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Independents: The Marginal Members Of An Electoral Coalition

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Essays on Contemporary American Politics
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Currently, the party balance in the United States is nearly even, roughly one-third Democratic, one-third Republican, and one-third independent, taking turnout into account.

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The Danger Of Empty Threats

by George P. Shultzvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In the Reagan era, we believed in peace through strength, but we used that strength very sparingly.

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Thucydides All Over Again

by Kori Schakevia Military History in the News
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

President Obama recently said the war in Syria “haunts me constantly.” It ought to. Because the killing of more than a half million of Syria’s people by their government, Iran, Russia, and ISIS will cast a long shadow over the legacy of the Obama administration. Especially because this devastation results from the success of the Obama doctrine, not its failure.

Fred Barnes and Stephen Hayes discuss the state of the state on Uncommon Knowledge
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The State Of The 2016 Presidential Election, The Role Of The Media, And Obama’s Legacy

interview with Stephen F. Hayesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fred Barnes and Stephen Hayes discuss the state of the state on Uncommon Knowledge.

Analysis and Commentary
In Perspective: Decision 2016 - Poll Position
Analysis and Commentary

Poll Position: What The Data Says About The Presidential Race

with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Data and the 2016 Presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts On White House Pledge To Respond To DNC Hack

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yesterday Josh Earnest pledged that the United States would “will ensure that our response is proportional” to Russia’s hack of DNC emails, which the United States has concluded was “intended to interfere with the US election process.”

Analysis and Commentary

Davenport: Why Not Prosecute ISIS For War Crimes And Genocide?

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

International courts love to take on political cases, such as those against Israel or the U.S., but when there are obvious and serious international crimes, they often take a pass. The latest examples of obvious war crimes and genocide come from ISIS … but there is no prosecution in the works.

Analysis and Commentary

The One Budget Reform That Matters

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, October 10, 2016

Proposals to reform the federal budget process are much in the air these days. While there is widespread belief that the process is broken, definitions of that breakage vary widely. 

Analysis and Commentary

Is Whole Foods Channeling Tony Soprano?

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In various episodes of “The Sopranos,” the head of the mob family, Tony Soprano, and his capos met for brainstorming sessions to air ideas for new scams and heists.

Analysis and Commentary

School Accountability: An Opportunity Florida Can't Afford To Waste

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via Orlando Sentinel
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Florida needs to improve its accountability system for K-through-12 education. A relic of the No Child Left Behind era, it has a critical flaw: It encourages schools to narrowly focus on the progress of their lowest-performing students. 

Analysis and Commentary

The International Legal Dynamics Of Encryption

by Ashley Deeksvia Aegis Paper Series
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

To date there has been little international coordinated action to address encryption, though interest is growing. This paper looks at encryption through five different international lenses: human rights, law enforcement, intelligence, economics, and export controls. 

Analysis and Commentary

Notable & Quotable: Missing Clarence Thomas

by Adam J. Whitevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 9, 2016

[Subscription Required] The Smithsonian should stop treating Clarence Thomas as an invisible man. From “At New Smithsonian Museum, Justice Thomas Is an Invisible Man,” by Adam J. White, Oct. 5, in the Weekly Standard.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On The 2016 Nobel Prize Winners Hart And Holmstrom

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

To understand their work, start with a pillar of economics that I teach on the first day of class: Incentives matter. Mr. Hart and Mr. Holmstrom take that principle and run with it, seeking to understand incentives within both individual companies and the larger market structure.

Analysis and Commentary

The Next President’s Fight Against Terror

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

That is the title of a conference Ben and I are participating in next week in D.C. at New America, in conjunction with Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the McCain Institute.

Analysis and Commentary

A Great Paragraph From Arnold Kling

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Now, journalists want to paint Greenspan as a great free-marketeer, as if he spent his career fending off cries for more financial regulation. In fact, there was a consensus in the 1980s that inter-state banking had to arrive and that the Glass-Steagall separation of investment banking from commercial banking was being eroded by innovation.

Interviews
Interviews

John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John H. Cochrane via The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his Grumpy Economist post "Trump Taxes."

Interviews

David Henderson On Opinion Journal: The Economics Nobelists

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses this year’s Nobel Prize winners in economics and why their ideas matter. 

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Fox News article "Trump comes out swinging and wins second debate."

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In the News

The Unconstitutional Mr. Cordray

quoting Adam J. Whitevia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

[Subscription Required] A federal appeals court overturns one-man regulatory rule.

In the News

California Energy Collaboration Symposium

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The California Energy Commission and the Department of the Navy met at Stanford University's Hoover Institution on October 12th to formalize a partnership to help Navy and Marine Corps installations in the state transition to renewable energy alternatives to meet California and the U.S. Department of Defense climate and energy goals.

Event
In the News

Pizza, Pints And Policy

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Pizza, Pints and Policy" on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5:15pm - 7:00pm.

Event
In the News

Court Rules Liz Warren's Consumer Bureau Unconstitutional

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A federal appeals court ruling striking down the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as unconstitutional is being seen by critics as a rebuke of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s signature project — the agency she conceived and set up in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Presidential Horse Race 2016: What Will An Unshackled Donald Trump Really Look Like?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Conservative HQ
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I don’t normally credit the controversial rock group Guns n’ Roses with being poetic voices of a generation, but I can’t help but think their song “Civil War” speaks to what’s going on in the Republican Party right now.

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Republicans Tell Trump To Quit Claiming Rigged Election

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The struggling GOP nominee is urging supporters to fight the system, and officials nationwide are fuming over it.