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by Adam J. Whitevia The New Atlantis
Monday, June 25, 2018

Amid growing calls to break up Google, are we missing a quiet alignment between “smart” government and the universal information engine?

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Empathy, But Also Realism, Are Necessary In Facing Immigration

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, June 25, 2018

I am an immigrant — a legal one. Over a period of 16 years, I’ve gone through a succession of work visas, acquired a green card, married an American citizen (herself an immigrant), passed the citizenship test, and in just 17 days will take the naturalization oath, accompanied by my wife and our two American-born sons.

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Why This Immigration Psychodrama Will Also Pass

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, June 25, 2018

A month from now there will be a new manufactured news story that Donald Trump is savage, represents an existential danger, or is unhinged. We will hear of another Trump official cornered and driven out from a liberal-owned Beltway or New York City restaurant. An unhinged Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will rant some more about impeachment.

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Strategika Issue 51: Nuclear Proliferation

via Strategika
Monday, June 25, 2018

Strategika Issue 51 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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Regulatory State Has A Bad Day In Court

by Adam J. Whitevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Is America’s administrative state unconstitutional? That’s a question usually associated with conservative legal scholars. But on Thursday Justices Elena Kagan and Anthony Kennedy each produced an opinion questioning longstanding features of the modern administrative state. Both opinions should encourage further reform and modernization of administrative law.

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Michael Pollan On Psychedelic Drugs And How To Change Your Mind

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 25, 2018

Journalist and author Michael Pollan talks about his book, How to Change Your Mind, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Pollan chronicles the history of the use of psychedelic drugs, particularly LSD and psilocybin, to treat addiction, depression and anxiety. He discusses his own experiences with the drugs as well. Much of the conversation focuses on what we might learn from psychedelic drugs about their apparent spiritual dimension, the nature of consciousness, and the nature of the mind.

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The Education Exchange: Congress Checks In On Charter Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 25, 2018

Charter schools have been in the news lately, as supporters and opponents have debated whether they are expanding opportunities for students most in need or whether they are increasing segregation.

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A Trump Detour To Charleston Might Provide Some Relief To This Political Heat Wave

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, June 24, 2018

In a summer where the nation’s indecency index may surpass that of heat and humidity, here’s a noble thing for President Trump to do when he visits South Carolina on Monday: instead of the scheduled campaign stop in West Columbia to campaign on behalf of Gov. Henry McMaster, detour to Charleston’s Medical University Hospital.

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Saudi Reform: Essential But Perilous

by Ali Shihabivia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia is undergoing a perilous, but essential transformation. Those wishing to safeguard one of the last bastions of Middle East stability should support Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) dramatic socioeconomic reforms and also appreciate the challenges, resistance, and limitations amid which he is forced to operate. As rapid reform risks destabilizing the kingdom’s broad and deeply divided political base, rule by consensus will not work. Only a strong hand can balance Saudi Arabia’s competing constituencies.

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Saudi Arabia At A Crossroads

by Elham Maneavia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia, a kingdom grounded in a dynastic religious alliance, stands at a crossroads. Some observers and journalists, both Western and Arab, eyeing the new assertive leadership of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (henceforth MbS) and his promised economic and social reforms, have rushed to declare him a ‘reformer’.

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Still Mine

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Monday, June 25, 2018

I’ve been recovering from eye surgery since Thursday afternoon and so have spent more time than usual watching TV. (The World Cup soccer, by the way, has been really fun; I loved Germany’s last-minute win with a beautiful set-piece goal yesterday.) Last night my wife and I watched “Still Mine,” a movie that I hadn’t heard about. It’s based on a true story.

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Markets In Undergraduate Stanford Degrees

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, June 25, 2018

At its June 14-15, 2018, meeting, Stanford’s Board of Trustees approved the Provost’s Annual Budget for 2018-2019. Schedule 10 in the Appendix (page 116) lists the top 20 majors with the largest number of baccalaureate degrees awarded over the past 10 years, from 2007-08 through 2016-17. Elsewhere one can find the number of degrees granted by all 61 Stanford degree-granting departments/programs (hereafter departments).

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Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses his Wall Street Journal article "Health Savings Accounts for Everyone."

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Richard Epstein: Is It A Taking When The Government Floods Your House?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Federalist Society
Friday, June 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, where the US Army Corps of Engineers deliberately flooded thousands of homes and businesses because they believed it was necessary in order to prevent even worse flooding elsewhere. Many of the affected property owners have filed lawsuits claiming that this deliberate flooding qualifies as a taking that requires the government to pay "just compensation" under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. 

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Shelby Steele: Has Washington Created The Immigration Crisis For Votes?

interview with Shelby Steelevia Fox News
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses the ongoing immigration and border issues.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Harassment Gone Haywire."

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Scott Atlas On The Lars Larson National Podcast (1:20:38)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Friday, June 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses health care savings accounts and the future of health care in the US.

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A Liberal Republic, If You Can Keep It?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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McFaul's Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia National Interest
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Michael A. McFaul’s memoir, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia, seeks to offer an answer on what went wrong in U.S.-Russian relations.

