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Closing The Achievement Gap In Education

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New research shows that the difference in educational attainment between students from higher and lower socioeconomic backgrounds has not changed over the past 50 years.

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Nobel Winner Abhijit Banerjee And Former RBI Chief Raghuram Rajan On India’s Economic Challenges

by Abhijit Banerjee, Raghuram Rajanvia Quartz
Monday, October 14, 2019

In October 2018, thirteen of us, all economists, got together in the hope that, as the country gears up for elections, we could start a conversation by identifying a set of policy ideas that might help inform party manifestos and policy visions. While our views stretch across the spectrum from right to left, we found surprising agreement on the challenges India faces and reforms it needs now. Two of us sifted through the set of ideas, picking what we felt were the top challenges and proposals to address them.

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If Elizabeth Warren Surges, And Economy Stutters, She Could Win The Presidency

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Is it conceivable that, in just over a year’s time, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts could defeat Donald Trump to become America’s first woman president? Yes. Here’s why.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats Have Unique Challenge In Taking On Untraditional Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the 2020 candidates desire to impeach President Trump as well as the attacks on President Trump's agenda.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

An Ohio Debate Lacking One Thing: An Appeal To Lost Ohio Voters

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In the aftermath of the fourth Democratic presidential debate – this one at Ohio-based Otterbein University – some observations after watching 12 candidates have at it for three-plus hours.

Analysis and Commentary

Christopher Columbus: A Progressive Tool For Discrediting America

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Left’s vicious assault on American history ensues.

Interviews
Interviews

Democrats Have Jumped The Impeachment Shark: Victor Davis Hanson With Dan Proft

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the ongoing impeachment talks.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: Living Life 'In Hoffa's Shadow'

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Amanpour (CNN International)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith speaks about his time in the Bush Administration, executive power, and his personal connection to Jimmy Hoffa, which he writes about in his new book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

Interviews

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence: Post-Brexit U.K. Economy Isn't All Doom

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence talks about the outlook for the post-Brexit U.K. economy.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Frontrunner Warren Is Shaky In Debate

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the debates and notes that Elizabeth Warren was not as strong as some of the other candidates during the debate.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: Scholars Explore ‘Law In American History, Vol. III’

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia University of Virginia School of Law
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses UVA Law professor G. Edward White’s final volume in his “Law in American History” series.

In the News
In the News

The Not-So-Quiet American

featuring Michael McFaulvia Boise Weekly (Idaho)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Talking to Michael McFaul, it's easy to get the sense that he isn't sure if he should bite his tongue, but on Oct. 15, hours before speaking before a packed Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University, he opened up about the differences between his time serving President Barack Obama and what he sees the state of U.S.-Russian relations headed under President Donald Trump.

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Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee A Product Of India's Educational System, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former RBI governor Rajan in his post on LinkedIn highlighted that it is a proud moment for India as Banerjee was largely educated in the country.

In the News

Few Economists See Downturn Despite Waning Growth Outlook

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Commercial Property Executive
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Despite slowly waning GDP and employment growth, and frequent financial market volatility stemming from slowing global growth and the “As the World Turns” trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, most economists at last week’s National Association of Business Economists (NABE) meeting in Denver were sanguine about the prospects for the U.S. economy.

In the News

Did The Founders Ever Imagine Our Culture Crumbling As It Is Today?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Blue Field Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The year was 1492. The month was August. The mission was to find, at the behest of Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, the riches of Asia. Lacking the magic of GPS, Waze and Google Maps that we know, the challenge was a daunting one. Instead of arriving in Asia, navigation by the stars led Italian explorer Christopher Columbus to the Americas two months later, opening an entire New World for mankind to explore.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia: Congress Must Hold Public Foreign Policy Hearings

quoting Michael McFaulvia Idaho Statesman
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul told Treasure Valley reporters on Monday that all elected representatives, including those working closely on U.S. foreign policy, have a responsibility to communicate with the public.

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South Asia Used To Be The World’s Fastest-Growing Region. Now It’s Facing An Economic Slowdown

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Weak domestic demand is hurting growth, but more investment could lead to a rebound.

In the News

How Long Can Sen. Warren Dodge Questions About Medicare For All?

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't answer a simple question about the healthcare plan she endorses, Medicare for All. Will it raise taxes on middle-class families?

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Mattis To Honor Tri-Cities Vietnam Vets — A Welcome 50 Years In The Making

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home belatedly with a celebration in Kennewick 50 years after the height of America’s commitment to the war.

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An Open Letter To Sergey Brin

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel.