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Analysis and Commentary

Some Slight Freedom Of Speech In Canada

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 9, 2019

Last month, I spent about 18 days at my cottage in Canada. I have a few friends there who smoke cigarettes and over the last few years I’ve brought back empty cigarette packages with the plan to post about them on EconLog. I’ve never got around to it until now.


Why Target Tucker Carlson? It's Part Of The Left's War On The Right

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Hill
Friday, August 9, 2019

The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have rightly shocked the nation. In our understandable collective furor over the senseless loss of life, all the old political divides are being revisited, now in a climate of often frightening blame, anger and distrust — from gun control to the role of extremist ideologies to mental health to responsibilities of political leaders not to inflame tensions


Women Of The Gulag Wins Documentary Film Award

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia Stanford News
Friday, August 9, 2019

Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Hoover Fellow Paul Gregory’s Hoover Institution Press book of the same title, has been named Best Short Documentary at the 2019 Reykjavík Film Festival.

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The Libertarian: The Case Against Medicare For All

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 8, 2019

How government-run healthcare will weaken the economy and ruin the quality of medicine.

Analysis and Commentary

California Shows Us How Not To Teach History

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter famously said, “Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.” If that's true, then beware the California Board of Education’s newly drafted “Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum” and hope that it is not coming soon to a school near you.

In the News

Junk The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Plan

mentioning Williamson M. Eversvia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bravo to the Los Angeles Time editorial writers for coming down against the one-sided proposal on how to teach California students “ethnic studies.” The Times editorial follows by a few days an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Williamson M. Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, which hit the proposal equally as hard.

In the News

Ethnic Studies Curriculum Will Teach Children Capitalism Equal To ‘Racism’ And ‘Oppression’

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Breitbart
Monday, August 5, 2019

The California Education Department’s model Ethnic Studies Curriculum plans to teach children capitalism is a “system of power” and “oppression,” equal to “white supremacy,” “patriarchy,” and “racism.”

Analysis and Commentary

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Correct About The Numbers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 5, 2019

Numeracy Matters. Yesterday, science writer Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted: In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. 

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Area 45: Brady And Rivers On The State Of The Presidential Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, August 5, 2019

What post-debate polling suggests about the effectiveness of the candidates’ messaging and how the tragedy in El Paso factors into national politics.

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A Few Words Of Gratitude For The Hoover Institution

by Adam J. Whitevia Medium
Sunday, August 4, 2019

This week I’ll leave the Hoover Institution, my professional home for the last few years. And because I am leaving with a heart full of gratitude for the institution and my colleagues, I want to take a moment to say “thanks.” This place, which I’ve admired for so long, changed my life. I will be forever indebted.


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