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The New Nihilism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 18, 2019

The Trump-loathing American left has spiraled out of control.

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Hoover In D.C. Puts Scholars In Conversation With Policymakers

featuring Hoover Institution, Mike Franc, Amy Zegart, Herbert Lin, Russell Roberts, Adam J. Whitevia Stanford News
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

When policymakers in Washington D.C. want an outsider perspective on a problem, they don’t need to leave the nation’s capital to get a 10,000-foot view.

 
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Governing By National Emergency

by Adam J. Whitevia Commentary Magazine
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Even before President Trump declared a national emergency that only a border wall could resolve, voices on both the left and the right warned that future presidents would use Trump’s precedent to justify emergency declarations for progressives’ own favorite policies, such as gun control or climate regulation.

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Ronald Reagan And Pope John Paul II: The Partnership That Changed The World

interview with Edwin Meese IIIvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Former attorney general Edwin Meese III explains the relationship between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II and how their collaboration helped end the Cold War.

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Statement Backing Hoover Fellow And Stanford Professor’s Carbon Tax Proposal Garners Record-Setting Support From Economists

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A record-setting 3,333 economists, including 32 at Stanford, have signed a statement supporting a carbon tax proposal co-authored by Stanford Professor Emeritus and former Secretary of State George Shultz, the nonprofit Climate Leadership Council announced on Monday. The proposal would levy a tax on the production and use of carbon emissions that increases over time but remains revenue neutral; collected money would be returned to U.S. citizens in equal payments, so the government would spend none of the money.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Missile Sabotage By Covert Means

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In a Feb. 13 story in the New York Times, David Sanger and William Broad report that the Trump administration has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets by inserting faulty parts and materials into Iran’s aerospace supply chains.

Analysis and Commentary

On Grand Strategy And Russia

by Williamson Murrayvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Vladimir Putin has proven himself a masterful tactician, who, as all tacticians do, maneuvers in the present with little regard for the future. He has managed to attack Georgia for its arrogance in daring to consider joining NATO, seize the Crimea, cause a nasty struggle in eastern Ukraine, and while destabilizing that state, launch a massive cyberattack on Estonia, assassinate various Russian defectors in the United Kingdom through the use of radioactive materials, and interfere in the 2016 elections in the United States along with other crimes and misdemeanors inflicted on his own people.

Analysis and Commentary

Van Doren On Payday Loans

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently proposed the elimination of new payday lending rules created under the Obama Administration and imposed in 2017.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen: Have The Stars Fallen From The Eyes Of Bernie Bros?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "The Grass Is Always Greener -- Unless You're Pandering For Votes."

Interviews

Adam White: Congress In A Cul-De-Sac

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark Podcast
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses President Trump's declared national emergency, congressional gridlock, and how the growth of unilateral regulatory action might cause courts to re-calibrate the non-delegation doctrine.

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Samuel Tadros: The Sorrows Of Egypt, Revisited

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia Hudson Institute
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Tadros discusses whether Egypt still has a place in the US grand strategy.

In the News
In the News

Coup’s Next (2)

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line Blog
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson pieces together much of what we have learned so far in the efforts to prevent and then undo the election of Donald Trump — the affair that I refer to in whole as the Mueller Switch Project — in “Autopsy of a dead coup.” It’s an excellent and needed column by a great historian. With a timely endorsement by Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Hanson’s book The Case For Trump — has become an Amazon best-seller even before its publication on March 5.

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If Wishing Could Make It So

quoting Shelby Steelevia City Journal
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

“To a degree, black America’s self-esteem is invested in the illusion that we live under a cloud of continuing injustice,” Shelby Steele wrote in the Wall Street Journal last year. 

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Trump Might Have A Solid Case For Emergency Declaration, Analysts Say

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Guardian
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Many legal analysts who watched Donald Trump declare a national emergency over immigration on Friday thought the president had weak legal grounds for doing so. In particular, many thought Trump hurt his own case by admitting, right there in the White House Rose Garden: “I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster."

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A New Book Argues Weakened Communities Threaten Liberal Democracy

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Economist
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Raghuram Rajan’s “The Third Pillar” says that society matters.

 
 
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The Fabrications That Almost Succeeded In Overthrowing President Trump

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Conservative HQ
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Anyone who watched disgraced and fired FBI agent Andrew McCabe’s interviews with NPR's Morning Edition and CBS News’ 60 Minutes and who has not been following the phony Russia “collusion” investigation might be forgiven for thinking there was something really there.

Thomas Sowell on Uncommon Knowledge 2016
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Random Royal Thoughts

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Tri-County Times
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I agree with Thomas Sowell who said that Walmart has done more for poor people than any program the government has ever initiated.

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Higher Pay Leads To Smarter Teachers, Global Study Says

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

When teachers have higher cognitive skills, their students perform better academically, according to a new study that compared data from 31 countries.

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China Watchers In US Debate ‘Strategic Competitor’ Label Donald Trump Has Pinned On Beijing

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia South China Morning Post
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Prominent China policy analysts clashed on Tuesday in New York over Washington’s portrayal of the country as a strategic competitor, a designation that has defined US President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to Beijing since he started a bilateral trade war last year.

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Trump Tweets 'Treason!'

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia CNS News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Quoting Fox News's Sean Hannity late Monday night, President Trump tweeted: "“The biggest abuse of power and corruption scandal in our history, and it’s much worse than we thought. Andrew McCabe (FBI) admitted to plotting a coup (government overthrow) when he was serving in the FBI, before he was fired for lying & leaking.” @seanhannity @FoxNews Treason!"

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Rice, Kerry To Speak March 19 At Notre Dame About Finding Consensus On U.S. Foreign Policy

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia South Bend Tribune (IN)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and John Kerry will make a joint appearance at 7 p.m. March 19 at the University of Notre Dame to speak on the topic of “Finding Common Ground on America’s Role in the World,” the university announced Tuesday morning.

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Senior News

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Amherst Bee
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Book club will discuss Elizabeth Cobbs' “The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the craft room.