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North Korea Gets By With A Little Help From Its Friends: Russia And China

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What happened to U.S. plans to denuclearize North Korea since the high-profile Singapore summit? A recent report from the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization casts doubt on Pyongyang’s denuclearization steps.

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Options On Health Insurance

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Alex M. Azar, U.S. secretary of health and human services, published an interesting OpEd in the Washington Post, describing a clever health insurance innovation. HHS will allow "temporary" health insurance, including a guaranteed renewability provision.

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The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Our institutions offer no principles to explain why some people’s lives are harmed or destroyed, and others’ lives are not.

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August In Sacramento—Jerry Brown’s Game, Jerry Brown’s Rules

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 16, 2018

With all due respect to T.S. Eliot and his grim assessment of April, it’s August in Sacramento that can be “the cruelest month” for ambitious lawmakers.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Socialism, Schooling, And Democracy

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party hasn’t won a lot of primaries this summer, but time may be on their side. (Well, Sanders himself will soon turn seventy-eight and may not want to wait…) So one can infer from an alarming survey of young Americans between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four undertaken a few months back by the University of Chicago’s GenForward project. 

Analysis and Commentary

Back To School Needs Back To Civic Education

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As America’s students go back to school this month, America’s schools need to go back to civic education. Our schools are awash in political concerns—from guns to immigration to bathrooms even—but it’s not clear that students have a good understanding of politics, history and civics.

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Self-Loathing And Appeasement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 16, 2018

In the Thirties many in England blamed their own country for the First World War. Whether for causing the war in the first place, or imposing a “Carthaginian Peace” with “punitive reparations,” considerable numbers of British politicians and intellectuals made excuses for Germany. One Labour M.P. mourned that England had not acted “wisely,” “generously,” or “justly” towards the Germans, and bore “a heavy responsibility for the tensions and menaces of the present international situation.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Torch Kept Lit

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 16, 2018

A long-time friend gave a copy of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s A Torch Kept Well Lit to his daughter, who is in her late 20s. My friend has a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and is a successful businessman. His wife used to be a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Ideas and books are discussed a lot in their household.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Media Believes In Using "Any Means Necessary" To Stop Trump "Threat"

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about bias in the media.

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Elizabeth Cobbs: Historians for Tubman On The $20

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia WNYC
Monday, August 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her open letter, which she co-authored with Catherine Clinton, to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, signed by 125 fellow historians, calling for him to commit to plans to feature Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill. 

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Michael Petrilli: How African American Children View Our Education System

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses African American youth’s near-universal aspirations to go to college, but frustration at an education system that is not preparing them for success.

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Michael Petrilli: Should We Segregate Students Based On Academic Ability?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia WDET
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses tracking and ability grouping. Petrilli talks about whether schools should focus more on helping their best students get ahead, or focus on helping their struggling students catch up.

In the News
In the News

Announcement: Hoover Institution Digital Collections Launch On Calisphere University Of California

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of linking Hoover digital site (https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/collections) with Calisphere. Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums.

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Commentary: Believe It Or Not, The GOP Could Keep The House

quoting David Brady, Douglas Riversvia CBS News
Friday, August 10, 2018

And it's not over now! They may not be as articulate as Bluto from "Animal House," but America's Republican loyalists—particularly the #MAGA hat crowd—want the rest of the country to know that they don't accept the predictions of certain electoral doom this November. And it turns out they have some data to keep their hopes alive.

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Hong Kong’s Democrats Need To Focus On ‘Prize’ Of Universal Suffrage Rather Than Independence, Leading US Academic Larry Diamond Says

quoting Larry Diamondvia South China Morning Post
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stanford University academic says when faced with an increasingly powerful China, activists are obliged to observe a geopolitics rule of thumb of not doing ‘stupid stuff.'

