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Fixing The Way We Tax

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, John H. Cochrane, David R. Henderson, Richard A. Epstein, Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Friday, December 13, 2019

With the election less than a year away, presidential candidates are eagerly releasing new proposals that promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, expand access to health care, and reduce college tuition. The one thing all of these ideas have in common is that they will be expensive. And unless candidates are willing to increase federal deficits that already exceed a trillion dollars, these expensive ideas mean raising someone’s taxes.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Instead Of Introspection, Democrats Become More Zealous When They Fail to Stop Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that instead of introspection, Democrats believe they weren't zealous or revolutionary enough every time they fail to abort the Trump presidency.

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Election Is The Proper Remedy For Presidential Misconduct

by John Yoovia Financial Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Impeachment does not require a crime, but the abuse or violation of public trust.

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Area 45: Fred Barnes: Impeachment Then, Then, And Now

via Area 45
Friday, December 13, 2019

What does the current drama in Washington say about these hyper-partisan times?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

'Privacy Absolutism' Masks How Consumers Actually Value Their Data

by Bowman Heiden, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ethical scandals in the tech industry seem to follow each other like night and day. Last month, a federal inquiry was opened regarding Google’s program to collect and analyze patient data in collaboration with health care providers, known as Project Nightingale. 

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Quite A Vexing Equation

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, December 13, 2019

How does fear, lack of trust impact economic growth?

Analysis and Commentary

The Political Spouse: It’s Not A Job Just For Women Anymore

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Women on the world stage are increasingly playing lead roles. Whether New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the newest all-female Finnish government’s cabinet led by 35-year old Prime Minister Sanna Marin or the record number of American women who ran and won in the 2018 midterm elections, women are moving on up. Get used to it.

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Was There A Housing Bubble?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 12, 2019

In his recent book Shut Out, Kevin Erdmann, a finance expert and visiting fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, has two main messages.

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Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Spygate, Impeachment & The Assault On Trump For Undoing The Progressive Agenda

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Epoch Times
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses culture and the Democratic party as well as the impeachment process.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the scale of the victory of Boris Johnson and whether his victory is connected to the rejection of socialism? And, will the same enthusiasm to reject socialism carry over to US elections?

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Adam Schiff and some of the tactics the Democrats have used to try to find evidence of an impeachable offense.

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Lanhee Chen: US, China Agree In Principle To Phase-One Trade Deal

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen reacts to the report that US negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval.

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John Yoo: Airtalk’s Continuing Coverage Of Debate Over Articles Of Impeachment In House Judiciary Committee

interview with John Yoovia AirTalk
Thursday, December 12, 2019

(6:41) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses party line votes and the speed of the impeachment process. Yoo said the big hole is the lack of facts in the process.

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: On Online Curriculum Materials

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about Fordham’s new report, "The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar."

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In the News

Raghuram Rajan Says India Is In The Middle Of An "Economic Depression"

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Industry Global News24
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Former Indian Reserve Bank (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said India is in the middle of an "economic depression" with signs of a deep malaise in the Indian economy running through extreme power centralization in the Office of the Prime Minister and weak ministers.

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Education Fix Too Heavy On Dollars

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Robesonian
Thursday, December 12, 2019

As many predicted, the California-based consulting firm WestEd is recommending North Carolina spend billions of taxpayer dollars on pre-schools and district schools to meet the requirements of the Leandro case.

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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, December 13, 2019

Notable quotables from Cal Thomas, Victor Davis Hanson, Rashida Tlaib, and more.

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Guest Opinion: Tired Of All The Virtue Signaling?

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 13, 2019

Phrase popularized by James Bartholomew disparages environmental actions.

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Mothers And Sons: Jennie Churchill And Winston Churchill

quoting Andrew Robertsvia The Epoch Times
Friday, December 13, 2019

The hand that rocks the cradle.

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Warren’s Economic Illusions

quoting Russell Robertsvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 12, 2019

[Subscription required] Elizabeth Warren has been justly criticized for the magical math in her Medicare for All proposal. That health plan would cost perhaps $34 trillion, according to outside estimates. But Ms. Warren says the true figure is only—alakazam!—$20.5 trillion.

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The Federalist’s Best Books Of 2019

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia The Federalist
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Another year has nearly passed, and so we present another long list of compelling book recommendations from The Federalist's staff and contributors.

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US Opens Door To Possible Trump-Putin White House Meeting

quoting Michael McFaulvia US News
Monday, April 2, 2018

The Trump administration is opening the door to a potential White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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What the 1% And 99% Leave Out

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, April 2, 2018

I just attended the first plenary talk at my favorite annual economics meetings: those of the Association for Private Enterprise Education. It was on "Political Capitalism" by my friend Randy Holcombe of Florida State University.

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Area 45: Big Brother Facebook Is Watching You

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Area 45
Monday, April 2, 2018

Have Facebook and Mark  Zuckerberg fulfilled George Orwell’s vision of a society addicted to an all-knowing, all-watching telescreen? Niall Ferguson weighs in.

Discrimination And Disparities

featuring Thomas Sowellvia DeSoto Times-Tribune
Monday, April 2, 2018

I don’t mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of “Discrimination and Disparities,” just published by my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. In less than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not only in the United States but around the globe.

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Teachers Flex Political Muscle In Red-State Strikes

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Hill
Monday, April 2, 2018

Thousands of teachers marched Monday on state capitals in Oklahoma and Kentucky, shuttering schools and demanding that Republican-controlled legislatures vote to increase their pay.

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The Senate, The World's Greatest Deliberative Body, No Longer Deliberates

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Monday, April 2, 2018

Former President James Buchanan called the Senate “the greatest deliberative body in the world,” a moniker that has stuck for 150 years. But as he left Washington for the Senate’s two-week Easter recess, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., reflecting on his inability to get a vote on even one legislative amendment in his first 15 months on the job, said something quite different: “I think it sucks.”

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Niall Ferguson On The Write With Courage Podcast

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Write With Courage!
Monday, April 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses why he became a writer, and then he dives into the great questions of the day, from Brexit to Facebook.

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John Paul Stevens' Gun Problem

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 2, 2018

It’s unclear whether more regulations will actually make a dent in the number of violent deaths.

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Paul Peterson: The Education Exchange

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, April 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses what might have caused support for charters to dip and then rise.

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US Opens Door To Possible Trump-Putin White House Meeting

quoting Michael McFaulvia KUSI
Monday, April 2, 2018
The Trump administration opened the door to a potential White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, raising the possibility of an Oval Office welcome for Putin for the first time in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have deteriorated.

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