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The ‘Good Censors’

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, October 18, 2020

The main problem with social media isn’t political bias or market share, it’s that Big Tech is still coddled by legal protections from the dawn of the internet era.

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What Happens If No One Wins?

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia The American Mind
Monday, October 19, 2020

The Constitution provides for election crises—and its provisions favor Trump.

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Not All Politics Are Local

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Hill
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Is the eruption of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh the world’s first COVID war? The three co-chairs of the Minsk Process – France, Russia and the United States – that have been trying to resolve the conflict since 1992 are each distracted by rising infection numbers, not to mention the approaching American election. 

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Economic Policy And Foreign Policy Go Together

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, October 19, 2020

I gave the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Lecture on “National Security and Fiscal Policy” at the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) in New York last week. Henry Fernandez gave a kind introduction and Tom Michaud moderated with great points. And thanks to FPA for the book edited by Michael Auslin and Noel Lateef, American in the World 2020.

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Michael McConnell And John Yoo: The ACB Nomination: Is A 6-3 Court Supremely Conservative?

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Hoover Institution

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Michael McConnell and John Yoo: The ACB Nomination: Is a 6-3 Court Supremely Conservative?
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Analysis and Commentary

Whether Trump Or Biden Wins, China Still Offers Biggest Challenge To Our Security, Prosperity

by H. R. McMastervia Fox News
Sunday, October 18, 2020

China uses a combination of co-option and propaganda to promote its policies and its worldview.

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Coronavirus Blues: The Detrimental Mental Health Effects Of Prolonged Lockdowns And Uncertainty Require Attention

by Herbert Linvia National Interest
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Even if effective treatments and vaccines for coronavirus become available soon, we must start thinking about the mental health dimensions of national recovery.

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Dwayne Betts On Reading, Prison, And The Million Book Project

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 19, 2020

Author, lawyer, and poet Dwayne Betts talks about his time in prison and the power of reading with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Betts is the founder of the Million Book Project, which aims to put a small library of great books in 1,000 U.S. prisons. Betts discusses his plans for the project and how reading helped him transform himself.

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The Education Exchange: Settlement Is Reached In Lawsuit Over Whether Delaware’s Schools Are So Bad They Are Unconstitutional

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 19, 2020

The co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland Business and Commercial Litigation team, Rocco E. Testani, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recently settled adequacy lawsuit in Delaware. The plaintiffs originally alleged that students in Delaware, particularly disadvantaged students defined as low income, English learners and students with disabilities, were not receiving an adequate education in that state under its constitution. Testani was the lead attorney in the case, defending the state.

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Is Cowen Right About The Great Barrington Declaration? Part 1

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 16, 2020

In an article yesterday, “A Dangerous Libertarian Strategy for Herd Immunity,” Bloomberg, October 15, George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen criticizes the now-famous Great Barrington Declaration.

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Is Cowen Right About The Great Barrington Declaration? Part 2

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Yesterday, I reviewed the first half of Tyler Cowen’s critique of the Great Barrington Declaration. This is the last half. As before, quotes from him are highlighted and my responses are not.

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"From Cold War To Hot Peace" By Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Boise State Public Radio
Friday, October 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his book From Cold War to Hot Peace.

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Niall Ferguson: “America Would Be A Lot Less Torn If Obama Had Been A One-Term President”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Pledge Times
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the upcoming presidential elections.

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Security And Defense Cooperation In The Indo-Pacific | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region

Monday, October 12, 2020
Hoover Institution

Join the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region. Panel 1 took place on Monday, October 12 from 4:00pm-5:30pm PDT focused on Security and Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 18, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Scalia Maligned."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 18, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Scalia Maligned."

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Niall Ferguson On Making Peace With Scottish Independence. Interview By Iain Martin

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Reaction
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses Brexit and Scottish Independence.

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John Yoo: Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote On Subpoena For Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses censoring by social media companies and notes the government may start regulating them.

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Harvey Mansfield Discusses The Dangers Of Woke Ideology On College Campuses

interview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia She Thinks Podcast
Friday, October 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Harvey Mansfield discusses the cancel culture and the woke attitudes pervading college campuses. He delves into his long history at Harvard as well as the evolution of higher education towards activism.

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In the News

Economic Interdependence: Dangers And Opportunities Ahead | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region

Monday, October 19, 2020
Hoover Institution

You are invited to the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region. Panel 3 on Monday, October 19, 4-5:30pm PDT focuses on Economic Interdependence: Dangers And Opportunities Ahead.

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Social Media Vs. The American Right

quoting Niall Fergusonvia National Review
Friday, October 16, 2020

Three years ago, historian Niall Ferguson wrote about Silicon Valley’s determination not to get caught flat-footed again when it comes to Donald Trump. “Make no mistake: 2016 will never happen again,” he warned. Zuckerberg had been personally lobbied by Barack Obama on these matters. Governments in Europe were looking for their pound of flesh too.

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Let Him Bake Cake

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, March 21, 2019

You may remember the baker Jack Phillips in Colorado. As a Christian, Philips felt he could not in good conscience decorate cakes celebrating events that did not square with his beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission opposed him and, finally, the US Supreme Court said the Commission had acted prejudicially.

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John Yoo: Do Conservative Politicians Overlook Asian Voters?

interview with John Yoovia The Lars Larson Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether the departure of one of Mueller's top deputies is a sign that the Mueller investigation is almost finished as well as the strength of Asian voters.

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The Case for Trump: Victor Davis Hanson With Sebastian Gorka

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia America First with Sebastian Gorka
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump.

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Thomas Henrickson: Is America Gaining Ground With North Korea Or Just Spinning Its Wheels?

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Lars Larson Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Henriksen discusses North Korea and what we can do to minimize the risk of nuclear weapons being developed and used.

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Responding To The Achievement Gap Findings

by Chester E. Finn Jr. quoting Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, March 21, 2019

An ambitious, important new piece of analysis by scholars Eric Hanushek (an economist) and Paul Peterson (a political scientist), plus Laura Talpey and Ludger Woessmann, concludes that “gaps in achievement between the haves and have-nots are mostly unchanged over the past half century” and that “steady gains in student achievement at the eighth grade level have not translated into gains at the end of high school.”

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Economist Thomas Sowell Warns Of The Dangers Of The Left's 'Social Justice'

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell says just because there are biases does not mean the biases cause disparities. And, Sowell notes that facts in the world of reality raise the crucial question as to whether the redistribution of income or wealth can actually be done.

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How To Take Initiative In California? Go To The Ballot, With An Initiative

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Around the nation, as duly noted in this story that ran last weekend in The Hill, Republican state lawmakers are pushing back against the initiative system.

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Can Trump Win Again In 2020?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In 2016, Donald Trump overwhelmed 16 qualified Republican primary rivals and became the first major-party presidential nominee without prior political or military experience. Against even greater odds, Trump defeated in the general election a far better funded and politically connected Hillary Clinton.

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Area 45: The Myths Of Immigration With Tim Kane

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Prospects for a solution to immigration reform in a divided Washington.

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Is America A Gullible Superpower?

quoting George P. Shultzvia National Interest
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Cato Institute hosts a discussion with Christopher Preble, Ted Galen Carpenter and Jacob Heilbrunn on U.S. foreign policy.

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