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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.”

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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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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.

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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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Two Governor Browns And Two State Budgets: How California Stopped Investing

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Look inside Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown Jr.’s final state budget that was passed in June, and you will see important reasons why California struggles with a host of problems ranging from road congestion to reliable water supplies.

Analysis and Commentary

Trade Uncertainty And Investment

by John H. Cochrane mentioning Steven J. Davisvia Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 13, 2018

My colleague Steve Davis has a nice post quantifying economic uncertainty due to the trade war, and its emerging impact on investment. Steve (and Nick Bloom) have done a great job quantifying policy uncertainty over time. To be clear, policies can have two effects -- there is the certainty of damaging policy, but there is also the damaging uncertainty of what policy will be.

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Intellectual Property And China

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 13, 2018

Let's transfer more technology to China, writes Scott Sumner, with approving comments from Don Boudreaux. They're exactly right, skewering one of the common backstop defenses of protectionists on both left and right.

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A Report From The Trade Wars

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Monday, August 13, 2018

In a trade war, one folly begets the next. Take Donald Trump’s opening shot: a punitive tariff of 25 percent on steel. Alas, what is supposed to shrink an endemic trade deficit and intimidate rapacious foreigners has hit hardest at home. While U.S. steel manufacturers are gaining protection from more efficient competitors, the country as a whole is footing the bill.

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Peter Thiel And Reid Hoffman: Crypto Is Libertarian And AI Is Communist

quoting Niall Fergusonvia BTC Manager
Monday, August 13, 2018

Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, the two original members of the PayPal Mafia, engaged in a rigorous debate at Stanford University in early 2018 concerning the relationship between technology and politics.

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Lanhee Chen: Trump's Base Has Already Written Omarosa Out

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Cavuto (Fox Business)
Monday, August 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the fallout from Omarosa Manigault-Newman's making secret recordings at the White House.

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In Defense Of The DA's BEE Proposal

quoting Thomas Sowellvia News 24
Monday, August 13, 2018

So, recently the DA’s federal executive announced that, according to them, the policy of Black Economic Empowerment has failed and that it should be replaced by an alternative. Recently I have also read a book, written by Thomas Sowell, on the empirical facts and outcomes of affirmative action policies in the USA, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka.

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Wow!

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 13, 2018

In 1932, the American electorate was surveyed in a poll that has languished in the archives. The survey was conducted by Houser Associates, a pioneer in market research. It interviewed face-to-face a representative cross section about voter choices and issue attitudes. Although conducted on behalf of the Hoover campaign, the poll was not biased in his favor.

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Britain’s Inability To Handle Last Year’s Flu Season Shows Perils Of Socialized Medicine

quoting Charles Blahousvia Daily Signal
Monday, August 13, 2018

Younger doctors who are flirting with support of government-run health care should consider some hard facts—including the unfortunate results such control would likely have for patients and doctors themselves. They should also look at the recent raw experience of Britain with a government-controlled health care system.

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You Don’t Get To The NDAA Personnel Reforms Without Force Of The Future

quoting Timothy Kanevia War on the Rocks
Monday, August 13, 2018

The Department of Defense is overhauling the military personnel system for the first time in a generation. And the changes, some large, others small, all indicate that the department has finally embraced the “talent management” revolution that swept the private sector more than two decades ago.

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