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Hillary’s Hamartia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Democratic candidate’s three deadly blunders.

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The Greatest Miscalculation Of Angela Merkel’s Career

by Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 21, 2018

She used to be the queen, nay, empress of Europe, but now Angela Merkel, 63, is "a chancellor on the way out," as the German magazine Der Spiegel just put it.

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The Libertarian: The Kennedy Conundrum

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, June 21, 2018

With retirement rumors swirling, how should we think about the legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy?

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Election 'Reforms' Are Usually One Party Trying To Rig The System

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Friday, June 22, 2018

The election games have begun. Not just the obvious jockeying that takes place in the primaries and the general election. No, look below the radar at the several so-called reforms and improvements in the rules of voting and how elections are carried out. That sort of political gamesmanship, like June, is bustin’ out all over.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Dubious Move To Reject Advanced Placement

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Friday, June 22, 2018

The octet of D.C.- area private school heads who boasted a few days ago that their pricey bastions of teaching and learning will no longer offer Advanced Placement courses made much of how the home-grown classes that will replace AP "allow for authentic engagement with the world and demonstrate respect for students' intellectual curiosity and interests."

Analysis and Commentary

Weaponizing Compassion

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, June 22, 2018

The Democrat "resistance" has managed to break its own record for hysterical and hypocritical invective. Literalizing the clichéd punch line of a thousand gags––"Will no one think of the children!!!" ––the Dems are hyperventilating about the illegal alien parents and their children being separated upon detention, as the law requires. Once again, we see how much "conspicuous compassion," as Alan Bloom called it, has become a weapon of politics, one that damages our security and interests.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: National Lessons From California Election Reform

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, June 22, 2018
California lives on the edge of change. A few years ago, the Golden State adopted two big changes to its elections: Open primaries in which voters choose candidates from any party, and a top-two primary where the top two finishers qualify for the general election, regardless of party. The idea was to elect more moderate candidates.
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The Case For Pragmatism And An Opportunity For Sino-US Leadership: Protecting Financial Stability Against Cyber Threats

by Tim Maurervia Aegis
Friday, June 22, 2018

Geopolitical tensions are on the rise worldwide, including between China and the United States. This will make multilateral cooperation and engagement generally, and diplomatic efforts focusing on more comprehensive frameworks specifically, more challenging.

Analysis and Commentary

The FDA: Challenges For A New Century, A Rough Road Ahead For Would-Be Reformers

by Henry I. Millervia New York University Journal Of Law & Liberty
Friday, June 22, 2018
Most Americans don’t think a lot about the scope, magnitude, and impacts of regulation on their lives. The FDA alone, for example, regulates products that account for more than a trillion dollars annually—25 cents of every consumer dollar, and the average cost (including out of pocket expenses and opportunity costs) to bring a new drug to market is now about $2.6 billion.
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Be Outraged About Kids In Cages. But Save Some Ire For The Worst Refugee Offender: China

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Caging kids at the U.S. border is reprehensible. But as first ladies, governors, celebrities, and citizens of all political stripes line up and strike out against the inhumane practice of separating children from parents seeking refuge, everyone should save some ire and outrage for one of the world’s greatest offenders and dissemblers of refugee rights: China.

Analysis and Commentary

Saudi Arabia And The Electric Car Revolution

by Afshin Molavivia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

“Everyone has a plan,” the great American boxer Mike Tyson once quipped, “that is, until you get punched in the face.” Saudi Arabia, as the world knows by now, has a plan. In fact, the Saudi Vision 2030, unveiled in dramatic fashion in April 2016 with a roll-out similar to the launch of a new iPhone, has become one of the most well-known national transformation plans in the world. It has become almost a by-word for the changes dawning in the Kingdom, and the calling card for the reformist credentials of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

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Saudi Arabia, The United States And The Anti-Iran Front In The Middle East

by F. Gregory Gause, IIIvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Though he fancies unpredictability a useful negotiating tool, President Trump has been remarkably consistent about the Middle East. He campaigned against the Iran nuclear deal and in May 2018 withdrew the United States from it. He promised, as most presidential candidates have done, to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Unlike any other successful candidate, he actually did it, also in May 2018.

