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The State Of America’s Disunion

by Michael Spence, David Bradyvia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 23, 2020

The 2020 US presidential election followed a pattern very similar to the contest in 2016, with narrow margins in a few key counties determining the outcome in battleground states. And the record-breaking turnout on both sides was a sign not of a healthy democracy but of an anxious one.

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The Rural Way

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

City-dwellers and suburbanites get a hard lesson in human nature, common sense, and the value of self-reliance.

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Reasons To Be Thankful

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, Russ Roberts, Stephen Haber, Russell A. Berman, Michael R. Auslin, General Jim Mattis, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The year 2020 will not be remembered as a year of progress. But we shouldn’t forget that people in the 21st century are wealthier and freer than at any other time in history. As we approach the holiday season, let’s explore the many reasons we should be thankful, even in 2020.

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NSAF PROFILE: LTC James Wiese On 360-Degree Leadership

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

LTC James Wiese, representing the US Army, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2020–21 at the Hoover Institution.

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Announcing The Hoover Student Fellowship Program

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

This Fellowship offers Stanford students a competitive opportunity to participate in important work at the Hoover Institution across both key research areas and organizational areas. The Fellowship is a 2-quarter-long paid internship in which students will be paired in topical areas of their preference with Hoover fellows or staff members.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Testing, Accountability, NAEP, And Reading

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, November 23, 2020

For those of us who still believe that results-based school accountability is an essential part of the education renewal that America sorely needs, not many things are looking great this week.

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Dr. Scott Atlas Responds To The Stanford Faculty Senate Resolution

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Stanford Review
Monday, November 23, 2020

I was disappointed to learn that the Faculty Senate of Stanford University on November 19, 2020 adopted a resolution criticizing my work for the United States government. We all wish to guide our nation through this pandemic with the best advice and knowledge that we can bring to bear. It is for this reason that I accepted the request of the President of the United States to serve as an advisor since August of this year. I have been honored to serve our country during these difficult months for our nation and the world.

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In Pod We Trust: A California Holiday Like No Other

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

If Thanksgiving in present-day California were a remake of the 1987 film classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles (considered by some to be “the ultimate Thanksgiving movie”) it would have the running time of a three-minute egg as far as travel is concerned.

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Payday Lenders, Gun Salesmen—And Taking Politics Out Of Banking

by Brian P. Brooks, Charles Calomirisvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 20, 2020

[Subscription Required] A new rule aims to make sure all legal businesses can get loans, including unpopular ones.

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De-Caf Joe And The Trump D.T.’s

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, November 23, 2020

Joe Biden was so kind as to send me a note earlier today – ok, it was an email to anyone and everyone who signed up for his campaign and transition updates – announcing his first round of cabinet picks.

Analysis and Commentary

Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo #140: “Stale Emergencies”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoo, Troy Senikvia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Monday, November 23, 2020

President Trump contests the election, COVID restrictions go national, and a Justice Alito speech incites controversy.

Analysis and Commentary

Competence And Confidence

by H. R. McMastervia Körber-Stiftung
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

(Page 11) The need for a sensible and sustained foreign policy

Interviews
Interviews

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence: Controlling Virus May Cause Economic Dip

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Monday, November 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses the “lingering” economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and his expectations for President-elect Joe Biden’s handling of foreign and domestic affairs.

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Manliness And More, With Harvey Mansfield

interview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia National Review
Monday, November 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Harvey Mansfield talks about both conservatism and liberalism.

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Rose Gottemoeller: ‘Its Centre Of Gravity Will Always Be In The Transatlantic Space’

interview with Rose Gottemoellervia Körber-Stiftung
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

(Page 13) Hoover Institution fellow Rose Gottemoeller discusses how NATO can adapt to future challenges.

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In the News

Highly Recommended: What Killed Michael Brown?

featuring Shelby Steele, Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, November 23, 2020

Over the weekend, I finally got around to catching Eli Steele’s new documentary, my procrastination done in by the fact that Victor Davis Hanson and I will be discussing it tomorrow with Eli’s father, Shelby Steele, the film’s writer and narrator, on the next episode of The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast.

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Four Experts Give Their View On What China Can Expect From The Biden Administration

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia China-Britain Business Focus
Monday, November 23, 2020

After four years of tariffs and a war of words, American policy on China is likely to change under President-elect Joe Biden. We asked four experts to give CBBC their view.

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No More Cheque Books In South Africa: Reserve Bank Pulls The Plug

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Technology Times
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Bank, which is ultimately responsible for the management, administration, operation, regulation and supervision of all payment, clearing and settlement systems in the banking sector, concluded after a consultation process with stakeholders that cheques have no future in modern payment systems.

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Mattis Says He Hopes Joe Biden Takes 'America First' Out Of National Security Strategy

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Fox News
Monday, November 23, 2020

Mattis served as Defense Secretary for President Trump from January 2017 through January 2019.

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Foreign policy questions for candidates

with Victor Davis Hanson, Abbas Milani, William Ratliff, David Sattervia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Foreign policy and national security issues take center stage once more in the presidential race, as Sen. Barack Obama undertakes his first overseas trip as the presumptive Democratic nominee...

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Books: Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Five Most Important Books...

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Getting a handle on stagflation

with Michael J. Boskinvia CNN
Friday, July 18, 2008

Sure, inflation is scary, but the real boogeyman in the economy is stagflation...

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Law & Jihad with Andrew McCarthy: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 18, 2008

Is there a way to balance war and the “rule of law”?...

Analysis and Commentary

More Iraqi Ironies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, July 18, 2008

There is by now only one constant in the entire sad Iraqi saga since the brilliant three-week victory of 2003, and the subsequent violent reconstruction that followed...

Analysis and Commentary

Irony of government regulations: It hurts those being 'helped'

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, July 18, 2008

Government interference in our lives is most often defended on grounds that the weak, vulnerable and unprepared in society just cannot be expected to cope with the strong and clever...

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A Cast of 300 Advises Obama on Foreign Policy

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Friday, July 18, 2008

Every day around 8 a.m., foreign policy aides at Senator Barack Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters send him two e-mails: a briefing on major world developments over the previous 24 hours and a set of questions, accompanied by suggested answers, that the candidate is likely to be asked about international relations during the day...

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In Defense of Liberty: The Relationship Between Security and Freedom

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Heritage Foundation
Friday, July 18, 2008

Good morning...

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Obama’s Key Foreign Policy Advisers

with Michael McFaul, William J. Perryvia New York Times
Friday, July 18, 2008

Senator Barack Obama has a tight-knit group of foreign policy aides supported by a huge 300-person bureaucracy, organized like a mini State Department...

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Inflation and the Bush Legacy

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke clings to an easy money policy while assuring us that he is keeping an eye on inflation...

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