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Why America Is Going Broke

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Entitlements are driving deficits and debt. Absent reform, the problem will soon become a crisis.

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Rethinking Watergate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FISA-gate is as scandalous as Nixon’s break-in. Why won’t the press say so? 

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Why I Will Be Attending Cardinal Conversations Tonight

by Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Before being asked to serve as a faculty advisor to Cardinal Conversations, I had never read anything written by Charles Murray. Life is short. I have over three-dozen books, stacked by my bedside and on my iPad, that I can’t find time to read. Of course, I was not opposed to having him speak on campus, and concurred with our organizational committee’s decision to invite him here. But I personally had never been interested enough in Murray to read his books or attend a talk.

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Understanding The California Mind

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, February 19, 2018

Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon speech on illegal immigration the other day. But how would she know much about the realities of open borders, given her palatial retreat in Northern California and multi-millionaire lifestyle that allows wealthy progressives like herself to be exempt from the consequences of her own hectoring? In the end, the House minority leader was reduced to some adolescent racialist patter about her grandson wishing to look more like his Mexican-American friend.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Paradoxes Of The Mueller Investigation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, February 22, 2018

They are numerous, and none of them are good news for President Trump’s opponents.

Analysis and Commentary

The ‘China, Inc.+’ Challenge To Cyberspace Norms

by Robert D. Williamsvia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This paper explores two aspects of China’s governance model that pose distinctive challenges to the construction of international cyberspace norms: the embedded and intertwined nature of the Communist Party-state in China’s economy and the expansive conception of national security reflected in Chinese laws and policies. Viewed in conjunction with Chinese cyberspace strategy and activity, these characteristics of “China, Inc. +” raise vexing questions with considerable implications for US-China relations.

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Trump’s Ideal America: More Norwegians, Less Norway

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Donald Trump admires “winners” and his favored immigrant group, the Norwegians, are winning so much at the Winter Olympics that they are probably getting tired of hauling around medals. If the president were to take a closer look at the Scandinavian nation, however, there is little else beyond athletic success he would personally find appealing.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Reasons We All Should Care That A New NAEP Is Almost Here

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It’s become fashionable in ed-policy circles to decry “misNAEPery,” coined by Mathematica’s Steven Glazerman and defined as the inappropriate use of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. It’s an important caution to us pundits and journalists not to make definitive declarations about what might be causing national or state test scores to rise or fall when we really have no idea of the true cause or causes.

Analysis and Commentary

A Balanced View Of Trump

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I rarely find a balanced view of Trump. I gave one about a month ago. I've now found another.

Interviews
Interviews

Encounter Books: Our Conversation With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his prescient contribution to Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism and what role populism should play in modern democracy.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Breitbart News Tonight

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about his National Review article "Kill Chic."

Interviews

Surveillance: The Key Is Productivity, Raghuram Rajan Says (20:34)

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says it would be ideal for the new Fed Vice Chair to be someone who straddles both academic and policy worlds.

In the News
In the News

Cardinal Conversations: Francis Fukuyama And Charles Murray On "Inequality And Populism"

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, David and Joan Traitel Building at the Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution hosts "Cardinal Conversations: Francis Fukuyama and Charles Murray on 'Inequality and Populism'" on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST.

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'Cross Examination Is Going To Be Brutal': NYU Law Prof Says Climate Change Litigation Is A Loser

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Legal Newsline
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor said during a recent interview.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Leftists On College Campuses ‘Don’t Want To Argue In The Arena Of Ideas’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

$200,000 salaries for administrative university and college staffers are drivers of rising tuition costs, said Victor Davis Hanson on Tuesday. Donors and alumnus networks should withhold funding from corrupted left-wing schools in order to compel political changes, he added.

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America Has Held Together Through Worse Times Than Now

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Brookings Institution
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) reminded President Trump earlier this year, “America is an idea, not a race.” That idea is actually a plural of concepts based on our Constitution, our system of democratic institutions and norms, and our belief in the American Dream—the notion that regardless of where you come from, you can realize anything, go anywhere.

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Once Upon A Time In America

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Yesterday on Bret Baier’s Special Report, his panel was discussing President Trump’s latest tweets about Russia. Charles Lane suggested that we reflect on how Trump has attacked Barack Obama over Russia and asserted the superiority of toughness towards Putin. “There was a time,” Lane said, when the very fact of such attacks and assertions by a president on his predecessor would widely have been considered outrageous.

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School Shooting Survivors, Family Members Plead With Trump For Action

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Survivors and family members of victims of mass school shootings implored President Donald Trump on Wednesday to make sure another school shooting never happens again.

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Federal Statistics Commissioner Questions NCES Involvement in Private vs. Public School Study

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Thursday, August 10, 2006

The commissioner of the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Education says his office should not have initiated a recent, heavily publicized study comparing the academic performance of public and private school students because the report relied on a subjective analysis that could lead outsiders to question the research center’s impartiality…

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Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Al Gore has spoken: The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle…

Analysis and Commentary

What young British Muslims say can be shocking - some of it is also true

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, August 10, 2006

For anyone who has hoped and believed, as I have, that the British way of integrating Muslim citizens is more promising than the French one, the last year has been discouraging…

Analysis and Commentary

Mideast madness

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Wednesday, August 9, 2006

There is something mad -- and that's understatement -- about U.S. policy, let alone Western policy in general, about the Middle East…

Analysis and Commentary

Money, Momentum, and the Gates Foundation

by Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 9, 2006

News stories about Warren E. Buffett’s huge donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced in June, tended to cite the foundation’s successes in international health…

Analysis and Commentary

A glimmer of hope

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

It was a common political move when Chicago's city council voted recently to impose a $10 an hour minimum wage on big-box retailers…

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Spreads to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

The flat tax continued to pick up steam in 2006, spreading beyond Central and Eastern Europe.

Analysis and Commentary

Letter to the Editor: GMO bill, SB 1056 is a rational choice

by Henry I. Millervia Sonoma Index-Tribune (CA)
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

The letter from Yannick Phillips ("GMO bill needs scrutiny now," July 28) is rife with misrepresentations…

Analysis and Commentary

Anyone for seconds

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

There are two kinds of presidential candidates: those who actually aspire to the nation's highest office and those who are running to elevate their profile or push an ideological agenda…

Analysis and Commentary

The Coming Tsunami of Trash

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 7, 2006

There is a wonderfully sinister poem by Edgar Allan Poe, "The City in the Sea," which depicts an Atlantis-like metropolis lost beneath the "melancholy waters" of a "lurid sea…

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