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David Davenport On How Public Policy Became War

interview with David Davenportvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 24, 2019

Presidential Power, and how to Make Congress Great Again (MCGA)

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Californians Are Losing Their Supermajority Protection Over Tax Increases

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

For the last forty years, California has required that new taxes earmarked for a specific purpose be approved by a two-thirds supermajority in a general election to pass. But the state’s supreme court has thrown out this protection for new tax initiatives that are brought forward by a citizens’ group, rather than by government directly. Predictably, new and expensive tax initiatives are now being brought by citizens’ groups and are passing by simple majority when they would not pass by the previous supermajority rule.

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Race Madness At Oberlin College

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 24, 2019

The behavior of the college and its students represents everything wrong with the modern civil rights movement.  

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The Cowardly Incoherence Of Name-Changing, Statue-Toppling, And Other Iconoclasms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A few activists succeed in demonizing Father Serra and removing a mission bell, but progressives still want the names ‘Stanford’ and ‘Yale’ on their résumés.

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The Fouad Ajami Fellowship Annual Lecture With Speaker Steve Hadley

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "The Fouad Ajami Fellowship Annual Lecture with speaker Steve Hadley" on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT.

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These Democratic Presidential Debates Have An NBA Problem

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

If you plan to tune in to the upcoming Democratic presidential debates later this week (who said there’s nothing on tv at this time of the year other than bad reality shows?), here’s what to expect.

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Foreign Interference Everywhere

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

“Foreign interference” is a phrase often heard in the Middle East.   In the pre-modern era, Muslim dynasties continuously challenged each other.  The idea of “foreign” intrusion was, however, religiously defined:  there were Greek and Latin Christians in the west, Mongol Shamanists and Hindus to the east.  The recurring and intense wars between the Ottomans and the Safavids, where sultans and shahs attempted in their diplomatic correspondence to strip each other of legitimacy, were an intramural match, despite the Sunni–Shiite clash, where victory on the battlefield determined who owned what. 

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Larry Diamond: Challenges To Liberal Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Iowa Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses the state of democracy in the US and the global effects of eroding democratic values. 

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Elizabeth Economy: A Look At Xi Jinping’s ‘Third Revolution’

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Newsroom
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about the growing power of Xi Jinping in China and abroad, which Economy has termed his 'Third Revolution'.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Law and Liberty article "China’s Privileging of “Mr. Science” over “Mr. Democracy”."

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Adam White On Trump And The Administrative State

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark Podcast
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses  the importance of Gundy v. United States, an update on President Trump's administrative state—including his many non-confirmed employees and how this gives him flexibility—as well as the non-Iran strike and the latest on the non-delegation doctrine's future.

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Lanhee Chen On Week In Politics: ICE Raids, Escalation With Iran, Buttigieg’s Tense Town Hall And More

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Southern California Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration, Iran, Joe Biden's comments about working across the isle, and much more.

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John Yoo Questions Why Navy Prosecutors Are Going Forward With Case Against Eddie Gallagher

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the prosecution of Eddie Gallagher and the chaos caused by the testimony of the star witness who admitted he killed the ISIS prisoner not Gallagher. Yoo wonders why the prosecution is going forward with the prosecution of Eddie Gallagher after the witness's admission.

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Ask Questions That Will Reveal What Kind Of Leaders They Would Be

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Miami Herald
Monday, June 24, 2019

In a political environment of stark partisanship, the understandable tendency in presidential campaigns is to focus on the conflict between candidates. Sometimes these conflicts are around ideas, often they are of a more personal nature. The rapid-fire, continuous loop of digital media amplifies this approach, and obviously voters find it important as well to inform their decisions. But there is another metric for choosing our leaders that can be more predictive of success in the White House, particularly in times of historic challenges that transcend party differences. And that is the combination of leadership skills that make up the alchemy of a transformational presidency.

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When Does The President Think He Can Go To War With Iran?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, June 24, 2019

For the past two months, the Middle East has teetered on the edge of war. Tensions over the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign have led Iran to target maritime shipping in the Persian Gulf, launch rockets on U.S. diplomatic and military personnel in Iraq through proxies, and shoot down a U.S drone that may or may not have been operating in Iranian airspace.

