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Political And Electoral Instability

featuring David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Russell Roberts, Bill Whalen, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Thursday, October 17, 2019

American politics feels more divided than ever. Are we at an unprecedented point in history? Are there lessons to be learned from prior periods in American politics?

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Is America Becoming Sinicized?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 17, 2019

China does not fool around.

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Lights Out At The Hotel California

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? is a 1968 romantic comedy starring Doris Day, who plays an actress caught in the great Northeastern blackout of November 1965 (like many a Day film, she accidentally ends up in bed with the wrong guy, yet manages to keep her virtue intact).

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New Book: Reflections On Allan H. Meltzer’s Contributions To Monetary Economics And Public Policy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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In the new book Reflections on Allan H. Meltzer’s Contributions to Monetary Economics and Public Policy, Meltzer is memorialized and celebrated by prominent economists in eleven essays. The authors remember the man and reexamine his legacy, including his many contributions to monetary economics and public policy.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Role Of OMB In Withholding Ukrainian Aid

by Jacques Singer-Emery, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

One of the most damning allegations in the whistleblower complaint is that President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son by withholding congressionally approved military aid. The amounts include $250 million from the Defense Department and $141 million from the State Department.

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Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Gabbard Pushing Back On CNN, NYT: 'Welcome To The Trump Club'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the amazing achievements of President Trump and notes that 2020 presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, has joined the “Trump club,” after the congresswoman pushed back against CNN and The New York Times for calling her an "asset of Russia."

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Interview | Niall Ferguson On Why ‘It’s Hard Not To Be Envious Of Japan’s Stability’

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Japan Forward
Friday, October 11, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Japan in the era of the Shinzo Abe administration as well as the geopolitical tensions among Japan, South Korea, and China.

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Interview | Historian Niall Ferguson: ‘Reverence And Esteem Around Japanese Is Enviable’

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Japan Forward
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the Japanese Imperial System and the upcoming investiture of Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito.

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John Yoo: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Defends House Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry Process

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the impeachment inquiry timeline and whether a full, thorough, and transparent investigation is realistic with a short timeline.

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Discussing The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: John Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Democrats’ views on President Trump’s impeachment inquiry and Yoo notes basic American principles call for due process and fairness.

In the News
In the News

Hoffa And Harvard Law

featuring Jack Goldsmithvia Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jack Goldsmith is Shattuck professor of law. As such, he is known for his work on the legal aspects of terrorism, national security, and other fraught topics in international law. But like all faculty members, he has a life beyond the classroom and his scholarship. In his case, the complications of that personal life are the subject of the new book, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28). 

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Stanford Students Help Bridge Political Divides

quoting Larry Diamondvia Stanford News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In a 2019 Sophomore College course, students traveled to Dallas, Texas, where they helped staff a landmark experiment that brought together more than 500 registered voters who represent the political, cultural and demographic diversity of America in one room.

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Does The United States Have A New Grand Strategy?

quoting George P. Shultzvia In Homeland Security
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Some say that the United States has not had a grand strategy since the policy of containment during the Cold War. What is a grand strategy? How is a grand strategy different from a national security strategy and/or a national defense strategy? In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last month, was President Donald Trump attempting to establish a new America First grand strategy, one that will endure beyond his administration?

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His View: Unalienable Right Can’t Be Source Of Own Destruction

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In 1689, John Locke argued that political society exists for the sake of protecting one’s natural right to “life, liberty, and estate.” Thomas Jefferson extended Locke’s thesis, stating in the Declaration that we have unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

In the News

Did California’s Tax Hike Chase Out The Rich?

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Think Advisor
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A study looked to determine whether increasing taxes on high earners led them to flee the state.

In the News

Podcast: Mats Kjaer On How Trades Affect The Balance Sheet

cited Darrell Duffievia Risk.net
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bloomberg quant has developed a balance-sheet model for XVA pricing.

In the News

NDPC Engages Researchers On Ghana’s Priority Projects And Cost Benefits.

