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Almost Sane Housing Supply

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

California, despite being a one-party state, is actively debating SB50 that would over-ride local zoning laws and allow construction of apartment buildings, especially near transit areas.

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Reining In The Activist Federal Judiciary

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How we can roll back the progressive assaults on our political liberty.

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Trump Has 'Promise Fatigue' From Dealing With China

by Michael R. Auslinvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

President Trump’s abrupt decision to increase tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods has upended the on-going trade talks between Washington and Beijing. While the Chinese both scrambled to send high-level negotiators to try and salvage negotiations and also levied reciprocal tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, it was Beijing’s reported decision to renege on most of its trade concessions that prompted Trump’s turn-around.

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New George Shultz Book Explores The Future

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In his new Hoover Institution Press book, Thinking about the Future, George P. Shultz reflects on more than half a century of public service to offer solutions to some of America’s most pressing contemporary problems.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Vaccination, Religious Liberty, And Public Health

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How the measles outbreak illustrates the limits of individual liberty.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Trump’s Suburban Divide With Barbara Comstock

interview with Barbara Comstockvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Former congresswoman, Barbara Comstock, discusses the Trump disconnect in her corner of Northern Virginia, and how the GOP can attract more female candidates.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor David Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about his book The Case for Trump.

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Michael McConnell On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael McConnellvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses his National Review article "William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General."

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "Journalism is Dead—Long Live the Media!"

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Elizabeth Economy's Testimony Before The House Hearing On Smart Competition With China

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia YouTube
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy testifies at the House Hearing concerning  "Smart Competition: Adapting U.S. Strategy Toward China at 40 Years."

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "For Harris and O'Rourke, Can Two "Dream" Candidates Reawaken Voters?"

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Elizabeth Cobbs: The Tubman Command

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her book The Tubman Command.

In the News
In the News

Ex-Top Trump Aide McMaster Says Accepting North Korea Nukes Would Push Japan To Debate Own Deterrent

featuring H. R. McMastervia Japan Times
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster has said that the United States accepting North Korea as a de facto nuclear power would prompt Japan to debate whether or not it needed its own nuclear weapons, a claim that comes amid rekindled tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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Jim Mattis To Speak At Annual Washington Policy Center Fundraiser In Spokane This Fall

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The Spokesman Review
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Jim Mattis, a former Marine general and President Donald Trump’s first secretary of defense, will come to Spokane this fall as the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a conservative business organization.

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Trump To China: We Always Win

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

RUSH: Now, I wanted to move on to the China situation at present, and we’ll be returning to previous subjects that we discussed when we head back to the phones in mere moments. But grab audio sound bite number 6. Last night, Victor Davis Hanson was on with Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle. Her question: “China has been doing this near criminal behavior,” meaning the trade policy, “for a while now. But companies want to produce stuff more cheaply in Asia, and they don’t want anybody to tinker with the way it has been.”

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How Trump Thinks He Can Outsmart Putin

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Listening to President Donald Trump, he sounds like a heretic inside his own government: the lone official prepared to accept that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trustworthy and sincere.

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Atlantic Readers Assess The Impact Of The Political Generation Gap

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Last week, Niall Ferguson and Eyck Freymann showed that the Democratic Party is rapidly becoming the party of the young—and that Republicans are leaning ever more heavily on retirees. Both parties, they argued, are already feeling the effects of this generation-based realignment. “America’s political future,” Ferguson and Freymann wrote, “will be determined by the outcome of the generation war.”

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While Financial Markets Agitated Over Trade Disputes, One Economist Remained Optimistic

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Advisor Magazine
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

As a presidential tweet ended a stock market rally and instilled new doubt into the prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal, one prominent economist remained optimistic. While he held out the likelihood that Friday’s deadline for trade negotiations would pass without a deal, Raghuram Rajan, Chicago Booth Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, also said that both the U.S. and China needed to create a stable, long-term agreement.

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Congressional Hearing Considers Smart Competition With China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Epoch Times
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In a sign of the significance with which Congress now regards matters relating to China, more than 20 members of the House of Representatives attended a recent Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, making statements and asking probing questions.

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Ex-DOJ Official: Democrats Should Be 'Quite Worried' About Latest Investigation Of The Investigators

quoting John Yoovia CNS News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The New York Times reports that Attorney General William Barr has assigned John Durham, the United States Attorney in Connecticut (and a Trump appointee) to look into the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.

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How Barr, Now Serving As A Powerful Ally For Trump, Has Championed Presidential Powers

quoting John Yoovia News Times (CT)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A few months after William Barr joined the Justice Department in 1989 as head of the Office of Legal Counsel, he issued an unsolicited opinion warning Bush administration officials to watch out for "legislative encroachments" on the authority of the president.