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Analysis and Commentary

A Lesson From The College Admissions Scandal For The Encryption Debate

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, March 22, 2019
Last Tuesday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced charges against dozens of parents, college sports coaches and test-prep teachers with in a scheme to win admission to big name universities including Georgetown, Yale and Stanford.

John Yoo: The iPhone, The Fourth Amendment And The Roberts Court (Part 02)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the Fourth Amendment applies to our smart phones.

John Yoo: When Can The President Claim Executive Privilege?

interview with John Yoovia The National Constitution Center
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about how Congress might respond to the end of the Mueller investigation. Yoo also considers how President Trump might claim executive privilege in other contexts—like the House obstruction inquiry, a possible impeachment probe, attempts to prevent release of notes from his Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin, or in pending civil lawsuits against him.

Analysis and Commentary

Newsom's Unwelcome Stirring Of Democrats' 2020 Pot

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Quicker than you can sing “Oops! I Did It Again,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom has interjected himself into national Democratic politics with his moratorium on capital punishment in America’s nation-state.

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Area 45: The Trillion-Dollar Storm With Alice Hill

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Monday, March 25, 2019

How can the US plan for and build resilience for catastrophic natural disasters?


College In Light Of The Bribery Scandal: The Economics Of Admission To An “Elite College”

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Last week, the world of colleges was rocked by a scandal in which some students were alleged to have gained admission to universities including Yale, Wake Forest, and Georgetown, as well as the California campuses of Stanford, USC, and UCLA through $25 million in bribes. This occurred through a complex process that often involved admitting students through athletic channels, in which admissions criteria may be considerably different.

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Jason Riley on “False Black Power?”

interview with Jason Rileyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 18, 2019


Jason Riley discusses identity politics, race relations, and black history in his new book, False Black Power.

In the News

The U.S. Is That Awful Country That Everyone Wants To Move To

quoting Russell Robertsvia Bloomberg
Friday, March 15, 2019
Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm, this week released its 21st annual Quality of Living list, which ranks cities around the world based on economic conditions, housing, health care, public services, safety, natural environment and other metrics.

Author Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald Radio
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump.

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The Libertarian: Anti-Semitism On The Left

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Ilhan Omar controversy exposes a growing problem amongst Democrats.


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