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The Democrats' "Flight 93" Nomination

by Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As the Senate considers Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 30 years ago, senators find themselves asking a basic question familiar to all lawyers: Who bears the burden of proof—the accuser or the accused?

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The Fault Lies In R-Star And In Ourselves

by Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

[Subscription Required] Today, the idea most in vogue in central-bank circles is something called “r-star”—the neutral real interest rate at which monetary policy is neither accommodative nor restrictive. Many policy makers and academics now recommend setting Fed interest rates principally by determining r-star. But like many great theoretical insights—this one originally offered by Swedish economist Knut Wicksell in 1898—r-star has been pushed well beyond its practical utility.

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Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part IV: Classical And Modern Lessons Of Moderation

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Policy
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick Deneen contends that today’s liberal regimes deserve to perish because they do not live up to the classical conception of political excellence. But the spirit of his critique clashes with the purpose of the ancients’ examination of the best regime. 

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Market Solutions To Environmental Problems Urged

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses how a greater focus on property rights and market solutions to environmental problems would better protect natural resources and give people a stake in their stewardship.

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Group of Dutchmen and Allied aviators crossing the Pyrenees in February of 1944
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John Henry Weidner Papers Opening For Research In The Hoover Archives

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Library & Archives is opening the John Weidner collection documenting one of the major efforts to resist the Nazis in Western Europe by organizing  the rescue of Jews from arrest, helping downed Allied fliers, and assisting resisters, civilians dodging the forced labor draft, as well as those wanting to join the Allies.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Senators, You Are Not Running A Criminal Trial Of Kavanaugh

by John Yoovia Dallas News
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee members, take heed: You are not running a criminal trial. You are carrying out your constitutional duty to provide "advice and consent" regarding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Analysis and Commentary

Tradeoffs Between Immigration And Reduced Freedom Of Association

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Freedom of association is an important freedom that even some libertarians, who should be its strongest defenders, are unwilling to defend and are even, occasionally, hostile to those who defend it. I see that somewhat on blogs and I especially see it on Facebook. 

Interviews
Interviews

Lee Ohanian: California Democratic Party Battles A Common Sense Democratic Superintendent Of School Instruction

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California on Your Mind article "David Versus Goliath: A School Reformer Takes On The Democratic Party And Unions."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: "(Professor Jill Lepore) Says (Harding) Sounds Completely Foolish." (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Jill Lepore’s Slanted Truths."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: "(Professor Jill Lepore) Says (Harding) Sounds Completely Foolish." (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Jill Lepore’s Slanted Truths."

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The Countdown To Midterms: "If Donald Trump's Not On The Ballot...Will They Come Out To Vote For A Republican Candidate?"

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Seven Considerations, With Less Than Seven Weeks Until Election Day."

Interviews

Michael Spence: Bloomberg Best: From Our Bureaus Worldwide (1:05)

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg Best
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses the global shift towards nationalism.

Interviews

Abbas Milani: President Trump Rails Against Iran At The United Nations

interview with Abbas Milanivia KCBS Radio
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses President Trumps remarks at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, concerning Iran.

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Michael Spence: Surveillance: China’s Role In EM

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg Surveillance
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses China's goal to be a positive influence in the developing world.

Interviews

Michael Spence Says US Has Capacity To Hurt China In Short Run (1:11)

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence examines the evolution of China's economy and how China wants to become a technologically sophisticated country as well as an internationally influential country especially in the developing world. 

In the News
In the News

Hanson: We Are Living Orwell’s 1984 ‘Right Now’

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

“Never has the reality that we are living in a surreal age been clearer than during the strange cycles of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,” Victor Davis Hanson wrote for National Review on Sept. 25.

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After Racism, The Left Struggles To Find A New Menace

featuring Shelby Steelevia American Conservative
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Shelby Steele says the Left's hate can be seen as a death rattle, but how bloody will it get in the meantime?

In the News

Surprise—Ukrainians Are Bullish On Trump

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 24, 2018

[Subscription Required] President Trump’s kowtowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki alarmed the world in July. Few countries had more reason for concern than Ukraine, which has defended itself in a low-intensity war with Russia for nearly four years. Yet despite the U.S. president’s baffling fondness for Mr. Putin, Ukrainians say Mr. Trump’s policies are surprisingly supportive of Kiev and hostile toward Moscow. In some ways they believe Mr. Trump has been much better than his predecessor.

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Falling, Not Rising, Cronyism Is The Main Cause Of NPAs

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan has dissected the banking crisis in his recent analysis of non-performing assets (NPAs). He implies that cronyism is an important cause. I would say the anti-corruption activism of NGOs, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and courts — all aimed at reducing cronyism — has played a major role too. 

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Evidence And The Kavanaugh Nomination

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Independent Women's Forum
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We've been living with 1984 references for many years, but the current predicament we find ourselves in regarding the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh may afford the clearest parallel yet.

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Maryland State School Board Agrees To Allow Non-Educators To Become Superintendents

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Baltimore Sun
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The state school board voted Tuesday to allow the appointment of non-educators to superintendent positions.

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The Problem With Single-Payer? Eventually, You Run Out Of Other People’s Money

mentioning Charles Blahousvia Whittier Daily News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Democrats have made a complete government takeover of the healthcare system the linchpin of their pitch to voters in this fall’s elections.