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Still Standing

by Stephen Kotkinvia Times Literary Supplement
Friday, July 10, 2020
Cemeteries are full of presidents for life. Whistling past the graveyard last week, Vladimir Putin forced through a plebiscite to zero out the constitutional limits on his rule.
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Supreme Court Smacks Trump And Delivers Body Blow To The Office Of The Presidency

by John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday’s Supreme Court decision requiring President Trump to turn over his tax returns shows that we should add Chief Justice John Roberts and his liberal majority on the Court to the list of those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (a more advanced form of the Bush version of the disease).

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Mr. Trump Goes To The Washington Cuckoo’s Nest

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, July 10, 2020
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and first term have been a weird mashup of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The difference is we won’t know until November 3 how this show will end.
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The US Has A Lot To Learn From Taiwan's Covid Fight

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Friday, July 10, 2020

Public health professionals around the world have lauded Taiwan's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Along with nearby countries such as South Korea and Singapore, Taiwan has employed policy responses to Covid-19 that are worthy of emulation around the world.

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Hoover Fellow Profile: Valentin Bolotnyy On How The Empirical Microeconomics Toolkit Can Help Solve Pressing Social Problems

Monday, June 29, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Valentin Bolotnyy is a Hoover fellow working on topics across public and labor economics. In this interview, Bolotnyy discusses his research on improving the efficiency of services provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as well as finding data-driven solutions to growing issues of anxiety and depression among graduate students. He also talks about his Ukrainian origins and his research in the Russia and Eurasia collection of the Hoover Library & Archives.

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China, Russia Aren’t Putting Plans To Exploit Antarctica’s Resources On Ice

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 9, 2020

New York continues to slowly open up after being the nation’s hottest of COVID-19 hotspots while the incidence in Brazil spikes, and cases explode in Latin America and South Asia. There is one place, however, that has been far from infections and safe from the need for serology testing: Antarctica.

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‘The Meaning Of Travel’ Review: Let’s Get Out Of Here

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Unprecedented in modern history—and in all recorded history, if we put to one side such abstractions as the Wrath of God—is the present fact that the entire world lives in fear of an identical threat. Rich or poor, East or West, we’ve all come to accept curbs on the way we live, one of which is a near-moratorium on travel to foreign parts.
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Richard Epstein: The Case For Reparations To Descendants Of American Slave Families, 1619-1865

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."

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Richard Epstein: What About Reparations To Japanese-Americans? What About Reparations To Holocaust Survivors?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."

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Lee Ohanian: California Rises And Falls In 92 Years Since Laurel & Hardy

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California On Your Mind article "California Legislators Spend $200 Billion And Taxpayers Get Less And Less."

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Paul E. Peterson On Getting Kids Back To School

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Talk Radio 1210 WPHT
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson discusses why schools need to be open and why it is safe to reopen.

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Lanhee Chen Discusses The Trump Administration’s

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia The Michael Medved Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Trump Administration’s current agenda.
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John Yoo Discusses The Supreme Court's Decision On Trump's Tax Returns

interview with John Yoovia The Daily Briefing
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the Supreme Court's decision concerning President Trump's tax returns.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why Fall Testing Could Do More Harm Than Good

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli is joined by Mora Segal, CEO of Achievement Network, and David Griffith to discuss the organization’s latest guidance on assessments for states and districts when school resumes in the fall.
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The Collapsing Case Against Charter Schools

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Agenda, National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thomas Sowell — who will have just turned 90 when this review is published — could have retired by now. He could be publishing the memoirs of a celebrated intellectual or the late-career tracts of an éminence grise. What does he give us, instead? A methodologically rigorous, closely argued, data-driven case for charter schools, with very little high-flown rhetoric (I noted one exclamation point) and 94 pages of data tables. Charter Schools and Their Enemies is a bloodbath for Sowell’s intellectual opponents, and it ought to be a neutron bomb in the middle of the school-reform debate. But Thomas Sowell has been giving the reading public and the policymaking class some of the most intelligent advice to be had for many decades — why would they start listening to him now?

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A Conservative Black Scholar's View On Race In America

featuring Shelby Steelevia Pleasanton Weekly
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele minces no words when he describes the current Black Lives Matter and other racial protests—they are a “distraction” from the real issues facing the Black community.

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Renowned Historian Reveals How Woke Politics Are Destroying Academia In America

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Blaze
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution senior fellow, historian, and author Niall Ferguson joined Dave Rubin on "The Rubin Report" to talk about the decline of higher education, especially at some of the best universities in America.

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'Full Economic Recovery To Take Very Long Time,' Says Raghuram Rajan On COVID-19 Impact

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said on Wednesday mild signs of improvement in Indian economy are visible even though a lot needs to be done as the full recovery will take a long time.

