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The Inauthenticity Behind Black Lives Matter

by Shelby Steelevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Insisting on the prevalence of ‘systemic racism’ is a way of defending a victim-focused racial identity.

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A Time Of Chaos Upon Chaos Atop Chaos

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, November 22, 2020

There is a series of battles to come in January 2021, in 2022, and in 2024 that will be definitive, if the chaos of 2020 does not become even more chaotic.

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Defense In Depth

by Kori Schake, General Jim Mattis, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., Joseph Felter via Foreign Affairs
Monday, November 23, 2020

Why U.S. Security Depends on Alliances—Now More Than Ever

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Assistant Secretary Of State David Stilwell Explains Current US Strategy For Countering China’s Covert, Coercive, And Corrupting Influence Operations

Friday, November 20, 2020
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For far too long, China has exploited the freedom and openness that define the United States and other democracies. Now is the time for the free world to engage Beijing on the basis of reciprocity, argued David Stilwell, US assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs, in remarks during a virtual conversation on October 30 copresented by Hoover’s project on China’s Global Sharp Power and the Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stanford Condemns Atlas

by John H. Cochrane featuring Scott W. Atlasvia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, November 22, 2020

On Friday Nov. 20, as reported in the official Stanford News, the Stanford Faculty Senate formally condemned Scott Atlas, Hoover Senior Fellow and a special adviser to the reviled President Trump.  The full resolution is posted here (but only available with a Stanford id).

Analysis and Commentary

Europe’s Faustian Bargain

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 23, 2020

Lost behind the news of the European Union's budget and recovery fund is a long-awaited improvement in the eurozone's internal balance. The convergence between north and south is such an important development that it is likely to take precedence over guaranteeing member states' adherence to the rule of law.

Analysis and Commentary

Daniel Haybron On Happiness

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 23, 2020

Philosopher and author Daniel Haybron of St. Louis University talks about his book, Happiness, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Happiness turns out to be a little more complicated than it sounds. Haybron discusses the good life and different philosophical perspectives on how to achieve happiness.

 
Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Gap In Funding Grows Between Charters, Traditional Public Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, November 23, 2020

A professor of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick J. Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s new research, which explores the funding inequities between charter and traditional schools in 18 cities across the country.

Analysis and Commentary

Don't Write Off Boris Just Yet. His Election-Winning Agenda Still Has The Power To Carry The Country

by Andrew Robertsvia The Telegraph
Monday, November 23, 2020

[Subscription Required] As long as the PM keeps his nerve and remembers to speak for those who backed Brexit, he can make a great success of the Government's reset.

Analysis and Commentary

Sullivan And Henderson Talk On School Shutdowns

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 23, 2020

Last Thursday, my Naval Postgraduate School colleague Ryan Sullivan and I made a case against school shutdowns in a Zoom talk to a local Monterey group called The Old Capitol Club. It’s an actual physical location in downtown Monterey and I’ve given 2 talks there in person in the last 20 years, something I refer to right at the end of this talk. This, of course, was remote.

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Analysis and Commentary

Warren Coats's Experience With Unions

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 22, 2020

My experiences with unions have not been good. My father was a Shell Oil union member. His union went on strike long ago when my mother was pregnant with my younger brother. After a few months on strike it was growing obvious (according to my father) that it would end soon in failure from the union perspective. The union bosses feared that my father and others would return to work before the union had formally given up. 

Analysis and Commentary

End The School Shutdown

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 23, 2020

As promised, this is the full op/ed that Ryan Sullivan and I had published in the print edition of the Wall Street Journal on October 21. Because today (Saturday) is my 70th birthday, I will not be working. So I might not reply to comments until Sunday or Monday.

 

Interviews
Interviews

General H.R. McMaster On "Face The Nation," November 22, 2020

interview with H. R. McMastervia CBS News
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster talks about the results of the November election, US troops in Afghanistan, and the US-China relationship.

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Russell Berman On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Russell A. Bermanvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Russell Berman discusses his National Interest article "America Must Reshape Its Future with Nagorno-Karabakh."

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Victor Davis Hanson: Progressives Push For Mandated Equality But 'Have No Intention Of Being Equal'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says "I've never seen such power concentrated in so few venues, all in pursuit of an idea that we're going to be equal one way or the other on the back end by people who have no intention of being equal themselves."

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Timothy Garton Ash: The Big Question: Can The EU Remain A Community Of Democracies?

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses the roots of populist discontent in Hungary and Poland and the threat it poses to the future of the European Union.

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The Voice Of Reason: Dr. Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Trevor Carey Show
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the new mask and lockdown mandates as well as the hypocrisy of our state leaders.

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Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Weighs In On North Korea, Russia

interview with H. R. McMastervia CBS News
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster talks about how the next president should handle relations with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, gives his insights on the effectiveness of our handling of Russia, and shares his passion for helping those in Venezuela.

