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To Deter Iran’s Aggressive And Dangerous Actions, US Must Show Strength

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Fox News
Thursday, September 19, 2019

The weekend attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed on Iran Wednesday and called an “act of war,” shows that the Obama administration was delusional to think the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would curb that nation’s radical and violent policies.

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Economic Growth And Immigration With Edward P. Lazear

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Federal policy on spending, tariffs, and immigration influence the labor force and long-term investment in the economy.

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Why Has AP Succeeded When So Many Other Reforms Have Failed?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

American K–12 education is awash in reforms, nostrums, interventions, silver bullets, pilot programs, snake oil peddlers, advocates, and crusaders, not to mention innumerable private foundations that occasionally emerge from their endless cycles of strategic planning to unload their latest brainstorms upon the land. Yet when subjected to close scrutiny, not much actually “works”—and at the high school level practically nothing seems to. Sometimes the flaw was in the conception itself, sometimes in the implementation, oftentimes in the peerless ability of a vast, entrenched, bureaucratic system to repel, besiege, and ultimately tame or expel disruptive innovations of all sorts.

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Am I A Market Fundamentalist?

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I’ve noticed a growing tendency for economists and others to critique “market fundamentalism/neoliberalism/free market dogma.” If you ask these critics, they will say that people in these camps have a naive faith that “markets solve all problems.”

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The Caravan: Prospects For Progress For Israel And The Palestinians

via Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Issue 1923 of The Caravan is now available online. The journal is a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump Wages War On Progressive Culture – Dems Respond With Trump Derangement Syndrome

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, September 19, 2019

President Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a "Kulturkampf."

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not A Presidential Debate In California?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Unless the mother of all earthquakes strikes and the largest of the West Coast states tumbles into the sea (Steely Dan said it would happen, but it hasn’t), California is not an island.

Analysis and Commentary

The Peace Fantasy

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Caravan
Thursday, September 19, 2019

In the introduction to his book, Power, Faith and Fantasy, the Middle East historian turned diplomat turned Israeli politician, Michael Oren, reflected on the chosen title. These three themes had guided the American adventure in the region power or “the pursuit of American interests,” faith or “the impact of religion in the shaping of American attitudes and policies,” and finally fantasy, “the idea of the Middle East has always enchanted Americans.” To be fair to America, it was hardly unique in its fantasies. In his magnum opus, The Chatham House Version, Elie Kedourie had aptly diagnosed the British fantasy “all those episodes show successive and cumulative manifestations of illusion, misjudgment, and failure.” Nowhere has this been truer than in the Holy Land.

Analysis and Commentary

How Two Personalized Learning Models Accelerate The Progress Of Their High-Achieving Students

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Last week, we examined how Wildflower and Rocketship ensure that their efforts to tailor instruction to individual kids don’t end up lowering the bar for their struggling students. Both schools are fully committed to making sure all of their charges meet academic standards so they are well prepared for life and further learning. They just don’t think students should have to march through the curriculum in lock-step.

Analysis and Commentary

The Meager Prospects Of Progress On The Palestinian Issue

by Itamar Rabinovichvia The Caravan
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Three weeks before the Israeli parliamentary elections of September 17 the prospects of progress, or of ending the current stalemate in Israeli Palestinian relations, are dim. mIsrael is but one of the protagonists in this conflict, but the outcome of the September vote will have a crucial effect on the Palestinian issue: it will determine whether the Right will remain in power in Israel and will affect the Trump Administration's pursuit of "the deal of the century", the term used for its quest to resolve the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict.

Analysis and Commentary

The Balance Sheet Of Supply Side Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The major pluses of their [the supply-siders’] approach have been three. First, they came up with a way to dramatize the fact that an x percent increase in tax rates–even if it leads to higher tax revenues–will cause less than, and possibly much less than, an x percent increase in tax revenues. This was best illustrated by Arthur Laffer, with his Laffer Curve.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Summary Debate: The Liberal International Order Is Over?

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yalta European Strategy
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses whether or not the liberal international order is over.

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Chester Finn Jr.: The Fast Track To College

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Mind Matters Podcast
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn talks about the history of AP, where it’s going, and where kids may encounter difficulties.

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Elizabeth Economy: Podcast: Joshua Wong And Brian Leung On Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses the roots of Joshua Wong's and Brian Leung's protest movement (two of the Hong Kong protest movement’s most vocal leaders) political activism, their thoughts on the protest’s current status, and their goals for their tour abroad.

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Michael McFaul And Alex Stamos: Should We Be Worried About Election Interference In 2020? Probably, Says Facebook’s Former Chief Security Officer

interview with Michael McFaul, Alex Stamosvia World Class
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Michael McFaul and Alex Stamos discuss the security of the 2020 elections. Stamos says he is “extremely worried” that the upcoming US presidential election will see some kind of interference from foreign adversaries.

In the News
In the News

Initiating Stanford's New Humanities Research Intensive Course

via The Carillon
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hoover recently hosted students and instructors from Stanford's newly launched Humanities Research Intensive...

In the News

These 6 Voters Make The Case For Donald Trump In 2020

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Deseret News (UT)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

We wanted to find out what appeals to Donald Trump’s supporters and why they believe he deserves another term. The economy, the judges and a get-the-job-done attitude is just part of it. Here are their stories.

In the News

Even Educators Are Special Interests: Research Shows Academia's Blind Spots

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Hill
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Despite its annoying virtue signaling, with free buttons saying “Respect,” “I Am Political Science,” and offering one’s third-person pronoun of choice, the American Political Science Association remains my favorite academic conference, and not just for the free beer at receptions.

In the News

States Try To Combat Election Interference As Washington Deadlocks

quoting Andrew Grottovia The Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

With the White House and Congress paralyzed over how — or even whether — to act on intelligence agency warnings about foreign interference in U.S. elections, Maryland opted to take matters into its own hands.

In the News

U.S. Colleges Face Tough Choice: Take Money From China And Lose Federal Funding

quoting Hoover Institutionvia NBC News
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Critics worry that Beijing uses Confucius Institutes to promote Communist Party propaganda on U.S. college campuses — but not everyone agrees.

In the News

Don’t Give Up On The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Just Yet

mentioning Kevin Hassettvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, September 16, 2019

Corporate tax reform — specifically, the federal corporate rate cut to 21 percent — was a centerpiece of the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). For decades, while other countries cut rates, the US did not change its corporate tax rate, resulting in the US having the highest statutory corporate tax rate in the developed world in 2017. Even when comparing effective tax rates, the US rate was well above that of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

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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

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

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

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…

Analysis and Commentary

Change in Cuba must come from Cubans

by William Ratliffvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 6, 2006

The time has finally come for us to begin thinking of Fidel Castro in the past tense…

Analysis and Commentary

America loves a cowboy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Sunday, August 6, 2006

The end of cowboy diplomacy," Time magazine recently announced of George W. Bush's supposed turn to softer talk and more multilateral policymaking…

Analysis and Commentary

The Bounty of Biotech

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, August 5, 2006

Anatole France famously said, "If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing…

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