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Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part-1

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In this essay: What the president has done right. 

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The Libertarian: The Many Plans Of Elizabeth Warren

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 18, 2019

A critical examination of the policy proposals driving the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign.

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Area 45: James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Friday, October 18, 2019

Why can’t the world’s fifth-largest economy keep its lights on?

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George Shultz Discusses His New Book Thinking About The Future.

interview with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his new book Thinking about the Future.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Religion Of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the teenager from Stockholm, is the prophet of a new religion sweeping the West. Call it Climatism. Like any religion worthy of the name, it comes with its own catechism (what to believe) and eschatology (how the world will end). Thunberg’s bible is the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which gives us 12 years to save civilization as we know it.

Analysis and Commentary

October Man: Mikhail Gorbachev

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Friday, October 18, 2019

October is the month for bringing in the harvest and consolidating power. According to his biography on the Gorbachev Foundation website, the last leader of the Soviet Union is proud of his ability to detect a fault in a combine harvester just by the sound of it. His acumen with agricultural machinery—learned from his father—helped the younger Gorbachev become the youngest winner of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor award for his part in bringing in the bumper crop of 1949 at the age of just seventeen. The award helped secure him a place at the Moscow State University, where he studied law.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Misguided Syria Policy

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, October 18, 2019

History will judge Trump as harshly for his betrayal of the Kurds as it has the apostles of “peace in our time.”

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Silver Cut No Constitutional Corners

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Unfortunately, however, O’Rourke, Warren and Silver demonstrate the tendency of too many progressives to cut constitutional corners, to despise and bully adversaries, and to practice theatrical but selective indignation about attacks on fundamental American principles, some of which they themselves traduce. Just what we did not need in our dispiriting civic life: additional evidence that there really is no such thing as rock bottom.

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Exporters Make Money

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In an otherwise excellent critique of Donald Trump’s trade policy, Mercatus economist Veronique de Rugy writes: Worst of all, the deal would actually reinforce these Chinese behaviors. For instance, the deal in question would require that China use its state-owned enterprises to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of American agricultural products annually—instead of the roughly $20 billion it bought previously.

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Michael McFaul: History Is Not On Putin’s Side, Says Former U.S. Ambassador

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Moscow Times
Friday, October 18, 2019

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul believes President Vladimir Putin is fighting against the tide of history and that Russian society will not “tolerate disenfranchisement and oppression forever.”

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Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren's War On Wealth (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully."

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Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren's War On Wealth (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully."

Jack Goldsmith speaks at Hoover's 2014 Fall Retreat
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Jack Goldsmith On Growing Up Around Mobsters, RFK's Abuses Of Power, & Trump's Impeachment

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Long Game
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his new book In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why The Big Easy’s Big Gains Are Over

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the progress, and recent plateauing, of New Orleans's ed reforms.
In the News
In the News

Review: New Churchill Biography Sweeping, Superbly Written Full-Life Account

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Post And Courier
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Taking on a nearly 1,000-page biography of Winston Spencer Churchill is apt to leave most readers feeling as if their lives have been a silly waste of time. This protean figure, surely the most influential statesman of the 20th century, who served over his 90 years in nearly every office of the British government, including twice as prime minister, and who led his country through the horrors of World War II, was also a deeply eccentric man.

In the News

Battle Lines Over War Powers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Congress "disapproves" of Trump's policy in Syria, for which he fails to make the case.
In the News

Sri Lanka To Raise Minimum Wage By 25-pct

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Economy Next
Friday, October 18, 2019
Sri Lanka is to raise the minimum wage by 25 percent by government decree, to 12,500 rupees, under a proposal approved by the cabinet of ministers, the state information office said.
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Stanford Researchers Bring Together People With Different Political Views

quoting Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stanford researchers wanted to test a theory: If you put Americans with different views together, it might change their minds. They wanted to find out more about the political divide in the U.S., and they had a hypothesis that people on opposite sides of the aisle aren’t actually so sharply divided.

