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"Idahocare"

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 19, 2018

One state’s effort to save the Affordable Care Act.

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Jordan Peterson On 12 Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 19, 2018

Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topics covered include parenting, conversation, the role of literature in everyday life, and the relationship between sacrificial rites and trade.

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The Composition Of Gross Domestic Product

by John B. Taylorvia Policyed.org
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gross domestic product is made up of the total market value of final goods and services produced in an economy.

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Rice And Kennedy Inspire The ‘American Creed’ Documentary

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford News
Monday, February 19, 2018

What is our national character as Americans? Has it been lost? That question begs a larger dialogue that begins later this month when PBS airs a new documentary—”American Creed”—inspired by political scientist Condoleezza Rice and historian David Kennedy. The two serve as hosts for the documentary, which originated with classroom discussions with Stanford students.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Liberal Democratic Order In Crisis

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, February 16, 2018

We are at a tipping point. Around the world, many democracies are hanging by a thread and autocrats are preparing more savage assaults on what remains of freedom.

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Kill Chic

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In movies, novels, music, and art, progressives murder their enemies, including presidents, in myriad ways.

Analysis and Commentary

The Free-Speech University

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 16, 2018

Steve Bannon is giving a talk at Chicago. Its president is confident he won’t be shouted down.

Analysis and Commentary

Virtues—And Sins—Of Commission

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, February 16, 2018

For the past year and a half, I’ve been honored to represent the State Board of Education on the Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education, which released its preliminary report this week. Much heavy lifting lies ahead as Commission members work with staff and consultants to put flesh on the bones of our broad policy recommendations and to cost them out.

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Progs Love A Man In A Uniform

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, February 19, 2018

Why the media fell in love with North Korea's Kim Yo-jong.

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Mitt Happens -- So What Happens Next?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, February 17, 2018

A busy Friday of news (Russian collusion arrests, bull week on Wall Street, aftermath of the Florida school shooting) included Mitt Romney, as expected, dropping a video announcing his Senate candidacy in Utah.

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The Downsides Of Mueller's Russia Indictment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, February 19, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia indictment represents “a remarkable rebuke of the president’s claims” that the Russia investigation was a “phony Democrat excuse for losing the election,” the Lawfare team concluded. The indictment also educates the American public about the reality and scale of the Russian threat to the American political process more credibly than last year’s intelligence community report on the matter. Perhaps it will help the United States build resilience against future attacks.

Analysis and Commentary

Posner And Weyl On Sponsoring Immigrants

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 18, 2018

University of Chicago professor Eric Posner and Microsoft employee Glen Weyl wrote last week about their intriguing proposal for immigration. It's titled "Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself," Politico, February 13, 2018.

Analysis and Commentary

Hurray For The Imminent End Of Polio

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 17, 2018

More remarkably, the disease that was once a global scourge -- a thief of childhood everywhere -- has been all but eradicated from the earth. This year could see its complete disappearance outside of virus labs, experts say.

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I Love The Olympics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 19, 2018

I've heard many people on Facebook and elsewhere talk about how politicized the 2018 Olympics are. In this case, though, I think politics is in the eye of the beholder. Sure, I thought that Mike Pence had incredibly bad manners in standing only for the U.S. team at the opening ceremonies. And some of the mainstream media went gaga over the sister of North Korea's chief murderer. But if you choose to focus on that, that's your choice.

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Networks, Power, And Chaos: A Conversation With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia SamHarris.org
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Hierarchies, from the Freemasons to Facebook as well as his career as a writer, networks and hierarchies, how history gets written, the similarity between the 16th century and the 21st, the role of social media in the 2016 Presidential election, the influence of advertising on the public sphere, President Trump, the Russian investigation, Islamic extremism, counterfactuals, what would have happened if Clinton had won the presidency, immigration in Europe, conspiracy theories, capitalism, globalization, communism, wealth inequality, universal basic income, Henry Kissinger, the prospect of a US war with China, cyberwar, and other topics.

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Richard Epstein On Law Talk: Lawyers, Guns, And Russians

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Monday, February 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein examines the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation, discusses what can be done about gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment, and talks about whether restrictions on free speech have gone too far on college campuses.

