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Jim Mattis On Leadership And Staying Mum On Trump

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Amanpour (CNN International)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his latest book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Leadand his time as secretary of defense.


Fmr. Sec. Of Defense Jim Mattis Says Americans 'Admire' The Military Because 'We Are Apolitical'

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses how the American public admires the military's 'apolitical' status and why he believes military leaders should keep their political opinions private.

In the News

Green Tyranny And The Tragedy Of The Eco-Commons

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"The tragedy of the commons" is a phrase that describes the societal loss of resources through individual selfishness.  In agrarian cultures, sheep, cows or other animals were often maintained in a "commons" where individual farm families would use large shared areas to pasture animals collectively.  This worked well, unless an individual farmer exceeded the carrying capacity of the common to increase his personal wealth -- and if all the farmers did that, the common would be destroyed.

In the News

More Information Essential To Evaluate The Renewable Energy Idea

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What we hear about almost ceaselessly is the impending environmental catastrophe facing the world. Despite the tremendous progress the U.S. has made in reducing its carbon emissions, which we are told is what is causing, or hastening, the crisis, more must be done.

Analysis and Commentary

Beware Greta Thunberg’s Science Fiction — The End Of The World Is Not Nigh

by Niall Ferguson quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 2, 2019

In 15th-century Peru, we learned last week, children were sacrificed to propitiate to the Chimú gods, in an attempt to end natural disasters caused by the climatic phenomenon we now call, appropriately enough, El Niño.

In the News

The Amazon Fire And Phony Environmentalism

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia Merion West
Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Amazon is on fire. Is this a catastrophe? Of course it is. Who is to blame? It’s complicated. Global warming certainly seems to have to do with it. As such, there have been desperate attempts to speed up and strengthen the Paris Agreement. 

In the News

U.S. Unleashes Military To Fight Fake News, Disinformation

quoting Andrew Grottovia Bloomberg
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the integrity of elections.


Resist The Drumbeat Of World War III, The War On Climate Change

by David Davenport mentioning John F. Coganvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Do you hear the drumbeat of war? No, I don’t mean the threat of nuclear war with Iran or North Korea, or even the trade war with China. I’m talking about the drumbeat of liberal politicians and climate scientists who want us to go to war on climate change.

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Analysis and Commentary

Update On Trees And Global Warming

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Last week I wrote an article in which I suggested planting trees as potentially a much cheaper way to slow or even reverse global warming, cheaper, that is, than a carbon tax.

In the News

Tulsi Gabbard Fights Back Against Big Tech

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia 71Republic
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard went on Tucker Carlson, defending her decision to sue Google for allegedly suspending her campaign ads. According to Gabbard, this move on behalf of Google constitutes “election interference.” Gabbard further went on to say that her lawsuit would underscore the extensive power of Big Tech, and shed light on its violation of free speech. Gabbard’s gripes are very reminiscent of the feelings many conservatives also have towards Big Tech.


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

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