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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.

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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. 

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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.”

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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.

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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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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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Free Trade Or Managed Mercantilism

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mary Anastasia O'Grady's WSJ coverage of Nafta talks included the following tidbit: auto-sector “rules of origin,” which dictate how much of a vehicle must be made in North America to qualify as duty-free when it crosses continental borders.

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Study: 40% Of Americans Don’t Know What 1st Amendment Guarantees

mentioning John Villasenorvia The Western Journal
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A new survey has shown that a vast number of Americans do not know which rights the Founding Fathers considered so important they were put in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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Abbas Milani: Trump Administration Reinstates Sanctions On Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses what the reimposed sanctions mean for Iran, the US, and our trading partners around the world.

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Stanford Scholar, Jennifer Burns, Explores Pros, Cons Of ‘Basic Income’

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia Stanford News
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jennifer Burns discusses universal basic income and notes that universal basic income could help protect workers who hit rock bottom in an age of technological disruption.

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Historians Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Confirm Harriet Tubman On The New 20-Dollar Bill For Upcoming Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage

by Elizabeth Cobbs, Catherine Clintonvia PRNewswire
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

127 professional American historians have signed an open letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging that he commit to plans previously announced to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the 20-dollar bill with Harriet Tubman, escaped slave turned abolitionist and Civil War military scout. The redesign was to be unveiled by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the vote for women.

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The Ingredients For Civil War

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Conservative Woman
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the US Presidential Election and the Brexit win here in 2016 brought the social divisions of both countries to the fore. James Bartholomew was quick to highlight the dangers of Britain’s new great divide. In a Spectator article after the EU referendum result, he showed how it had exposed a split Britain – geographically between city and country, and socio-economically between the haves and the have-nots; and one overarching divide: between the metropolitan elite and the rest.

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NCAA Announces Sweeping Changes To College Basketball’s Recruiting Guidelines

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia News Observer
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Following through on many of the Rice Commission recommendations, the NCAA announced sweeping changes to college basketball’s recruiting guidelines on Wednesday.

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Debased Politics, Debased Language

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ever since the ancient Athenians, the debasement of language has been a sign of political corruption. Describing the horrors of civil war in Corcyra during the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides linked them to the corruption of language: “Words had to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which was now given them.” Twenty-three hundred years later, George Orwell concurred: “Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.” 

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The Best Educational YouTube Channels For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I’ve long had a complicated relationship with screen time for my young sons, but have come to see its benefits, especially if the focus is on quality over quantity. This has inspired me to publish lists of my favorite TV shows for young kids and for families; a compilation of educational videos; and a list of recommended apps. Now for the next frontier: YouTube. My ten-year-old LOVES “Geography Now!” and “Extra History,” from which he’s learned at least ten times more social studies than he has from Montgomery County Public Schools.

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