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California’s Divisive Ethnic Studies Curriculum Proposal Fails

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In 2016, California lawmakers passed a bill requiring that ethnic studies be added to the state’s secondary school curriculum. A curriculum was subsequently drafted and made available for review.

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Forced Migration To Wind And Solar Could Hamper Nevada Economy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Last year, Nevada voters, by a 59 percent majority, endorsed Question 6, the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative. If adopted again in 2020, it would amend the state constitution to require that 50 percent of the state’s energy portfolio come from renewables —wind and solar — by 2030. The consequences of this could be tragic for Nevada.

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Predicting A Recession? Might As Well Predict The Weather

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 19, 2019

Edward Lorenz, the pioneer of chaos theory, famously suggested that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas. Even a tiny disturbance, he argued, can have huge effects in a complex system governed by nonlinear relationships.

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“Defining Moments” Charts Hoover Institution’s History, Impact

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Commemorating the Hoover Institution’s centennial, the new book Defining Moments: The First One Hundred Years of the Hoover Institution by Bertrand M. Patenaude outlines its origins, evolution, and policy impact over one hundred years of global change.

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A Century Of Ideas: Changing The Education Debate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.

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With The Old Breed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Claremont Review of Books
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In the world of ancient Greece and Rome, collective reverence for the war dead helped explain why hoplites and legionaries fought so fiercely.

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Progressive Democrats Renounce Their Former Selves

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Not long ago, the current presidential contenders opposed open borders, sanctuary cities, and federal funding for abortion. Now they can’t move left far and fast enough.

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The Power Of Retreat

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, August 19, 2019

On August 18, 1812, General Mikhail Kutuzov, 67 years old, took command of Russia’s army, which had been forced to retreat as Napoleon’s Grande Armée, the world’s best fighting force and three times its size, advanced into Russia. Destroying the Russian army was Napoleon’s objective. Preserving it had become the Russians’ proximate objective. 

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Raghuram Rajan: Need To Fix NBFCs, Power Sector Immediately To Stimulate Economy

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC-TV18
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, Raghuram Rajan, shares his views and outlook on the ongoing economic slowdown and its impact on India.
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Lanhee Chen: Week In Politics: The Economy, 2020 Polling, Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals And More

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, August 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Hong Kong, the US economy, Democrat candidates for president, and much more.

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Markos Kounalakis: Winners Take All: How Philanthropists Hoard Progress

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia WorldAffairs
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks with Anand Giridharadas, author of the new book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, about how philanthropists are preserving the very structures at the root of societal inequity.

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In the News

George Shultz Among Those Honored By Stanford Athletics Hall Of Fame

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Monday, August 19, 2019

Eight former Cardinal student-athletes have been elected to the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame. They are baseball’s Jeff Austin, volleyball’s Foluke Akinradewo, wrestling’s Tanner Gardner, tennis’ Susan Hagey Wall, basketball’s Mark Madsen, tennis’ Diane Morrison Shropshire, football’s Bill Tarr and gymnastics’ Tabitha Yim.

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Why Milton Friedman Rightly Opposed Drug Policy

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Town Hall
Monday, August 19, 2019

"The issue is patents," Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman explained when asked in 2004 why he opposed drug reimportation, the practice of bringing back prescription drugs originally manufactured in the U.S. and exported to other countries to sale. 

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Support Grows Nationwide For Paying Teachers More

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia EdSource
Monday, August 19, 2019

Most Americans believe that K-12 schools deserve more money, the federal government should chip in a bigger share of education costs and a college education — especially at community colleges — should be tuition-free, according a nationwide education poll released Tuesday.

In the News

Trump Unmasks The Media's Liberal Advocacy

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, August 19, 2019

In the world of education, the “three R’s” refer to the fundamentals of instruction: reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic. In the world of the Democratic mainstream media, the three R’s sadly refer to: resistance, Russia, and racism. Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, almost all legacy media outlets have fixated on resistance to his presidency, at the expense of traditional journalism. Until this summer, that resistance centered on the chimera of an insidious Russian conspiracy. Now, as that canard fades away, the new anti-Trump obsession of racism emerges.

