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Warren’s Profligate Sop To Seniors

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

It’s a strange campaign season, loaded with fantastical promises of government handouts for health care, college and even a guaranteed national income. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security plan takes the cake. With trillion-dollar federal budget deficits and Social Security heading for bankruptcy, Ms. Warren proposes to give every current and future Social Security recipient an additional $2,400 a year. She plans to finance her proposal, which would cost more than $150 billion annually, with a 14.8% tax on high-income individuals.

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Beware Of Impeaching Trump. It Could Hurt The Presidency.

by John Yoovia The New York Times
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We must avoid doing long-term harm to the president’s ability to conduct foreign policy and protect our nation.

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Area 45: Daniel Heil Discusses “America Off Balance”

interview with Daniel Heilvia Area 45
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Educating the public on the perils of Washington’s budget-reform inaction.

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Michael Spence Says Global Recession A 'Distinct Possibility'

featuring Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence talks about the Brexit negotiations and the implications for the British economy, as well as the prospects for the global economy.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Climate Change

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In 1212, thousands of children and teens in France and England set off for the Holy Land to convert Muslims to Christianity. Led by shepherds, these mostly poor and dispossessed young people headed for the Mediterranean, believing it would miraculously part and allow them to cross on dry land. Instead, the children, promised free passage by a couple of unscrupulous merchants, were sold into slavery or died in a shipwreck.

Analysis and Commentary

Marianne Williamson Gets Her Way And Doesn't Realize It

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Are You Being Served? On her campaign site, Marianne Williamson, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President has an item on “National Service.”

Interviews
Economic growth with Nobel laureate Michael Spence
Interviews

Michael Spence On Central Banks' Policies, European Economies

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence talks about the global central banks' policies as well as the Japanese and European economies.

Interviews

John Yoo: Will Future Presidents Trust The Intelligence Community?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the whistle blower allegations against President Trump, and whether future presidents will trust the intelligence community.

Interviews

Bjorn Lomborg: Green Innovation Trumps Overspending When Tackling Climate Change

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Fox Business
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bjorn Lomborg discusses why the hefty price tag that will be attached to combating climate change may not solve the issue.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Jack Goldsmith And John Fabian Witt On 'To Save The Country'

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith talks with John Fabian Witt, professor of law at Yale Law School, about Witt’s new book, To Save the Country: A Lost Treatise on Martial Law, which features a previously undiscovered manuscript written by Francis Lieber, a legal adviser to Lincoln’s White House and key thinker in the development of American laws of war.

In the News
In the News

Hoover Event Calls For National Unity To Combat Threat Faced By Rising Eurasian Powers

quoting Admiral Gary Roughead, Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia The Stanford Daily
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reflecting on the rise of three Eurasian superpowers — China, Russia and Iran — three Hoover Institution faculty spoke at the Institution’s Traitel Auditorium on the need for national unity in ensuring the promotion of American values and interests over the next decades. The event featured speakers Gary Roughhead, Abbas Milani and Michael McFaul and was part of a broader Hoover lecture series intended to promote values of American democracy, private enterprise and political freedom as it celebrates the centennial of its founding.

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Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump

quoting Michael McConnellvia KQED News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

After months of urging fellow Democrats to proceed with caution and infuriating progressives by staving off calls to impeach President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced she was initiating an official impeachment inquiry.

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General James Mattis’ Plea To Resettle Iraqi Refugees

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Niskanen Center
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

“All Americans need to recognize that our democracy is an experiment—and one that can be reversed,” former Marine Gen. and Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned in his first public statement since leaving the Trump cabinet earlier this year. That experiment relies on the ability of Americans who fight for our democracy and sacrifice to protect our way of life to do so effectively.

In the News

US-China Debate Underscores Neo-Cold War Over Tech Hegemony: WKF

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Pulse News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The world has entered a new bout of a Cold War that does not involve traditional nor strategic arms like nuclear, where primary weaponry is technology as the tech-empowered ascension of China poses a fundamental challenge to both the west and east hemispheres, argued Niall Ferguson, a prominent scholar from the Stanford University.

In the News

Today, Hong Kong. Tomorrow, Taipei

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Diplomat
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The United States can’t wait for the next crisis.

In the News

The Minimum Wage Lie

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Campus
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

With the minimum wage set to increase beginning next week in the state of Connecticut, we are once again reminded that our political leaders believe themselves to be more competent than the free market and the individual actors who operate within it. Though the narrative is routinely given precedence, here is the fact of the matter: Wage floors only help the politicians who promise them.

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Why The Coming Recession Could Force The Federal Reserve To Swap Greenbacks For Digital Dollars

quoting Michael D. Bordo, Milton Friedmanvia Market Watch
Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Federal Reserve has never been more famous than it is today. It drew praise, and ire, for its handling of the financial crisis a decade ago, and the extraordinary measures it took subsequently to stimulate the U.S. economy have made it an important driver of financial markets. Meanwhile, President Trump has made its chairman, Jerome Powell, a household name by frequently criticizing the central bank’s policies on Twitter and to the press.

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What Happens When A President Feuds With Nation’s Largest State?

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The rift between the White House and California has become a chasm, raising questions about the future of states’ rights and whether the tension will harm the nation’s largest state.

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Who Stole Greta Thunberg's Childhood?

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

I suppose if you believe that the world is going to end before you have a chance to grow up, and all this because of greedy grown-ups, you might sound like Greta Thunberg at the United Nations yesterday. Still . . . No sixteen-year-old should sound like this.