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No Fun: Bernie Sanders Calls For Unionization Of Video Game Industry

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Media Research Center TV
Monday, June 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders’s ignorance of economics and history seem to know no bounds. The latest? On June 18, the font of wet-lipped wisdom decided to continue his stellar track record of pushing for the opposite of what markets and economic growth need by Tweeting: "The video game industry made $43 billion in revenue last year. The workers responsible for that profit deserve to collectively bargain as part of a union. I'm glad to see unions like @IATSE and the broader @GameWorkers movement organizing such workers."

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'Medicare For All' Is A Trap For Businesses And Employees

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

Some business leaders are hopping aboard the Medicare for All bandwagon. The Business Alliance for a Healthy California, for example, now has 300 businesses calling for universal healthcare.

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What To Make Of US Cyber Activities In Iran

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Fifth Domain
Monday, June 24, 2019

After the Islamic Republic of Iran shot down an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone June 20, President Donald Trump opted against physical military strikes as retaliation. Instead, multiple news organizations reported the U.S. military quietly conducted cyber operations that targeted computer systems that control Iranian missiles launches and an intelligence organization associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, May 27, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Saturday, May 25, 2019
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interview with Scott W. Atlas Friday, May 24, 2019
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interview with Michael Spence Monday, May 27, 2019
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featuring Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bruce Thornton Monday, May 27, 2019
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quoting Tunku Varadarajan Monday, May 27, 2019
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by John H. Cochrane Thursday, May 23, 2019
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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interview with Rana Mitter, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Victor Davis Hanson: California's "Woke-A-Topia" Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia WWL Radio
Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "America’s First Third-World State."

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Notable Lessons On Social Security

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Oklahoman
Friday, June 21, 2019

As a former public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, Charles Blahous writes frequently about those programs and their long-term viability — or lack thereof. A recent article at the website economics.21 merits attention. In it Blahous, senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, offers his top four lessons from the latest annual report issued this spring by the Social Security trustees.

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Lazear: The Recovery Is Reaching Its End

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, June 21, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the economy, the Fed, and whether we are near the end of the recovery.
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How Public Policy Became War: David Davenport With Mark Davis

interview with David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport discusses his book, How Public Policy Became War.

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A New Birth Of Freedom

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, June 21, 2019

Thirty-seven years ago, in one of his most visionary and enduringly influential speeches, President Ronald Reagan declared democracy to be the wave of the future, and committed the United States of America to a campaign to advance its cause worldwide. In what came to be known simply as the “Westminster Speech,” Reagan embraced a vision for fostering, through peaceful means, “the infrastructure of democracy—the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities—which allows a people to choose their own way.” 

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Victor Davis Hanson: America’s First Third-World State

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the declining fortunes of once-fortunate California, the problem with raising the minimum wage, and one minister’s nuanced response to state prohibitions on conversion therapy. 

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The Democrats' 2020 Dilemma: Rally Base Or Persuade Moderates?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, June 21, 2019
Richard Nixon, who tied Franklin Roosevelt’s record by running on a national presidential ticket five times, said that he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination but then ran back toward the center in the general election. In the 2004 presidential campaign, however, President George W. Bush and Karl Rove found a new path to electoral victory by turning out their base rather than attracting the undecided.
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The Democrats' 2020 Dilemma: Rally Base Or Persuade Moderates?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, June 21, 2019

Richard Nixon, who tied Franklin Roosevelt’s record by running on a national presidential ticket five times, said that he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination but then ran back toward the center in the general election. In the 2004 presidential campaign, however, President George W. Bush and Karl Rove found a new path to electoral victory by turning out their base rather than attracting the undecided.

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U.S. Election Security: Still Major Room for Improvement, Report Says

quoting Michael McFaulvia MSSP Alert
Friday, June 21, 2019

The U.S. government and private industry can and should do more to “protect the integrity and independence” of the nation’s elections, a new report released by a Stanford University group said.

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Don’t Trust The Polls, Say Numerous Experienced Political Observers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The New American
Friday, June 21, 2019

A number of prominent political commentators, not all from the Right, are ignoring recent polls showing President Donald Trump losing — if the election were held today — to any number of socialist Democrats currently vying for their party’s nomination. Some of them hail from outside the United States, giving them both a perspective not available from the national mainstream media and protection from that same media for going off-script in their predictions that Trump will win reelection, perhaps decisively, in 2020.

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