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Economic Growth Is The Answer

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, December 12, 2019

While rising inequality – a problem that the data suggest is real but overstated – has moved to the center of public debate, the key issue is that living standards are not improving fast enough among those who are falling behind. It is this fact that is fueling much of the political tension across advanced economies today.

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Democrats Addicted To Attacking Trump – Even If Impeachment Drive Hurts Them

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Donald Trump certainly is mercurial at times. He can be uncouth. But then again, no president in modern memory has been on the receiving end of such overwhelmingly negative media coverage and a three-year effort to abort his presidency, beginning the day after his election.

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A Season Of Caesars

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.

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A Few Wild Cards In The California Deck Of Officeholders

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 12, 2019

With US senator from California Kamala Harris no longer a participant in the Democratic presidential sweepstakes/demolition derby, we can say with some certainty that the Golden State won’t have a native son (or daughter) working out of the Oval Office, as an elected commander in chief, until 2025 at the earliest.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo: Check Your (Executive) Privilege

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Impeachment hearings, the IG report, and whether you can impeach an ex-president.

Analysis and Commentary

What Purpose Does NATO Serve?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, December 12, 2019

What U.S. interests does the bloated bureaucracy advance -- at our expense?

Analysis and Commentary

Israel’s Democracy Is Broken

by Arye Carmonvia The New York Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

As the country heads for yet another divisive election, it’s time to address the roots of our crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Like, Actually: Labour’s Social Media Lead Should Terrify The Tories

by Niall Ferguson, Nick Kumleben, Manny Rincon-Cruzvia The Spectator
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

[Subscription required] As Brits head to the polls for the fourth general election this decade—a frequency of voting matched only in the 1920s and 1970s—there is a tendency amongst some commentators to underestimate how radically the democratic process has changed in the space of a century. Between Bonar Law and Boris Johnson, however, the public sphere has been revolutionised. In the 1920s, newspapers still dominated. In the 1970s, it was television. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Heroic Effort To Right The Civics Ship

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Civics education has been a problem forever, or so it seems, and if that problem feels more urgent today it’s because so many are dismayed by the erosion of civility and good citizenship in today’s America, as well as mounting evidence that younger generations are both woefully ignorant in this realm—check out umpteen recent surveys, as well as NAEP data—and losing faith in democracy itself. 

Analysis and Commentary

Dear Teachers, Most Of The Popular Lessons You Found Online Aren't Worth Using

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As we were putting the final touches on our new report, The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar: Is What's Online Any Good?, Amazon unveiled a “new storefront” called Amazon Ignite. The site will allow educators to earn money by publishing—online, of course—their original educational resources (lesson plans, worksheets, games, and more).

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Return To The Middle East

by Jakub Grygielvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 12, 2019

The reinsertion of Russia into the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East is one of the big stories of the past decade. Although Russia’s recueillement after 1991 resulted in its effective disappearance from the Middle East, her presence in the region is of course not a new reality in history. Tsars and Soviet leaders pushed their military might and political influence into the region for the last three centuries, clashing with various great powers, from the Ottoman sultanate to the British empire and the United States. But the speed at which the current Russian advance has occurred is surprising and troubling. Moscow has inserted an enormous level of instability and unpredictability to the already murky local power dynamics.

Analysis and Commentary

The Middle East In An Era Of Great Power Competition

by A. Wess Mitchellvia The Caravan
Thursday, December 12, 2019

In 1920, a young Winston Churchill wrote a memorandum to the Cabinet outlining his concerns about British policy in the Middle East. Britain was, he wrote, “simultaneously out of sympathy with all the four powers exercising local influence.” The Arabs, erstwhile allies in the war, were already unhappy with the emerging postwar settlement. The defeated Turks, Britain’s traditional regional ally, were resentful and looking for new partners. The Russians, under new Bolshevik leadership, were skillfully courting Turkey and Persia. And the Greeks wanted greater British backing against Turkey.

Interviews
Interviews

Timothy Kane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Timothy Kanevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Hill article "The hidden message in strong jobs data."

Interviews

David Henderson: My Boise State Interview

interview with David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses economics and makes the case for free trade.

Interviews

Timothy Kane On Lars Larson National Podcast

interview with Timothy Kanevia Lars Larson National Podcast
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

(29:34) Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Hill article "The hidden message in strong jobs data."

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Captain Christopher Sharman On The John Batchelor Show

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Christopher Sharman discusses his Washington Times article "Warship visits to Taiwan will show China that the U.S. holds the winning hand."

In the News
In the News

Return Of Nuclear Doomsday

quoting George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia The Hill
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Elder statesmen are again warning of nuclear dangers. But have they risen? Maybe, but they remain only faint echoes of Cold War era risks.

In the News

Can Russia Trust The Wily, Wily West?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On a recent episode of “Life, Liberty and Levin,” Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson told host Mark Levin, “The problem at the moment is partly that we are on a kind of permanent war footing with respect to Moscow … It’s also partly that President Putin simply cannot bring himself to trust the United States.”

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Democrats Embrace 'Principled' Totalitarianism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hypocrisy is only a byproduct of Democrats' insatiable quest for power by any means.

In the News

Why Mississippi Deserves More Federal Aid, And Massachusetts Less

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia BBN Times
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Imagine two school districts in a metropolitan area in the same state: one with higher incomes and property values, and the other with lower incomes and property values. Say that the schools are funded by local property taxes. Thus, if the same property tax rate applies to both school districts, children in the district with higher incomes and property values will have a lot more spent on their education than children in the district with lower incomes and property taxes.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Put Forward His Recommendations To Help The Ailing Indian Economy Out

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Industry Global News24
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has put forward his recommendations to help the ailing Indian economy out of the ongoing slowdown in the cover story of India Today magazine' How to Fix the Economy.' Rajan calls for reforms in this article, among other items, to liberalize finance, land and labour markets, and to promote investment and growth. He also urged India to judiciously enter free trade agreements to raise demand and increase domestic production.

