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Explaining Political Uncertainty

by David Bradyvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The country is currently facing electoral and political instability due to economic and demographic changes that are breaking apart existing voting blocs. This instability will continue until one party finds a dominant set of issues that attracts a winning coalition of voters. Stabilizing the political landscape will require party coalitions to address critical issues like immigration, inequality, worker insecurity, environmental challenges, and trade in a way that brings together a stable majority of voters.

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Uncommon Knowledge With David Berlinski On “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

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Steyer Opts Into The Democratic Race; So Where Are The Third-Party Options?

featuring Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How fortuitous that the news of Ross Perot’s passing coincides with the launch of Tom Steyer’s presidential run. Perot, of course, was the Texas billionaire who shook up the 1992 election by running as an independent candidate (actually, he ran, dropped out, then dropped back into the race) – all the while amusing the media and infuriating a sitting Republican president and a Democratic governor who hoped to unseat him.

Russ Roberts
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Russ Roberts On The Resilient Performance Podcast

featuring Russell Robertsvia Resilient Performance Systems
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses online behavior, outrage, trends, unintended consequences of online activism, and how we can alter incentives to steer us away from outrage.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Trump, Twitter, And The First Amendment

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Were federal courts right to limit the president’s control of his social media account?

Interviews
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: How Markets And The State Betray Communities

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about his new book, as well as India, China, and a host of other topics.

Interviews

John Yoo: AG Barr Sees Path To Legally Add Citizenship Question To Census

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the issues related to including the citizenship question on the census.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the top Democrat's presidential candidates including the passion of Warren and Harris versus Biden and Sanders.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Tom Steyer's announcement that he is joining the 2020 presidential race.

Interviews

Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his National Review article "Commemorating the Centennial of the First Transcontinental Motor Convoy."

In the News
In the News

The Federal Reserve Makes A Case For Lowering Rates Back To Zero

quoting John B. Taylorvia Barron's
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Federal Reserve began raising the level of short-term interest rates at the end of 2015. The central bank’s latest Monetary Policy Report, published on Friday in advance of Chairman Jerome Powell’s semiannual testimony to Congress this week, suggests this may have been a mistake. According to the report, the proper level of short-term interest rates today could be as low as 0%.

Richard Epstein, Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and a University of Chicago law professor
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Richard Epstein To Lead Challenge Of Obama Center In Jackson Park

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia The Chicago Maroon
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

University of Chicago emeritus law professor Richard Epstein has jumped from the sidelines to the center of the legal battle challenging the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park. After writing an amicus brief for a federal lawsuit filed by environmental activist group Protect Our Parks against the City and the Chicago Park District for their sanctioning of the Center’s construction in Jackson Park, Epstein now will be co-counseling the appeal of the suit.

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How Congress Should Think About Mueller’s Testimony

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

On July 17, Robert Mueller will testify publicly before Congress for the first time since June 2013, when he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in his role as FBI director. Democratic members of Congress have framed Mueller’s testimony as a final act of public service following his resignation as special counsel.

In the News

The Clarence Thomas Effect

quoting John Yoovia The Atlantic
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The notoriously quiet Supreme Court justice has had a far-reaching influence on the personnel of the Trump administration, which may be his most lasting legacy. Clarence Thomas is the longest-serving justice currently sitting on the Supreme Court. For much of his tenure, court watchers and critics have dismissed his jurisprudence as largely irrelevant, demoting him to the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial sidekick.

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Breaking The Liberal Monopoly On College Faculties Will Take More Than Hope

quoting John Yoovia Daily Caller
Monday, July 8, 2019

As President Trump delivered his well-received patriotic Independence Day tribute to America, the braying leftist college professoriate erupted in social-media fireworks, underscoring the importance of offering saner higher-education alternatives to young people. UC Berkeley professor and former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich compared Trump to a dictator glorifying himself with a military parade.