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Walter E. Williams 1936-2020

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Walter Williams loved teaching. Unlike too many other teachers today, he made it a point never to impose his opinions on his students. Those who read his syndicated newspaper columns know that he expressed his opinions boldly and unequivocally there. But not in the classroom.

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Denigrating Hoover

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Matt Larson (“Hoover has gone too far,” Nov. 19, 2020) cited me among others in his Stanford Daily angry attack on Hoover Institution scholars. He alleges that we at Hoover are purportedly “more interested in making money and promoting right-wing politics than in doing actual academic research.” 

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Is San Francisco Trying To Hasten Its Own Demise? Recent Blunders Point To Yes.

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

For years, San Francisco’s golden goose seemed impossible to kill, no matter how expensive or over-regulated the city got. Until covid-19 arrived.

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Stanford Public Sector Energy Internships Renamed To Honor George Shultz

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A Stanford public sector internship program has been renamed in honor of former U.S. Secretary of State GEORGE SHULTZ, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Constitutional Safeguards Against Socialism

by Michael McConnellvia PolicyEd
Thursday, December 3, 2020

The US Constitution creates a balanced system of government that is uniquely equipped to resist socialism.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Progressives Are No Longer Defenders Of Free Expression

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Censorship, character assassination, and calls for literal book-burning are the Left’s tools of choice when faced with opposing views.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Election, The Transition, And The Legal Fallout

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Trump campaign’s legal struggles, the prospect of presidential pardons, and the appointment of a special counsel.

Analysis and Commentary

As Amber Heard Goes, So Goes Governor Newsom?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Back in June 2019, in this same space, I devoted an entire column to the prospect of a recall election to decide the fate of California governor Gavin Newsom.

Analysis and Commentary

Are Higher-Paying Jobs Worse Than Lower-Paying Jobs?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lisa: Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Jeff: He gets it from the landlady once a month. The above answer from Jeff (Jimmy Stewart) to Lisa (Grace Kelly) in Rear Window, which I rewatched on Thanksgiving weekend, is one of my favorite lines from a great movie. I think it’s self-explanatory.

Analysis and Commentary

Walter Williams RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

I learned from Don Boudreaux this morning that Walter Williams died either this morning or last night. For those of you who don’t know, he was a long-time economics professor at George Mason University.

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Interviews

Stanford’s Prof. Caroline Hoxby On Charter Schools, K-12 Ed Reform, & Global Competitiveness

interview with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Ricochet
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Caroline Hoxby shares what inspired her interest in charter schools, school choice, social mobility, and the major lessons she has learned about K-12 education policymaking in the U.S. throughout her career.

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Chester Finn On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn discusses his Washington Post article "How badly has the pandemic hurt K-12 learning? Let state testing in the spring tell us."

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about how ideology is destroying American institutions and checks in on the 2020 election.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses what President Trump might do after his term is over.

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John Yoo: Will Durham Investigation Of Russia Probe Hamper Biden Presidency?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on whether the Durham investigation of Russia will hamper Biden's presidency.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his California On Your Mind article "In Pod We Trust: A California Holiday Like No Other."

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John Yoo: President Trump Wants Georgia Officials To Check Signatures In Recount

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses some of the problems and lawsuits concerning the presidential election.

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In the News

‘Presidents, Populism, And The Crisis Of Democracy’ Review: A Big-Thinking Executive

featuring Terry M. Moevia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

[Subscription Required] The U.S. Constitution, a pair of political scientists contend, is not a document to be revered but an obstacle to good governance.

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Biden Will Face Limits Reversing Trump-Era Environmental Policies

quoting Terry Andersonvia Route Fifty
Monday, November 30, 2020

Environmental groups want to see the president-elect roll back the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda and make progress on climate and other issues. But major legislation will be tough to pass and revamping rules will take time.

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Walter Williams, RIP

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

[Subscription Required] His research was rigorous, and he was one of the few economists who know how to engage with the public.

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Is 'The Crown' Fact Or Fiction? For The British Royal Family, The Answer Matters

quoting Andrew Robertsvia NBC News
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Drama on TV usually stays on the screen. That, however, has not been the case for the most recent season of Netflix's "The Crown."

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BYU Political Science Professor Suggests Reforms To Balance Party And The Constitution At Lecture

cited Morris P. Fiorinavia The Daily Universe from BYU
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The United States Constitution is incompatible with America’s two-party system, BYU political science professor Jeremy Pope told students in a lecture hosted by the Kennedy Center on Dec. 2.

In the News

2021 Reading List

mentioning Russ Robertsvia Books of Titans
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Nearly every book on this year’s list is part of a series of books. I’ve wanted to read a lot of these books for many years and have never gotten around to them. I’m dropping the 52-book requirement this year as most of these books are longer than usual.

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The Word According to Tom Wolfe: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Darwin, Marx, Freud, (E.O.) Wilson?...

Analysis and Commentary

What does 'beyond race' look like?

by John H. Bunzelvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One can understand why the "race-in-your-face" remarks of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright prompted Barack Obama to conclude that with a friend and pastor like that, he doesn't need too many enemies...

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FOX News Channel's Brit Hume to Emcee Bradley Prize Gala in Washington, D.C.

with Gary S. Becker, Victor Davis Hansonvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that renowned journalist Brit Hume will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 2008 Bradley Prizes...

Analysis and Commentary

Israel at 60: World's worst neighbourhood

by Daniel Pipesvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two religiously identified new states emerged from the shards of the British empire in the aftermath of the Second World War...

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Flatten it out

with Alvin Rabushkavia Calgary Herald (Canada)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Nigel Hannaford is correct that churches need to decide whether they should sacrifice their morals to receive a tax break...

In the News

The Word According to Tom Wolfe: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tom Wolfe says the ideas for his novels grow out of conversation — from what’s really happening...

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What Finland's Example Proves

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Time to disagree...

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Random Sightings of Sensible Economics (well not so random)

with Gary S. Beckervia Austrian Economists (Blog)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kevin Grier asks "Is more regulation always the answer?"...

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Facts on Policy

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Did you know? . . . There are 161 different types of crude oil traded on the international market...

In the News

Past Hyperinflation Helps Account For China's Currency Conundrum

with Milton Friedmanvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A specter is haunting China: inflation...

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