democracy’ by Elliott Abrams.

Analysis and Commentary

Dianne Feinstein's Misunderstanding Of The Mortgage Deduction

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Many tweeters have been making fun of the following Dianne Feinstein tweet: "The Republican tax bill caps the mortgage interest deduction at $750,000 for new mortgages. In California, seven counties have average home prices that are more than $750,000: Alameda, Marin, Orange, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. #GOPTaxScam"

Analysis and Commentary

How The FDA Virtually Destroyed An Entire Sector Of Biotechnology

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Regulation (Cato Institute)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dogs bark, cows moo, and regulators regulate,” former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Frank Young once quipped to explain regulatory agencies’ expansionist tendencies. There may be no better example than the FDA’s oversight of genetically engineered animals.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Grade Trump’s National Security Strategy On A Curve

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

[Registration Required] Strategizing for this president isn’t easy. But that excuse only gets you so far.

Interviews
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Cornyn Says Tax Bill Mandate Repeal Makes Obamacare ‘Unworkable'

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the passing of the Republican tax plan and what it means for the economy.

Interviews

Bill Whalen: GOP Puts Money In The Pockets Of The Suburban Swing Voters

by John Batchelor interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the politics of the tax reform bill.

Interviews

How American Presidents Use The 'Bully Pulpit' With Peter Robinson

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia MPR News
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson talks about a president's use of the "bully pulpit" to persuade, console, encourage, and inspire. 

In the News
In the News

Patent Rights Are Property Rights, And We Must Protect Them

quoting Stephen Habervia The Hill
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Would you build a house if you knew anyone who wanted to could simply move into it? Would you add a swimming pool if you knew your annoying neighbors and their obnoxious screaming kids could throw a pool party in your backyard whenever they wanted?

In the News

Venezuela Is Living A Hyperinflation Nightmare

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The country has the world's largest oil reserves and should be fabulously wealthy. Instead, children are starving.

In the News

GOP Tax Bill’s About Growth, Not Class Envy

quoting John H. Cochranevia myAJC
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Those on the left want to talk about redistributing wealth but have very little interest in the most fundamental issue, which is how wealth is created. Where does it come from? Why, when we look around the world, are some countries so much more prosperous than others? Or why, when we look at our own country, do we go through periods that are more prosperous than others?

In the News

Senate Russia Investigators Are Interested In Jill Stein

quoting Michael McFaulvia Euronews
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Two Senate committees probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have now asked for materials related to Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign.

In the News

Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi Provides Insight into the Historical Origins of De-ba’thification in Iraq

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi shares his experiences researching in the Kanan Makiya papers at Hoover Archives.

News
In the News

Tuesday Round-Up

quoting Henry I. Millervia SCOTUSblog
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

In an op-ed for The Washington Times, Henry Miller urges the court to review Weyerhaeuser United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in which “the government seeks to seize control of land it does not own, to protect an endangered species of frog that does not live there, force private landowners to tear down a healthy native forest, and install at landowner expense a new forest the landowner does not want.”