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Charter Schools And Their Enemies

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Education Next
Friday, July 10, 2020

There is a reason we’re told to respect our elders. It’s bracing and edifying to listen to voices of wisdom and experience. Those whose time grows short are compelled to speak clearly and directly. Thomas Sowell is one such voice. At age 90 and having broken his promise not to pick up his pen again, he has turned his gaze to the world of education, delivering Charter Schools and Their Enemies at a moment when those schools have come under intense scrutiny, their right to exist in question. Charter school leaders need their spines stiffened these days; their overreaching critics have earned a metaphorical punch in the nose. Sowell delivers both in a book he dedicates, as a reminder of what’s at stake, “to those children whose futures hang in the balance.”

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Policy Experts: California Needs To Reform Its Tax System

featuring Lee Ohanianvia KPVI
Thursday, July 9, 2020

California’s reliance on a notoriously fickle tax system has exacerbated the state’s budget problems in light of Covid-19, an economics professor said.

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How COVID-19 Is Putting The Rule Of Law To The Test Across Africa

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Conversation
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency responses to COVID-19. Partly for this reason, Good Governance Africa has published a set of articles that conceptualise COVID-19 as a wicked problem. A “wicked problem” is exemplified by multiple stakeholders interacting in complex and unpredictable ways. It is difficult to identify and even more difficult to solve.

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Policy Experts: California Needs To Reform Its Tax System

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Center Square
Thursday, July 9, 2020

(The Center Square) – California’s reliance on a notoriously fickle tax system has exacerbated the state’s budget problems in light of Covid-19, an economics professor said.

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Bakker, Swaggart Among Televangelists And Religious Organizations That Received PPP Loans

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Hill
Thursday, July 9, 2020

More than 10,000 religious organizations received financial aid through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for a total of at least $3 billion, according to an analysis by The Guardian.

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How The Left Seized Higher Education

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Townhall
Thursday, July 9, 2020

We thought it was only the humanities department that was run by leftists.

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The Classicist: Radical Chic And Its Terrified Enablers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 10, 2020

The mobs don’t have numbers on their side — but they do have quivering elites.

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The US Has A Lot To Learn From Taiwan's Covid Fight

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Friday, July 10, 2020

Public health professionals around the world have lauded Taiwan's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Along with nearby countries such as South Korea and Singapore, Taiwan has employed policy responses to Covid-19 that are worthy of emulation around the world.

In the News

Charter Schools And Their Enemies

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Education Next
Friday, July 10, 2020

There is a reason we’re told to respect our elders. It’s bracing and edifying to listen to voices of wisdom and experience. Those whose time grows short are compelled to speak clearly and directly. Thomas Sowell is one such voice. At age 90 and having broken his promise not to pick up his pen again, he has turned his gaze to the world of education, delivering Charter Schools and Their Enemies at a moment when those schools have come under intense scrutiny, their right to exist in question. Charter school leaders need their spines stiffened these days; their overreaching critics have earned a metaphorical punch in the nose. Sowell delivers both in a book he dedicates, as a reminder of what’s at stake, “to those children whose futures hang in the balance.”

Featured

Mr. Trump Goes To The Washington Cuckoo’s Nest

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, July 10, 2020
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and first term have been a weird mashup of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The difference is we won’t know until November 3 how this show will end.
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Still Standing

by Stephen Kotkinvia Times Literary Supplement
Friday, July 10, 2020
Cemeteries are full of presidents for life. Whistling past the graveyard last week, Vladimir Putin forced through a plebiscite to zero out the constitutional limits on his rule.
In the News

Raghuram Rajan’s Bitter Medicine For India: ‘Sell PSUs Now, Don’t Wait, Stock Market Is Buoyant’

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express
Thursday, July 9, 2020

On the privatisation front, Rajan raised a question asking while the government talked about privatisation, why it has not utilised these 4-5 months in preparing the entities which can be privatised.

Interviews

Lee Ohanian: California Rises And Falls In 92 Years Since Laurel & Hardy

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California On Your Mind article "California Legislators Spend $200 Billion And Taxpayers Get Less And Less."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: What About Reparations To Japanese-Americans? What About Reparations To Holocaust Survivors?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: The Case For Reparations To Descendants Of American Slave Families, 1619-1865

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Black Reparations Parsed."

In the News

Renowned Historian Reveals How Woke Politics Are Destroying Academia In America

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Blaze
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution senior fellow, historian, and author Niall Ferguson joined Dave Rubin on "The Rubin Report" to talk about the decline of higher education, especially at some of the best universities in America.

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