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The Uneasy Case For Universal Vaccinations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Serious medical and legal issues surround the push for mandatory COVID shots.

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Heat, Crime, And Punishment

by A. Patrick Behrer, Valentin Bolotnyyvia Economics Working Papers
Monday, July 26, 2021

Economics Working Paper 21114

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Was Big Tech’s Censorship Of Trump Unconstitutional?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 15, 2021

When does a private company become subject to the First Amendment?

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China, Big Tech, and Cyber Defense: The World According to Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

In this wide-ranging conversation, Professor Zegart discusses the US relationship with China and how she views that country’s aggressive stance toward Taiwan; why big tech companies are a potential threat not only to privacy, but also to our national security; and why the next war may well be fought with a keyboard rather than on a battlefield.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The summer 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. 


America's Long-Running Conversation About Race And Justice

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

For more than a half century, popular culture, public policy, law, and universities in the United States have wrestled openly with questions of race and justice. Yet today’s progressives demand that schools, universities, corporations, and the federal government institute aggressive new curricula, training, and protocols because, according to them, the nation has scarcely begun to address the poisonous legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. 

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Trump V. Big Tech

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 12, 2021

Does the First Amendment insulate all claims against private parties?


How Lawsuits Against The Trump Organization Have Weakened The Presidency

by John Yoovia National Review
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Trump’s critics chopped down another tree in the forest of laws and legal norms to pursue their devil, but to the harm of future presidents and the country.

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Trump And The Pardon Attorney

by Jack Goldsmith, Matt Gluckvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

While recent presidents have occasionally granted pardons and commutations without recommendations from the Justice Department’s pardon attorney, President Trump turned the exception into the norm. We previously analyzed Trump’s circumvention of the pardon attorney at two points during Trump’s presidency. 

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Prey: A Panel Discussion on Europe, Islam, and Women’s Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Caldwell, Valerie M. Hudsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 2, 2021

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there. To discuss this phenomenon, Peter Robinson is joined by Prey author and Hoover Institution research fellow Ayaan Hirsi AliValerie Hudson, a professor of political science at the Bush School at Texas A&M University and an expert on women’s rights and demographics; and Christopher Caldwell, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and author.


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