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Russell Roberts: How The Intellectual Foundations Of Hayekian Economics Relate To Jewish Ideas

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Mosaic Magazine
Monday, November 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts explores parallels between ideas found in the Jewish tradition and the economic insights of the great Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek.

Interviews

Michael Auslin: Challenges To Japan's Leadership In Asia And The World

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia University of Cambridge
Friday, November 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin joins a panel discussion concerning Shinzo Abe's foreign policy legacy in cultivating peer relationships with other great power leaders.

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Michael Auslin: 75 Years On: Re-Making The Democratic World Order

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Halifax International Security Forum
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses remaking the democratic world.

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Andrew Roberts On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Andrew Robertsvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Roberts discusses Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of COVID-19.

In the News
In the News

Left Attacks Scott Atlas For Saying Same Things About COVID As The New York Times, Six Months Earlier

featuring Scott W. Atlasvia The Federalist
Friday, November 20, 2020

The evidence continues to accrue that the dominant policies sold to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak were catastrophically wrong, yet those who pointed this out early on continue to be reputationally crucified by media and Democrat elites.

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The Founders Didn’t Prepare For A President Who Refuses To Step Down, Historians Say

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Washington Post
Saturday, November 21, 2020

President Trump continued Friday to deny the results of the election, pressuring state officials in Michigan and Georgia to overturn the will of voters and increasing fears that he might refuse to cede power to President-elect Joe Biden.

In the News

Is American Democracy Suffering From An Overload Of Politics?

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia CBC News (Canada)
Sunday, November 22, 2020

The polls tell us that roughly a third of all U.S. citizens believe — wrongly — that U.S. president-elect Joe Biden's victory was achieved through fraud.

In the News

Allowing Corporate Houses To Own Banks Could Be Disastrous: Raghuram Rajan & Viral Acharya

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Monday, November 23, 2020

[Subscription Required] Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan and his then deputy Viral Acharya have opposed the idea of allowing industrial houses to own bank licenses calling the move “disastrous.”

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COVID Curfew: Bay Area Residents Brace For Early Shutdown Under New Order

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia KPIX 5
Friday, November 20, 2020

With the state’s COVID curfew set to take effect at 10 p.m. Saturday evening, on Friday many Bay Area residents were expressing frustrations with pandemic fatigue and skepticism over the governor’s plan.

In the News

Trump's Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors To Wing It On COVID-19

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia LancasterOnline
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had lost his reelection bid, states began issuing a new round of crackdowns and emergency declarations against the surging coronavirus.

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In the News

Three Stanford Students Named Rhodes Scholars

mentioning Condoleezza Rice, H. R. McMastervia Stanford News
Monday, November 23, 2020

Stanford graduate students Abdallah AbuHashem and Ziyi Wang and senior Nicolas Fishman have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University.

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It’s Time For California To Create A Safer, More Reliable, And More Resilient Surface Transportation System

by Karen Philbrickvia Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

With California’s population expected to reach 50 million by 2050, incremental improvements will not be enough to sufficiently expand mobility. Smart solutions are needed—innovative approaches to mobility that combine new technologies with nontraditional tools to address transportation challenges that are becoming increasingly complex.

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Federal Education Research And Development: A Brief, Opinionated History

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Half a century has passed since I first fell through the looking glass into the peculiar world of federal education research and development.

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Novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs To Speak

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement will host novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs for a lecture titled "Fighting on Two Fronts: World War One, The Vote, & America's First Women Soldiers."

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Michael Auslin: In Japan, The Emperor's Throne Passes From Father To Son & What Does It Mean For America And The World? (Part 1)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Japanese emperor's throne passing from father to son.

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Michael Auslin: In Japan, The Emperor's Throne Passes From Father To Son & What Does It Mean For America And The World? (Part 2)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Japanese emperor's throne passing from father to son.

In the News

Democrat Jim McGovern: If You Like Your Health Care, You Can Keep It Under Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Echoing former President Barack Obama’s infamous claim about Obamacare, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) claimed Tuesday that Americans will not lose their health care, doctors, or hospitals under Medicare for All.

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Victor Davis Hanson (20:05)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Howie Carr Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses immigration, politics, and much more.

In the News

Trump Steps Up Pressure On Fed To Cut Interest Rates, But Economists Say It’s A Bad Idea

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

President Trump is heaping nonstop pressure on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and provide further support to speed up growth, even though the economy is expanding at a healthy pace and economists widely agree that this is not the time to be taking such actions.

In the News

The Problem With Declaring Housing A Right

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Ops Lens
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As I predicted last year, Democratic presidential candidates have set their sights on the housing market and unaffordable rents. 

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Is There Such A Concept As ‘Cyber Deterrence?’

quoting Amy Zegartvia The Fifth Domain
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As the U.S. Department of Defense increasingly worries about damage that could result from a massive cyberattack, national security leaders are debating the best strategy to prevent such incursions. Should they adopt a philosophy that aims to stop an attack of any kind or should they try to dissuade enemies from specifically pursuing a cyberattack?

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