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Will Democrats Take Over the House?

by David Bradyvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Six months out, the signs are good.

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Alexander Hamilton's Solar Panels

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 18, 2018

I think I finally have figured out why California is mandating solar panels on top of houses.

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Artificial Intelligence Will Both Disrupt And Benefit The Workplace, Stanford Scholar Says

interview with James Timbievia Stanford News
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow James Timbie discusses his new book Beyond Disruption: Technology's Challenge to Governance, which he co-authored with George Shultz and Jim Hoagland.

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The EU's Magical Thinking On The Israeli-Arab Conflict

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 18, 2018

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.”

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Where Are The Mavericks In Race For California Governor?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Like Oliver Twist (“Please, sir, I want more”), I crave the gruel that is a California gubernatorial debate.

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‘The Duchess’ Review: How To Survive A Royal Romance

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 17, 2018

[Subscription Required] Start with a three-part quiz: Which British royal was sent to a hellish boarding school in Scotland, with instructions from his father to the headmaster that the boy’s life be made as tough as possible? Which royal hurled herself down a flight of stairs (in the early stages of pregnancy) in a bid to capture her husband’s attention? Which had a great-grandmother who was a long-term mistress of her present husband’s great-great-grandfather?

Analysis and Commentary

Little Pink House Is A 9

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 17, 2018
I saw the movie Little Pink House in Monterey on Tuesday night. I rate movies on a scale of 1 to 10. Anything 7 or over is one I'm glad I saw and would recommend. Little Pink House is a 9.
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Interviews

Amy Zegart: Businesses Are Bracing For Political Surprise

by Amy Zegartvia KERA
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart discusses how everything from global conflicts and terrorist actions, to hackers and even individual Twitter users can impact our lives and organizations like never before.

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Thomas Henriksen On Trump's Deal With N. Korea

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Ed Martin Movement
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Henriksen discusses President Trump's negotiations with North Korea so far as well as his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, and China's influence in the region.

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Markos Kounalakis On North Korea

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS
Friday, May 18, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses North Korea and its threats to cancel the talks.
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Jamil Jaffer: The Iran Nuclear Deal Under Trump

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Constitution Daily
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the complex history of Iran-US relations, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Deal, and constitutional issues implicated as a result.
In the News
In the News

Uncommon Knowledge Turns 22

Friday, May 18, 2018

Uncommon Knowledge turns 22. 

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Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here?
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Debunking The Intellectual Lethargy Of Foreign Policy Elites

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Friday, May 18, 2018

As historian Dr. Victor Davis Hanson wrote, "[President] Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump," with his low approval ratings, crass demeanor, and foreign policy achievements that rivaled any of his predecessors.

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Book Of The Week: Central Bankers And How To Hold Them To Account

featuring Michael McFaulvia Money Week
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Central bankers have played a huge role in both the economy and financial markets over the past decade, most notably through successive rounds of quantitative easing aimed at preventing economic collapse. However, critics allege that they now wield large amounts of power but lack accountability.

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How The Press Might Come To Love Trump In Public

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Reporters are cyclical, fickle, and secretly in love. Someday they might even learn to love President Trump in public.
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The U.S.- China Rivalry Is Just Getting Started

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 17, 2018
British historian Niall Ferguson and German economist Moritz Schularick coined the term “Chimerica” over lunch in a Chinese restaurant in London one day in 2006.
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Inconvenient And Unreported Weather Fact: We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Would it surprise you to learn the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred? From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available) global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

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interview with Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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interview with Thomas Sowell Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Henry I. Miller Sunday, April 1, 2018
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quoting Michael McFaul Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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quoting John B. Taylor Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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quoting Steven J. Davis Monday, April 2, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 2, 2018
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interview with Niall Ferguson Monday, April 2, 2018
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by Robert Service Thursday, March 29, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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by Niall Ferguson quoting Harvey C. Mansfield Monday, April 2, 2018
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by Thomas Donnelly Thursday, March 29, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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interview with Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 2, 2018
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quoting Michael McFaul Monday, April 2, 2018
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Monday, April 02, 2018

