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Public Option Kills Private Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

At the center of Joe Biden’s health-care proposal is the “public option”—a government insurance policy that would compete with private plans. Mr. Biden has obviously seen the polling. By 57% to 37%, Americans reject the idea, put forth by some of Mr. Biden’s Democratic rivals, of abolishing private insurance in favor of “Medicare for All.”

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America’s Values Will Help Win A New Cold War

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Catalyst
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses what he considers an emerging Cold War with China. This Cold War may be more difficult, he says, but the US can prevail by appealing to the Chinese people, many of whom appreciate our democratic capitalism. Our values will also help the US prevail.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The summer issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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“A Simple Accident?” Perhaps, But Not A Political Sliding Door

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In news not concerning presidential tweeting, we’re experiencing a wave of Camelot nostalgia courtesy of the 20th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Jr.’s fatal plane crash (July 16 also being the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lift-off and, more ominously, the 229th anniversary of a plot of land along the Potomac River being designated as the future seat of the federal government).

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Perhaps Progress Against Poverty Helped Test Scores Rise

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This is the fourth in a series of posts looking at whether the nation’s schools have improved over the past quarter-century or so—what might be considered the modern “reform era” of American education. The first two posts demonstrated that student outcomes rose significantly from the mid-1990s until the Great Recession —especially in reading and math, but in other academic subjects, too. 

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What NotPetya Tells Us About The New Era Of Cyber Warfare Two Years Later

by Jamil Jaffervia Homeland Security Today
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Last month’s two-year anniversary of the NotPetya cyber attack provides a unique opportunity to assess some of the key strategic lessons learned from the attack and what might be done on a national level to address the threat of similar attacks going forward. Perhaps the most distinctive outcome of the NotPetya attack was the sheer scale of the economic damage it caused worldwide – estimated to be over $10 billion – and the fact that the damage was borne not by intended targets of the attack, but rather by a series of private-sector companies largely unconnected to Ukraine.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his California On Your Mind article "California Can’t Avoid The Next “Big One” Can It Weather The Political Aftershock?"

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The Lawfare Podcast: Larry Diamond On 'Ill Winds'

interview with Larry Diamondvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses his book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, in which he charts the rise of illiberal leaders across six continents; the growing influence of China and Russia; and how the election of Donald Trump has affected all of this. Diamond argues that, to curb rising despotism, the United States must reclaim its role as an ardent defender of global democracy. 

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Li Rui Papers Open For Research

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce that the papers of prominent Chinese historian and politician Li Rui are now open for research. Consisting of correspondence, diaries, meeting minutes...

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The World’s Top 50 Thinkers 2019

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Prospect
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Prospect salutes the scientists, philosophers and writers reshaping our times—and asks for your help choosing our 2019 winners. Never doubt that thoughtful minds can change the world; they are the only things that ever do. Margaret Mead is thought to have said something like that, which chimes with Keynes, who wrote that the self-styled practical men running the world were unwittingly guided by forgotten academic scribblers. For Victor Hugo, meanwhile, the one thing stronger than all the armies in the world was “an idea whose time had come.”

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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia Fast Company
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

People have a hard time making choices when it comes to health insurance, so researchers are developing tools to help patients make the best decisions. There are plenty of easy consumer choices. Paper clips: easy. Dish sponges: easy. Those products sit at one end of the spectrum. At the other end, impossibly distant, is health insurance.

 

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How Real History Shaped ‘The Fountainhead’ — And Kept Ayn Rand’s Fans Coming Back

quoting Jennifer Burnsvia Alternet
Monday, July 15, 2019

Fans of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead consider the novel timeless, with its themes of individual freedom and the heroism of the creator. But the story — about an innovative architect of skyscrapers who grows frustrated by critics skeptical of his vision — is also a direct product of the historical moment leading up to its publication 75 years ago Monday, on May 7, 1943.

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Reining In Government By Dear Colleague Letter: An Update

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Cato Institute
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

For many decades, critics have noted that agencies were using Dear Colleague and guidance letters, memos and so forth — also known variously as subregulatory guidance, stealth regulation and regulatory dark matter — to grab new powers and ban new things in the guise of interpreting existing law, all while bypassing notice-and-comment and other constraints on actual rulemaking.

