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David Davenport On How Public Policy Became War

interview with David Davenportvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 24, 2019

Presidential Power, and how to Make Congress Great Again (MCGA)

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Californians Are Losing Their Supermajority Protection Over Tax Increases

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

For the last forty years, California has required that new taxes earmarked for a specific purpose be approved by a two-thirds supermajority in a general election to pass. But the state’s supreme court has thrown out this protection for new tax initiatives that are brought forward by a citizens’ group, rather than by government directly. Predictably, new and expensive tax initiatives are now being brought by citizens’ groups and are passing by simple majority when they would not pass by the previous supermajority rule.

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Race Madness At Oberlin College

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 24, 2019

The behavior of the college and its students represents everything wrong with the modern civil rights movement.  

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The Cowardly Incoherence Of Name-Changing, Statue-Toppling, And Other Iconoclasms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A few activists succeed in demonizing Father Serra and removing a mission bell, but progressives still want the names ‘Stanford’ and ‘Yale’ on their résumés.

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The Fouad Ajami Fellowship Annual Lecture With Speaker Steve Hadley

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "The Fouad Ajami Fellowship Annual Lecture with speaker Steve Hadley" on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT.

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These Democratic Presidential Debates Have An NBA Problem

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

If you plan to tune in to the upcoming Democratic presidential debates later this week (who said there’s nothing on tv at this time of the year other than bad reality shows?), here’s what to expect.

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Foreign Interference Everywhere

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

“Foreign interference” is a phrase often heard in the Middle East.   In the pre-modern era, Muslim dynasties continuously challenged each other.  The idea of “foreign” intrusion was, however, religiously defined:  there were Greek and Latin Christians in the west, Mongol Shamanists and Hindus to the east.  The recurring and intense wars between the Ottomans and the Safavids, where sultans and shahs attempted in their diplomatic correspondence to strip each other of legitimacy, were an intramural match, despite the Sunni–Shiite clash, where victory on the battlefield determined who owned what. 

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Larry Diamond: Challenges To Liberal Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Iowa Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses the state of democracy in the US and the global effects of eroding democratic values. 

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Elizabeth Economy: A Look At Xi Jinping’s ‘Third Revolution’

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Newsroom
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about the growing power of Xi Jinping in China and abroad, which Economy has termed his 'Third Revolution'.

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Law and Liberty article "China’s Privileging of “Mr. Science” over “Mr. Democracy”."

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Adam White On Trump And The Administrative State

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark Podcast
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses  the importance of Gundy v. United States, an update on President Trump's administrative state—including his many non-confirmed employees and how this gives him flexibility—as well as the non-Iran strike and the latest on the non-delegation doctrine's future.

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Lanhee Chen On Week In Politics: ICE Raids, Escalation With Iran, Buttigieg’s Tense Town Hall And More

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Southern California Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration, Iran, Joe Biden's comments about working across the isle, and much more.

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John Yoo Questions Why Navy Prosecutors Are Going Forward With Case Against Eddie Gallagher

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the prosecution of Eddie Gallagher and the chaos caused by the testimony of the star witness who admitted he killed the ISIS prisoner not Gallagher. Yoo wonders why the prosecution is going forward with the prosecution of Eddie Gallagher after the witness's admission.

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Ask Questions That Will Reveal What Kind Of Leaders They Would Be

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Miami Herald
Monday, June 24, 2019

In a political environment of stark partisanship, the understandable tendency in presidential campaigns is to focus on the conflict between candidates. Sometimes these conflicts are around ideas, often they are of a more personal nature. The rapid-fire, continuous loop of digital media amplifies this approach, and obviously voters find it important as well to inform their decisions. But there is another metric for choosing our leaders that can be more predictive of success in the White House, particularly in times of historic challenges that transcend party differences. And that is the combination of leadership skills that make up the alchemy of a transformational presidency.

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When Does The President Think He Can Go To War With Iran?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, June 24, 2019

For the past two months, the Middle East has teetered on the edge of war. Tensions over the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign have led Iran to target maritime shipping in the Persian Gulf, launch rockets on U.S. diplomatic and military personnel in Iraq through proxies, and shoot down a U.S drone that may or may not have been operating in Iranian airspace.

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No Fun: Bernie Sanders Calls For Unionization Of Video Game Industry

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Media Research Center TV
Monday, June 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders’s ignorance of economics and history seem to know no bounds. The latest? On June 18, the font of wet-lipped wisdom decided to continue his stellar track record of pushing for the opposite of what markets and economic growth need by Tweeting: "The video game industry made $43 billion in revenue last year. The workers responsible for that profit deserve to collectively bargain as part of a union. I'm glad to see unions like @IATSE and the broader @GameWorkers movement organizing such workers."