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Henderson On Radical Markets

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Thursday, June 21, 2018

In Radical Markets, University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner and Microsoft senior researcher Glen Weyl propose a radical restructuring of property rights, immigration policy, and voting, as well as a substantial change in corporate law.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Ends-Justifying-The-Means Resistance Will Get Worse

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article ‘Future Pres’ Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals.

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Richard Epstein: Asbestos Chronicles

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "An Ill-Conceived New Wave Of Asbestos Liability."

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Charles Blahous: Santelli Exchange: Social Security And Medicare's Downward Spiral

interview with Charles Blahousvia CNBC
Friday, June 22, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses entitlement reform as a new study shows Social Security benefits buy 34% less than in 2000.
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Victor Davis Hanson On The Fate Of The West, Trump, And The Resistance

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Encounter Books
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the decline of the American academy, threats to Western civilization from within and without, 'The Resistance' and its assault on the Trump presidency, and much more.

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Free Summer 2018 Economics One Online Course

featuring John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, June 22, 2018

This summer we will again offer Stanford’s Principles of Economics course online for free. You can register now for the course on Stanford’s open on-line platform Lagunita. We will start on Monday June 25 and go through August 24. I will be teaching the course with the help of Ryan Triolo, an experienced and excellent teaching assistant who I am happy to say is back for summer 2018.

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Land, Labor And The Rule Of Law

Friday, June 22, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Land, Labor, And The Rule Of Law" on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 9:45am - 4:30pm EST.

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John Bolton Heads To Moscow To Plan Potential Putin-Trump Summit

quoting Michael McFaulvia Sandhill Express
Thursday, June 21, 2018

President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

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Who’ll Stop The Rain?

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Arms Control Wonk
Thursday, June 21, 2018

"Good men through the ages, trying to find the sun; And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain." — John Fogerty

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The Real Lesson Of The Inspector General's Report

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Friday, June 22, 2018

You missed it. But that's all right: everyone else missed it, too.

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Rubik's Cube of national flags

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by David Brady Friday, May 11, 2018
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interview with Abbas Milani Thursday, May 10, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Analysis and Commentary

Richard Reinsch On The Enlightenment, Tradition, And Populism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 18, 2018

Richard Reinsch, editor of Law and Liberty and the host of the podcast Liberty Law Talk, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Enlightenment. Topics discussed include the search for meaning, the stability of liberalism, the rise of populism, and Solzhenitsyn's indictment of Western values from his Harvard Commencement Address of 1978.

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 2)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson notes that all over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence.

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 1)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the rest of the countries lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These were the ‘killer applications’ that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest; opening global trade routes, exploiting new scientific knowledge, evolving representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the industrial revolution, and hugely increasing human productivity.

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More On Masterpiece Cakeshop, From Prof. Michael McConnell

featuring Michael McConnellvia Reason
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford), one of the leading American scholars of the Religion Clauses, wrote this when Masterpiece Cakeshop came down earlier this month, and I wanted to pass this along, especially since the Court is still considering whether to hear Arlene's Flowers, and other cases are percolating up as well: The Supreme Court ... confounded all expectations, and decided the highly controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop case by a 7-2 vote.

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10 Documentaries That Will Make You A Lot Smarter About Money

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Big Think (NY)
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Monetary policy pervades all areas of our lives whether we realize it or not. The proverbial financial forces have laid the foundations for both society and civilization. On a fundamental level, we can look at money in two different ways. It is a form of stored labor – both intellectual and physical and also a medium that conveys value for exchange.

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North Korea Has Come In Out Of The Cold — A Positive Step

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Singapore summit changed the old dynamics and raised the prospects for a geostrategic revolution in East Asia.

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 3)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.

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Peter Berkowitz On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his RealClear Politics article "Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling."

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What Self-Governing Societies Can Learn From Ancient Athens

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Saturday, June 16, 2018

In the third lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, Victor Davis Hanson asks: 'What is the chief virtue of Athens?'

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'Big Is Bad' Narrative Is Simply Untrue In High-Tech Sector

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Saturday, June 16, 2018

The May jobs report came in with good news for employment growth. Some members of the economics profession, however, have been busy bashing big firms for their destructive effects on American workers.

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