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New Missile-Armed Stryker Unveiled By General Dynamics

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Fox News
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Army has received its first Hellfire and Stinger Missile-armed Stryker vehicle to bring a new era of air and missile defense to fast-moving attack units by killing enemy drones, helicopters and incoming missiles.
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A Brexit Deal In Hand, Boris Johnson Faces An Uphill Struggle In Parliament

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Britain and the European Union agreed on a Brexit deal Thursday, setting the stage for a fateful showdown in the British Parliament, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill struggle to marshal enough votes for his plan after three years of anguished, politically corrosive debate.
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Elizabeth Warren Is Talking Down To Voters

quoting Charles Blahousvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. She just doesn’t want you to know all the details.

In the News

California Is in Big Trouble Again

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ten to 15 years ago, pundits liked to speculate that California was on the verge of becoming a failed state. In the early years of the new century the state suffered widespread blackouts thanks to a botched deregulation of its electricity market.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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by Abraham D. Sofaer Thursday, September 19, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlan Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, September 19, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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by Itamar Rabinovich Thursday, September 19, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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interview with Niall Ferguson Saturday, September 14, 2019
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interview with Elizabeth Economy Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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mentioning Kevin Hassett Monday, September 16, 2019
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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interview with Gary Palmer Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, September 16, 2019
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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Frontrunner Warren Is Shaky In Debate

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the debates and notes that Elizabeth Warren was not as strong as some of the other candidates during the debate.

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Democrats Have Jumped The Impeachment Shark: Victor Davis Hanson With Dan Proft

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the ongoing impeachment talks.

In the News

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia: Congress Must Hold Public Foreign Policy Hearings

quoting Michael McFaulvia Idaho Statesman
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul told Treasure Valley reporters on Monday that all elected representatives, including those working closely on U.S. foreign policy, have a responsibility to communicate with the public.

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By Placing Profits Over Principles, The NBA Shows What It's Really Made Of

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Last week, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, tweeted “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” in support of Hong Kong citizen protests against mainland China. These seemingly harmless seven words created a political firestorm within the world’s premier basketball league that shows that the NBA’s highly publicized and proud commitment to social justice, freedom, and equality is largely abandoned when such principles affect their bottom line.  

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Jack Goldsmith: Living Life 'In Hoffa's Shadow'

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Amanpour (CNN International)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith speaks about his time in the Bush Administration, executive power, and his personal connection to Jimmy Hoffa, which he writes about in his new book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

Jack Goldsmith speaks at Hoover's 2014 Fall Retreat
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Jack Goldsmith - In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, A Disappearance In Detroit, And My Search For The Truth

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Politics and Prose
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There have been many theories about the fate of Jimmy Hoffa, the longtime president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, since he disappeared in 1975. Many involve Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, Hoffa’s aide and Goldsmith’s stepfather. In this compelling investigation-cum-memoir, Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University and author of Terror Presidency and Power and Constraint, recounts how his childhood affection for O’Brien became more complicated as he pursued a legal career. Then, with the perspective he gained from serving as assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, Goldsmith was moved to uncover the truth about O’Brien, Hoffa, the mob, the waning of labor’s power, and the rise of the surveillance state.

In the News

An Open Letter To Sergey Brin

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel.

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South Asia Used To Be The World’s Fastest-Growing Region. Now It’s Facing An Economic Slowdown

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Weak domestic demand is hurting growth, but more investment could lead to a rebound.

In the News

Few Economists See Downturn Despite Waning Growth Outlook

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Commercial Property Executive
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Despite slowly waning GDP and employment growth, and frequent financial market volatility stemming from slowing global growth and the “As the World Turns” trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, most economists at last week’s National Association of Business Economists (NABE) meeting in Denver were sanguine about the prospects for the U.S. economy.

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Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit Banerjee A Product Of India's Educational System, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former RBI governor Rajan in his post on LinkedIn highlighted that it is a proud moment for India as Banerjee was largely educated in the country.

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