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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 25, 2021

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A More Modern Constitution?"

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Libertarian: The Biden Administration Veers Left

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Contra his campaign rhetoric, Joe Biden’s presidency begins with a progressive onslaught.

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Reasonable Disagreements: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Richard and Adam close the book on the Trump years — except for the whole post-presidential impeachment thing. And Richard elaborates his case for regulating Twitter as a “common carrier.”

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Germany: Perspective On The U.S.-Germany Alliance, EU, And International Security

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, on Wednesday, January 20th at 11:00am PT.

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The Caravan: Syria And US Foreign Policy

interview with Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

What is the American track record in Syria and what should we expect from the Biden administration?

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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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The Pacific Century Reads A Long Telegram

interview with Peter Berkowitz, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Parsing the State Department Policy Planning Staff’s New China Report with Peter Berkowitz.

Analysis and Commentary

Gary Shiffman On The Economics Of Violence

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 18, 2021

Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economists gives us better tools for fighting them.

In the News

Pelosi’s Third Impeachment Folly

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Does the President have a right to free speech? Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor writing on The Volokh Conspiracy, suggests he certainly does and that his speech on January 6 is a weak reed (as was Nancy Pelosi’s past impeachment folly) on which to gain a conviction in the Senate. (Remember an impeachment vote in the House is basically an indictment with no effect unless the Senate finds guilt after a trial.) 


The ‘Common Carrier’ Solution To Social-Media Censorship

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 15, 2021

[Subscription Required] Railroads can’t refuse to carry passengers for their political views. The same rule should apply to online monopolies, legal scholar Richard Epstein argues.


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