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Rugged Individualism: Dead Or Alive?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

We cannot tip the delicate balance between equality and liberty so heavily in favor of equality so that there is no liberty left.

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Bruni On Rule Of Law In Regulation

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I found Frank Bruni's opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times noteworthy on the whole question of rule of law in regulation: Hillary Clinton as New York City mayor?

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Increased Support For Afghanistan

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This past week, the Marine Corps announced that it will be deploying 300 Marines to Afghanistan’s Helmand province to serve in an “advise-and-assist” capacity. According to Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr., who will command these Marines, their duties will include helping the Afghans in intelligence, logistics, and other combat-enabling functions. Their most immediate concern will be the defense of the province’s beleaguered capital, Lashkar Gah.

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A Conversation With House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy On Regulatory Reform And The Economy

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "A Conversation with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Regulatory Reform and the Economy" on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 8:30am - 9:30am EST. 

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Future of American Health Care

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How Republicans can repeal and replace Obamacare without unleashing chaos.

Analysis and Commentary

The Hidden Message In Obama's 'Farewell' Speech

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Five days into the 1993 calendar – 15 days before his White House stay concluded – George H.W. Bush traveled to West Point for one last presidential address.

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This Could Be The Moment For Rolling Back Regulators' 'Soft Despotism'

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bill McGurn in a recent Wall Street Journal column condemned the “soft despotism” in our government that has been created by “the unelected and increasingly assertive class that populates our federal bureaucracies and substitutes rule by regulation for the rule of law.” 

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Is Europe Disintegrating?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Review of Books
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Had I been cryogenically frozen in January 2005, I would have gone to my provisional rest as a happy European. With the enlargement of the European Union to include many post-Communist democracies, the 1989 “return to Europe” dream of my Central European friends was coming true.

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The New Administration's More Sympathetic Ear For The Arabs

by Yoel Guzanskyvia Forbes
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

For many of the Arab regimes in the region, the election of Trump as president of the United States is positive, if only because Obama's presidency is ending. No less important to them is that the incoming administration is expected to toughen its policy towards Iran. 

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Hugh Hewitt On The Interest Deduction

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt has an op/ed titled "Policy Purity is Bad Politics." In it, he argues against capping the mortgage interest deduction.

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Another Day, Another Material Support Suit Against A Social Media Company

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Another group of terrorism victims has filed suit against a social media company for allegedly giving material support to a terrorist group, in this case ISIS. These cases have been proliferating of late.

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About That Explosive Trump Story: Take A Deep Breath

by Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecicvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This afternoon, CNN reported that President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump had been briefed by the intelligence community on the existence of a cache of memos alleging communication between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and the possession by the Russian government of highly compromising material against Trump.

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FDA’s Committees Provide Political Cover

by Henry I. Millervia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

[Subscription Required] Today, advisory committee meetings are held often when the FDA wants to political cover for a decision that has already been made.

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The High Stakes Of Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Alabama senator's appointment as attorney general would be a huge victory for conservatives.

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Obama Should Commute Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

by Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This morning, NBC News reported that Chelsea Manning is on the short list for a possible commutation from President Obama. Back in September—with much attention focused on a Pardon Snowden campaign—we advocated he consider commuting Manning’s sentence.

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John Taylor: Economic Issues Facing The New President (1:04:35)

by John B. Taylorvia American Economic Association
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses economic issues facing President-elect Trump. Taylor notes that the biggest problem is economic growth. 

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Allan Meltzer On The Monetarist Counterrevolution And Economic Reforms

interview with Allan H. Meltzervia Macro Musings
Monday, January 9, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Allan Meltzer discusses current central bank policy, both in the United States and abroad, and how monetary policy can become more rules-based. Meltzer also argues many of our current economic problems are real, not nominal, and he hopes a Trump Administration can address some of these woes.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes article "Why Russia Cannot Become Our Friend: Memo to President Trump."

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In the News

New Names Surface For PTO Director

quoting Stephen Habervia National Law Journal
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The list includes a former chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who once called the office a "death squad" for property rights.

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A New In-Depth Analysis Of Anthem Breach

quoting Herbert Linvia HealthcareInfoSecurity.com
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Seven state insurance commissioners conclude in a new in-depth report that the massive cyberattack on Anthem Inc. was carried out by a hacker on behalf of a nation-state.

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The Top 10 Audiobooks On Audible.com

mentioning Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Fox Business
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Below are the Audible.com best-sellers for the week ending January 6.

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Dropped Into History

mentioning Amy Zegart, Dr. Joseph Felter via Medium
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A sophomore seminar gives students an intimate view of the people and places surrounding the Battle of Little Bighorn.