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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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Jack Goldsmith On The Failure Of Internet Freedom

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Duke University School of Law
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses "The Failure of Internet Freedom." Goldsmith makes the case that the pursuit of internet regulation policies encouraging individual flourishing, technological innovation, and economic prosperity in the United States have had disastrous consequences abroad and domestically, where a relatively unregulated internet is being used for ill, to a point that threatens basic American institutions.

Analysis and Commentary

More Never-Trump Moral Preening

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

President Trump in his first year has succeeded at realizing many long-time conservative goals like tax reform and deregulation, to name a few. But for NeverTrump grumps, these achievements seem to intensify their bitter-ender anger at a political parvenu. Puffed up with self-regard about the purity of their “principles,” many have doubled-down on their criticisms of Trump’s brash, vulgar demeanor, coming off like the pompous Judge Smails sputtering over Al Czervik’s trashing of the Bushwood Country Club.

In the News

The EWI Encryption Report: Stop Trying To Sell Me A Shoebox

quoting Herbert Linvia Just Security
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Which would you prefer: keeping your valuables in a locked safe, or keeping them in a shoebox and trusting that everyone will adhere to laws against theft and their concomitant penalties? Most, if not all, of us will choose the former. That’s so even if we realize that safe-crackers may ultimately find a way someday to bust open even the most top-of-the-line safe currently on offer.

In the News

Gary Cohn, Trump’s Top Economic Adviser, To Resign Amid Differences On Trade Policy

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Gary Cohn, the White House’s top economic adviser, announced Tuesday that he was leaving the administration amid a major internal clash over President Trump’s sharp and sudden pivot toward protectionist trade policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Will Saudi Arabia Free Its Women?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Imagine the humiliation of a middle-aged mother having to ask a young son’s approval for life decisions.

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The Meaning Of Bitcoin’s Volatility

by Kevin Warshvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cryptocurrency may be a leading indicator for traditional assets such as stocks, bonds and credit.

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NYT Executive Editor: ‘Hear From Other Thoughtful Voices Even If You Disagree With Them’

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Executive Editor of the New York Times Dean Baquet has held the newsroom’s highest ranking position since 2014, where he has overseen coverage of content ranging from President Donald Trump’s Russia controversy to reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. On Tuesday night, Baquet addressed audience members in Cubberley Auditorium as part of an event hosted by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Prior to the event, he also sat down to speak to The Daily about Stanford’s open-mindedness to differing viewpoints, the New York Times’ coverage of Trump and how technology is changing the journalism field.

In the News

Funding The Fight

quoting Amy Zegartvia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires still need some persuading to help finance cybersecurity.

In the News

Turkey alienates stateless Kurds to its own detriment

quoting Fabrice Balanchevia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ankara’s aggression towards its ethnic minority strengthens the arc of Iranian power.

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Fabrice Balanche On How Sectarianism Can Help Explain The Syrian War

interview with Fabrice Balanchevia News Deeply
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Fabrice Balanche talks about how the Syrian war is often cast as a sectarian conflict between a Sunni majority population and a minority Shiite ruling elite. However, sectarianism is only one component of a multi-faceted conflict that is also partially driven by socio-economic grievances.

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