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The Self-Appointed Spies Who Use Google Earth To Sniff Out Nukes

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Friday, December 6, 2019

Nuclear intelligence isn’t just for government agencies anymore. A motley crew of outside watchdogs has found creative ways to deter proliferation.

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Terry Moe On Educational Reform, Katrina, And Hidden Power

by Russell Roberts interview with Terry M. Moevia EconTalk
Monday, December 9, 2019

Political Scientist and author Terry Moe of Stanford University talks about his book, The Politics of Institutional Reform with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Moe explores the politics and effectiveness of educational reform in the New Orleans public school system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Moe finds that policy-makers turned to charter schools for pragmatic reasons and students enjoyed dramatic improvements in educational outcomes as a result.

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Mapping The Digital Economy In 2020

by Chen Long, Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, December 6, 2019

In today’s globalized world, falling behind technologically carries major costs. That is why the world need a comprehensive understanding of the digital revolution’s effects on individual and social welfare as soon as possible.

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The Legacy Of Low-Bar Impeachment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 8, 2019

From now on, impeachment can be used against any first-term president with a record of success. It will be used solely as a political strategy by the opposition party that controls the House to weaken a president’s reelection chances. That’s the Democratic Party’s legacy and Democrats will live to rue it.

Analysis and Commentary
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Analysis and Commentary

China Sends A Superhero To The Batcave

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 8, 2019

DC Comics yanked an ad that reminded some of Hong Kong.

Analysis and Commentary

The Hidden Message In Strong Jobs Data

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Saturday, December 7, 2019

How much better can things get? That’s the kind of question that politicians hate and the public loves. The two dozen Democratic candidates heading into the Iowa caucuses in a few weeks would love to accuse the president of mismanaging the economy. But with a jobs report like the one that came out early Friday morning, Trumponomics are roaring.

Analysis and Commentary

The Do-Nothing Congress Prefers Theatrics Over Doing Its Job

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, December 6, 2019

Stop everything, Game of Thrones is on. That phrase from households turning to the most popular television show of the year now applies to Congress as well.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Martin Scorsese Directing Joe Biden’s Campaign?

by Bill Whalen mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Forbes
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Watching Joe Biden and John Kerry campaigning together in Iowa this past week, I couldn’t help but think: “I’ve seen this movie.”

Analysis and Commentary

Deadlocked Democracies

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, December 9, 2019

What if Britain's general election ends in a tie?

Analysis and Commentary

On The Streets Of A Marginal Seat, I’ve Seen How Remain Disunity Could Seal Brexit

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Sunday, December 8, 2019

In Putney, Labour and the Lib Dems are canvassing hard. Without tactical voting here and elsewhere, both will lose out.

Analysis and Commentary

Popeyenomics: Why You Do What You Do

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 6, 2019

Neither ‘rational choice’ nor behavioral economics explains the story of the Good Samaritan. Economist Richard Robb offers an alternative that tries.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Inner Workings Of The Providence Public School District

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 9, 2019

David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.

Analysis and Commentary

Summer 2019 Supplement For 'Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases And Materials'

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, December 9, 2019

Here is the Summer 2019 Supplement for Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017).

Analysis and Commentary

Zucman's Statistical Sleight Of Hand

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, December 6, 2019

While researching my recent article “The Assault on Wealth,” I found something interesting from University of California, Berkeley economics professor Gabriel Zucman that I didn’t have room for in my 2,000 word article.

Analysis and Commentary

Ask A Stupid Question: Big Problem With A Recent Survey

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, December 7, 2019

The share of Republicans who say presidents could operate more effectively if they did not have to worry so much about Congress and the courts increased 16 percentage points over the past year, from 27% in March 2018 to 43% this past July.

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Interviews

Condoleezza Rice On Firing Line

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia PBS
Friday, December 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses the Trump administration’s on-and-off negotiations with the Taliban, as well as the reforms she believes are needed to keep NATO healthy.

Interviews

The Guy Benson Show Goes To Stanford University: Broadcasting LIVE From The Hoover Institution

interview with Michael McFaul, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Blahous, Bill Whalen, Scott W. Atlas, Abbas Milani, John B. Taylorvia The Guy Benson Show
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Michael McFaul, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Blahous, Bill Whalen, Scott Atlas, Abbas Milani, and John Taylor are interviewed on the Guy Benson Show.

Interviews

John Yoo: Unexpectedly High Jobs, Way Down To Louisiana

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet Podcast
Friday, December 6, 2019

(38:21) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses impeachment.

In the News
In the News

An Existential Moment For Democracy?

featuring Larry Diamondvia Stanford Magazine
Monday, December 9, 2019

If you were raised in the world’s oldest modern democracy, you might take some things for granted. Like your freedom to file a lawsuit, or join a union, or travel where you like, when you like. You might be so involved in criticizing your government that you forget to be relieved that you can do so without going to jail.

