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Party Instability: Why American Politics Feels Broken

by David Bradyvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

American politics feels broken because existing voting blocs are regrouping and reconsidering which issues motivate them and which political party they support. Ongoing economic and demographic structural changes have led to control of the legislative and executive branches shifting back and forth. While this is not the first time in the history this has occurred, political parties will need to figure out a winning combination of policies that can consistently win them elections in order to stabilize American politics.

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Firms Must Value Workers Like Shareholders, Says Raghuram Rajan

by Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Once again, we're debating the purpose of corporations. On one side, progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren argue that companies - given broad rights in court decisions such as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - must also accept broad social responsibilities such as paying attractive wages and protecting the environment.

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Why It Won’t Happen Here

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are not the harbingers of anti-Semitism, Made in U.S.A. The Jewish-American love affair is neither fleeting nor one-sided. It is rooted in the American creed—since 1654.

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Eureka Issue 1902: Can You Dig It?

via Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In this edition of Eureka, we look at the future of California infrastructure from three perspectives: what do with funds earmarked for high-speed rail; how to develop more sensible, integrated surface-transportation systems; and how one state lawmaker has proposed improvements to the dreaded drive up and down California’s Interstate 5, from the “Grapevine” to Sacramento.

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H.R. McMaster Talks Foreign Policy, National Security After Working In Trump’s Cabinet

featuring H. R. McMastervia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Former National Security Advisor and Hoover Institution senior fellow H. R. McMaster discussed the recent history of American foreign policy and his own beliefs on the trajectory of American national security on Monday night as a guest speaker for the course POLISCI 221SI: “Issues in American Politics and Public Policy.”

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Road (And Rail And Reservoirs) Ahead: Can California Be Innovative—And Sensible?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A quick look around the nation shows states making clever, necessary transportation improvements—even if the progress doesn’t occur overnight.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin's Provocations Are Met With Ridicule In Ukraine

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dictators fear being ridiculed with humor. Jokes about Stalin were punished by prison or death. In China, a TV anchor was threatened for jokes mocking Mao Zedong. In Venezuela, the Maduro government counts anti-Chavismo satire as punishable by censorship, cancellation or even jail.

Analysis and Commentary

Federal Education Research And Development: A Brief, Opinionated History

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Half a century has passed since I first fell through the looking glass into the peculiar world of federal education research and development.

Analysis and Commentary

Update Of Carl Menger Bio

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A reader of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics contacted me recently to point out the following.

Interviews
Interviews

Morris Fiorina, "Polarization Is Not The Problem"

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Sanity
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina debunks political myths, explains the difference between sorting and polarization, and offers a reassuring perspective on today's political climate.

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Victor Davis Hanson (20:05)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Howie Carr Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses immigration, politics, and much more.

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Top Of Mind: Buyback Realities With Steven Davis

interview with Steven J. Davisvia Goldman Sachs
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis discusses whether corporate buybacks are a good use of corporate cash or whether corporations could spend the money more effectively elsewhere.

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Michael Auslin: In Japan, The Emperor's Throne Passes From Father To Son & What Does It Mean For America And The World? (Part 1)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Japanese emperor's throne passing from father to son.

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Michael Auslin: In Japan, The Emperor's Throne Passes From Father To Son & What Does It Mean For America And The World? (Part 2)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Japanese emperor's throne passing from father to son.

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Markos Kounalakis: Will Guaido's Uprising Save Venezuela?

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the influence of the Russians in Venezuela and whether the uprising and Juan Guaido can save Venezuela.

In the News
In the News

Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Rod Paige And Peter Wehner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Rod Paige and Peter Wehner" on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. EDT.

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Top Three Academic Institutions That Are Involved In Crypto

featuring Hoover Institution, Niall Fergusonvia Block Tribune
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cryptocurrency is fast becoming the industry its founders always envisioned it could be – a way to speed international payments, a vehicle for everyday transactions, and a transformative means of funding and fueling new businesses and innovative ideas.

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Trump Steps Up Pressure On Fed To Cut Interest Rates, But Economists Say It’s A Bad Idea

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

President Trump is heaping nonstop pressure on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and provide further support to speed up growth, even though the economy is expanding at a healthy pace and economists widely agree that this is not the time to be taking such actions.

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Is There Such A Concept As ‘Cyber Deterrence?’

quoting Amy Zegartvia The Fifth Domain
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As the U.S. Department of Defense increasingly worries about damage that could result from a massive cyberattack, national security leaders are debating the best strategy to prevent such incursions. Should they adopt a philosophy that aims to stop an attack of any kind or should they try to dissuade enemies from specifically pursuing a cyberattack?

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Infrastructure Meeting Was ‘Productive,’ And Mulvaney Says There Will Be No Renegotiating USMCA

quoting Michael McFaulvia Politico Playbook PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia and now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, spoke at Monday’s Hoover Media Roundtable.

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The Problem With Declaring Housing A Right

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ops Lens
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As I predicted last year, Democratic presidential candidates have set their sights on the housing market and unaffordable rents. 

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Expert: Doubling All Income Taxes Still Wouldn’t Pay For Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia NTK Network
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Senior Research Strategist at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Charles Blahous, told the House Rules Committee on Tuesday that “doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax would be insufficient to finance” Medicare for All.

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Trump Fed Pick Stephen Moore’s Worry About Declining ‘Male Earnings’ Criticized As ‘Chauvinistic, Retrograde View’

quoting David R. Hendersonvia Newsweek
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

President Donald Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve Board said that the largest problem for the U.S. economy is the decline in “male earnings.”

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Apple’s Plan To Buy $75 Billion Of Its Stock Fuels Spending Debate

quoting Laurie Simon Hodrickvia The New York Times
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shortly after Apple used a new tax law last year to bring back most of the $252 billion it had held abroad, the company said it would buy back $100 billion of its stock.

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Democrat Jim McGovern: If You Like Your Health Care, You Can Keep It Under Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Echoing former President Barack Obama’s infamous claim about Obamacare, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) claimed Tuesday that Americans will not lose their health care, doctors, or hospitals under Medicare for All.

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American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients For 2019

mentioning Edward Paul Lazearvia American Economic Association
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The American Economic Association (AEA) announces recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal, Distinguished Fellows, Foreign Honorary Members, and the "Best Paper Awards" of the American Economic Journals. These outstanding achievements will be honored at the AEA Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2020, in San Diego, California. 

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School Reform Is Simpler – And More Complex – Than We Think

mentioning Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

For the past half century, education reformers have worked hard to close achievement gaps. But as recent research by Eric Hanushek, Paul Peterson, Laura Talpey and Ludger Woessmann confirms, so far, the gaps just won’t budge.

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Novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs To Speak

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement will host novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs for a lecture titled "Fighting on Two Fronts: World War One, The Vote, & America's First Women Soldiers."