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President Xi’s Power Grab Will Have Global Repercussions

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

President Xi Jinping’s second term was meant to come to an end in 2023. However, the news that the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee has moved to eliminate the constitution’s two-term limit for presidents suggests he plans on staying in power longer than this – and perhaps indefinitely. The rest of the world will now have to figure out how best to deal with him.

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The Case For Legal Textualism

by Clint Bolickvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

There are many philosophies of legal interpretation, but only one that best safeguards the rule of law and the Constitution.

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Area 45: On Top Of The World With David Slayton

interview with Commander David Slaytonvia Area 45
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Arctic Ocean and global strategic concerns.

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Restoring Our National Security

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., General Jim Mattis, Kori Schakevia PolicyEd
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

For the past twenty years, the United States has been operating mostly unguided by a coherent security strategy. As a result, we have been too reactive to events and crises. To effectively manage our national security, we need a strategy that is clearly defined, communicated, and supported.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Remembering A Russian Champion Of Freedom

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Today the city of Washington will rename a square in honor of Boris Nemtsov, the brilliant Russian reformer who was struck down by an assassin’s bullet in Moscow on this date in 2015. The naming ceremony is an amazing moment — so I deeply regret that I cannot attend this historic event to celebrate my former friend of some two decades. Nemtsov was one of the most principled, charismatic, engaging, smart and funny politicians whom I have ever met. 

Analysis and Commentary

Five Reasons Why You Should Worry About The Federal Debt

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Let’s face it:  For most of us, the federal debt is somewhere between a snoozer and an abstraction.  There are plenty more tangible and immediate problems to worry about.  Even if we did get stirred up about it, what can we do?  Isn’t the problem at one end or the other of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC—in Congress or the White House or both?

Analysis and Commentary

Afghanistan Options: Leave, Increase, Stand Pat, Or Cut Back?

by Bing Westvia Strategika
Monday, February 26, 2018

After 17 years on a treadmill, obviously no good option exists. But to pull out our troops would be to repeat Saigon in 1975. The consequences to America’s credibility would be crushing. Unlike in the Vietnam case, no domestic political movement is dedicated to insuring a total, humiliating withdrawal. Conversely, no American power center, bureaucratic or political, is lobbying to increase our force numbers.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Are US Interest Rates High And Rising?

by Martin Feldsteinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New savers in the United States stand to gain as returns on savings – which have been subject to severe financial repression for most of the last decade – begin to rise. But higher interest rates could leave homeowners and shareholders vulnerable to losses.

Analysis and Commentary

Another School Shooting, Another Flawed Response

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Our culture’s inability to talk meaningfully about the most consequential phenomenon in history.

Analysis and Commentary

Will China Collapse: A Review, Assessment And Outlook

by Xiang Xu, Alice Siqi Hanvia Economics Working Papers
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18104

Interviews
Interviews

‘I Expect Things To Get Worse Before They Get Better’, Says Historian Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Hindu
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the dynamics between hierarchy and networks, and says the current era of social chaos is not new and may get worse before getting better. 

Interviews

David Henderson: Entrepreneurial Income Inequality In California Is Healthy For All

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Income Inequality Isn't The Problem."

In the News
In the News

Security By The Book: Max Boot's New Book, "The Road Not Taken"

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Max Boot's new book, 'The Road Not Taken,'" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Traces The Iranian Diaspora In The United States

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The first wave of Iranian migration to the United States happened decades before the 1979 Revolution; many came to the U.S. as student sojourners looking to receive an American education. Many also used the opportunity to protest and distribute information about the Shah’s political policies, social conditions in Iran, and the lived realities of American imperialism. It is from this engagement that expressions of resistance among Iranians in the United States expanded to encompass a diverse array of political leanings.

News
In the News

Sara Carter's Passion For Truth

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Hannity (Fox News)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Get Carter was the name of the film, an old crime drama starring Michael Caine as a man returned home to investigate his brother’s death in Newcastle, England. Because he is asking too many questions, very quickly it is Carter himself who becomes the target of the bad guys.

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Kudlow: Jerome Powell's 'Rules-Based' Fed Policy Is Promising

quoting John B. Taylorvia News Max
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Larry Kudlow, the Reagan administration economist who advised the Trump campaign on fiscal policy, said he was encouraged by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments today about a rules-based approach to monetary policy.

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Apple’s China Lesson: Think Different, But Not Too Different

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 26, 2018

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook will co-chair the Chinese government’s showcase global business forum next month, underscoring his increasingly high profile here as Apple and other companies wrestle with tough new government demands on cybersecurity.

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Author Event - The Hello Girls By Elizabeth Cobbs

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia National Archives
Thursday, March 22, 2018

On Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will co-host Elizabeth Cobbs author of The Hello Girls in collaboration with the National World War I Museum and Memorial. This free program will be held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri.