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Area 45: The State Of The Presidential Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Friday, November 15, 2019

Dave Brady and Doug Rivers review their latest poll data on the 2020 election.

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Here’s How Russia Will Attack The 2020 Election. We’re Still Not Ready.

by Renee DiResta, Michael McFaul, Alex Stamosvia The Washington Post
Friday, November 15, 2019

In 1983, an anonymous letter from an author claiming to be an American scientist appeared in an Indian newspaper, asserting that the HIV virus raging across the world was a bioweapon released by the United States. Over the next several years, similar claims appeared in leftist and alternative newspapers around the world and ended up becoming widely believed among those predisposed to distrust the Reagan administration. As late as 2005, a study showed that 27 percent of African Americans still believed that HIV was created in a government lab.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The California Endangered Species No One Can Save – Will It Ever Return?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Saturday, November 16, 2019

From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. Only seven of California’s 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans.

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Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).

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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

Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo: “Nothing Is Benign”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 18, 2019
Impeachment hearings, the search for Trump’s tax records, and the return of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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The Wages Of Trump Fixation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, November 17, 2019

The strange case of a reborn Max Boot and the folly of impeachment.

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Keith Smith On Free Market Health Care

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 18, 2019

Entrepreneur and Anesthesiologist Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma talks with host Russ Roberts about what it's like to run a surgery center that posts prices on the internet and that does not take insurance. Along the way, he discusses the distortions in the market for health care and how a real market for health care might function if government took a smaller role.

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The Education Exchange: How To Build A 21st-Century School System

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, November 18, 2019

Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss the upcoming PISA results, how high-performing nations work to support teachers, and what school systems can do to better prepare students for the future. The 2019 PISA results will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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Centrifugal Forces Tug At The World

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 15, 2019

Spain’s former leader, José María Aznar, reflects on secession movements at home and in Europe, and on the Trump era’s challenges to the postwar order.

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Nobel Laureates Aim Too Low On Global Poverty

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, November 16, 2019

The above is the title that the Wall Street Journal gave my article on the recent winners of the Nobel Prize in economics. Now that the 30 days is up, I’m posting the whole article below.

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The Beauty Of Freedom, #12,971

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Unidentified man checks off item on David R. Henderson’s bucket list.

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Conversations With John Anderson: Featuring Niall Ferguson (Part III)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Anderson
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson shares his insights on the rivalry between China and the USA, Trump, Brexit, and more.

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John Yoo: DOJ Watchdog Reportedly Won't Let Witnesses Give Written Feedback On Russia Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, November 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses a new report from the inspector general that says that witnesses are being invited to review 'top secret' draft sections of the Horowitz report, but any comments and corrections must be conveyed verbally.

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Lanhee Chen: Economy Plays Central Role During A Presidential Election

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, November 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses why people 'vote with their pocketbooks'; and he also discusses former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's presidential platform to attack President Trump.

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In the News

If The Resistance Wins

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Saturday, November 16, 2019

In early May 2017, Hillary Clinton declared herself "an activist citizen and part of what she called The Resistance. Later that month, May 17, 2017, she officially launched a "political organization aimed at funding 'resistance' groups" to oppose and undermine the president. As early as June 2, 2016, Hillary had been questioning President Trump's "fitness to lead" and given a "tour-de-force assault on his record," calling him "too dangerous and unstable" to be president. She has spent the past three years declaring herself the real winner of the 2016 election and attacking the president's fitness for office. Looking at her pitiful illusions in multiple interviews, her recent book, and her desperate quest for the presidency, it's not hard to guess what drives her compulsion to lead what she calls "The Resistance."

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Putin Says U.S. Will Have To Shed 755 From Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions

quoting Michael McFaulvia Valliant News
Monday, November 18, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the U.S. diplomatic missions in Moscow and elsewhere in the country will have to reduce their staffs by 755 people, signaling a dramatic escalation in the Russian response to American sanctions over the Kremlin‘s intervention in the 2016 presidential elections.

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What The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Meant For Eastern European Jews

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia St. Louis Jewish Light
Thursday, November 14, 2019

“Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall would fall.

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One Explanation For Weak Wage Growth: Workers’ Reluctance To Switch Jobs

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Central banks should monitor job-market churn as a stronger predictor of pay, prices and productivity than unemployment, say some economists.

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Hurricanes Aren't Stronger

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Carolina Coast Online
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hurricanes have not grown in intensity. Nor are they bigger or stronger.

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Is Trump Good Or Bad For Business?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Fortune
Monday, November 18, 2019

America’s first billionaire President promised to bring a C-suite sensibility to the Oval Office. It started well—but now bad policy choices have pushed CEO confidence to the lowest level in a decade.

Jonathan Rodden, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in th
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Jonathan Rodden: A Model Of Political Demonization

mentioning Jonathan Roddenvia Harvard Kennedy School
Monday, December 9, 2019

Jonathan Rodden, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University. Date: Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Location: Bell Hall—Belfer 500.

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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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Anti-Zionism And The Humanities: A Response To Saree Makdisi

by Cary Nelson, Russell A. Bermanvia Fathom Journal
Thursday, April 12, 2018

This lengthy essay by two leading US professors challenges the world of academic publishing. They identify the symptoms of a ‘widespread institutional corruption that extends far beyond the debates over the Middle East’: the move of disciplines and journals from textual interpretation and scholarship to politics and polemic; and the fundamental breakdown in the peer review process in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, as publishers with a strong anti-Zionist bias submit manuscripts to highly sympathetic anti-Zionist readers who laud the manuscript’s ‘courage’ and recommend publication, creating an anti-Zionist echo chamber increasingly free from some traditional scholarly controls, including fact-checking.

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Thomas Jefferson Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Visit From International Author And Historian Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia KOAM
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks with students about history, success, and how to achieve your dreams...read.

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“The Call Of Freedom”: Free Speech And Censorship

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Should we trust government agencies to have all the people’s best interests at heart?

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Leave Apu Alone—He’s A Great American

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 12, 2018

An unfunny comedian launches an attack on ‘his cartoon nemesis.’

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Donald Trump, Tragic Hero

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The very idea that Donald Trump could, even in a perverse way, be heroic may appall half the country. Nonetheless, one way of understanding both Trump’s personal excesses and his accomplishments is that his not being traditionally presidential may have been valuable in bringing long-overdue changes in foreign and domestic policy.

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Journalists Need To Watch Out For Turkey

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Working as a Middle East correspondent can be hazardous to your health. Freelance journalist Austin Tice is approaching the six year mark since his kidnapping in Syria. Reporter Marie Colvin was tracked and targeted for lethal attack by the Assad regime.

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Nuking The Iran deal

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Iran deal comes up for recertification by President Trump on May 12. Last time around, this past January, Trump vowed to “terminate” the agreement unless the participating European allies agreed to strengthen it. “This is a last chance,” Trump said. “[E]ither fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw.” It’s a hot subject in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State this morning.

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Dueling Populisms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Trump has revived the ancient tension between urban radicals who seek equality, and rural conservatives who seek liberty.

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