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August In Sacramento—Jerry Brown’s Game, Jerry Brown’s Rules

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 16, 2018

With all due respect to T.S. Eliot and his grim assessment of April, it’s August in Sacramento that can be “the cruelest month” for ambitious lawmakers.

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PolicyEd Introduces Policy Briefs

via PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s PolicyEd initiative today introduced a new educational video series entitled Policy Briefs, which explores issues related to civics, environment, economics, health care, and national security. Offering key principles and real-world examples, each episode features a succinct, easy to understand, and sharable policy explanation from a talk or presentation by a Hoover Institution fellow. 

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Terry Anderson Asks Who Washes A Rental Car?

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Environmental problems result from the tragedy of the commons. In order to solve those problems, free market environmentalists look toward the one place where the tragedy of the commons doesn’t happen – in markets with clearly defined, enforced, and tradeable property rights. Property rights give people the incentive to protect their assets, and environmental problems often come down to the fact no one has an incentive to conserve the environment.


Lanhee Chen On Midterm Elections: The Trump Effect

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the midterm elections.

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Summer Reading, Lawmaker-Style

mentioning John F. Coganvia Roll Call (DC)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Looking for a summer read? HOH has been asking lawmakers for months about the last book they read, and their choices have ranged from historical dives to books about their issues or districts.


Bill Whalen: Trump Wins The Electoral College With Or Without Winner-Takes-All States

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Go Ahead And The Change The Electoral College, But There's Still A Trump Presidency."

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Future Of Political Parties Debated At Last Seminars In Steamboat Event

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Steamboat Today
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Morris P. Fiorina, the other political science scholar at the Seminars at Steamboat talk Monday night, agreed Pelosi is an easy scapegoat since Hillary Clinton isn't running. 

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Giuliani And The Teamsters: When Power Trumps The Rule Of Law

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Those who haven’t followed Rudy Giuliani’s career closely have to be wondering whatever happened to the crime-busting former federal attorney from the Southern District of New York?  


Michael McFaul, A Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia, Speaks Out

interview with Michael McFaulvia KERA Think
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the current state of US-Russia relations as well as his book From Cold War to Hot Peace.


Charles Blahous: '"Medicare For All" Projected To Cost $32.6 Trillion

interview with Charles Blahousvia Santelli Exchange (CNBC)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses the high cost of a single-payer healthcare system.