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Analysis and Commentary

Should Blackmail Be Legal?

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Thursday, February 14, 2019

In his latest column for Bloomberg, “Seven Lessons About Blackmail,” economist Tyler Cowen takes up the issue of blackmail. What motivated it, of course, as he makes clear, is the recent controversy involving Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s allegation that the National Enquirer has blackmailed him.

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Reasonable Disagreements: A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, February 7, 2019

President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General.

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Reasonable Disagreements: The Rule Of Law And Other People’s Money

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

An unconstitutional wealth grab?

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Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 25, 2019

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Richard Epstein and John Yoo deconstruct presidential powers concerning the government shutdown, the Mueller investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House.

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Area 45: Is It Constitutional? Featuring Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Caravan

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses a caravan marching toward the US border as well as explosives delivered to celebrity Democrats.

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Reasonable Disagreements: A Special Day For The Special Counsel

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The fundamental issues surrounding Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of President Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

Without Government Intervention, Who Would Remove The Water Hazard

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Yesterday, I returned from a 3-week vacation (with some success at also doing some writing) at my summer cottage in Minaki, Ontario. The last full day I was there, I was visiting on a neighbor’s (Canadian translation: neighbour’s) dock to say good-bye.
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Wednesday Short Cuts

with Charles Blahousvia Patriot Post
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Insight: “The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.” —Will Rogers (1879-1935) For the record: “This week, Charles Blahous of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University released a study taking a look at the cost of [Bernie] Sanders’ preferred [Medicare for All] program. The total: $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: BART Safety, Leon Panetta, Week In Politics

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KQED News
Friday, July 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration and reuniting families who were separated at the border as well as trade policies and tariffs.

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