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Looking Ahead: The 89ers And The Future Of The EU

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia The London School of Economics and Political Science
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On the occasion of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s third anniversary, Timothy Garton Ash will speak in broad terms about the future of the EU in the wake of Brexit, prospects for its reform, and how the next generation of European leaders must act to shape events.


Steven Davis: Long-Term Issues Unlikely To Be Resolved In US-China Trade Talks

interview with Steven J. Davisvia CNBC
Monday, January 28, 2019

The Trump administration has moved from upholding the rules of international trade, says Steven Davis, a Hoover Institution fellow and a professor of international business and economics at Chicago Booth.


Constitutional Issues Relating To The NATO Support Act

by Curtis A. Bradley, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, January 28, 2019

President Trump is making noises again about withdrawing the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty, which established NATO. Last week the House of Representatives voted 357-22 in support of the NATO Support Act. The bill does three things. First, it states the “sense of Congress” that the president “shall not withdraw the United States from NATO,” and that “the case Goldwater v. Carter is not controlling legal precedent.” 

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Press Release—Welcome To “The New Abnormal”

quoting Herbert Linvia Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Citing lack of progress on nuclear risks and climate change dangers as “the new abnormal,” the Doomsday Clock remains at 2 minutes to midnight, as close to the symbolic point of annihilation that the iconic Clock has been since 1953 at the height of the Cold War. The decision announced today to keep the Doomsday Clock at two minutes before midnight was made by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board in consultation with the Board of Sponsors, which includes 14 Nobel Laureates.

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Right On: Sweden And The U.K. Are Back From The Socialist Brink

quoting Lee Ohanianvia St. George News
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Recently-elected democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the darling of the progressive left. She’s young, energetic and has appeared on every progressive television show and website as the wave of the future for the Democratic Party.


Niall Ferguson: Doubt China's Xi Jinping Can Offer US Agreeable Deal

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the impact of the trade war between the US and China.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

with George W. Bushvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush discusses postpresidential life and his work at the Bush Institute. (1:03:21)
“I believe we are a blessed nation; that is, therefore, we have a sense of responsibility to the extent we can to help others. In this case there was a pandemic destroying an entire generation of people. And I didn’t see how I could be president of a powerful, the most powerful, and the richest nation and not lend our support to saving lives. It would have been unconscionable not to act. So I thought it was in our moral interest to act. I also knew it was in our national security interest to act.”

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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


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.


If Brexit Britain Wants Europe To Listen, It Must Learn To Speak European

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, January 25, 2019

An old New Yorker cartoon shows a middle-aged man at a drinks party saying to another: “But that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me!” This is Brexit Britain talking to the rest of Europe. To be sure, all nations are obsessed with their own affairs.


Herbert Lin: Doomsday Clock 2019: Lin Explains How Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare Risks Humanity

with Herbert Linvia Global News
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin talks about the danger of the cyber-enabled information warfare that breeds rage and fantasy that replaces logic and truth, where online tools target and exploit humans’ thinking, and undermines our ability to deal constructively with the perils facing the world like climate change and nuclear weapons.


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