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Kurdish, Syrian, And Turkish Ironies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Critics now upset about abandoning our Kurdish friends demanded abject withdrawals — and the abandonment of friends — in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Nobel Laureates Aim Too Low On Global Poverty

by David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 14, 2019

Immigration and growth would help more than addressing the winners’ ‘manageable questions.’

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By Placing Profits Over Principles, The NBA Shows What It's Really Made Of

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Last week, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, tweeted “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” in support of Hong Kong citizen protests against mainland China. These seemingly harmless seven words created a political firestorm within the world’s premier basketball league that shows that the NBA’s highly publicized and proud commitment to social justice, freedom, and equality is largely abandoned when such principles affect their bottom line.  

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Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 14, 2019

Her demand-letter to Jamie Dimon is a foretaste of her imperial presidential style. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Policy Uncertainty In Japan

by Elif C. Arbatli, Steven J. Davis, Arata Ito, Naoko Miakevia Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis (2007-08) and the Great Recession (2007-09), households and firms faced lots of uncertainty, not only about when and how the economy would recover, but also confusion on whether and how the administration, Congress, and the Federal Reserve would react. For families considering the purchase of a new car or a move to another city for a job, and for businesses considering new hires or a plant expansion, this policy uncertainty meant that the prudent choice was often wait-and-see.

Analysis and Commentary

CISA’s Request For Subpoena Power

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Monday, October 14, 2019

Recent stories in Cyberscoop and TechCrunch indicate that the Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to grant the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) the power to issue administrative subpoenas to internet service providers (ISPs). The subpoena power will be used to compel ISPs to identify certain private-sector subscribers that CISA has found to be vulnerable to external threats, requiring ISPs to share contact information for those subscribers.

Analysis and Commentary

A Literacy Milestone For Students Of Color

by Christopher N. Ruszkowskivia Real Clear Education
Monday, October 14, 2019

A hard-earned milestone representing a boost in reading levels for thousands of students of color is in jeopardy—even before getting the attention that it deserves.

Analysis and Commentary

Fewer Children Left Behind: Lessons From The Dramatic Achievement Gains Of The 1990s And 2000s

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Earlier this year, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary Betsy DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different. Even my friend Rick Hess, after acknowledging big gains in math achievement, has argued that “a fair assessment” of the past two decades of reform “would admit that there has been a lot of action, but not much in the way of demonstrated improvement.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Latest Nobel Prize In Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michael Kremer of Harvard “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The award reveals a deepening fault line among economists about how best to fight poverty.

Interviews
Interviews

Paul E. Peterson On The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing The Right College?

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks with Michael Horn about his new book Choosing College, co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.

In the News
In the News

7 Influential Birmingham Women That Left Their Mark On The World, Including Mary Anderson

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Bham Now
Monday, October 14, 2019

Our city is home to some of the world’s most influential women. Learn more about 7 Birmingham women who left their mark on the world.

In the News

What's The End-Game Strategy?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia One News Now
Monday, October 14, 2019

A former Justice Department attorney says the Democrats' impeachment strategy is actually about creating chaos, frenzy, and disorder.

In the News

Fixing The Gig Economy Doesn’t Require Turning All Uber Drivers Into Employees

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Daily Caller
Monday, October 14, 2019

While new technologies have enabled new economic opportunities and labor arrangements, current laws largely treat employment as a binary between independent contractors and full-time employees. This limits employers who might otherwise want to offer some, but not all benefits; and unnecessarily restricts employees who need flexibility and the ability to set their own hours.

In the News

California Turns Off A Lot More Than Just The Lights With Forced Blackouts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Monday, October 14, 2019

Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences.

In the News

Frank Church Conference: Democracy, Russia, China And The U.S. Role

quoting Michael McFaulvia Idaho Press
Monday, October 14, 2019

From China to Russia to the role of the United States on the world stage, more than 500 people gathered at Boise State University on Monday to learn about and discuss the issues at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs.

In the News

Guaranteed Monthly Income: Boon Or Bane?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Monday, October 14, 2019

"Tell us how you would spend $1,000 a month. Then if you win, you'll get the [contest] money and you'll get a whole lot of social media followers." —Andrew Yang, announcing his competition-based dry run for a guaranteed minimum income.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Expresses Concern Over India's Economic Slowdown

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia India Today
Monday, October 14, 2019

The former RBI governor said the uncertainty surrounding the overall economic vision of government is one of the reasons behind India's slowing economy. 