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Gavin Newsom Has Big, Liberal Plans For California. So How Would He Pay For Them?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is promising an ambitious agenda for California in his campaign for governor: universal preschool and child care. Health care for all. More money for higher education and job training. More spending on roads, public transit and bridges. Millions of new housing units.
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U.S. Capitol as weather vane

Friday, July 13, 2018

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by Amy Zegart Thursday, July 12, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, July 13, 2018
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by Michael J. Petrilli Thursday, July 12, 2018
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interview with Michael McFaul Friday, July 13, 2018
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interview with Tunku Varadarajan Thursday, July 12, 2018
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featuring George P. Shultz Thursday, July 12, 2018
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mentioning Hoover Institution Friday, July 13, 2018
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mentioning Michael McFaul Thursday, July 12, 2018
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U.S. Capitol as a sausage factory

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, July 9, 2018
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interview with Daniel Hannan Thursday, July 12, 2018
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interview with Adam J. White Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Thursday, July 12, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Thursday, July 12, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, July 12, 2018
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interview with Adam J. White Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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In the News

featuring Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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quoting Michael McConnell Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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quoting Terry M. Moe Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David Davenport Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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by Charles Blahous Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stier Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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by Andrew Grotto, Christos Makridis Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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interview with Michael McFaul Monday, July 9, 2018
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interview with Adam J. White Monday, July 9, 2018
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interview with Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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interview with Martin Feldstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by James W. Ceaser Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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interview with Michael McFaul Sunday, July 8, 2018
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interview with Adam J. White Monday, July 9, 2018
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Monday, July 9, 2018
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In the News

Commentary: Believe It Or Not, The GOP Could Keep The House

quoting David Brady, Douglas Riversvia CBS News
Friday, August 10, 2018

And it's not over now! They may not be as articulate as Bluto from "Animal House," but America's Republican loyalists—particularly the #MAGA hat crowd—want the rest of the country to know that they don't accept the predictions of certain electoral doom this November. And it turns out they have some data to keep their hopes alive.

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Henry Miller Discusses The Organic Industry On The Andrea Kaye Show (39:45)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The Andrea Kaye Show
Friday, August 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Organic Industry Is Lying to You."

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Seminars At Steamboat Concludes With Debate Moderated By NPR's Ron Elving

featuring Morris P. Fiorinavia Steamboat Pilot and Today (CO)
Friday, August 10, 2018

The Seminars at Steamboat season concludes Monday with a policy debate between Elaine Kamarck, of the Brookings Institution, and Morris Fiorina, of the Hoover Institution.

Analysis and Commentary

The Clancy Smith Ludwig Erhard Cigar Story

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 10, 2018

One of the advantages of having been involved with free-market ideas for half a century (yikes—I’m getting old!) is that I’ve also become friends with people who were involved even longer, some famous, such as Milton Friedman, and some not famous, such as my mentor at the University of Winnipeg, Clancy Smith.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Firing Line

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Firing Line
Friday, August 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her foundation and how they help women, children, and the most vulnerable members of society.

Analysis and Commentary

Tech Giants At The Crossroads: A Modest Proposal

by Jon D. Michaelsvia Aegis
Friday, August 10, 2018

Major technology and social-media companies— think Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google— wield tremendous power. Given their reach, their financial heft, their importance to vast swaths of customers dependent on their goods, services, and platforms, and their ability to influence (if not altogether dictate) transnational public policy, these firms often look and act the part of proprietors, stewards, and even governors of digital public squares.

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An Intelligence Reserve Corps To Counter Terrorist Use Of The Internet

by Daniel Bymanvia Aegis
Friday, August 10, 2018

Never before in history have terrorists had such easy access to the minds and eyeballs of millions,” declared one journalistic account of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine and proficient use of Twitter, Facebook, bots, and other modern means of getting its message out.

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Mandatory Mislabeling

by Drew L. Kershen, Henry I. Millervia City-Journal
Friday, August 10, 2018

Bioengineered foods need not be labeled as such unless there are compelling health and safety reasons for doing so.

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FDA To Look At Labeling Claims In Organics

quoting Henry I. Millervia Politico
Thursday, August 9, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week tweeted a somewhat vague pledge to weigh in on labeling claims in the organic sector. It is an unusual issue for his agency to tackle, given that USDA oversees the National Organic Program. The Twitter thread appears to be in response to a critical Wall Street Journal op-ed from Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show Discussing US Intelligent Agencies

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "The Police Were Not Policed."

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