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Niall Ferguson On Think Again – The Ghost Of Future Past

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Acast
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Hierarchies, from the Freemasons to Facebook and looks at the two ancient power structures that continue to move the world today. 

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Timothy Garton Ash On Free Speech Under Attack: The Case Of Universities

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Free Speech Debate
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash outlines the principles of the free speech debate, with a particular regard to the situation in universities.

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Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses the flu virus.

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Peter Robinson On The Ricochet Podcast: The Wrestlers

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Friday, February 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses the Trump presidency.

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Institute For Politics And Strategy Elevated To University-Wide Status

featuring Kiron K. Skinnervia Carnegie Mellon News
Monday, February 19, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University has elevated the Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) to a university-wide institute, as its programming and scholarship increasingly bring together scholars and students from different fields across the university.

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Liberal Education, Law, And Liberal Democracy

featuring Peter Berkowitzvia Harvard Law
Friday, February 16, 2018

Peter Berkowitz, a political scientist and the Tad and Diane Taube Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, delivered the Scalia Lecture at Harvard Law School on Feb. 5. Harvard Law School Dean John Manning ’85, who delivered last year’s Scalia Lecture, introduced Berkowitz.

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McFaul: McMaster's Talk of Knowing About Russian Meddling 'Not Enough'

featuring Michael McFaulvia NewsMax
Monday, February 19, 2018

It is not enough for the United States to say it knows Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election; it must do something about it, former Ambassador Michael McFaul said Monday, after hearing national security adviser H.R. McMaster's speech in person in Munich over the weekend.

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Cardinal Conversations: Francis Fukuyama And Charles Murray On "Inequality And Populism"

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, David and Joan Traitel Building at the Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution hosts "Cardinal Conversations: Francis Fukuyama and Charles Murray on 'Inequality and Populism'" on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST.

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'Cross Examination Is Going To Be Brutal': NYU Law Prof Says Climate Change Litigation Is A Loser

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor said during a recent interview.

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Asia’s Rocketing Ambition

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Post
Friday, February 16, 2018

In his 2011 book, “Civilization: The West and the Rest,” historian Niall Ferguson credits a series of “killer apps” for enabling the West to take off in the 15th century and remain dominant for the next 500 years while the rest of the world stalled. The two leading “apps” in his scheme were competition and science.

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Time's Up: Anti-Trump Forces Face Their Day Of Reckoning

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Let's suppose for a minute that Hillary Clinton and all her fellow Resisters, along with all their allies in the Deep State, had accepted the results of the 2016 election, as has been the tradition and expectation.  Remember Hillary's sneering question to Donald at the debates – whether he would accept the election results?  At that time, nobody thought Hillary would be the one to throw the temper tantrum when she lost, much less organize a resistance movement. 

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World Bank’s ‘Global Dataset’ Offers New Way For Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance

quoting Eric Hanushekvia EdWeek Market Brief
Friday, February 16, 2018

For years, efforts to explore and compare the educational performance of impoverished countries–and by implication, their economic potential–have been stymied by a lack of useful data. An ambitious new analysis by the World Bank aims to change that.

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Groupthink, Not The Deep State, Is The Real Culprit

quoting Stephen D. Krasnervia National Interest
Sunday, February 18, 2018

In political science, the “deep state” concept has been used to describe politics in countries like Turkey and Pakistan. In these places, deep-state theorists claim shadowy networks engage in extralegal and illegal activities, including bombings and assassinations, to advance their parochial interests or protect their vision of the regime. Given this context, the term “deep state” surely doesn’t fit an established liberal democracy like the United States.

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When Trials Make Us Better

quoting William Damonvia Inquirer.net
Sunday, February 18, 2018

William Damon’s 1995 classic, “Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in America’s Homes and Schools,” calls the crisis of indulgence, particularly among the youth, a “failure of spirit.” He points out that research has shown how children desire to be of service to others, are open to moral and religious formation, and look for intellectual challenges, but the culture of indulgence has killed all these.

