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Rubio’s Family-Leave Benefit Will Go The Way Of All Entitlements

by John F. Coganvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

[Subscription Required] Senator Marco Rubio has introduced legislation to establish a modest federally funded family-leave program. Mr. Rubio proposes to finance the benefit by requiring recipients to forgo their first three to six months’ Social Security checks. Mr. Rubio’s well-intentioned plan begins by promising a small, carefully targeted benefit and assuring us that it won’t add to the long-run public debt. But history demonstrates that is how costly entitlement programs begin.

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The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Forgetting the lessons of history.

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‘The Most Dangerous Branch’ Review: Judging The Judges

by Adam J. Whitevia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

[Subscription Required] When a Supreme Court justice’s retirement turns American politics on its ear—as Anthony Kennedy’s retirement did this summer—we ought to consider whether the federal judiciary plays too large a role in our political life. Then again, Americans have been debating the Supreme Court’s power from the start.

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Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Middle Principles To Our Polarized Nation

by Michael McConnellvia The Hill
Saturday, September 1, 2018

There is plenty of controversy over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but almost none of it is about him. Even detractors appear to have abandoned any claim that he lacks the intellect, experience, or temperament to be an outstanding justice.

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Judging Brett Kavanaugh And The Supreme Court With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yale Law alumnus and Hoover Institution visiting fellow, John Yoo analyzes the current political leanings of the Supreme Court and the process of confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Analysis and Commentary
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Analysis and Commentary

The Warrior Spirit Hasn't Quite Died With John McCain

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 3, 2018

There’s raising Cain — a good, old-fashioned term for raising hell. And then there’s raising McCain — which has a similar quality, but a loftier goal.

Analysis and Commentary

Res Ipsa Loquitur

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Donald Trump in his Twitter storms apparently has no idea that he is winning. The Brett Kavanaugh opening hearing turned into a progressive circus, with shouting would-be Democratic presidential candidates vying with screaming protesters to see who could be the most obnoxious.
Analysis and Commentary

Cause, Effect, And Carbon

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

“As fires rage up and down the state of California, costing our taxpayers billions of dollars and threatening our families’ health—- the need for California to move to 100% clean, renewable energy could not be more urgent,” said Mr. de León in a statement. Sen. Kevin de León, a Democrat who is waging a long-shot run for a U.S. Senate seat against incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

Analysis and Commentary

The Republican NeverTrump Tic

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, September 3, 2018

Having suffered from Trump Derangement Syndrome for two years, those disaffected Republican NeverTrumpers have developed a verbal tic. Whatever the topic, they can’t resist taking a few shots at Trump that are usually irrelevant to whatever point they are making. They are seemingly unaware that in doing so they function as Fifth Columnists for the progressives, at the same time they repeatedly demonstrate the entitled arrogance of the entrenched elite that Trump successfully ran against, and that they continue to deny exists.

Analysis and Commentary

WSJ Interview With George Gilder

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

My Hoover colleague Tunku Varadarajan did an excellent interview in the Wall Street Journal (gated) with George Gilder, who has been on the leading edge of understand the computer revolution for over 30 years. In fact, he did an entry for the first edition of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics titled “Computer Industry.”

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Hysterical Opposition To Kavanaugh

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Some Democrats are hysterical over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, but they couldn’t have picked a more reasonable and thoughtful jurist to get worked up about.
Interviews
Interviews

Adam White: The Democratic Senatorial Caucus Circus Comes To The Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his Wall Street Journal article "‘The Most Dangerous Branch’ Review: Judging the Judges."

Interviews

Adam White: Kavanaugh And The Ginsberg Rule, The Heller Gun Right Case, And Executive Privilege

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses discusses his Wall Street Journal article "‘The Most Dangerous Branch’ Review: Judging the Judges."

Interviews

Cyberspectives: Lillian Ablon On Global Markets For Zero-Day Exploits And Stolen Data

interview with Lillian Ablonvia Cyberspectives
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RAND Corporation researcher Lillian Ablon discusses global markets for stolen digital data and zero-day exploits, the longevity of zero-day vulnerabilities, and the resulting impact on business risk profiles.

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Jamil Jaffer: Democrats Push To Have Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing Delayed

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Fox Business
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow and former law clerk to Neil Gorsuch, Jamil Jaffer, discusses why it is unlikely that Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing will be delayed.
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Jamil Jaffer: Democrats Threaten Derailment Over Kavanaugh Hearing

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Fox News
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow and former law clerk to Neil Gorsuch, Jamil Jaffer, discusses what to expect from those who oppose Judge Kavanaugh.
In the News
In the News

Lee Ohanian: Economist Foresees Greater Impact From Tariffs

interview with Lee Ohanianvia WKSU
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Northeast Ohio continues to feel the effects of the Trump Administration’s tariffs and the retaliatory tariffs those have brought.
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Could Trump Block The Release Of Mueller’s Findings? Giuliani Says He’ll Try

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In the New Yorker's lengthy, must-read profile of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer delivers some potentially important news about President Trump's legal strategy.
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If There Were No Borders, We Would Create Them

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Lexington Herald-Leader
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A small, but fierce, nation known for taking territory from larger neighbors had its heyday in the 17th century, when a teenage boy became king and proved so brilliant in battle that he was later called the father of modern warfare. Because its aggression dates back hundreds of years, this now-peaceful country still inspires fear and distrust on the political left.

In the News

Golden Could Be The First Colorado City To Lower The Minimum Voting Age To 16

quoting David Davenportvia Denver Post
Monday, September 3, 2018

Bella Macarelli regularly discusses the big issues of the day — politics, immigration, gun control — with her classmates at Golden High School. She says her age (she turns 16 in November) shouldn’t preclude her and her friends from bringing those lofty thoughts from the schoolyard to the ballot box.