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We Hold All The Cards In The Showdown With Iran

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

In May 2018, the Donald Trump Administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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We Can't Rely On National Governments To Save Failing Communities. It's Time For A New Approach

by Raghuram Rajanvia CNN Business
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

As technological change has allowed societies around the world to prosper, others are being left behind.

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Why GDP Still Matters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Zealand’s focus on wellbeing, rather than GDP, may have the best of intentions. But if GDP does not increase, the government will have less money for its grand schemes. And compared to what it could have had, the country will have less overall wellbeing, worse environmental performance, and weaker human capital.

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Europe Must Stop This Disgrace: Viktor Orbán Is Dismantling Democracy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, June 20, 2019

When European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Thursday they will have a guilty secret: among them will sit the leader of a member state that is no longer a democracy. Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister and de facto supreme leader, will sit there smiling as a democrat among democrats, but in reality he has demolished liberal democracy in his country over the last decade. Adding insult to injury, he has used EU taxpayers’ money to consolidate his illiberal regime. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Reasonable Disagreements: In Defense Of Classical Liberalism (Among Other Things)

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Who are the critics of classical liberalism—namely, modern-day advocates for socialism.

Analysis and Commentary

Twenty-Five Years After O.J.’s Car Chase, The Wheels Keep Turning In California

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Among the dates that stand out on the California calendar: 9/11, the day that America was struck by its deadliest act of terrorism (the California connection: all four commercial airliners were originally headed to Los Angeles or San Francisco); and 4/20, the worldwide celebration of marijuana smoking (the California connection: the ritual may or may not have begun at a Northern California high school).

Analysis and Commentary

The Dilemma Of An Imperfect Ally

by Elana DeLoziervia The Caravan
Thursday, June 20, 2019

After seven decades of selling weapons to our allies in the Gulf reassured by the fact that we sold more planes than there were trained pilots, we are finally confronted with a foreseeable, yet jarring dilemma: what happens when the Gulf states finally decide to use the weapons in pursuit of their own interests?

Analysis and Commentary

Student Outcomes Have Improved In More Than Just Reading And Math

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

As I indicated last week, I plan to spend the summer writing about whether our schools have improved over the past quarter-century or so—essentially the “reform era.”

Analysis and Commentary

Giving USA Gets The Incentives Half Right

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

“After reaching record-breaking levels of giving in 2017, American individuals and organizations continued their generous support of charitable institutions in 2018,” said Rick Dunham, chair of Giving USA Foundation and CEO of Dunham + Company. “However, the environment for giving in 2018 was far more complex than most years, with shifts in tax policy and the volatility of the stock market. This is particularly true for the wide range of households that comprise individual giving and provide over two-thirds of all giving.”

Analysis and Commentary

Candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg Gets Foreign Policy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mayor Pete is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field of candidates struggling for oxygen. His youth and wholesome demeanor present a clear contrast to today’s Oval Office occupant, while his military service gives him defense and national security credibility. Overall, the South Bend mayor feels comfortable and looks relaxed talking about foreign affairs and the future.

Interviews
Interviews

Condoleezza Rice: China Hurt Itself By Saying It Wanted To Dominate The Tech World

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia CNBC
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses immigration, trade, closed markets, and cyber-security issues that the US and world have with China. Rices notes that a trade agreement between the US and China, will help not only the US and China, but economies worldwide.

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Former Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice On Huawei And Security Risks

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia CNBC
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses Huawei and the serious problem of intellectual property theft with China.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Getting Wonky On The Democratic Candidates’ Education Ideas

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Democratic candidates' ideas and proposals for education.

Interviews

Jamil Jaffer Chats About The Value Of Sharing Threat Intelligence For Better Cybersecurity

interview with Jamil Jaffervia TechSpective
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the value of sharing threat intelligence and the challenges organizations face when it comes to cooperating with others on threat intelligence.

In the News
In the News

Condoleezza Rice Says If You Are Prepared, People Will Accept Women As Leaders

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Star Tribune
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

When Condoleezza Rice entered the top tier of government in 1989 as a national security adviser, she said she still often received stares as if she had just walked into the wrong meeting.

