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Restoring Fiscal Order In The United States

by John B. Taylor cited John F. Coganvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The United States’ federal budget deficit is currently projected to explode, increasing the federal debt to unprecedentedly high levels. A very gradual fiscal consolidation, with federal spending as a share of GDP declining slightly each year, would both raise economic growth and create a more resilient economy.

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Government In The Shadows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Goodbye to the peaceful transfer of power.

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Why Trump Can’t Fix California’s Homelessness Problem

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Monday, January 20, 2020

Who thought it possible? After months of blasting California Democratic officials for their failure to address the state’s “disgusting” homelessness crisis, President Trump seems to have had a sudden change of heart. He’s now reportedly looking to cooperate with an unlikely bedfellow — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) — to strike a deal that would send federal dollars and workers to support the city’s efforts to clean up the streets.

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Be Prepared To Fight A Dangerous New Wave Of Disinformation During The Senate Trial

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, January 13, 2020

During her testimony in the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings last year, former National Security Council senior director Fiona Hill scolded U.S. representatives for believing and sometimes echoing Russian-inspired disinformation about alleged Ukrainian interference in our 2016 presidential election. She stated bluntly: “This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”

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Economics, Applied: A Global Commonwealth, If You Can Keep It

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trade, National Security, Prosperity.

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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Trump Advantage

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Why the president’s chances for reelection are better than you think.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The State Of Education In California

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Bill Whalenvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Bill Whalen, the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism and a Hoover Institution research fellow, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss California state education issues, including school choice.

Analysis and Commentary

The New York Times Endorsements Are Ridiculously Out Of Touch

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

When I saw the New York Times recently ran an editorial endorsing a presidential candidate 10 months before the election and prior to any primary or convention, I could only think of the classic song Mr. Big Stuff.

Analysis and Commentary

Breaking Out Of The Democratic Slump

by Larry Diamondvia Journal of Democracy
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward. A number of liberal democracies are becoming less liberal, and authoritarian regimes are developing more repressive tendencies. Democracies are dying at the hands of elected authoritarian populists who neuter or take over the institutions meant to constrain them. Changes in the international environment, as well as technological developments and growing inequality, have contributed to this democratic slump. 

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Beware The Fool’s Gold Of Diplomacy

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Negotiation only gives the Mullahs time.

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Lanhee Chen: Taiwan Votes: A Lesson On Freedom

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The people of Taiwan have just re-elected incumbent President Tsai Ing-Wen to another four years in office. It was a resolute expression of democracy just under one hundred miles from mainland China, in a place where freedom has flourished in the shadow of authoritarianism.

Interviews
Interviews

Don't Bet Against Bernie: Niall Ferguson On Election

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo Money
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump, his successes, his previous visit to Davos in January 2016, and now the embrace of President Trump by the financial industry and their hope that President Trump will be reelected.

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Climate Issue Is Not Being Dealt With In A Candid Way: Hoover’s Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how a networked world operates, climate change, and how the US economy under President Trump has won over many skeptics.

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Economist Russ Roberts Isn't Worried About The Middle Class

interview with Russell Robertsvia Reason
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses the US economy and he still sees quantitative reasons to celebrate the US economy. 

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the minimum that partisans want to get out of Impeachment.

In the News
In the News

Gen. James Mattis Tells Students U.S. Is The ‘Greatest Experiment’ In The World

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Deseret News (UT)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mattis urges USU crowd to lead by trust, by listening.

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Warren And Sanders And The Wealth Tax Folly

quoting John H. Cochranevia Odessa American (TX)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

For any problem you can think of, Elizabeth Warren has a plan -- usually an expensive one. She promises universal child care, universal pre-K, the elimination of student loan debt, rural broadband, "Medicare for All" and more. She's of the "go big or go home" school.

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Clients Of Goldman Sachs Say Trump Will Win Reelection

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The New American
Monday, January 20, 2020

When the international banking and investment firm Goldman Sachs quizzed 160 of its clients attending its Global Strategy Conference in London last week, it learned that 139 of them think Donald Trump will win reelection in November. The word “triumph” appeared in its research note to its clients.

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The Fight To Come Over Isabel Dos Santos’ Billions

quoting Larry Diamondvia OZY
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Given how closely form and function are bound together in a civilized society, the fact that cash is stolen as often as it is should surprise no one. Least of all a Greek chorus of the aggrieved who are currently in mid-chase of one Ms. Isabel dos Santos. 

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China Not Likely To Back Off, US Academic Says

quoting Larry Diamondvia Taipei Times
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the Jan. 11 elections, which gave President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) a second term, a US academic said.

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Why Obama Won And 2020’s Black Candidates Couldn’t

quoting Shelby Steelevia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

He gave whites the benefit of the doubt. Booker and Harris took every chance to stoke racial grievances.

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Taking Back Rural America

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The American Prospect
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Democrats have faltered in rural areas for many years now. A new book offers a road map to reverse the trend.

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Reviving Qui Tam Monitoring Of Executive Branch Officials

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

On Jan. 3, President Trump launched an unexpected drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Force. The Soleimani episode makes clear just how weak a constraint the 1973 War Powers Resolution imposes on the president’s power to use military force. 

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Killing Of Top Iranian Military Commander Leads To Intense Fallout

quoting John Yoovia University Times (California State University – Los Angeles)
Monday, January 20, 2020

A condensed recap of the latest chapter in the Iran-U.S. conflict.

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Study: When It Comes To Polarization Across The Globe, America Leads The Way

cited Morris P. Fiorina, Shanto Iyengarvia Palo Alto Online
Monday, January 20, 2020

Researchers seek to understand why America's political divide has grown faster and larger than those in eight other democracies

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Exclusive Preview: Churchill: A Graphic Biography Coming In April From Dead Reckoning

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia Comic Watch
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Often referred to as the greatest Briton Sir Winston Churchill is certainly one of the most important and central figures of the twentieth century. This graphic biography takes the reader from Churchill’s upbringing, through his military exploits and his experience of World War I, as well as through his political rise, fall, and resurrection.