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9 Hour Railway Station

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

China builds a railway station in 9 hours (HT Marginal Revolution). Yes, it's basically a propaganda video, but interesting nonetheless as a reflection on infrastructure. 

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Did The FBI Vouch For The Crazy Russian Deal From The Steele Dossier?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Any FISA judge who issued surveillance warrants against Page based on this tall tale would have to have his head examined.

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With Nuclear Weapons, We’re Getting Too Comfortable Thinking The Unthinkable

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A dangerous disconnect is emerging between the horrific impacts of even the limited use of nuclear weapons, and leaders and policymakers who seem intent on threatening nuclear use in an ever-expanding range of scenarios. If this continues, the risk that a nuclear weapon will be used for the first time in more than 70 years — deliberately or otherwise — will grow. We must return to a more sober dialogue and approach to policy.

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Sub-Saharan Africa Is Really Really Poor

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

President Trump has instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to take an extended trip to Africa in March 2018. Perhaps the purpose of his trip is to sooth the hurt feelings and anger of African leaders over the unsavory remarks President Trump allegedly made about African countries in discussing U.S. immigration policy.

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US Lists 210 Russian Billionaires, But Says They're Not Targeted For Sanctions

quoting Michael McFaulvia Business Day Online
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The US identified 210 Russian billionaires and top officials in a sweeping list required under last summer’s sanctions law, but underlined that those named aren’t being targeted for new restrictions.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The winter issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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Tillerson’s Promise Of More War In Syria Gets Warm Reception From Corporate Media

quoting Kori Schakevia Global Research (Canada)
Monday, January 29, 2018

In a speech at Stanford this month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that America intends to keep military troops in Syria indefinitely, in pursuit of the US’s “key end states for Syria,” including “post-Assad leadership,” the marginalization of Iran and the elimination of “weapons of mass destruction” that the US claims Syria has.

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Egypt's Sisi Set For New Term As Presidential Nominations Close

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia News24
Monday, January 29, 2018

Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks set to romp to victory in a March presidential election fast becoming a referendum on his first four-year term, despite a last-minute candidate entering the fray on Monday.

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Newly Digitized Collection Material Now Available

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hoover Library & Archives has made new collection material available through its digital portal!

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Agnes Chow Disqualification ‘Step Towards The Evisceration’ Of Hong Kong’s Autonomy

quoting Larry Diamondvia South China Morning Post
Monday, January 29, 2018

Prominent US democracy scholar slams ruling as outrageous and says it runs contrary to ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

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