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Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

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A Clever Way For Trump To Weaponize The DACA Decision

by John Yoovia Newsweek
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Thanks to strict COVID-19 state lockdowns, the American economy has plummeted faster than it did during the Great Depression. According to federal statistics, gross domestic product fell 5.0 percent in the first quarter of 2020 after bouncing between plus 2.0 to 4.0 percent during the three years prior. After hitting all-time lows from 2017 to 2019, unemployment has skyrocketed to more than 13 percent, putting more than 15 million Americans out of work. 

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Do California’s Future Travel Plans Include Planes, Trains . . . And More Automobiles?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

There’s plenty to observe in California these days.

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Stephen Kotkin: China, Russia, And American Freedom

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Hoover Institution

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Stephen Kotkin: China, Russia, and American Freedom 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: DACA, Immigration, And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Court reaches an indefensible outcome in what should have been a simple case.

Analysis and Commentary

A Minimum Wage Puzzle

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Two new studies show that giving pay raises to low-wage workers is good for consumers, too.

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Interviews

General H.R. McMaster, 26th US National Security Advisor-The Importance Of Empathy In Foreign Policy

interview with H. R. McMastervia The Oxford Guild
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses "The US, China, and Global Order: The importance of empathy in foreign policy," and some very fascinating topical issues around geopolitics.

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The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Limitations Of Statues

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses statue-toppling; the self-cannibalizing appetite of cultural revolutions; Juneteenth; President Trump’s new immigration order; chaos; John Bolton’s book; favorable winds that Donald Trump needs to harness to prevail in November; an attack of his criticism of retired generals; and how in the era of pandemics and riots, the city mouse is envious of his country cousin.

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Victor Davis Hanson On Examining Politics

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Examining Politics Podcast
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses what he calls a “cultural revolution” playing out in the streets of America’s major cities and how it will affect the presidential election.

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Steven Davis: COVID-19 Economics: Unprecedented Volatility

interview with Steven J. Davisvia VoxEu.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis says that the pandemic is having an effect on the US stock markets unlike anything we've ever seen before.

Interviews

David Henderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Data Are In: It’s Time for Major Reopening."

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Former U.S. Secretaries Of Defense Robert Gates And James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses the future of US national security.

In the News
In the News

On Removing Monuments Of Leading Confederates

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson has criticized conservatives for agreeing that Confederate statutes should be taken down if local city councils authorize doing so.

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Recession Tensions Heightened With A May Misreport Of The US Unemployment Rate

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Ticker
Friday, June 19, 2020

The coronavirus has affected various aspects of life in the United States and employment-related issues are one of them. In May, the unemployment numbers neared the rate of unemployment during the Great Depression, according to CNBC. More dreadful is the fact that some coronavirus job losses could be permanent.

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Trump's Visa Ban Is Economic Suicide

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Week
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

American technology companies are unsurprisingly among the biggest critics of President Trump's decision on Monday to freeze new work visas, including those used by many tech workers and their families, through the end of the year.

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The Professor In The Peruvian Prison

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Times Herald
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

To waste your life chasing dopey delusions is bad enough. To sacrifice innocent lives without remorse as you pursue those fantasies is downright criminal. It defines you as an imbecile and a homicidal maniac.

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If Fear Can Strike At University Of Chicago, Imagine The Rest Of Academia

quoting John H. Cochranevia The New York Sun
Monday, June 22, 2020

In a 2017 New York Times column headlined “America’s Best University President,” Bret Stephens praised Robert Zimmer of the University of Chicago as a defender of free speech.

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How Can We Show That Black Lives Do Matter? Devoting Our Time, Energy And Resources Is A Start

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Deseret News (UT)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Q: Who thinks Black lives don’t matter? A: Apparently, those hoping to “defund the police” or “disrupt the nuclear family.”

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James Mattis Urges Americans To Wear Masks And Says Virus 'is Not Going Away On Its Own' In Coronavirus PSA

featuring General Jim Mattisvia CNN
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared in a newly released public service announcement on coronavirus urging people in his hometown to wear masks.

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Next Stimulus Package Will Be Jobs-Focused: Mnuchin

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed the prospect of another stimulus package Tuesday, saying the Trump administration is discussing a number of different employment-focused proposals.

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Flaws In Mobility Rankings

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Economic mobility metrics and rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

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Letting States Declare Bankruptcy: Debunking The Bond Argument

cited Jonathan Roddenvia National Review
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I’ve drawn on David Skeel’s work before in writing about giving states the option of declaring bankruptcy.