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Redefining Energy Security: Blueprint For America

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. via PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The United States is close to achieving energy independence for the first time in decades, but it should go further to achieve energy security.

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Britain’s Having A Monty Python Moment

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

As Theresa May went from crushing defeat on Tuesday to narrow victory on Wednesday, I’m sure I was not the only one reminded of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Despite having had both his arms chopped off by King Arthur (Graham Chapman), the Black Knight (John Cleese) refuses to yield.

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Antagonistic Competition Marks U.S.–China Relations 40 Years After Normalization

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Amid the tumult of America’s domestic politics, the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Sino–U.S. relations passed almost unnoticed on January 1, commemorated only in subdued comments from Washington and Beijing. The relationship, once heralded by leaders in both countries as the world’s most important, is currently in flux. 

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Hoover Senior Fellow H.R. McMaster At The 19th World Knowledge Forum

by H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Marking the 19th anniversary of the World Knowledge Forum, around 200 speakers and 3,500 audiences gathered to discuss various agendas under the theme of “Collective Intelligence: Overcoming Global Pandemonium”. Hoover Senior Fellow and H. R. McMaster, the 26th White House National Security Council (NSC) Advisor of the Trump administration was featured.

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More Bad News For China

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Monday, January 21, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s economy is growing at its slowest rate since 1990 — and that those are the official figures, which, as the article notes, are viewed increasingly skeptically by economists. Of course, the official 6.6 percent growth rate would be the envy of all developed countries, but for China, it’s a continuation of a slowdown that underscores the major challenges facing the Chinese Communist Party and government in the next decade. As I argued in my book, The End of the Asian Century, decades of sweeping problems under the rug have caught up with China.

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A Philatelic Flaw

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Royal Mail in Britain is often held up as an example of meticulous accuracy and research, but not this month when it got its military history so disastrously wrong as to announce a new stamp purportedly showing Allied soldiers wading ashore in Normandy on D-Day when in fact the photo depicted an unopposed landing in Dutch New Guinea.

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Urging More From Our NATO Allies

by Robert G. Kaufmanvia Strategika
Thursday, January 17, 2019

The United States should never expect to achieve full burden-sharing with the European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Even in the most balanced alliances, the most powerful member will pay some premium for ensuring its credibility and effectiveness. The United States can strive plausibly to minimize but not eliminate the massive degree of free riding and strategic incoherence that has become politically untenable and strategically unwise. 

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Diversity, Part 4. The Who, What, When, Where, Why, And How

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Parts 2 and 3 of this series explored problems of definition and measurement in Diversity.  The definition of a Diverse person is somewhat subject to an arbitrary classification of Identity and measurement of Diversity is subject to the choice of geographical or organizational levels of Diverse groups.

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The Harder Question I Raise For James R. Rogers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Over at our sister publication Law & Liberty, political science professor James R. Rogers has a piece titled “The Harder Question Tucker Carlson Raises for Conservatives.” If it were a question Carlson raises only for conservatives, I would be less interested than otherwise. But Professor Rogers makes clear in the article that Carlson raises this question for libertarians too. 

In the News
In the News

Give Control Back To Your Users, Scholars Tell Facebook

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Telecoms
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In a new position paper, scholars from Oxford and Stanford recommended nine measures Facebook should take to make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy.

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How To Prevent The Next Election Disaster

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Politico
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 2020 presidential contest has already begun, with several Democratic candidates declaring their intention to challenge Donald Trump for the Oval Office and more on the way.

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When Bad Financial Advisers Happen To Good People

quoting Amit Seru via Phys.org
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Over 650,000 registered financial advisers in the United States help manage over $30 trillion of investible assets and represent approximately 10% of total employment of the finance and insurance sector. However, despite their prevalence and importance, financial advisers are often perceived as dishonest and consistently rank among the least trustworthy professionals, a perception shaped by highly publicized scandals in the industry over the past decade.

 

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Don’t Make This One Social Security Blunder

quoting John Shovenvia Market Watch
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

When you claim Social Security, don’t make this one really, really dumb move. 

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At The One-Issue White House, The Standoff Over A Border Wall Displaces Other Priorities

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

For the last month, President Trump’s public schedule has mostly been a sparse document. The one issued for Tuesday, for instance, listed only his daily intelligence briefing and lunch with the vice president. No new policy announcements. No new cabinet appointments.

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Library And Museum Partnership Asks What It Means To Be 'American'

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia The West Side Journal
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This month students and West Side residents will participate in a variety of activities following the January 16 screening of the documentary film “American Creed" at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

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93 Words, Most Of Them Wrong

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, May 1, 2017

In the WSJ, The 93 Words That Could Unlock $200 Billion in Bank Capital. This could be a great MBA final exam. Spot the errors: "Tucked inside a nearly 600-page legislative proposal to overhaul U.S. financial regulations are 93 words that could provide a windfall for bank investors seeking heftier dividends and share buybacks."

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'Tax Cuts For The Rich'?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, May 1, 2017

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase "tax cuts for the rich," which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax rates. The current proposal to reduce federal tax rates has revived this phrase, which was disproved by facts, as far back as the 1920s — and by now should be called "tax lies for the gullible."

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Gary Becker On Globalization, Inequality, And Education

featuring Gary S. Beckervia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Here’s a short statement by the late economics Nobel laureate Gary Becker on globalization’s effect on inequality and education. 

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Trump's First 683 Days

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Press-Enterprise
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Blame Franklin D. Roosevelt, or the Great Depression, or the herd mentality of media elites still hostile to Donald Trump. But assessing the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency has become a national obsession. Talking heads who wouldn’t know the New Deal from New Guinea have been contrasting the 45th president’s record with FDR’s — and it isn’t going well for The Donald.

Analysis and Commentary

Pope Francis's Distorted Vision

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, April 29, 2017

"I cannot fail to speak of the grave risks associated with the invasion of the positions of libertarian individualism at high strata of culture and in school and university education," the Pope said in an message sent to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences meeting in the Vatican and subsequently shared with Breitbart News.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Bill O’Reilly Scandal."

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Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his LA Times article "No, California, Roundup won't give you cancer."

Analysis and Commentary

How To Follow Trump's Opening Act? Some Second Hundred-Day Suggestions

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, April 29, 2017

And so the 100th day of the Trump presidency ended little different from most days on the 2016 campaign trail: the man whom few at first took seriously when he waded into presidential politics, making promises he may never keep in front of an adoring audience gobbling it up, all the while giving cable news the eye candy it can’t resist.

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Reprieve Or Reform In Europe?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Saturday, April 29, 2017

The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s Marine Le Pen, who won 21.3%. Barring a political accident of the type that befell the former frontrunner, conservative François Fillon, Macron will almost certainly win the second-round runoff against Le Pen on May 7. The European Union seems safe – for now.

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Is Trump Learning — Or Ad-Libbing — On Foreign Policy?

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, April 28, 2017

In the month of April, I found myself saying “I agree with Trump” more than anytime ever. On China, Russia, NATO and Syria, President Trump signaled radical changes in policy, nearly the complete opposite of what he said as a candidate. All were changes for the good — that is, new policy positions that advance American security, prosperity and values.

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