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Trump Again Undercuts His Administration’s Messy Tariffs Rhetoric

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Post
Monday, August 19, 2019

One of the problems with evaluating claims made by President Trump’s administration about the tariffs imposed on products from China is that it can be hard to determine how much misdirection is built in.

In the News

American Education System Fails Our Children, And It’s Getting Worse

quoting Thomas Sowellvia LifeSiteNews
Monday, August 19, 2019

It is a dismal picture. In his 1993 book Inside American Education: The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas, Thomas Sowell lamented that "when nearly one-third of American 17-year-olds do not know that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, when nearly half do not know who Josef Stalin was, and when about 30 percent could not locate Britain on a map of Europe, then it is clear that American educational deficiencies extend far beyond mathematics." Yet a quarter of a century later, the 17-year-olds in my classrooms do not even know what the Emancipation Proclamation is, let alone who authored it! 

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Economic Slowdown 'Very Worrisome', New Set Of Reforms Needed: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Monday, August 19, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has called slowdown in the economy "very worrisome" and said the government needs to fix the immediate problems in power and non-bank financial sectors and come out with a new set of reforms to energise private sector to invest.

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White House Insists ‘Fundamentals’ Of U.S. Economy Are Strong

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 19, 2019

The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Trump’s reelection.

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The Fed Needs A Radical New Approach

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

It should change not only the way it makes policy but also the way it talks about it.

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Larry Kudlow On Economic And Political Fallout From Ongoing Trade Tensions With China

mentioning Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institutionvia Fox News
Sunday, August 18, 2019

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow joins Dana Perino on 'Fox News Sunday.'

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, December 7, 2017

In October 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, “I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.” This was a reiteration of his earlier assertion, “We are keeping out of the wars that are going on in Europe and in Asia. … Our opponents are seeking to frighten the country by telling people that the present administration is deliberately … drifting into war. You know better than that.”

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Bill O'Reilly And Victor Davis Hanson On The Troubles In The Mueller Investigation

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Bill O"Reilly
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Mueller/Russia investigation.

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Political Polarization: How Divided Are Americans On Key Issues?

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia KJZZ
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses political polarization in the US and whether we are becoming redder and bluer, or is that just the power of perception.

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What's Behind The Record Rises In US Graduation Rates?

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Thursday, December 7, 2017

There seems to be no consensus about whether the across-the-board increases in U.S. graduation rates reported by the federal government last week are the result of No Child Left Behind-era accountability mechanisms or the data-based decisionmaking stressed under the Obama administration, more early-warning systems to identify potential dropouts, or fewer high school exit exams.

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Cutting Corporate Tax Rates In 2018 Or 2019: It Matters

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The important effect of incentives on allocation over time. One of the differences between the House and Senate versions of the tax cut is whether the corporate tax rate falls in 2018 (House) or 2019 (Senate.) It might look as though it's no big deal. It might well be a big deal, partly economically and, deriving from the economics, partly politically.

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ISNA Official Tells Congress: Islamic Charter 'Forerunner' To The US Constitution

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Breitbart News Network
Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Islamic charter drafted by Islam’s Mohammad is consistent with the religious freedom provisions enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, a senior official from the terror-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) argued before a House panel.

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The Fragility Of Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The periods and places in which there has been something approaching a free society have been few and far between.

Analysis and Commentary

Gov. Brown Can Be Bold For California Women

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacremento Bee
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Here’s a suggestion for Gov. Jerry Brown when he drafts his final State of the State Address: celebrate women by marking a state milestone, then do something bold on women’s behalf.

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Kiron Skinner: Should Trump Be Worried About Allies' Reaction To Israel Embassy Decision?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner examines President Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Putin Is To Blame For The Tragedy Of Russia’s Olympics Ban

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a shocking decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, due to Russia’s “systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules.” The public reaction to this decision – by government officials and public commentators, and on my Twitter feed — was very polarized.

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