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Trump Buries The Old-World Order

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A moribund global system meets a fitting end.

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Is California A Nation-State Lost In Space?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, September 16, 2018

For a governor who denies that he has any interest in discussing his legacy, Jerry Brown has a funny way of coming full circle.

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Niall Ferguson: The Next Generation Of Everything. A Historian’s And An Investor’s Views

interview with Niall Fergusonvia 15th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the past, present, and plausible futures we might face based on our choices.

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Hoover Scholars Weigh In On The 2018 Political Season

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s media roundtable on Monday featured some of its top political experts just as the 2018 midterm elections heat up. The discussion, “Outside the Beltway,” came fifty days before the November 6 elections that may determine which party controls Congress. Subjects discussed included political polarization, polling, the Democrats’ chances of taking over the House, election analyses, foreign and domestic policy, California politics, and the 2020 campaign.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

With The Brett Kavanaugh Circus, The Judicial Confirmation Process Sinks Even Lower

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

I don’t know precisely what impact the Brett Kavanaugh nomination fight will have on the eventual outcome of California’s U.S. Senate race on Nov. 6.

Analysis and Commentary

Advanced Persistent Manipulators And Social Media Nationalism

by Clint Watts via Aegis Paper Series
Monday, September 17, 2018

Social media platforms provide an unprecedented opportunity for influencing populations. Citizens in Western democracies spend a significant amount of time on social media platforms and—as their virtual connections increase in number and intensity—they’ve begun to form social media nations affecting real-world national security.  Moving forward, social media, as an industry, will face a range of advanced persistent manipulators (APM) seeking to infiltrate, harness, and shape the perspectives of social media nations. The challenge of APMs will create an enduring threat to user trust and confidence in social media platforms.

Analysis and Commentary

The Worst Ex-President Derby

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The real question for the rest of us is whether Obama will help or hurt the Dems in November.

Interviews
Interviews

Kavanaugh: "I Doubt She Testifies, Because, What Would She Say?" With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the controversy surrounding Senator Dianne Feinstein's withholding Christine Blasey Ford's accusatorial letter until the last minute, and how it might affect the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz: Have Two Hundred Years Of Lockeian Liberalism Destroyed The Liberal Order?

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his Real Clear Policy article "Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part I: Our Immoderation."

Interviews

Bill Whalen: "The Left… Will Say, Well, Gee, Senator Feinstein, You've Had That Letter In Your Possession Since Early August…"

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Senator Dianne Feinstein's role in the accusatorial letter against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and why she did not bring up the letter sooner.

Interviews

Week In Politics: Will Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation? With Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia AirTalk
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the allegations of sexual misconduct and whether they will derail Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: The Decline Of Western News

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses western journalism's decline with fewer foreign correspondents, international bureaus, and stringer networks from US and other western news organizations around the world. But, the non-western, often state-run media outlets from countries like China and Russia are filling in the gaps, growing rapidly and broadly, and affecting the balance and accuracy of international reporting. 

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Lanhee Chen: Christine Blasey Ford Has Deep Roots In Palo Alto Area

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the accusations concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and notes that the accusations have thrown the confirmation process off in a way that affects not just the likelihood of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation, but also has deep implications for the politics of the mid-term elections.

In the News
In the News

Democrats Taking Senate 'Would Be Bigger Shock Than Trump In 2016'

quoting Douglas Rivers, Lanhee J. Chen, Hoover Institutionvia The Guardian
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Democrats aiming to take the US Senate in November need results “more shocking than Trump winning the 2016 election”, a leading polling expert said on Monday, playing down expectations of a blue wave.

In the News

Bernie’s Bid To Privatize Socialism And Other Comments

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Democrats suddenly smell potential victory in the bitterly partisan dogfight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination following Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations. But The Week’s Noah Millman warns that if they score a surprise win, don’t be surprised if Democrats face political “blowback.” 

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Feinstein, GOP Maneuver Over Kavanaugh Allegations -- Bloomberg To Spend In SoCal Races -- Breaking Down The Potential 2020 Californians -- Brown Signs Homelessness Bills

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The fallout from a letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault continued to spread on Monday, yielding a hearing date next week for Kavanaugh and his accuser — and Sen. Dianne Feinstein was in the thick of it.

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Eliminating 'Most Problematic' Federal Regulations Saves Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Washington Times
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Trump administration ripped up federal regulations at a record pace this year and saved taxpayers $1.3 billion, double the goal set by the president, according to an American Action Forum analysis.

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Forum Explores Rise Of Anti-Semitism In Europe

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia San Diego Union Tribune
Monday, September 17, 2018

A packed audience filled Ramona Mainstage to celebrate American Liberty Forum of Ramona’s (formerly Ramona Tea’d) 100th symposium and to honor the contributions of previous chairmen Jim Fontana and Jim Tapscott with cake and a violin rendition of patriotic songs. As the main event, the audience viewed San Diego County’s premiere of Dr. Evelyn Markus’ documentary “Never Again Is Now.”