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The Conservative Case For Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The discussion about health care reform has changed dramatically to one of single-payer, government-run care vs. a patient-centered, competition-based, decentralized system. Let’s all first realize this: Today’s silence about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, exposes consensus acknowledgement of the failure of Obamacare.

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The US Debt—Causes And Consequences

featuring John B. Taylor, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, John H. Cochrane , Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The federal government is borrowing at unprecedented rates. Spending regularly exceeds revenue, and this shortfall is predicted to grow dramatically in the near future. The result is a large and growing federal debt that threatens future Americans’ prosperity and security. What are the consequences of this higher federal debt and what can we do about it?

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Federal Rats Are Fleeing The Sinking Collusion Ship

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always implausible. One, the Washington swamp of fixers such as Paul Manafort and John and Tony Podesta was mostly bipartisan and predated Trump.

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The Mueller Report’s Weak Statutory Interpretation Analysis: Part II

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 23, 2019

I argued earlier this month that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report misapplied the presidential clear statement rule and improperly exposed many of President Trump’s actions in response to the Russia investigation to potential criminal liability. The argument drew disagreement from Benjamin Wittes, Andrew Kent and Marty Lederman, which in turn provoked a response by Josh Blackman, who holds views similar to mine.

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Stanford Introductory Seminars Student Award Renamed For Russell Berman

featuring Russell A. Bermanvia Stanford News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

To honor Russell Berman and his dedication to the Introductory Seminars program, Stanford has renamed an award recognizing exceptional student projects produced during the courses as the “Russell A. Berman Award for Excellence in an Introductory Seminar.”

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Pacific Century: Professor Rana Mitter On The Tiananmen Square Massacre And The May Fourth Movement

interview with Rana Mitter, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Professor Mitter discusses the Tiananmen Square Massacre thirty years later and the 100th Anniversary of the May Fourth Movement as well as and the future of Chinese pluralism after the coming to power of Xi Jinping.

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New American Schools: A Short, Opinionated History, Part III

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The NAS teams faced all of these challenges in places like Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Miami, and Memphis. Almost everywhere they went it turned into a slog. This led RAND to conclude (as of 1998) that NAS’s initial aim—to “transform the achievement of large numbers of students with design teams and the assistance they provided to schools”—was “overly ambitious.” Roughly half the schools in the evaluation sample “made gains relative to the district” in which they were located—but the other half did not.

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Why Is War Off The Table In The Conflict With Iran?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti reminds us of how the Obama administration sold the Iran Nuclear Deal. In 2016, Obama’s ex national security advisor Ben Rhodes told the New York Times Magazine how the administration “created an echo chamber” in the media in order to sell the terminally flawed Iran Nuclear Deal to reporters who, Rhodes said correctly, “literally know nothing.” The center-piece of Obama’s narrative was an either-or fallacy: sign the deal with Iran, or go to war.

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Who Are Winners And Losers Of ‘Medicare For All’?

by Charles Blahousvia CNS News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Many Members of Congress and presidential candidates, including Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, have embraced “Medicare for All” (M4A), the catch-all phrase used to describe proposals that would replace our current blend of private and public health insurance with a single-payer system run by the federal government. This month provided two opportunities to learn more about the implications of M4A, one a hearing of the House Rules Committee, the other a report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 

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The California Way To Celebrate The Memorial Day Weekend?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 23, 2019

If you haven’t mapped out your Memorial Day weekend plans, the good folks at CNN have this list of possible destinations.

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The Results Of Florida’s Education Reforms Are Impressive. Their ROI Is Totally Off The Charts.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Florida is celebrating the twenty-year mark of the A+ Plan for Education, which brought accountability, parental choice, and evidence-based practices to the state’s schools. And to be sure, it’s an occasion worth celebrating, given the Sunshine State’s strong record of educational progress since then-governor Jeb Bush and his legislative partners ushered in the integrated suite of landmark reforms.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses how the "US-China Confrontation Will Define Global Order."

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Second World Wars

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Conservative University
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Second World Wars.

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Adam White On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his Commentary Magazine article "The Argument for Compelling Testimony Is Uncompelling."

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election."

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John Yoo: Resurgent American Nationalism: Conservatism, Foreign Policy, And Beyond

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses what American nationalism is, how it relates to the Trump presidency, and what its policy implications are.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Education Leadership’s Gender Imbalance

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Chiefs for Change recent report on the gender imbalances at the very top levels of educational leadership.