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Opinion | We Should Not Be Crying Wolf Over Dollar Sovereign Bonds

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Even if we assume a falling rupee, there is no reason why some risk cannot be taken on such bonds. It is interesting how committed globalizers suddenly turn near-nationalist when it comes to sovereign borrowings in non-rupee debt.

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Beijing Diplomats Now Tap Into The World Of Tweeting

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Standard
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Chinese diplomats are increasingly turning to Twitter to defend Beijing's policies to the international community, taking combative stances and courting controversy on a platform banned in their own country. While officials typically stay away from sharing views on social media, a tweetstorm from a Pakistan-based diplomat is raising eyebrows.

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Ilhan Omar Lets Rip Another Outburst Of Anti-Semitism

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Clarion Project
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Commenting at the Netroots Conference on “the situation in Palestine,” Omar declared, “What we are doing now is having hypocrisy in not celebrating non-violent movements there and condemning it [sic].”

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Study: Maryland Charter Students’ Gains Outpace Those At Traditional Schools; Black, Hispanic Pupils Benefit Most

quoting Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia The Baltimore Sun
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A new study has found that students at Maryland charter schools, especially those who are black or Hispanic, have on average made greater academic progress than their counterparts in traditional public schools. While the study noted deficiencies in about a third of charter schools, the student gains were the equivalent of them getting about an extra month of learning over the typical 180-day school year, according to Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, or CREDO.

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India Needs To Tap Into Foreign Capital To Trigger Investment And Growth: CEA Subramanian

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

He also said that although the goal is a bit of a stretch, achieving $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 is possible. There is a need to consider tapping into foreign capital to trigger a cycle of investment and growth, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian said on July 16.

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Coulter On Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Last week Ann Coulter wrote a piece on how immigrants to the United States helped Democratic candidates win in Virginia. She made a somewhat compelling case. It is this kind of concern that has made me more nervous than co-blogger Bryan Caplan or Cato Institute's Alex Nowrasteh about allowing more immigrants in.

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That Time Conservatives Saved The Planet From Climate Change

quoting George P. Shultzvia CBC News (Canada)
Sunday, November 19, 2017

What happened to the conservatism that enabled the Montreal Protocol and healed the ozone?

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The Budget And The Inequality Crisis

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Groundviews
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gintota is a grim warning. The abyss is still with us. We remain a country where a private dispute can be interpreted as a religious issue and used to ignite a violent conflict.

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George Shultz Honored For His Work To Free Soviet Jews

featuring George P. Shultzvia eJewish Philanthropy
Sunday, November 19, 2017

More than three decades after his release from Soviet imprisonment, Natan Sharansky, the former refusenik and current Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, met former US Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, and awarded him a life achievement award for his contribution to the struggle of Soviet Jewry for the right to liberty and freedom.

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Kiron Skinner: China And North Korea Hold High-Level Talks

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner examines President Trump's trip to Asia as well as President Trump's consistent message on trade and North Korea, which strengthens his talks in Asia and around the world.

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Merkel Signals Readiness For New Election After Coalition Talks Collapse

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany’s president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government.

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Americans Aren’t As Divided As You Think

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Politico
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Every day, America is being misled by the political parties, our political leaders and the press. We are told that the other side – whether it’s liberals or conservatives, Democrats or Republicans – are not just wrong on the issues, but full of destructive intent. The other side is full of deplorables or white nationalists or snowflakes or, worse yet, globalists. We are assured that the other side despises American values and is intent on destroying the country as we know it.

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Nehru, The Patron Saint Of Soviet Sexual Liberation?

by Michael S. Bernstamvia The Wire
Saturday, November 18, 2017

In the early 1950s, urban social life in the Soviet Union was constrained, with few opportunities for young people to meet and date. But that changed after Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit in 1955.

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In The Shoulda, Woulda World Of Democrats And Bill Clinton, How His Resignation Alters Politics

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, November 18, 2017

The worst week in U.S. politics belongs to Bill Clinton, as the frenzy over sexual harassment has led to his fellow Democrats rethinking the former President’s behavior while in the Oval Office.

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Grassley's 'Blue Slip' Move May Lead To More Extreme Judges

quoting Shanto Iyengarvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, November 17, 2017

America has rarely seemed as polarized as it does today. A Gallup poll released this year found just 34 percent of those surveyed identified as moderate, down from a high of 43 percent in 1992. While there are still many moderate Americans, ideologues increasingly control our two dominant parties.

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