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When The World Is Aflame

with Michael McFaul, Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford OpenXChange
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Former Washington Post Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent Janine Zacharia moderated a discussion with Hoover fellows Michael McFaul and Condoleezza Rice to consider the crucial role of the university in a fragmented world and the way forward in fixing a multitude of broken systems.

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Super Tuesday's Over. Can Trump Still Be Stopped? Yes. Here's How

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Like the Titanic’s architects realizing their fatal design flaw right around the first strains of “Nearer My God To Thee,” Republicans are waking up to the realization that their presidential primary scheme is more Frankenstein than Frank Gehry.

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The Latest Issue Of China Leadership Monitor Is Now Available Online

via China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

China Leadership Monitor Winter 2016: Issue 49, is available online.

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The Court After Scalia

by James Huffmanvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The late Justice was committed to the rule of law, but his replacement will likely be committed to a party or ideology. 

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American Diplomacy In Syria Has Handed A Victory To Bashar Al-Assad And Vladimir Putin

by Kori Schakevia National Review Online
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The impetus for John Kerry’s “cessation of hostilities” deal is easy to understand: According to the United Nations, 450,000 Syrians are under siege in 15 locations, and another 4 million are in hard-to-reach areas. The administration’s humanitarian concerns do them credit. But sometimes the best humanitarian contribution is success on the battlefield.

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Projecting the Next Politburo Standing Committee

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Analysis of appointments to the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party shows that over the past two decades three simple rules have been followed.

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Progressive 'Thought-Blockers'

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rather than being a racial healer, Barack Obama has presided over and at times stoked more racial divisiveness than we have seen in a long while.

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Super Tuesday: Alaska Results

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Befitting the state’s quirky image, Alaska lent its voice to Super Tuesday well after the other 10 states had called it a night — and not long before Wednesday’s dawn approached on America’s East Coast.

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Super Tuesday: Colorado Results

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Give Colorado credit for doing something that only Ted Cruz has figured out: how to deny Donald Trump victory.

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Wishful Thinking And Unintended Consequences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mrs. Clinton was won over. Opposition leaders "said all the right things about supporting democracy and inclusivity and building Libyan institutions, providing some hope that we might be able to pull this off," said Philip H. Gordon...

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Trump As National Security Threat

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I don’t, as a rule, endorse political candidates. I don’t do work for campaigns. I have never given a dime to a candidate—for any office. I have never signed up to be an adviser to one either.

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Super Tuesday Prop Bets On Trump, Delegates And Inevitability

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Two things you’re going to hear in abundance on Tuesday night: The returns from the various states participating in the mammoth undertaking that is Super Tuesday, and as a result of those results, who has the inside track on becoming America’s 45th President.

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First Friday Of The Month Jobs Report

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Strong numbers: Obama's policies are working says some Obama economic spokesman. Weak Numbers: We don't pay attention to one month's data says some Obama economic spokesman. We look at the long-term trend. Obama has created millions of jobs. His policies are working.

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Questions For Apple

by Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The House Judiciary Committee at 1:00 pm is holding a hearing at which FBI Director James Comey and Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell will both testify on going dark matters. Here's the live video.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Boskin On The John Batchelor Show: Trump & Clinton Advance Against Global Trade & Growth (19:58)

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin discusses global economics and the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Abbas Milani On KQED's Forum: Reformists In Iran Tout Election Gains

interview with Abbas Milanivia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses Iran's election results and what they could mean for the country's chance of reform.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Trump, Cruz, Rubio & the Delegate Count (10:55)

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Super Tuesday results and what the candidates should do going forward.

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Strategika: “Understanding ISIS,” with Mark Moyar

interview with Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Friday, February 26, 2016

How the radical Islamist group fits into the broader history of terrorism.

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Donald Trump Dominates In Super Tuesday Gop Primaries

quoting David Bradyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“The best thing to happen to Trump is that Cruz won his home state because that means he’s going to stay in the race,” said Dave Brady, a professor of political science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. “And as long as there are five people in the race, that means he can continue to win without winning a majority of the voters.”

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Why So Many US Presidents Have Failed To Bring Middle East Peace

quoting George P. Shultzvia Al-Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Several days earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed former US Secretary of State George Shultz, who visited Jerusalem.

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Scalia’s Death Likely to Change SCOTUS Health Care Rulings

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Heartland Institute
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could influence the outcome of health care-related cases the Court is scheduled to hear during its current term, which extends through June of this year.

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Is Common Core No More?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Politifact
Monday, February 29, 2016

President Barack Obama signed sweeping education reform into law in December that gives states more freedom to develop their own K-12 education standards.