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The Left's Battle Against 'Inequality'

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, May 23, 2019

In his book "Discrimination and Disparities," economist Thomas Sowell notes that a disproportionate percentage of first-born siblings become National Merit scholars compared to siblings born later, presumably because the first-born starts life with no sibling competition for parental attention. This, says Sowell, illustrates the absurdities of expecting equal results when equal results do not even occur within the same family among siblings raised under the same roof with the same parents.

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What Are The Children Learning?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Because of the manipulative leftist ideology rampant in schools, black children are not permitted any pride in their own achievements. Instead they are pumped full of an inordinate opinion of themselves merely because of the color of their skin. It is an abuse of the potential that they actually possess, and it is leading to frustration, failure, and anger at many levels.

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The Case For Riding Out Trump’s Trade Storm

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Tokyo Review
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The last time Japan began a new era, then-President George H.W. Bush had the manners to keep trade issues on the back-burner on a ceremonial visit to Japan. Over 25 years later, as the Reiwa Era begins, President Donald Trump will visit Tokyo as Emperor Naruhito’s first foreign head of state visitor. He arrives with unfinished business around reducing the U.S. trade deficit with Japan – and with far less concern for dignity and ceremony than his predecessors. Even commentators usually sympathetic with Japan have called for Tokyo to accede to a quick deal to avoid Trump ruining the party. 

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From Law Prof To SCOTUS Clerk: Gorsuch Is Hiring From Academia

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The National Law Journal
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In his two-plus years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has earned a reputation as someone who did not always follow court traditions or norms when it came to his oddly written opinions or his snippy questions at oral argument.

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Working Together For Charter Schools In Indianapolis

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 20, 2019

Robin J. Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss what Indianapolis has done to make charter schools work.

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John Yoo: White House Directs Don McGahn To Defy House Subpoena

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether Don McGahn will defy a House subpoena as well as who and/or what started the investigation of President Trump.

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A Century Of Ideas: Technology, Innovation, And The Future Of The US Economy

Monday, May 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution

This session will discuss the historical sources of prosperity in the United States and will look at the drivers of prosperity over the next century. Panelists will also address the ongoing debate about the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on standards of living and the relevant facts and data to consider.

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Mary Hirschfeld On Economics, Culture, And Aquinas And The Market

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 20, 2019

Author, economist, and theologian Mary Hirschfeld of Villanova University talks about her book, Aquinas and the Market, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Hirschfeld looks at the nature of our economic activity as buyers and sellers and whether our pursuit of economic growth and material well-being comes at a cost. She encourages a skeptical stance about the ability of more stuff to produce true happiness and/or satisfaction. The conversation includes a critique of economic theory and the aspect of human satisfaction outside the domain of economists.

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The Markets Are Asleep At The Wheel

quoting Niall Fergusonvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, May 20, 2019

Markets do not have the best of past records in pricing in major systemic risks to the global economy that later materialized and that then caused substantial market declines. Judging by how sanguine markets currently seem to be about the unusual constellation of major risks facing the world economy, we could very well be on the cusp of another episode on which we will look back and ask ourselves what were the markets thinking.

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You’re Big, Germany. Now Act Like It.

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Yahoo Finance
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Germany’s best friends in Europe, the Dutch, are becoming concerned that Europe’s most important country has adopted a small-country mentality. They’re right.

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Bridging The Religious-Secular Divide

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Of the many causes of political polarization in the United States, the conflict between religion and secularism is the oldest and deepest. Easing this conflict — desirable for its own sake — stands a chance of also tempering the increasingly entrenched enmity in our politics between right and left.

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He Did It, Not Me!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, May 19, 2019

There is something Kafkaesque about the current round of investigating possible FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, Justice Department, and National Security Council wrongdoing during the 2016 election, Trump transition, and early presidency.

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Alice Rivlin Reminiscences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, May 19, 2019

I discussed the late Alice Rivlin here and here. Here are one personal reminiscence about Alice Rivlin and one thought about a 1993 or 1994 Wall Street Journal op/ed she wrote.

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The Democrats Lurch Hard To The Left

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, May 18, 2019

As we are now in the early stages of the presidential sweepstakes, it seems beyond doubt that President Donald Trump — notwithstanding his shaky approval ratings — will emerge as the Republican standard bearer in the 2020 election. On the Democratic side, the polls give this surprising message: The entry of Joe Biden into the campaign has turned things around overnight.

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