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North Korea Gets By With A Little Help From Its Friends: Russia And China

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What happened to U.S. plans to denuclearize North Korea since the high-profile Singapore summit? A recent report from the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization casts doubt on Pyongyang’s denuclearization steps.

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Options On Health Insurance

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Alex M. Azar, U.S. secretary of health and human services, published an interesting OpEd in the Washington Post, describing a clever health insurance innovation. HHS will allow "temporary" health insurance, including a guaranteed renewability provision.

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The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Our institutions offer no principles to explain why some people’s lives are harmed or destroyed, and others’ lives are not.

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August In Sacramento—Jerry Brown’s Game, Jerry Brown’s Rules

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 16, 2018

With all due respect to T.S. Eliot and his grim assessment of April, it’s August in Sacramento that can be “the cruelest month” for ambitious lawmakers.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Socialism, Schooling, And Democracy

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party hasn’t won a lot of primaries this summer, but time may be on their side. (Well, Sanders himself will soon turn seventy-eight and may not want to wait…) So one can infer from an alarming survey of young Americans between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four undertaken a few months back by the University of Chicago’s GenForward project. 

Analysis and Commentary

Back To School Needs Back To Civic Education

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As America’s students go back to school this month, America’s schools need to go back to civic education. Our schools are awash in political concerns—from guns to immigration to bathrooms even—but it’s not clear that students have a good understanding of politics, history and civics.

Analysis and Commentary

Self-Loathing And Appeasement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 16, 2018

In the Thirties many in England blamed their own country for the First World War. Whether for causing the war in the first place, or imposing a “Carthaginian Peace” with “punitive reparations,” considerable numbers of British politicians and intellectuals made excuses for Germany. One Labour M.P. mourned that England had not acted “wisely,” “generously,” or “justly” towards the Germans, and bore “a heavy responsibility for the tensions and menaces of the present international situation.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Torch Kept Lit

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 16, 2018

A long-time friend gave a copy of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s A Torch Kept Well Lit to his daughter, who is in her late 20s. My friend has a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and is a successful businessman. His wife used to be a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Ideas and books are discussed a lot in their household.

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Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Media Believes In Using "Any Means Necessary" To Stop Trump "Threat"

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about bias in the media.

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Elizabeth Cobbs: Historians for Tubman On The $20

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia WNYC
Monday, August 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her open letter, which she co-authored with Catherine Clinton, to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, signed by 125 fellow historians, calling for him to commit to plans to feature Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill. 

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Michael Petrilli: How African American Children View Our Education System

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses African American youth’s near-universal aspirations to go to college, but frustration at an education system that is not preparing them for success.

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Michael Petrilli: Should We Segregate Students Based On Academic Ability?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia WDET
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses tracking and ability grouping. Petrilli talks about whether schools should focus more on helping their best students get ahead, or focus on helping their struggling students catch up.

In the News
In the News

Announcement: Hoover Institution Digital Collections Launch On Calisphere University Of California

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of linking Hoover digital site (https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/collections) with Calisphere. Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums.

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Commentary: Believe It Or Not, The GOP Could Keep The House

quoting David Brady, Douglas Riversvia CBS News
Friday, August 10, 2018

And it's not over now! They may not be as articulate as Bluto from "Animal House," but America's Republican loyalists—particularly the #MAGA hat crowd—want the rest of the country to know that they don't accept the predictions of certain electoral doom this November. And it turns out they have some data to keep their hopes alive.

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Hong Kong’s Democrats Need To Focus On ‘Prize’ Of Universal Suffrage Rather Than Independence, Leading US Academic Larry Diamond Says

quoting Larry Diamondvia South China Morning Post
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stanford University academic says when faced with an increasingly powerful China, activists are obliged to observe a geopolitics rule of thumb of not doing ‘stupid stuff.'