In the News

On The Bookshelf: HLS Authors

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Harvard Law Today
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This fall, the Harvard Law School Library continued its regular series of faculty book talks by Harvard Law School authors on topics ranging from forgiveness in law, transparency in health, and fidelity in constitutional practice. In this ongoing series, faculty authors from various disciplines come together, often with a panel of discussants, to share their recently published books with the Harvard Law community.

In the News

Smaller Classes Are The Wrong Priority

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Frederick News-Post
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

According to recent reporting by The Frederick News-Post (“Reducing class size number one priority” published Dec. 5, 2019), many parents and community members believe spending money to reduce class sizes should be the school system’s highest priority. As often happens in politics, research suggests that the politically popular option is unlikely to have a positive impact. Most of the public conversation hasn’t mentioned class size reduction’s many disadvantages.

In the News

Californians Need Health Insurance By Jan. 1 Or Risk Paying A New Penalty

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Capital Public Radio
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Californians must carry health insurance in 2020, or face a state-imposed penalty starting at $695 in 2021.

In the News

The Charter School Debate Is More Complex Than Either Side Admits

quoting Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia The Hechinger Report
Thursday, December 12, 2019

In the upcoming education forum, Democratic presidential candidates would do well to examine the evidence closely

In the News

Time's Person Of The Year: Greta Thunberg

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Admittedly, being Time’s Person of the Year isn’t what it used to be in the magazine’s heyday, but the choice is always interesting. It is inevitably a window into the thinking of the chattering classes (and their chattering offspring). Greta Thunberg, 16, is Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

In the News

The Best Books On The Russian Revolution

mentioning Robert Servicevia Insider Financial
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Just over a century ago, on February 22, 1917 (using the Russian Julian calendar which was 13 days behind the West), began the civil protests and strikes in Petrograd that would topple Tsar Nicholas II and mark the start of the Russian Revolution. It would culminate, eight months later, with the Bolshevik coup and Lenin’s assumption of power. 

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What Democracy Now Means? Which Way Is India Headed?

mentioning Larry Diamondvia The Indian Panorama
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Lok Sabha eventually adjourned sine die after weeks of being non-functional. The Opposition’s no-confidence motion was ruled by the Speaker as un-implementable as the House was not in order. Under similar conditions, the important annual Budget was allowed to be passed without debate.

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James B. Comey: By The Book

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 12, 2018

When James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director and author of “A Higher Loyalty,” reads fiction, it’s “almost always something my kids are reading, so I can … pretend to be cool."

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Area 45: Charting A Course For Charter Schools

interview with Eric Hanushek, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Area 45
Thursday, April 12, 2018

School Choice – What Are The Choices?

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New ‘Nation At Risk’ Would Start With ‘Dear American People: Wake Up,’ Janet Napolitano Says In Reagan Institute Panel With Condoleezza Rice

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia The 74 Million
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Napolitano spoke with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice at the first panel of the Reagan Institute Summit on Education, a daylong event celebrating the anniversary of “A Nation at Risk.” Romy Drucker, co-founder and CEO of The 74, moderated the discussion.

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Eriks Jekabsons’ Magnum Opus On American Assistance To Latvia Released In Riga

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Professor Eriks Jekabsons of the University of Latvia, a historian who has worked at the Hoover Institution several times during the past decade, has written an 800-page monograph on relations between Latvia and the United States, with special emphasis on the American aid to that country during 1918−22. The publication is based mostly on documentation found in the Hoover Archives and is richly illustrated with photographs from Hoover holdings.

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Choose A Major In Line With Growing Global Industries

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, April 12, 2018

My role as a college admissions consultant has increasingly become that of a career adviser. Students today want to know not only where to study but what to study as they prepare for a career. The globalization of the economy and the shifting of our manufacturing base means that those students who are left in the wake of this transition are concerned about their future. They want to know where they fit in.

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Making Sense Of The Syrian Civil War

mentioning Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 12, 2018

After a chemical attack in Syria on Saturday that killed dozens and is suspected to have been launched by the Assad government, President Trump is warning that the United States may strike back. These books will get you up to speed on the seven-year war and highlight those most affected: the country’s people.

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Jilted Kurds Ignore Western Hand-Wringing Over Syria Gas Attack

quoting Fabrice Balanchevia Al-Monitor
Thursday, April 12, 2018

As stakeholders in Syria’s seven-year conflict remain glued to US President Donald Trump’s tweets, one group has remained noticeably silent: Turkey’s biggest bugbear and the United States’ top ally, the Kurds.

Viewpoint: GMO Critic Vandana Shiva's Anti-Modernity Crusade Threatens World's Poor

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have had Indian activist and mountebank Vandana Shiva on the cover. She opposes the tools and practices of modern agriculture and science--and well, modernity in general—and advocates retrogressive policies that will cause widespread malnourishment, deprivation and death to the very people she claims to champion. 

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Mueller Investigation Puts Senators On The Tightrope

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 12, 2018

A bipartisan bill to secure the Robert Mueller investigation has almost certain majority support in the Senate, as Greg Sargent reports. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley appears to be moving toward considering the bill. Is this, as Sargent proposes, a big test for whether Grassley and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell really mean it when they say that President Donald Trump should allow the investigation to proceed unimpeded? Well, sort of.

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