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A Conservative Answer To Climate Change

by George P. Shultz, James Baker IIIvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Enacting a carbon tax would free up private firms to find the most efficient ways to cut emissions.

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The Practical Legal Need For An ISIL AUMF

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“The Trump White House is nearing completion of an order that would direct the Pentagon to bring future Islamic State detainees to the Guantánamo Bay prison,” reports Charlie Savage. This development gives new urgency to the enactment of an ISIL AUMF.

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Schumer’s Nuclear Showdown

by Adam J. Whitevia City Journal
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Gorsuch nomination puts Senate Democrats in a bind.

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Trump’s Executive Orders On Immigration

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13769 titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. He replaced it with Executive Order 13780 on March 6, 2017,

News
Analysis and Commentary
Russell Muirhead on Uncommon Knowledge
Analysis and Commentary

The Promise Of Party In A Polarized Age

interview with Russell Muirheadvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What politics needs is better partisanship.

Analysis and Commentary

How The GOP Should Approach Replacing Obamacare

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The recent debate over the future of Obamacare has obscured an important, but fundamental, truth: The American health care system is exceptional.

Football in motion over grass
Analysis and Commentary

Tom Brady Should Retire -- And A Lot Of Politicians Would Do Well To Follow His Lead

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

At the risk of being banned in Boston, I’m going to suggest something anathema to every New England Patriots fan, not to mention millions of Super Bowl viewers worldwide captivated by the comeback he engineered. Tom Brady should retire.

Analysis and Commentary

Scientists' Duplicity And Conflicts Of Interest Distort Regulation And Harm Farmers

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Scientists prostituting themselves by delivering “bespoke” scientific findings for their corporate sponsors and corrupting the scientific literature is a favorite trope of environmental and anti-industry activists. 

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Should Reject The Failed “Peace Process”

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

President Trump has made a lot of bold moves in his first few weeks in office. Judged by the mainstream media’s lies, fake news, distortions, and hysteria, his executive actions on immigration, oil pipelines, rolling back federal regulations, and firing an insubordinate acting Attorney General are on the money. But a few of his foreign policy moves are questionable.

Analysis and Commentary

Here's Why Betsy DeVos Will Be A Great Education Secretary

by Michael J. Petrillivia Fox News
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The major charge against Betsy DeVos—and certainly the one that the writers at "Saturday Night Live" recently ran with—was that she doesn’t know enough about “school” to be Secretary of Education. She hasn’t been a teacher, a principal, or a superintendent. She doesn’t know how to pick a curriculum, evaluate an instructor, or write an Individual Education Plan for students with disabilities.

Analysis and Commentary

How NAFTA Facilitates Supply Chains

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

When I teach about gains from trade, I start with two people and two goods on a desert island and work from there. Then I graduate to multiple people and multiple goods in two cities, then states, and, finally countries. I point out that the fact of borders does not change the fact that both sides gain from trade and that trade facilitates an incredibly extensive division of labor.

Analysis and Commentary

TANSTAAFL

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pardon the grammar. The correct grammar is: TINSTAAFL: There is no such thing as a free lunch. Don Boudreaux has an excellent post this morning in which he takes on a post at the American Enterprise Institute about mandated paid parental leave.

Analysis and Commentary

Getting It Right With China And Taiwan

by Thomas A. Metzgervia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 6, 2017

[Subscription Required] John Bolton’s proposal to “revisit the ‘one-China’ policy” is misguided.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael McConnell On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael McConnellvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses his Defining Ideas article "Neil Gorsuch: An Eloquent Intellectual."

Interviews

Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses his Eureka article "What Should California Expect From TrumpCare? Here Are Five Predictions For The Coming Rx."

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Tech World Targets Trump’s Executive Order

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Monday, February 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about why nearly 100 technology companies have filed a legal brief condemning President Trump’s travel ban.

In the News
In the News

Prof. Michael McConnell On Judge Neil Gorsuch And Executive Power

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford), who served for some years with Judge Neil Gorsuch on the Tenth Circuit, praises him highly.

In the News

Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Likely To End With Supreme Court Appeal’

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The National
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the US refugee programme and entry of travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries is likely to end with an appeal to the Supreme Court, according to legal experts.

In the News

How President Trump Could Seize More Power After A Terrorist Attack

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia New Yorker
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Since September 11, 2001, ninety-four people have been killed in the United States in ten attacks carried out by a total of twelve radical Islamist terrorists. Each of the attackers was either an American citizen or a legal resident. More than half of the ninety-four murders occurred last year, when Omar Mateen, who was born on Long Island, killed forty-nine people at a night club in Orlando.

In the News

Immigration Opportunism

quoting Timothy Kanevia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

For years now anti-immigration reform activists have argued that they are not opposed to immigration, just illegal immigration. Well, increasingly they show their hands as nothing more than run-of-the-mill immigration exclusionists trying to cultivate President Trump’s anti-immigration core supporters.

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‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls For Carbon Tax

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change.