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Gavin Newsom Has Big, Liberal Plans For California. So How Would He Pay For Them?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is promising an ambitious agenda for California in his campaign for governor: universal preschool and child care. Health care for all. More money for higher education and job training. More spending on roads, public transit and bridges. Millions of new housing units.
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by Russell Roberts featuring Frank Dikötter Monday, August 6, 2018
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by Paul E. Peterson Monday, August 6, 2018
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, August 5, 2018
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by Renata H. Mullen, Henry I. Miller Monday, August 6, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Monday, August 6, 2018
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interview with Edward Paul Lazear Friday, August 3, 2018
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Friday, August 3, 2018
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interview with George P. Shultz Friday, August 3, 2018
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interview with Thomas Sowell Friday, July 27, 2018
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In the News

quoting John H. Cochrane Saturday, August 4, 2018
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quoting Jack Goldsmith Friday, August 3, 2018
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quoting Condoleezza Rice Sunday, August 5, 2018
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quoting Shelby Steele Monday, August 6, 2018
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quoting Lanhee J. Chen Thursday, August 2, 2018
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featuring Larry Diamond Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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HDR Declaration of Independence

Friday, August 03, 2018

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by John H. Cochrane Friday, August 3, 2018
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interview with Russell Roberts Friday, August 3, 2018
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by Soner Cagaptay Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Analysis and Commentary

by Henry I. Miller Friday, August 3, 2018
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Friday, August 3, 2018
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interview with Paul R. Gregory Thursday, August 2, 2018
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In the News

quoting Morris P. Fiorina Thursday, August 2, 2018
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quoting Russell Roberts Thursday, August 2, 2018
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quoting Charles Blahous Thursday, August 2, 2018
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quoting Fabrice Balanche Friday, August 3, 2018
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mentioning Charles Blahous Friday, August 3, 2018
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HDR world currencies

Thursday, August 02, 2018

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by Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, August 2, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Analysis and Commentary

by Michael R. Auslin Thursday, August 2, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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by Russell Roberts Thursday, August 2, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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by Paul Rahe Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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interview with Timothy Garton Ash, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Larry Diamond Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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interview with Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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In the News

quoting Thomas W. Gilligan, Michael McFaul, Amy Zegart Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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quoting Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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quoting Adam J. White Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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with Charles Blahous Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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mentioning Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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cartoon of Statue of Liberty with worried look on her face

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

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by Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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by Michael McConnell Monday, July 30, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane quoting Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Analysis and Commentary

by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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by Martin Feldstein Thursday, July 26, 2018
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interview with John H. Cochrane Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssen Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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by Austin Bay Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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interview with Timothy Garton Ash Friday, July 20, 2018
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interview with Martin Feldstein Monday, July 30, 2018
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interview with Michael McFaul Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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In the News

quoting John H. Cochrane Monday, July 30, 2018
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quoting Morris P. Fiorina Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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with Charles Blahous Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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with Charles Blahous Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institution Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Bill Whalen: Trump Wins The Electoral College With Or Without Winner-Takes-All States

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Go Ahead And The Change The Electoral College, But There's Still A Trump Presidency."

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Future Of Political Parties Debated At Last Seminars In Steamboat Event

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Steamboat Today
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Morris P. Fiorina, the other political science scholar at the Seminars at Steamboat talk Monday night, agreed Pelosi is an easy scapegoat since Hillary Clinton isn't running. 

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Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.

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Giuliani And The Teamsters: When Power Trumps The Rule Of Law

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Those who haven’t followed Rudy Giuliani’s career closely have to be wondering whatever happened to the crime-busting former federal attorney from the Southern District of New York?  

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Michael McFaul, A Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia, Speaks Out

interview with Michael McFaulvia KERA Think
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the current state of US-Russia relations as well as his book From Cold War to Hot Peace.

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Charles Blahous: '"Medicare For All" Projected To Cost $32.6 Trillion

interview with Charles Blahousvia Santelli Exchange (CNBC)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses the high cost of a single-payer healthcare system.

Analysis and Commentary

Perverse Insurance Regulation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In Leslie Scism, “The Problem With Government Flood Insurance,” Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2018 (print edition), an interview with Evan Greenberg, CEO of Chubb, Scism asks: Will state insurance departments approve the large rate increases that insurers may feel necessary for homeowners if extreme weather leads to higher claims costs?

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Ed Lazear: Potential Economic Impact Of America's Mounting Debt

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Cavuto (Fox Business)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the impact on the US economy from the mounting government debt. Lazear notes that we need to cap the growth in expenditures to avoid a debt crisis in the future.

Analysis and Commentary

The Deflation Of The Academic Brand

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council of Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the offices of the Brookings Institution — even as Trump’s wheelers and dealers crash and burn, too proud, too smelly, or too ignorant to call in their betters to come in and save Trump from himself.

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Clean Air Vs. Dirty Hogs

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The common law of nuisance is the best defense against the costs Smithfield Foods has imposed on citizens.

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