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'Medicare For All' Is A Trap For Businesses And Employees

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

Some business leaders are hopping aboard the Medicare for All bandwagon. The Business Alliance for a Healthy California, for example, now has 300 businesses calling for universal healthcare.

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What To Make Of US Cyber Activities In Iran

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Fifth Domain
Monday, June 24, 2019

After the Islamic Republic of Iran shot down an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone June 20, President Donald Trump opted against physical military strikes as retaliation. Instead, multiple news organizations reported the U.S. military quietly conducted cyber operations that targeted computer systems that control Iranian missiles launches and an intelligence organization associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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interview with Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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interview with Michael McConnell Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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interview with Elizabeth Economy Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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featuring H. R. McMaster Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, May 13, 2019
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interview with John Yoo Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Monday, May 13, 2019
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mentioning Raghuram Rajan Monday, May 13, 2019
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Monday, May 13, 2019

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by Michael McConnell Friday, May 10, 2019
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, May 13, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, May 12, 2019
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by Jack Goldsmith Saturday, May 11, 2019
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interview with Morris P. Fiorina Saturday, May 11, 2019
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interview with John B. Taylor Monday, May 13, 2019
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interview with Elizabeth Cobbs Saturday, May 11, 2019
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interview with Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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featuring Thomas Sowell Monday, May 13, 2019
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quoting Elizabeth Economy Friday, May 10, 2019
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mentioning Michael McFaul Monday, May 13, 2019
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Friday, May 10, 2019

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by Markos Kounalakis Thursday, May 9, 2019
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Iran Shoots Down A U.S. Drone: Domestic And International Legal Implications

with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 20, 2019

On June 20, U.S. military officials confirmed media reports that Iranian military forces successfully shot down a U.S. drone in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf. Though several relevant details regarding the incident remain unclear or in dispute—including whether the drone had ventured into Iranian airspace before it was shot down—this is the most significant encounter between the two sides in the current period of high tensions and may prove to be a major step toward a broader armed conflict.

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Media, War Boosters Slam Trump For ‘Chicken’ Response To Iran

quoting Victor Davis Hanson, Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The American Conservative
Thursday, June 20, 2019
While President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that Iran may have shot down an American drone accidentally, Iran war boosters throughout the media bellowed that any note of caution by the president would be interpreted as weakness inside the Islamic Republic.
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Condoleezza Rice Dismisses NBC Reporter’s Claim That Racism Is Worse Under Trump: ‘Sure Doesn’t Feel Worse’

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made it clear that she doesn’t think racism in America has gotten “worse” under President Trump, calling the claim “hyperbole” on Thursday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

Condoleezza Rice is interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight
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Condoleezza Rice Shares The Beautiful Advice She Would Give Her 8-Year-Old Self

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Today
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her upbringing how her parents instilled confidence in her and the touching advice she would give to her 8-year-old self.
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A Revival Of Research On Monetary Policy Rules For The Instruments

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in several conferences on monetary policy: the annual Hoover monetary policy conference at Stanford in May, the 2019 Fed Review conference in Chicago in June, and the Macro Model Comparison Conference in Frankfurt also in June. There are many takeaways, but one was very evident. I will call it a “Revival of Research on Monetary Policy Rules for the Instruments.”

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Henderson On Cowen On Big Business

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tyler Cowen’s latest book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, is excellent. Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, makes a strong evidence-based case that big business in America is an important—probably the most important—contributor to our well-being.

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Obituary: Mohamed Morsi

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi, who died last week at age 67, captured the tribulation of the Arab Spring.
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Leader Hosing: Is Bashing Mitch Pelosi’s Best Fundraising Pitch?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, June 20, 2019

One way to gauge how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi feels about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: check the Speaker’s e-mail traffic.

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Political Power And Electrical Power Are Inextricably Linked. Ask Arnold Schwarzenegger

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Earlier this millennium, a series of power brownouts and blackouts in California led to the recall of a sitting governor and a special election for his replacement: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Argentina’s leadership is running for reelection this October, and if it can’t keep the lights on, it may not be welcomed back to power.

Condoleezza Rice and Professor George Barth her teacher
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Condoleezza Rice On Race, Female Leadership And Mueller Report

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Today
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses politics, immigration, race relations, leadership, and much more.

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