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Book Review: Authors Rush To Record Trump-Russia Probe’s Details

quoting Michael McFaulvia Valley News
Friday, June 15, 2018

Michael McFaul, the architect of President Barack Obama’s “reset” policy toward Russia and later the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, looks with longing on past periods of rapprochement. The historic meetings between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. The buddy comedy of Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.

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Does Trump's Praise Of Kim Jong Un Mark The Embrace Of Totalitarian Leaders?

quoting Amy Zegartvia SF Gate
Friday, June 15, 2018

President Donald Trump's praise Friday for Kim Jong-un's authoritarian rule in North Korea - and his apparent envy that people there "sit up at attention" when the 35-year-old dictator speaks - marked an escalation of the American president's open embrace of totalitarian leaders around the world.


Law Talk With Richard Epstein: Have Your Cake

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses what the Inspector General’s report really tells us about James Comey’s tenure at the FBI. Was the North Korea summit a diplomatic breakthrough or an unforced error? What on earth does the Masterpiece Cakeshop case mean for religious liberty? Is Texas about to undo Obamacare? And could a plan to split California into three new states really pass constitutional muster?


Victor Davis Hanson On The Ricochet Podcast (15:13)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on North Korea, the IG report, and why the case for collusion is looking weaker and weaker every day.

Why Are American Students Poor Readers?

quoting Eric Hanushekvia National Review
Friday, June 15, 2018

Many young Americans are poor readers, as shown by various international tests. Why is that? Leftists (such as Diane Ravitch) have a bunch of excuses, but they all fail, argues Professor Mark Seidenberg of the University of Wisconsin. In today’s Martin Center article, Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s K–12 expert, writes about Seidenberg’s challenging work.


Lanhee Chen: NY AG Sues Trump And His Children

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the impact the New York State attorney general's office's lawsuit, that takes aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, will have on President Trump.

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The Libertarian: North Korea And Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 15, 2018

Was the summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic breakthrough or a fool’s errand?

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Internet Platforms: Observations On Speech, Danger, And Money

by Daphne Kellervia Lawfare
Friday, June 15, 2018

Public demands for internet platforms to intervene more aggressively in online content are steadily mounting. Calls for companies like YouTube and Facebook to fight problems ranging from "fake news" to virulent misogyny to online radicalization seem to make daily headlines.


The Best Books On Free Speech

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Five Books
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash, author of Free Speech: Ten Principles for A Connected World, outlines a plan for navigating the complexities of free speech and recommends the best books to help us think about free speech.


Russia As It Is

by Michael McFaulvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, June 15, 2018

[Subscription Required] Relations between Russia and the United States have deteriorated to their most dangerous point in decades. The current situation is not, as many have dubbed it, a new Cold War.