In the News

Mitt, VDH, And How Trump Would Lose Rush

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Monday, October 14, 2019

RUSH: There’s a guy out there with a book. His name is Brian Rosenwald, and he’s written a book about me, essentially. It’s called Talk Radio’s America. And honestly, it’s been out awhile. He is the first person to write about me and this program and talk radio in general who gets it. He actually earned a PhD studying talk radio. And he wrote about it.

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Jack Goldsmith - In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, A Disappearance In Detroit, And My Search For The Truth

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Politics and Prose
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There have been many theories about the fate of Jimmy Hoffa, the longtime president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, since he disappeared in 1975. Many involve Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, Hoffa’s aide and Goldsmith’s stepfather. In this compelling investigation-cum-memoir, Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University and author of Terror Presidency and Power and Constraint, recounts how his childhood affection for O’Brien became more complicated as he pursued a legal career. Then, with the perspective he gained from serving as assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, Goldsmith was moved to uncover the truth about O’Brien, Hoffa, the mob, the waning of labor’s power, and the rise of the surveillance state.

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Analysis and Commentary

Arnold Kling On Economics For The 21st Century

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 12, 2018

Economist, blogger, and author Arnold Kling talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of economics in the 21st century. Kling argues that economics would be more useful if it took account of intangibles like culture, incorporated the role of financial intermediation in the economy, and modeled some of the the subtleties of the labor market--how wages are set and the role of team production.

In the News

China: Friend, Foe, Or Something In Between

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Geopolitical Monitor
Monday, March 12, 2018

In the brutal 2014 film Fury, a soldier quips: “Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” This violence is what the entire world, and particularly Southeast Asia, should be thinking about with regards to China’s rise. Is the rise going to be peaceful, violent, or somewhere in between? The evidence suggests more violent than peaceful coexistence if the global community allows China’s ambition to go on unfettered.

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Kiron Skinner: What Are Potential Benefits Of Trump's Kim Jong Un Meeting?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the dangers and opportunities that come with a possible US-North Korea summit.

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What The Chicago Way Did To The Federal Government

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Wizbang
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson has a very interesting article up over at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He’s titled his piece “Rethinking Watergate.” In doing so he draws a simile between the Nixon Administration’s “Watergate” scandal and the Obama Administration’s abuse of National Intelligence resources which is both inaccurate and a disservice to the memory of Richard Nixon.

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Niall Ferguson On Trump's Proposed Meeting With Kim Jong Un

interview with Niall Fergusonvia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump's potential meeting with Kim Jong Un as well as Ferguson's recent book The Square And The Tower.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Late In Getting To California, But He May Be A Step Ahead In Setting Up For 2020

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, March 11, 2018

When Donald Trump touches down in California on Tuesday, for the time as America’s 45th President, the question will be: is Trump politically ahead or behind the curve?

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How Today’s Loudest Progressives Are Nothing Like Those Who Fought For Civil Rights

quoting Shelby Steelevia Alabama Today
Sunday, March 11, 2018
“Unlike the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, when protesters wore their Sunday best and carried themselves with heroic dignity, today’s liberal marches are marked by incoherence and downright lunacy — hats designed to evoke sexual organs, poems that scream in anger yet have no point to make, and an hysterical anti-Americanism.”
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7 Reasons You Should Care About Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum

quoting John H. Cochranevia Michigan Live
Sunday, March 11, 2018

There are good reasons you should care about the new tariffs on steel and aluminum announced last week by President Trump.

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Political Experts Weigh-In On 'War Of Words' Between Trump And State Lawmakers

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Saturday, March 10, 2018

It has been an unprecedented week in politics as relations between state lawmakers and the federal government seem to have reached a boiling point - and now, some people are wondering how much of an impact this 'war of words' will have on this year's mid-term elections.

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Growing Cash In Economy May Be Due To Polls: SBI

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Times of India
Saturday, March 10, 2018

State Bank of India (SBI) has said that the spike in currency in circulation to near pre-demonetisation levels is possibly driven by political parties hoarding cash ahead of polls. Historically, cash usage picks up ahead of elections across governments. The surge in currency is slowing down deposit growth and pushing up interest rates in money markets.

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