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Trump’s Pyongyang Pivot

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

[Subscription Required] As President Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Hanoi for a second summit in as many years, he is leading a revolution in U.S. policy toward North Korea. While hanging on to the diplomatic fig leaf of Pyongyang’s permanent, irreversible denuclearization, Mr. Trump appears to have come to terms with North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Instead of denuclearization, the White House is pursuing the de facto normalization of relations so as to reduce the potential of a military conflict. The president is betting that his new strategy will make America safer. It also runs the risk of undermining the U.S. position in Asia.

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Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?

by Eric Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik, Simon Wiederholdvia Education Next
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality.

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David Davenport: Young People Lurching Left

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

With four cities permitting 16-year old voting and several states considering it, what we have not known is how they might vote. Thanks to a study by the Pew Foundation, now we do and it’s troubling.

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Hoover Daily Report: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In case you missed yesterday's HDR, click here to view it online.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Preparing For The Future

by Williamson Murrayvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The use of history to think about the present and the future is always difficult for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important difficulty is that to use it successfully one has to have read deeply and widely in it, and even then, its potential lessons are ambiguous and uncertain. 

Interviews
Interviews

Surveillance: My Capitalism Is Localism, Raghuram Rajan Says

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Surveillance (Bloomberg)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan advocates for pushing decision making back to the local level.

Interviews

EdNext Podcast With Eric Hanushek: Comparing Teacher Skills In The U.S. And Abroad

interview with Eric Hanushekvia EdNext Podcast
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses his article, “Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?,” co-written with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold.

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Shelby Steele: 2020 Presidential Democrats Push For Slavery Reparations

interview with Shelby Steelevia The Ingraham Angle (Fox)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses Democrats push for slavery reparations.

Interviews

Bill Whalen: An Elite Academic Poll Rates Donald Trump "Lucky" And Nothing Else & What Is To Be Done?

with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "What Does "Luck" Have To Do With Trump? Everything, If You Poll Presidential Scholars."

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Lanhee Chen: Cohen Testimony, Threatening Tweets And A Crucial Vote Against Trump On Capitol Hill (7:23)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSNBC
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel discussion on President Trump's nation emergency.

In the News
In the News

Bad Populism Is The 'Road To Serfdom' For Economies: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, said populism done right can make capitalism work better for people, but that’s not always the outcome.

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Well, Well …. Well!

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Well … what do you know about this? How about this?

In the News

BankThink Criticism Of BB&T-SunTrust Deal Is Overblown

quoting Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia American Baker
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

BB&T and SunTrust appear to have struck a nerve. Their merger would reportedly create the sixth-largest bank in the United States. There is, however, no reason to sound any alarms.

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Open Forum: Trump’s Wall Depends On Chief Justice John Roberts

quoting John Yoovia SF Chronicle
Monday, February 25, 2019

John Yoo, professor of law at UC Berkeley, has published the thorough treatise, “The Law Will Be on Trump’s Side If He Declares an Emergency to Fund His Wall,” this month in the National Review. Pursuing Yoo’s argument to the end suggests the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decision will rest with Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Hillsdale College Comes To Southern California

quoting Andrew Robertsvia Daily Press
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Five remarkable Americans spoke about principles and politics last week at Hillsdale College’s National Leadership Seminar in Costa Mesa to an estimated 200 persons in attendance over two days (Feb. 20-21). They were Andrew Roberts, a biographer of Winston Churchill; Peter Schweizer, author of several books on political corruption; Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn, speaking on American Principles and Public Policy; Christopher Bedford, speaking on Trump and the Media; and Shelby Steele, speaking on the Current State of Race Relations.

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Chuck Todd: Will Democrats ‘Regret If They Don’t’ Impeach Trump?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia NewsBusters
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The panel on Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press agreed with an article in The Atlantic, admitting that the Mueller probe may “end with unfinished business.” 

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Hindu Nationalism Taps Into People's Longing For Tradition: Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tracing the rise of populist nationalism worldwide to the diminution of the community at a time of heightened economic worries, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says that liberal "open-acess" values are under threat in India from the Hindu nationalist movement which taps into people's desire to anchor themselves to tradition in a context of rapid change.