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Why We're Letting Russians Tell Us How To Vote

quoting Michael McFaulvia WRAL
Saturday, February 17, 2018

If you were a candidate and Russian interference was helping your campaign, would you react with outrage, out of a patriotic duty to national security, or would you deny it was happening? That question, in a nutshell, explains why a Russian disinformation campaign using social media can be so effective. It feeds into the built-in philosophical biases a lot of Americans already have. It makes any government agency investigating interference suspect in the minds of many. The same can be said for media outlets reporting on the evidence.

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Indicting Hackers Made China Behave, But Russia Will Be Harder

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Sunday, February 18, 2018

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released the indictment of the "Internet Research Agency LLC," also known as the Russian troll factory, and a number of other entities and individuals. The indictment states that the Internet Research Agency and the other named defendants "knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016."

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The Left Crowns The Wrong Queen

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia NewsLI.com
Monday, February 19, 2018

A frightening recent report: an estimated 200 million Muslim girls and women alive today have been forced to go through female genital mutilation; also frightening: in America and Europe most of the leaders of the feminist movement have remained all but silent amidst this horror. There have been, thankfully though, a few exceptions. The most notable of them has been Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has become the leading voice in the fight against this attack upon the body, heart and spirit of so many. 

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Laura Ingraham’s Show On LeBron James Controversy: ‘If You Can’t Take The Heat, Stay On The Court’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia LifeZette
Friday, February 16, 2018

Leftists are pushing back against anyone who dares to criticize the NBA star for his anti-Trump tirade.

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America’s Waning Commitment To The Promise Of The First Amendment

quoting John Villasenorvia The Hill
Friday, February 16, 2018

The creation of the First Amendment by our nation’s founders demonstrated a profound commitment to human dignity, reason and the search for truth. First Amendment protections for speech, press and religion affirmed the principle that free expression is part of basic humanity.

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Lecture On Inequality

mentioning David R. Hendersonvia Webber
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm for a lecture on inequality by David R. Henderson.

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Condoleezza Rice, Susan Rice To Speak On Campus

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Hamilton
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Condoleezza Rice and Susan Rice, two former national security advisors with differing points of view, will discuss current issues on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Margaret Scott Bundy Field House.

American Creed

via AmericanCreed.org
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different backgrounds, life experiences and points of view to explore the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides. American Creed launches as a nationally televised PBS Special, and as a feature documentary on PBS.org, on Feb. 27, 2018.

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Lecture On Inequality

mentioning David R. Hendersonvia Webber
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm for a lecture on inequality by David R. Henderson.

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Area 45: Influencing Influenza With Dr. Henry Miller

interview with Henry I. Millervia Area 45
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to cure what literally ails the nation.

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'Cross Examination Is Going To Be Brutal': NYU Law Prof Says Climate Change Litigation Is A Loser

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor said during a recent interview.

Interviews

Timothy Garton Ash On Free Speech Under Attack: The Case Of Universities

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Free Speech Debate
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash outlines the principles of the free speech debate, with a particular regard to the situation in universities.

Interviews

Networks, Power, And Chaos: A Conversation With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia SamHarris.org
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Hierarchies, from the Freemasons to Facebook as well as his career as a writer, networks and hierarchies, how history gets written, the similarity between the 16th century and the 21st, the role of social media in the 2016 Presidential election, the influence of advertising on the public sphere, President Trump, the Russian investigation, Islamic extremism, counterfactuals, what would have happened if Clinton had won the presidency, immigration in Europe, conspiracy theories, capitalism, globalization, communism, wealth inequality, universal basic income, Henry Kissinger, the prospect of a US war with China, cyberwar, and other topics.

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Kill Chic

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In movies, novels, music, and art, progressives murder their enemies, including presidents, in myriad ways.

Featured

The Composition Of Gross Domestic Product

by John B. Taylorvia Policyed.org
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gross domestic product is made up of the total market value of final goods and services produced in an economy.

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I Love The Olympics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 19, 2018

I've heard many people on Facebook and elsewhere talk about how politicized the 2018 Olympics are. In this case, though, I think politics is in the eye of the beholder. Sure, I thought that Mike Pence had incredibly bad manners in standing only for the U.S. team at the opening ceremonies. And some of the mainstream media went gaga over the sister of North Korea's chief murderer. But if you choose to focus on that, that's your choice.

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