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The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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The 30th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

featuring Peter M. Robinson, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Kotkin, David Holloway, Timothy Garton Ash, Norman M. Naimark, Niall Ferguson, Robert Service, Victor Davis Hanson, Michael McFaul, Amir Weinervia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson as well as many scholars and historians review the history of the Berlin Wall.

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Environmental Policy Insight

by Terry Anderson, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane, George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Whether it is climate change, polluted oceans, or smoggy skies, we owe it to future generations—not to mention our current well-being—to improve our environment. But finding the right answer isn’t always easy. Some proposed solutions would have large negative effects on the economy. Other ideas sound good but don’t have a significant positive effect on the environment. How can we find the best solution?

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Democrats, Tyranny, And Income Inequality

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, November 15, 2019

How progressives mask their envy and lust for power.

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To Be, Or Not To Be . . . Filing In New Hampshire?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Friday, November 15, 2019

While the political work obsesses over impeachment hearings, I’ve asked the good folks at NORAD to fire up their Santa Tracker a little early this year – and be on the lookout for small aircraft heading north, to New Hampshire, from Chappaqua, New York.

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A Century Of Ideas: Labor And Capital Market Policy: From Ideas To Actions Over One Hundred Years

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Nowhere are good economic ideas more important for growth and stability than in labor and capital markets. Enormous technological, political, and demographic shifts in the past one hundred years have changed what is feasible and what works in practice. Panelists will discuss how ideas about the roles of government and private enterprise have changed, how good ideas stressing economic freedom can be advanced into action, and the influence of globalization on the ability of governments to apply good ideas to capital flows and immigration.

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Analysis and Commentary

How The Center Can Reclaim Feminism

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Feminism wasn’t always so ideologically divisive and subject to partisan conflict.

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The Religion Of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the teenager from Stockholm, is the prophet of a new religion sweeping the West. Call it Climatism. Like any religion worthy of the name, it comes with its own catechism (what to believe) and eschatology (how the world will end). Thunberg’s bible is the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which gives us 12 years to save civilization as we know it.

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Caliph Incognito: The Ridicule Of Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi

by Cole Bunzelvia Jihadica
Thursday, November 14, 2019

The last week of October 2019 was an eventful one in the history of the Islamic State. On October 25, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its leader and caliph, blew himself up during a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in Idlib Province, Syria. The next day, official spokesman Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir, a potential successor to al-Baghdadi, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in nearby Aleppo Province. On October 31, the Islamic State confirmed the fatalities in an audio statement read by al-Muhajir’s replacement, Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, who went on to announce the appointment of a certain Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi as the new “commander of the believers and caliph of the Muslims.” The adjective Qurashi in their names denotes descent from the Prophet Muhammad’s tribe of Quraysh, one of the traditional qualifications of being caliph.

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Review Of Open Borders

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 15, 2019

You might expect that I, as an immigrant and as an economist who favors the free movement of labor, would find the idea of open borders to be an obviously good policy. If you also learned that in 1977, the Immigration and Naturalization Service tried to deport me, you might think that I would also be emotionally, and not just intellectually, in favor of open borders. At times I have been.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: The Scarcity Of High-Quality Early Childhood Education

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the state of early childhood education for students of color.
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In the News

Rice And Zelikow On ‘Catalytic Choices’

with Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikowvia Russia Matters
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Having both entered U.S. government service in the second half of the 1980s, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice then spent three and a half decades alternating between making and shaping America’s foreign policies, and this extensive experience shows in their September 2019 book, “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.”
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Global Economy Improved After Fed Rate Cut: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Grain Mart
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Former RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan highlighted the improvement in the global economy due to fed rate cut. This was a highly anticipated move to cut interest rate by quarter point. Federal Open Market Committee decreased benchmark funds rate by 25 points.
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‘Climatism’ And The Apocalypse

quoting Josef Joffevia National Review
Friday, November 15, 2019

The argument that some strains of environmentalism (in particularly in the area of climate change) have strongly religious characteristics is not a new one, but not all religions are the same: The defining characteristic of (again) some aspects of the current climate change crusade (I use that word deliberately) tie into a specifically millenarian religious tradition, something that is now attracting the attention it deserves.

