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GLASNOST! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself A Better Forum For Free Speech And Democracy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Reuters Institute
Friday, January 18, 2019

A platform with more than 2.2 billion users, Facebook has found itself at the epicentre of many of the ongoing conversations about digital media, technology policy, and democracy. Following multiple controversies in the past two years, Facebook is seeking to implement much needed processes for self-regulation and governance to help regain the trust of the public, politicians, and regulatory authorities.

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Fact-Free Politics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, January 17, 2019

In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts.

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Strategika Issue 56: The Defense Of Europe

via Strategika
Friday, January 18, 2019

Strategika Issue 56 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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Hoover Political Scientists Among Most Cited In Academia

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Five of the top 25 most-cited American political scientists are Hoover senior fellows. A new report from the American Political Science Association examined journal citations of 4,089 tenure-track faculty members at 133 doctorate-granting political science departments in the United States.

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Hoover Hosts Roundtable Discussion Commemorating The 40th Anniversary Of The Taiwan Relations Act

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In April 1979, president Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) after the breaking of diplomatic relations between the United States and Taiwan. The act allows for a special authority created specifically for Taiwan known as the American Institute in Taiwan to serve as a de facto embassy, and provides for Taiwan to be recognized under...

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European Defense

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Europe was never a full partner in its own defense. The very question—Will Europe ever fully partner with the U.S., or will the European Union and NATO continue to downplay the necessity of military readiness?—is no longer meaningful as posed, because the political energies of Europe’s elites are absorbed as they try to fend off attacks on their legitimacy by broad sectors of their population.

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An NBA Player Goes One-On-One With The Petulant President Erdogan

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, January 18, 2019

Shoot a 3-pointer, go to jail. If Turkey’s spoiled-sport president gets his way, he will soon be locking up Enes Kanter, a Turkish-American star center for the New York Knicks.

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Workplace Challenges

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 19, 2019

One of the panelists, Susan Athey, a Stanford economist, said she had bought “khakis and loafers” to fit in with the men in the lunchroom of her first economics department, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She did so even though the department was the “most supportive environment” she has encountered in her career.

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A Hearty Henderson Salute To John Bogle

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 17, 2019

As is probably well-known by now, John Bogle, the man who started Vanguard Financial, died on Wednesday. He helped save millions of people like me thousands of dollars in fees. His basic insight was that it’s hard to beat the market and so the best idea is to have a broad portfolio of stocks that roughly matches the overall stock market.

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Defusing The Pension Bomb With Dr. Josh Rauh

interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia The Devin Nunes Podcast
Friday, January 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Josh Rauh discusses public employee pensions.

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Lee Ohanian: 12,000-Year Drought In California; Water-Use Limits In A Year

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California on Your Mind article "With Permanent Water Rationing On The Way, Californians Pray For Rain."

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Richard Epstein: Nirvana Fallacy In Chicago Economics: Assume There’s A Perfect Solution To A Problem (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Greatness Of Harold Demsetz."

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Richard Epstein: Brilliant Economist Harold Demsetz & The Common Pool Exhaustion Problem (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Greatness Of Harold Demsetz."

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Victor Davis Hanson: Western Masculinity Under Attack

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses masculinity and cultural values.

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Hanson On Some Liberals Calling Right Racist: 'They Don't Feel Subject To Their Own Standards' (3:35)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News Insider
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses racism.

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Harvard Law Professor And Co-Founder Of Lawfareblog Jack Goldsmith On The FBI’s Actions In 2016

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Hugh Hewitt
Friday, January 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the FBI investigations of before and during Trump's presidency.

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Andrew Grotto: Could The T's New Rail Cars Spy On Us?

interview with Andrew Grottovia WBUR
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Grotto discusses whether subway cars, made by the Chinese government, are spying on us.
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Michael Petrilli: School Choice’s Hopeful New Year

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli explains why school choice is poised to have a good 2019, despite its many headwinds.