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia News Ghana
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has held a 3-days round-table discussion with both International and local researchers to provide the necessary advice on how to prioritize Ghana’s economic policies that would lead to development and also improve the living conditions of citizens in the country.

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No Safe Spaces: Free Speech Under Attack

mentioning Michael McConnellvia Independent Institute
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Once upon a time, universities were the ultimate forum of ideas. Today however, college campuses have become the most intolerant places for diverse and even conventional viewpoints. The First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and the very idea of free speech are under attack with threats, bans, and even violence. A growing number of Americans don’t even believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for campuses to be “safe spaces” in which open debate and discussions are not allowed. This disturbing movement has now been extending beyond colleges and into the wider world. Will we all be silenced for expressing ideas that may not conform with the politically correct? And what can be done to restore constitutional and civil liberties?

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The First Amendment Applies To The FDA Too

by Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conkovia Reason
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Can the government prevent doctors from telling patients true facts about the medicine they prescribe?

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Trump Syndromes

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

General chaos surrounds President Trump. Few dispute that. All argue over the origins, causes, and nature of these wild reactions to our president.

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'It Means Disaster': White House Aides Fear More Policy Chaos After Cohn Departure

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Some worry that the West Wing could return to the uncontrolled days of the early Trump administration, when the travel ban became an executive order with little review.

Analysis and Commentary

A Plea For The Renewal Of The ISBR

by Giovanni Tagliabue, Marcel Kuntz, Henry I. Miller, Klaus Ammannvia Science Direct
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The recent meeting of the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) focused on so-called genetically modified organisms. For decades, in most regulatory frameworks, recombinant DNA-modified organisms have been the wrong focus of unbalanced agri-food regulations. The ISBR should instead adopt a scientifically defensible and truly risk-based perspective, abandoning a misleading pseudo-category.

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Trump's Tariffs Will Hurt Trade, And Trade Is A Good Thing -- Really

by John H. Cochranevia Fox News
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

In a remarkable achievement, President Trump has united the nation’s economists by proposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, tariffs designed to reduce imports of those goods. The consensus opinion is this: Tariffs are bad for the economy. Tariffs on raw materials, produced by machine-intensive dirty declining industries are worse. Trade is good.

In the News

How Russia Tried To Turn America Against GMOs And Agricultural Biotechnology And Sow Ideological Discord

quoting Henry I. Millervia Genetic Literacy Project
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

How serious was secret Russian interventionism when it comes to creating public discord over US farming and agricultural trade policy? We may never know for sure, but a stream of recent revelations provide some context as to how Russia is trying to benefit from its recent rejection of Western biotechnology and embrace of organic farming.

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Boom In Share Buybacks Is Big And Possibly Dumb

quoting John H. Cochranevia The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Buybacks are really popular right now! In February, according to research firm TrimTabs, U.S. corporations announced $153.7-billion in share repurchases -- a new one-month record. Investment strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimate that buybacks will total more than $800-billion this year, which would also be a record.

Analysis and Commentary

On Tariffs

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, March 5, 2018

That tariffs are bad is rather obvious to readers of this blog, but perhaps marshaling and digesting things we've known for 250 years is worthwhile. In a remarkable achievement, President Trump has united the nation’s economists by proposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, tariffs designed to reduce imports of those goods. Tariffs are bad for the economy. 

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Aid Convoy Enters Syria Enclave As Regime Presses Onslaught

quoting Fabrice Balanchevia AFP
Monday, March 5, 2018

An international convoy entered Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta to deliver much-needed aid on Monday as the regime pounded the region with fresh bombardment, killing dozens as it seized more ground.

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Can Paris Have An Influence On Teheran?

quoting Fabrice Balanchevia France 24
Monday, March 5, 2018

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Tehran Monday for talks with senior officials, with the foreign ministry promising “a frank and demanding dialogue with Iran”. But some experts warn that France’s influence on Tehran is limited.

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