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Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part-1

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In this essay: What the president has done right. 

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The Libertarian: The Many Plans Of Elizabeth Warren

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 18, 2019

A critical examination of the policy proposals driving the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign.

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Area 45: James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Friday, October 18, 2019

Why can’t the world’s fifth-largest economy keep its lights on?

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George Shultz Discusses His New Book Thinking About The Future.

interview with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his new book Thinking about the Future.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Religion Of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the teenager from Stockholm, is the prophet of a new religion sweeping the West. Call it Climatism. Like any religion worthy of the name, it comes with its own catechism (what to believe) and eschatology (how the world will end). Thunberg’s bible is the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which gives us 12 years to save civilization as we know it.

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October Man: Mikhail Gorbachev

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Friday, October 18, 2019

October is the month for bringing in the harvest and consolidating power. According to his biography on the Gorbachev Foundation website, the last leader of the Soviet Union is proud of his ability to detect a fault in a combine harvester just by the sound of it. His acumen with agricultural machinery—learned from his father—helped the younger Gorbachev become the youngest winner of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor award for his part in bringing in the bumper crop of 1949 at the age of just seventeen. The award helped secure him a place at the Moscow State University, where he studied law.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Misguided Syria Policy

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, October 18, 2019

History will judge Trump as harshly for his betrayal of the Kurds as it has the apostles of “peace in our time.”

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Silver Cut No Constitutional Corners

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Unfortunately, however, O’Rourke, Warren and Silver demonstrate the tendency of too many progressives to cut constitutional corners, to despise and bully adversaries, and to practice theatrical but selective indignation about attacks on fundamental American principles, some of which they themselves traduce. Just what we did not need in our dispiriting civic life: additional evidence that there really is no such thing as rock bottom.

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Exporters Make Money

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In an otherwise excellent critique of Donald Trump’s trade policy, Mercatus economist Veronique de Rugy writes: Worst of all, the deal would actually reinforce these Chinese behaviors. For instance, the deal in question would require that China use its state-owned enterprises to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of American agricultural products annually—instead of the roughly $20 billion it bought previously.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael McFaul: History Is Not On Putin’s Side, Says Former U.S. Ambassador

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Moscow Times
Friday, October 18, 2019

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul believes President Vladimir Putin is fighting against the tide of history and that Russian society will not “tolerate disenfranchisement and oppression forever.”

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Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren's War On Wealth (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren's War On Wealth (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully."

Jack Goldsmith speaks at Hoover's 2014 Fall Retreat
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Jack Goldsmith On Growing Up Around Mobsters, RFK's Abuses Of Power, & Trump's Impeachment

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Long Game
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his new book In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why The Big Easy’s Big Gains Are Over

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the progress, and recent plateauing, of New Orleans's ed reforms.
In the News
In the News

Review: New Churchill Biography Sweeping, Superbly Written Full-Life Account

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Post And Courier
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Taking on a nearly 1,000-page biography of Winston Spencer Churchill is apt to leave most readers feeling as if their lives have been a silly waste of time. This protean figure, surely the most influential statesman of the 20th century, who served over his 90 years in nearly every office of the British government, including twice as prime minister, and who led his country through the horrors of World War II, was also a deeply eccentric man.

In the News

Battle Lines Over War Powers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Congress "disapproves" of Trump's policy in Syria, for which he fails to make the case.
In the News

Sri Lanka To Raise Minimum Wage By 25-pct

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Economy Next
Friday, October 18, 2019
Sri Lanka is to raise the minimum wage by 25 percent by government decree, to 12,500 rupees, under a proposal approved by the cabinet of ministers, the state information office said.
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Stanford Researchers Bring Together People With Different Political Views

quoting Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stanford researchers wanted to test a theory: If you put Americans with different views together, it might change their minds. They wanted to find out more about the political divide in the U.S., and they had a hypothesis that people on opposite sides of the aisle aren’t actually so sharply divided.

In the News

New Missile-Armed Stryker Unveiled By General Dynamics

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Fox News
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Army has received its first Hellfire and Stinger Missile-armed Stryker vehicle to bring a new era of air and missile defense to fast-moving attack units by killing enemy drones, helicopters and incoming missiles.
In the News

A Brexit Deal In Hand, Boris Johnson Faces An Uphill Struggle In Parliament

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Britain and the European Union agreed on a Brexit deal Thursday, setting the stage for a fateful showdown in the British Parliament, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill struggle to marshal enough votes for his plan after three years of anguished, politically corrosive debate.
In the News

Elizabeth Warren Is Talking Down To Voters

quoting Charles Blahousvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. She just doesn’t want you to know all the details.

In the News

California Is in Big Trouble Again

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ten to 15 years ago, pundits liked to speculate that California was on the verge of becoming a failed state. In the early years of the new century the state suffered widespread blackouts thanks to a botched deregulation of its electricity market.
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Morris Fiorina - Surprise: Voters Aren't More Polarized Than Ever, Only Polls And Media Are

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Monday, February 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses ideological bubbles, why President Donald Trump is a fracture in the two party system, and whether more Americans are becoming true independents (short answer: yes).

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Michael Petrilli: Are ELL's Doing Well?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Monday, February 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses English language learners. 

In the News

Wisconsin Filmmaker Creates Documentary Of WWI Female Telephone Operators

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday, February 12, 2018

They were known as the "Hello Girls" — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I.

In the News

Austerity By Design

quoting John H. Cochranevia Boston Review
Monday, February 12, 2018
Yanis Varoufakis's lessons for reasserting European social democracy.
In the News

Wanted: Lawmakers Who Shoulder Responsibility

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The Hill
Monday, February 12, 2018
Washington may have enacted a budget deal early Friday, but bitter divisions laid bare along the way. Now the failure to grapple with how to pay for the increased spending bode ill for our government’s ability to resolve the multitude of pressing — but still gridlocked — issues.
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Small Towns, Big Companies: How Surveillance Intermediaries Affect Small And Midsize Law Enforcement Agencies

by Anne Bousteadvia Lawfare
Monday, February 12, 2018

As Justice Samuel Alito noted in United States v. Jones, “[i]n the pre-computer age, the greatest protections of privacy were neither constitutional nor statutory, but practical.” Nevertheless, there has been increasing recognition that practical protections for privacy do not dissipate entirely when digital-age government officials seek commercially collected information.

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Powerful Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Governmentality
Monday, February 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and The Tower, on the (very long) history and power of networks.

Analysis and Commentary

What Narendra Modi Can Learn From Virat Kohli On Being A Better Leader

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Print
Monday, February 12, 2018

This isn’t a prescription for improved governance, but is a brief recipe for more effective political leadership from Narendra Modi.

Analysis and Commentary

My Twelve Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, February 12, 2018

This list is inspired by Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Some of these rules show up in passing in How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. These are my 12 rules today.

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Republicans Need A Nudge To Lower Health Care Costs

by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Caprettavia The New York Times
Monday, February 12, 2018

Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration repealed the penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in the tax act that passed in December. Now they need to replace the mandate with something that will address rising premiums and command broader support. Automatic enrollment into health insurance plans is a good place to start.

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