In the News

'Wages And Benefits' Make Up Almost 3/4 Of The Fiscal Year 2019-2020 General Fund Budget

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Sanger Herald
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The council took very little time at its June 13 meeting to approve an overall city budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 of about $47 million with a general fund budget of a little more than $13.6 million.

In the News

Could Trump Use The Sept. 11 War Law To Attack Iran Without Going To Congress?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Talk of purported Iran-Qaeda ties is raising questions about whether the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to claim that it needs no new legal authority to take military action.

In the News

Redefining Who Is In Poverty Could Bump Thousands From Medi-Cal

quoting Charles Blahousvia Capital Public Radio
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

California’s push to give everyone access to affordable health insurance could be disrupted by a federal plan to change the standards for poverty, according to analysts.

In the News

Pearl Harbor Volunteer Was ‘Great Friend’ To Grieving Families

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jim Taylor served 33 years on active duty in the Navy, retiring in 1989 as command master chief of the “Blue Geese” of Patrol Squadron 22 at Naval Air Station Barbers Point.

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Hall Graphs

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bob Hall gave a lovely talk on wages, and how a reduction in the cost of capital from tax or regulatory reform might raise capital, and by doing so raise labor productivity and hence wages. The graphs speak for themselves.

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Highlights Of George W. Bush Speech

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I've just returned from the Hoover Institution retreat that started Sunday night and went to noon today. I'll post later on other aspects of the conference, hitting mainly the points I liked, but here I simply want to focus on the kickoff speech by former President George W. Bush.

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Politics Moves 140 Characters At A Time

quoting Kori Schakevia Loma Beat
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In recent years, Twitter has undergone a social transformation, from a place where friends and family communicate fun quips and clever thoughts, to a mouthpiece for the most powerful individuals in this country. According to NPR’s web article, ‘Declaration of War’ Means North Korea Can Shoot Down U.S. Bombers, President Donald Trump may have “declared war” in 135 characters, at least in the eyes North Korean leadership. That’s all it takes now. Just over a hundred characters can spark a national political fire.

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John McCain's 'Bone Spurs' Comment Shows There's A Deeper Problem In The Military

quoting Timothy Kanevia Fortune
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sen. John McCain’s recent comments about the wealthy avoiding service in Vietnam through deferments not only took an unsubtle swipe at the current commander-in-chief, but also highlighted the key inequities that characterized the draft-era military. While the implementation of the all-volunteer force effectively removed those class disparities over time, the military remains unrepresentative in other important ways.

Analysis and Commentary

Grant, Sherman, And The American Way Of War

by Williamson Murrayvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Russell Weigley, one of America’s leading military historians in the twentieth century, used Sherman’s 1864 scorched-earth March to the Sea that made “Georgia howl,” as an example of the American way of war. While there is some truth in Weigley’s description, he missed another aspect of the framework within which Grant and Sherman broke Confederate resistance and ended the Civil War: namely logistics and the problems that it raised for Union strategists in waging the war.

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Single-Payer Health Care Is A Terrible Option

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yes, everyone has insurance, but that’s meaningless when people are dying in line for care.

In the News

Both Political Parties Pulled To Fringe By Activists

quoting Bill Whalenvia News OK
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Citizens often decry excessive partisanship in Congress. Meanwhile, activists in both parties think there's too much comity.

In the News

The Challenge For Social Democrats Is Daunting

quoting Josef Joffevia Free Press Journal
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Since the Second World War, the centre-right and centre-left parties have played a crucial role in rebuilding democracy in Western Europe. They are also responsible for the highest growth rate and redistribution of wealth in Western European countries. But of late, things are changing: in election after election, the political discourse is gradually moving to the populist right. A significant change in traditional political system is marked by a shift from left-right political rivalry to a battle between the forces of globalisation and anti-globalisation.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Russia Collusion Obsession Is Empty Hysteria; The Investigators Are Now Being Investigated

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the non-existent Russian collusion with the Trump administration as well as the Russian money and the Clinton foundation.

Analysis and Commentary

How The Administrative State Serves Clients And Hurts Citizens: The Case Of The Non-Organic, Organic Food

by Henry I. Miller, Julie Kellyvia American Greatness
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The late economist and Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman used to say that only in government, when a program or project fails dismally, the instinctive response is to make it bigger. 

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