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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the issues surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Epstein Nails It

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Powerline
Monday, September 17, 2018

I often quip that Richard Epstein is the smartest man in America, or at the very least that I wish I could be half as lucid as he is at his present age (75)—heck, I’d take being half as lucid as he is at my current age. In any case, his contribution to the Politico symposium this morning about the Kavanaugh matter absolutely nails it.


Anonymity: The New Refuge Of Scoundrels

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, September 17, 2018

Just when observers had concluded the desperate progressive opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court could not stoop much lower, it most certainly did.

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The Bezos Busters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 17, 2018

The antitrust attacks on Amazon are an outdated form of liberal populism.


Adam White On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his Yale Journal article "Digging Deeper than Deference."


Jamil Jaffer: Brett Kavanaugh/US Supreme Court

interview with Jamil Jaffervia VOA News
Friday, September 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer laments the increasing politicization of Supreme Court nominations and hearings. And, he does not believe that if Kavanaugh is confirmed that he would move the direction of the high court to the right on critical issues such as abortion rights, gay rights, affirmative action or the scope of executive power.

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The Watergate ‘Road Map’ And The Coming Mueller Report

by Stephen Bates, Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, September 14, 2018

According to countless media accounts and President Trump’s own lawyers, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is writing some kind of report on allegations of presidential obstruction of justice. Exactly what sort of report this may be is unclear. But to the extent that Mueller is contemplating a referral to Congress of possible impeachment material, he has two historical models of such documents to draw on.

Five questions for antitrust expert Nicolas Petit on Silicon Valley’s mega-companies

by Nicolas Petit
Thursday, September 13, 2018

The denizens of Silicon Valley (and Seattle) have picked up a slew of nicknames: GAFA (for Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon); FAANG (add Netflix in there); or, most ominously, the Frightful Five (sub out Netflix, sub in Microsoft). The central charge is these firms are monopolizing their respective markets, and have achieved such dominance that their market positions are now unchallengable. The side effects may include dampened innovation, reduced labor power, and any number of democracy-is-in-peril concerns.

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The Libertarian: Trump And The Anonymous Op-Ed

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Exploring the legal implications of the bombshell newspaper column.

Analysis and Commentary

Should Antitrust Be Used Against Amazon?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A few days ago, Tyler Cowen over at Marginal Revolution linked to a New York Times piece about antitrust scholar Lina Khan. The item, by David Streitfeld, is titled “Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea,” NYT, Sept. 7, 2018. Much of the story is fluff although Streitfeld does tell the reader that Ms. Khan’s ideas have the potential to influence decisions by the Federal Trade Commission.


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