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PN-G Hack Seen As Lesson For Other School Districts

quoting Herbert Linvia Beaumont Enterprise
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
As forensic experts worked on Wednesday to restore access to Port Neches-Groves ISD computer files following a crippling cyberattack a day earlier, Superintendent Mike Gonzales said the district may never know whose computer allowed the malware to intrude.
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In Blaming Schools For Eroding Reading Skills, Are We Overlooking Surge In Children’s Screen Time?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia AJC
Friday, November 15, 2019

In decrying disappointing U.S. reading performance, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos looked at what occurs within schools, citing ineffective teachers, antiquated approaches, bloated bureaucracies, overpaid administrators, bad policies and "Big Ed."

Jack Goldsmith, a member of the Task Force on National Security and Law, defined
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An Ambitious Lawyer, A Stepfather With Mob Ties And The Death Of Jimmy Hoffa

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Jack O’Brien graduated from Washington and Lee in 1984 with an Oxford fellowship and an acceptance from Yale Law School in hand. A few weeks later, he changed his name back to the one he had at his birth: Jack Goldsmith.
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Area 45: Charting A Course For Charter Schools

interview with Eric Hanushek, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Area 45
Thursday, April 12, 2018

School Choice – What Are The Choices?

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New ‘Nation At Risk’ Would Start With ‘Dear American People: Wake Up,’ Janet Napolitano Says In Reagan Institute Panel With Condoleezza Rice

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia The 74 Million
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Napolitano spoke with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice at the first panel of the Reagan Institute Summit on Education, a daylong event celebrating the anniversary of “A Nation at Risk.” Romy Drucker, co-founder and CEO of The 74, moderated the discussion.

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Eriks Jekabsons’ Magnum Opus On American Assistance To Latvia Released In Riga

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Professor Eriks Jekabsons of the University of Latvia, a historian who has worked at the Hoover Institution several times during the past decade, has written an 800-page monograph on relations between Latvia and the United States, with special emphasis on the American aid to that country during 1918−22. The publication is based mostly on documentation found in the Hoover Archives and is richly illustrated with photographs from Hoover holdings.

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Choose A Major In Line With Growing Global Industries

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, April 12, 2018

My role as a college admissions consultant has increasingly become that of a career adviser. Students today want to know not only where to study but what to study as they prepare for a career. The globalization of the economy and the shifting of our manufacturing base means that those students who are left in the wake of this transition are concerned about their future. They want to know where they fit in.

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Making Sense Of The Syrian Civil War

mentioning Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 12, 2018

After a chemical attack in Syria on Saturday that killed dozens and is suspected to have been launched by the Assad government, President Trump is warning that the United States may strike back. These books will get you up to speed on the seven-year war and highlight those most affected: the country’s people.

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Jilted Kurds Ignore Western Hand-Wringing Over Syria Gas Attack

quoting Fabrice Balanchevia Al-Monitor
Thursday, April 12, 2018

As stakeholders in Syria’s seven-year conflict remain glued to US President Donald Trump’s tweets, one group has remained noticeably silent: Turkey’s biggest bugbear and the United States’ top ally, the Kurds.

Viewpoint: GMO Critic Vandana Shiva's Anti-Modernity Crusade Threatens World's Poor

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have had Indian activist and mountebank Vandana Shiva on the cover. She opposes the tools and practices of modern agriculture and science--and well, modernity in general—and advocates retrogressive policies that will cause widespread malnourishment, deprivation and death to the very people she claims to champion. 

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Mueller Investigation Puts Senators On The Tightrope

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 12, 2018

A bipartisan bill to secure the Robert Mueller investigation has almost certain majority support in the Senate, as Greg Sargent reports. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley appears to be moving toward considering the bill. Is this, as Sargent proposes, a big test for whether Grassley and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell really mean it when they say that President Donald Trump should allow the investigation to proceed unimpeded? Well, sort of.

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Xi Jingping’s Rise Revives Memories Of Dread

quoting Frank Diköttervia Scoop News
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jingping’s recent anointment as the `President for Life` has sparked old, buried memories of the horrific days of the Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Those were the days, about 52 years ago, when unruly mobs comprising students and soldiers were unleashed on all those who opposed or seen to be in opposition to Mao’s ambition fuelled by paranoia to become the unbridled leader of the country. 

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Adam Smith On The Glory of War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Yesterday I posted two quotes from Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments to back up a Glenn Greenwald claim. Based on that, it seemed that Glenn had given a very rough precis.

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