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Health Care Choices Proposal: A New Generation Of Health Reform

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Forbes
Friday, June 22, 2018

Health reform lives. A group of policy wonks has been working since last fall to develop the next generation of patient-centered health policy recommendations that they unveiled at a rollout event at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

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Niall Ferguson’s Brexit Conversion

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Conservative Woman
Monday, June 25, 2018

Niall Ferguson is a well-known historian very broadly ‘on the Right’ and his discussion on how the Left now dominates the history departments of almost all universities is both illuminating and deeply depressing.

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John Villasenor Launches Podcast On Cybersecurity

featuring John Villasenorvia UCLA Luskin
Thursday, June 21, 2018

UCLA Luskin Public Policy Professor John Villasenor has launched a new podcast focusing on today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges. As host of “Cyberspectives,” Villasenor will draw on his work at the intersection of technology, policy, law and business to provide insight and analysis on the digital frontier. In the podcast’s inaugural episode, Villasenor interviewed Andrew Grotto, a former White House cybersecurity policy director in both the Obama and Trump administrations.

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Truth Tellers

quoting Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegartvia Philstar.com
Monday, June 25, 2018

Condoleezza Rice calls them “truth-tellers” in her latest book, Political Risk, which was co-written with academic Amy Zegart. CEOs of organizations from governments to private enterprises need “truth-tellers.” 

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Was George Orwell Secretly A Reactionary Snitch? How The Author Became An Internet Meme And Target Of The Hard Left

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Independent
Sunday, June 24, 2018

In 1949 the man who conceived Big Brother gave a semi-secret government department a list of 38 ‘crypto-communists’ and ‘fellow travelers’ – a revelation that has given rise to a peculiar revisionism of his legacy.

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Will Teachers And Other Unions Survive If Supreme Court Rules Against Mandatory Dues?

quoting Terry M. Moevia NJ.com
Friday, June 22, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide as soon as Monday on Janus v. AFSCME. If it rules that "agency fees"-- the charges workers must pay public unions in 22 states -- are unconstitutional compelled speech, the impact on politics and government in New Jersey will be modest.

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Don't Be The Next Victim Of Financial Fraud

quoting Amit Seru via Seeking Alpha
Sunday, June 24, 2018

You’d think that the notoriety of the Madoff Ponzi scheme would have sensitized investors to fraudsters, but investors get scammed all the time, and frequently by repeat offenders. According to The Market for Financial Adviser Misconduct, a research study by Professors Mark Egan of Harvard, Gregor Matvos of the University of Texas and Amit Seru of Stanford: Seven percent of advisers have misconduct records, and this share reaches more than 15% at some of the largest advisory firms.

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Be Outraged About Kids In Cages. But Save Some Ire For The Worst Refugee Offender: China

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Caging kids at the U.S. border is reprehensible. But as first ladies, governors, celebrities, and citizens of all political stripes line up and strike out against the inhumane practice of separating children from parents seeking refuge, everyone should save some ire and outrage for one of the world’s greatest offenders and dissemblers of refugee rights: China.

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Henderson On Pinker

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now is, quite simply, a fantastic book. In this fact-filled and incredibly well-footnoted tome, Pinker, a Harvard psychology professor, shows how the conditions of life for ordinary people have gotten much better, not just for those in wealthy countries but also for most people around the world.

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The Greatest Miscalculation Of Angela Merkel’s Career

by Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 21, 2018

She used to be the queen, nay, empress of Europe, but now Angela Merkel, 63, is "a chancellor on the way out," as the German magazine Der Spiegel just put it.

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Here’s Why Liberalism Is Not My Cup Of Latte

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia St. Louis Jewish Light
Thursday, June 21, 2018

I once wrote: “I have spent much of my adult life as a liberal. All the while, however, I sensed that, as I was aging, I was becoming more alienated from the left. It is not that I have abandoned liberalism. Rather, liberalism has abandoned me.”

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Admiral Gary Roughead: U.S.-Japan Security And Defense Partnership

interview with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Meridian International Center
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.) takes part in a panel discussion titled US-Japan Security and Defense Partnership.

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Adam J. White Of Hoover Institution Discusses The Power Of The Administrative State

interview with Adam J. Whitevia FreedomWorks
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the power of the administrative state.

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Scandals Sanitized With Linguistic Trickery

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, June 21, 2018

An early draft of the 2016 FBI report on the email scandal was reportedly subjected to linguistic surgery to exonerate the former secretary of state, who at the time was the Democratic nominee for president.

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Who’ll Stop The Rain?

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Arms Control Wonk
Thursday, June 21, 2018

"Good men through the ages, trying to find the sun; And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain." — John Fogerty

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John Villasenor Launches Podcast On Cybersecurity

featuring John Villasenorvia UCLA Luskin
Thursday, June 21, 2018

UCLA Luskin Public Policy Professor John Villasenor has launched a new podcast focusing on today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges. As host of “Cyberspectives,” Villasenor will draw on his work at the intersection of technology, policy, law and business to provide insight and analysis on the digital frontier. In the podcast’s inaugural episode, Villasenor interviewed Andrew Grotto, a former White House cybersecurity policy director in both the Obama and Trump administrations.

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Peter Robinson: How American Presidents Use The 'Bully Pulpit'

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia MPR News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson talks about a president's use of the "bully pulpit" to persuade, console, encourage, and inspire.

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