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A Fast And Fun Way To Learn About Rules Versus Discretion

by John B. Taylor mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Economics One
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Hoover Institution has initiated a fascinating Perspectives on Policy video series in which experienced experts give clear explanations of key policy issues assisted by the latest in animation technology. This is not the typical video of talking heads as you might expect. In this imaginative series tabletop cartoon figures join the experts, move around the screen, bend and twist to show emotions, and even wave at each other from time to time. 

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Are Thought Crimes Impeachable?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

During special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, his legal "dream team" tried to make a secondary case that Donald Trump also obstructed efforts to prove Trump-Russian "collusion."

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Even More Social Engineering In New York Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

When the New York City Council moved the other day to require every one of the city’s thirty-two community school districts to develop a school desegregation plan, it was advancing a major initiative by Mayor Bill de Blasio, his schools chancellor Richard Carranza, and a sprawling advisory panel, all of them committed to rooting out every form of selectivity and “disparate impact” in the offerings of the country’s biggest public school system.

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A California Thanksgiving From Years Past And “The Happiest Years Of Our Lives”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Every holiday has its Scrooge, one supposes, and this week is no different. As proof, I offer this “bah humbug” New Yorker article that delves into the “massacres, myths, and the making of” America’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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The Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection Becomes Global

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is excited to announce that the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection now has global coverage. We added twenty-one titles published in China, Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand to the overseas Japanese newspaper digital collection.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Montgomery County, Maryland, Talks A Good Game On “Equity.” Now It Has A Chance To Walk It, Too.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk about racial equity in Montgomery County as of late. It is motivated in part by a disturbing “racial equity profile” released in June, which shows dramatic disparities between white and Asian residents and their African American and Latino counterparts in employment, health, education and many other domains.

Interviews
Interviews

Getting The Budget Straightened Out Will Help The Economy, Hoover Fellow John Taylor Says

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the latest economic data and notes that the expansion is continuing and policy should not disrupt the expansion.

Interviews

FBI Got It 'Wrong' In The Jimmy Hoffa Case: Former Top DOJ Official Jack Goldsmith

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Fox News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses what the FBI got wrong and did wrong in the Jimmy Hoffa case.

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Lanhee Chen: Why The Democrats Shouldn't Oppose Trump 'At Any Cost'

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSN News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen says the impeachment proceedings distract Democrats from talking about "kitchen table issues" that voters care about such as health care and education. He also says former vice president, Joe Biden, is still the favorite in the Democratic nomination race.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The Obstacles Of Evidence-Based Practices

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the challenge of spreading evidence-based practices in schools.

In the News
In the News

Actually, Wealth Should Be Even More Unequal. Why Isn't It?

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Financial Post (Canada)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A new report shows that inequality of productivity has grown even more than inequality of wages.

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Jeremy Corbyn Is Wrong About The Evils Of The British Empire

quoting Thomas Sowell, Niall Fergusonvia The Spectator
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Under a Corbyn government, we learn today, historical ‘injustice’, colonialism and the role of the British Empire will be taught in the national curriculum. It’s quite staggering: anti-Britishness will be taught in British schools. Make no mistake: this would not be the story of Africa. It would be political propaganda designed to do Britain down.

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Why Trump’s Ukraine Demands Weren’t Remotely Illegal

quoting Michael McConnellvia New York Post
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

For months, the White House, congressional Republicans and the conservative punditocracy have rebutted House Democrats’ impeachment efforts by arguing that President Trump’s July 25 phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, didn’t amount to some nefarious “quid pro quo.”

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Russia’s Flawed Justice Is Holding Its Economy Back

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Moscow Times
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The case of Valery Izrailit shows the damage Russia’s broken justice system is inflicting.

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Biden, Burisma And The Obama Administration

quoting Charles Calomirisvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Why didn’t White House lawyers manage the Ukraine conflict of interest?

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Report Warns Of Technology-Based Threats From WhatsApp, Other Apps Prior To 2020 Election

quoting John Villasenorvia The Arab American News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A major New York-based university is warning of potential technology-based threats that could compromise the 2020 presidential election, the website Tech Times reported.

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China Hopes Trump Will Be Reelected

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Stamford Advocate
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

President Donald Trump has called out China for unfair trading practices, labeled the country a "threat to the world" and described leader Xi Jinping as an enemy.

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Would Medicare For All Save The U.S. Money?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Fiscal Times
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Politico’s policy magazine, The Agenda, on Monday rolled out a special issue focused on Medicare for All, with much of the package centered on a key question: Would switching to a single-payer system really save money?

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After Trump: An Agenda For Reform

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Stanford Law School
Monday, January 13, 2020

Stanford Law School – Room 190. Constitutional Conversation with Professor Bob Bauer and Professor Jack Goldsmith.

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Chief Economist Update: As Low As Lowe Will Go

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Financial Standard (Australia)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The RBA's growth and inflation forecasts and the Taylor Rule calls for just one more rate cut next year.