In the News

Economy In A Mess: Raghuram Rajan Lists 5 Burdens That Modi Govt Inherited From UPA

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia India Today
Friday, December 6, 2019

Raghuram Rajan said PM Modi was elected in 2014, not just because of his record in Gujarat suggested he would resolve issues borne out of problems inherited from past govts, but also because he promised reforms that would enhance growth and employment.

In the News

Rethinking Economy And Civil Societies: Lessons From Raghuram Rajan’s ‘The Third Pillar’

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Youth Ki Awaaz
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

I just finished reading the book “The Third Pillar” authored by Raghuram Rajan. As expected, the book has enriched me with significant insight into the subject. I am here just to give you all a glimpse of the book. It revolves around three pillars—state, market and community, and “community” is the third pillar. Rajan’s sole intent in writing this book is to explain the disturbance, harmony, and cooperation among these three, and make the readers see the solution for global problems in balancing of these pillars.

In the News

Dr. Arye Carmon: Israel’s Democracy And Its Struggles

featuring Arye Carmonvia Commonwealth Club
Monday, December 9, 2019

More than seven decades after the founding of Israel, the momentum to establish a Jewish state has led to remarkable achievements: stable structures in government, the military and the economy. At the same time, as the country faces a range of issues in how it deals with coexistence, it also faces significant challenges to its democratic processes. Particularly, Israel lacks a constitution to bind its democracy and a bill of rights to safeguard the freedoms of its citizens.

In the News

Outside-The-Box Foreign Policy

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, December 6, 2019

If we’re to believe the policy analysts and talking heads, President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is a disaster. Of course, the ominous warnings of these so-called experts never seem to pan out. Maybe what really upsets them is that President Trump is challenging the status quo.

In the News

Supreme Court Will Study Whether States May Require Partisan Balance For Courts

quoting Michael McConnellvia SF Gate
Friday, December 6, 2019

The Supreme Court will consider whether states may require courts to be largely balanced with members of the major political parties, it announced Friday. The case comes from Delaware, where the state Constitution requires its highest courts to have no more than a bare majority of judges from one political party. For instance, the state's supreme court must be made up of three members of one party, and two of the other.

In the News

Booming US Economy May Soon Be The ‘Strongest Since 1999‘, Kevin Warsh Says

quoting Kevin Warshvia Denton Daily
Saturday, December 7, 2019

President ‘s corporate tax cut and his business deregulation efforts are not just an economic “sugar high,” former governor Kevin Warsh argued on CNBC Thursday. Most economists “never thought the economy could grow this fast,” said Warsh, who had been on the president‘s short-list for Fed chairman before was chosen.

In the News

Analysis: After Trump‘s Sweet Talk With China, Conflicts Remain

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Insider Financial
Saturday, December 7, 2019

President Trump’s “extremely cordial” call Thursday night with Chinese President Xi Jinping creates an opportunity for the two world powers to work together, but doesn‘t erase major conflicts that will get in the way.

In the News

Courts Likely To Probe Trump‘s Intent In Issuing Travel Ban

quoting John Yoovia Livingston Ledger
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Washington state‘s attorney general has promised to uncover “what truly motivated” President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan: India In Growth Recession; Extreme Centralization Of Power In PMO Not Good

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said India is in the midst of a "growth recession" with signs of deep malaise in the Indian economy that is being run through extreme centralization of power in Prime Minister's Office and powerless ministers.

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Ph.D. decades in the making

with Milton Friedmanvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, September 11, 2006

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Law school speaker series focuses on public interest

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Univ, St. Louis
Monday, September 11, 2006

lead counsel in the Guantanamo Bay detainees U.S. Supreme Court case, an expert on pornography in feminism and law, and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee for his work in international criminal justice are part of the fall lineup for the Washington University School of Law's ninth annual Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series...

Analysis and Commentary

The Nation That Fell To Earth

by Niall Fergusonvia Time Magazine
Monday, September 11, 2006

It's the year 2031--one generation removed from Sept. 11, 2001--and Americans are commemorating the 30th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington...

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The Puzzle of Leadership

with George P. Shultzvia Inside Higher Education
Monday, September 11, 2006

The academic year 1990-91 was my third year at Wesleyan...

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Lessons From Libya Strategy

with Larry Diamondvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 10, 2006

Much of the debate over whether the United States is winning the 5-year-old war on terrorism focuses on Iraq, but some national security experts say that argument misses a little-discussed but important accomplishment and the lessons it might teach...

In the News

Wise Up, Voters

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, September 10, 2006

Americans may be divided by party, but they are united in ignorance...

In the News

Debating the War on Terror

with Bill Whalenvia Chronicle Podcasts
Saturday, September 9, 2006

As the smoke billowed from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, people the world over declared that the world had changed...

In the News

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with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Forum
Friday, September 8, 2006

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Analysis and Commentary

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by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Friday, September 8, 2006

It's another world, another kind of history, a pseudo-history created out of fabrications and fanciful lies and taught from kindergarten to university...

Analysis and Commentary

It's fascism - and it's Islamic

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, September 8, 2006

President Bush recently declared that we are at war with "Islamic fascism...

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