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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Harvey C. Mansfield Friday, March 30, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 2, 2018
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interview with Paul E. Peterson Monday, April 2, 2018
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by Angelo M. Codevilla Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Analysis and Commentary

interview with Niall Ferguson Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Saturday, March 31, 2018
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by Russell Roberts Monday, April 2, 2018
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by Casey B. Mulligan Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Amy Zegart Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Niall Ferguson Sunday, April 1, 2018
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interview with Henry I. Miller Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Markos Kounalakis Monday, April 2, 2018
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interview with Niall Ferguson Monday, April 2, 2018
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quoting Steven J. Davis Sunday, April 1, 2018
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quoting Richard A. Epstein Friday, March 30, 2018
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quoting John H. Cochrane Friday, March 30, 2018
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quoting Michael McFaul Friday, March 30, 2018
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quoting Thomas Sowell Friday, March 30, 2018
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quoting Shelby Steele Friday, March 30, 2018
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featuring Condoleezza Rice Sunday, April 1, 2018
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mentioning Kiron K. Skinner Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018

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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Robert Portman Thursday, March 29, 2018
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featuring Hoover Institution, Eric Wakin Thursday, March 29, 2018
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by Bill Whalen Thursday, March 29, 2018
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by Josef Joffe Thursday, March 29, 2018
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by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Daniel R. Sanches Thursday, March 29, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssen Friday, March 30, 2018
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featuring Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. White Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Niall Ferguson Friday, March 30, 2018
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interview with Russell Roberts Monday, March 26, 2018
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quoting Jack Goldsmith Thursday, March 29, 2018
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quoting Harvey C. Mansfield Thursday, March 29, 2018
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quoting Bill Whalen Thursday, March 29, 2018
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quoting Lanhee J. Chen Friday, March 30, 2018
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‘The Racism Treadmill’

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Monday, May 14, 2018

That’s the title of an excellent article in Quillette by Coleman Hughes, an undergraduate philosophy major at Columbia University. Some excerpts appear below (emphasis added), but reading the full article would be worth your time. Hat tip goes to Charles Murray, who remarked on Twitter: “This is really good, period. That it was written by an undergraduate is extraordinary.” Amen.

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The Education Exchange: When For-Profit Colleges Lose Access To Federal Aid

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 14, 2018

The Trump administration may undo regulations that punish for-profit colleges if their graduates are unable to earn enough money to repay their student loans. In this episode, Paul Peterson is joined by the authors of a new study that examines the impact on student enrollment in for-profit colleges and community colleges when the federal government cracks down on for-profit colleges with high rates of students defaulting on their loans.

Analysis and Commentary

Peter Boettke On Public Administration, Liberty, And The Proper Role Of Government

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 14, 2018

Peter Boettke of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the proper role of the state in the economy. This is a wide-ranging conversation on political economy. Topics include Adam Smith's view of the state, the tension between the state as enabler of real vs. crony capitalism, the potential for the poor to flourish in a market economy, and the challenges of democracy.

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis Presents 2018 National Defense Strategy At Hoover Institution

featuring Peter M. Robinson, General Jim Mattis, Hoover Institutionvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, May 14, 2018

In his first televised interview in almost a year, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss a wide range of issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and across the globe. Earlier this year, Secretary Mattis published the National Defense Strategy, the first such document in a decade.

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The Wikileaks-ization Of The American Media

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, May 14, 2018

Scott Shane had an interesting piece over the weekend in the New York Times on a topic I wrote about last year: What should journalists do when they receive “authentic and newsworthy” information from a foreign intelligence service? The question has become salient again because of Amy Chozick’s worry that she was an “unwitting agent of Russian intelligence” due to her reporting about the Russia-hacked DNC emails in 2016.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Uncommon Knowledge
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Defending The Nation With Secretary Of Defense James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 14, 2018

In his first televised interview in almost a year, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss a wide range of issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and across the globe.

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Face It: Trump Has Been Right About Iran And North Korea

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 14, 2018

To members of Washington’s foreign policy establishment, regardless of party affiliation, President Trump’s decision to exit one nuclear deal (with Iran) only to enter another nuclear deal (with North Korea) is beyond baffling.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's New Prescription Drug Plan Is Incomplete -- Here Are Two Ways To Make It Better

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Fox News
Monday, May 14, 2018

On Friday President Trump in the White House Rose Garden briefly outlined the four key aspirational strategies of his "blueprint to lower drug prices": "improved competition, better negotiation, incentives for lower list prices, and lowering out-of-pocket costs."

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Security By The Book: Habeas Corpus In Wartime With Amanda Tyler

Monday, May 14, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Habeas Corpus in Wartime with Amanda Tyler" on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST.

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Editorial: Truth Requires Free Thinking, Honest Talk

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Boston Herald
Monday, May 14, 2018

If you don’t know what the Intellectual Dark Web is, you probably will soon. In short, it is a group of free thinkers who are having conversations with each other in the form of podcasts. On its face it doesn’t seem so extraordinary, but it is. Why?

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