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Trump Wants Out Of NATO: A Gift To Russia, Or A Gift To Germany?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Russian Times
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A report has emerged which claims the US president has been incessantly attempting to pull the US out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Western media has portrayed this idea as a gift to Russia, and not much else.
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The Economy Can’t Shrug Off The Shutdown Forever

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
For months now, commentators and economists have been warily eyeing the U.S. economy and asking what will cause the next recession. Risky corporate debt seemed to be building up in the system, but with profits robust and interest rates low, servicing the debt didn’t seem to be a problem.
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Would A 70 Percent Tax Rate Slow The Economy?

quoting Darrell Duffievia Chicago Booth Review
Thursday, January 17, 2019

In a television interview this month, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated the idea of raising the top marginal income tax rate as high as 70 percent, almost double the US’s current top tax rate of 37 percent.

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Shah Of Iran Modernized His Nation But Vacillated In Crisis

quoting Abbas Milanivia The News Tribune
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis.
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EU-NATO Relations: Beyond Dependency?

quoting Jim Hoaglandvia The Eurasia Review
Thursday, January 17, 2019

For decades, it has been common wisdom that the growing asymmetry in military power between the United States and its NATO Allies constitutes a serious problem in the transatlantic security relationship. After all, allies who can no longer cooperate militarily risk deviating politically as well.

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The End Of Postwar Germany

mentioning Josef Joffevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 18, 2019
Across the West, policymakers are grappling with the implications of a rapidly changing world order and the deep uncertainties accompanying it. As four new books by leading German thinkers show, nowhere is the need for clarity and an honest self-reckoning more acute than in the land of Kant and Bismarck.
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The GOP’s Problem On Health Reform Is They’ve Spent Years Hiding Their Real Position

featuring Peter M. Robinson, Avik Roy, John Podhoretzvia Vox
Monday, April 17, 2017

America’s most interesting policy fight is between the Republicans’ real and fake health policies.

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From The Classroom Into The World

mentioning Norman M. Naimarkvia Stanford News
Monday, April 17, 2017

While Stanford students gain a theoretical understanding of international justice from coursework, through internships with Stanford’s Handa Center they learn firsthand how those theories can be applied on the ground. Through their work monitoring trials in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and supporting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia, Stanford students Alina Utrata, Olina Chau and Quito Tsui helped achieve the mission and preserve the legacy of the ECCC. In the process, their lives were forever transformed. 

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California May Leapfrog Nevada With Its Presidential Primary

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Monday, April 17, 2017

California lawmakers are considering legislation to make the Golden State’s 2020 presidential primary the third in the nation after Iowa and New Hampshire, cutting in ahead of Nevada’s February caucuses.

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Lanhee Chen On American Wonk

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Ricochet
Monday, April 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen shares his thoughts on the new GOP tax reform plan and how Asian powers are looking at the Trump administration. And he answers the most important question of all: “What’s the most important thing the Trump administration can do to get the economy working for those who have struggled most over the last ten years?”

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What's A Democrat To Run On These Days? In California: Gays, Guns, Grass And Government

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Monday, April 17, 2017

Thanks to Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat last fall, Democrats face a quandary they weren’t expecting until the next decade: what does their party embody in a post-Clinton universe?

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What Happened To The ‘Special Relationship’?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, April 17, 2017

Not all that long ago we were lectured that Obama, with his charisma and savvy, had won over Recep Tayyip Erdogan and formed a new partnership with him that would lead to Middle East stability and a new Turkish omnipresence as a force for good. 

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Rana Foroohar On The Financial Sector And Makers And Takers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 17, 2017

Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Makers and Takers. Foroohar argues that finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy.

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Restoring Deterrence, One Bomb At A Time?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, April 17, 2017

The only thing more dangerous than losing deterrent power is trying to put it back together again.

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3 Ways That States Can Improve Low-Performing Schools Under The Every Student Succeeds Act

by Michael J. Petrilli, Ethan Grayvia The 74 Million
Sunday, April 16, 2017

As education reform advocates know, the Every Student Succeeds Act got rid of the School Improvement Grants program and replaced it with a requirement that states spend 7 percent of their Title I allotment (about $25 million annually for a typical state) on efforts to “serve schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities.” Behind that jargon is a rare opportunity to help millions of kids.

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How To Make A Deal With North Korea

by William J. Perryvia Politico
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Escalating tensions have made a diplomatic solution possible. It might be the last chance we have.

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