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U.S. Supreme Court’s Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Safe For Now, Observers Say, But Could Be Narrowed

quoting Michael McConnellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Two Supreme Court justices' renewed attack on the court's same-sex marriage ruling -- arguing that it falsely brands religious opponents as bigots -- might suggest that the 2015 decision is in jeopardy. But several legal commentators say the ruling is less likely to be overturned than to be narrowed, along with other decisions on LGBT rights, to exempt public officials and private citizens with religious objections.

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How Affirmative Action Falls Short

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Only skills improvement—starting with better schools—can begin to close racial achievement gaps.

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Wang Quanzhang: The judges were blatantly violating the law before they threw me in jail

via Medium
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

After spending four and a half years behind bars, Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang completed the 14-day mandatory quarantine last weekend, but he remains trapped in Jinan as police still refused to let him reunite with his wife and son in Beijing. In an exclusive interview, Wang said there were lots of procedural injustice in his case back in 2015, and he believes that the judges were blatantly violating China’s law before they put him in jail.

by William Yang 

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Area 45: A Healthy Amendment?

interview with John Yoovia Area 45
Saturday, October 3, 2020

The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution clarifies presidential succession in the event of death or resignation. What’s not so clear is prolonged incapacitation.

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The History of Socialism and Capitalism

interview with Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Niall Ferguson and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the history of socialism and capitalism.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: A Debate Like No Other

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dissecting the raucous first presidential debate — and the state of the race.

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Turning The Clock Forward

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia American Thinker
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
If America returned to 1950s family values with obvious improvements (constitutional civil rights and reasonable environmental regulations), would we be turning the clock back or forward?
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GoodFellows: Madison: The Musical

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, John Yoovia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Is the 2020 American election destined for a decisive result or a series of legal challenges that will delay the outcome and throw the nation into tumult, possibly sparking a constitutional crisis? With Election Day now less than five weeks away, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane and Hoover visiting fellow John Yoo—a constitutional law expert—discuss the various strains on America’s voting system.

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Madison: The Musical

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, John Yoovia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Is the 2020 American election destined for a decisive result or a series of legal challenges that will delay the outcome and throw the nation into tumult, possibly sparking a constitutional crisis? With Election Day now less than five weeks away, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane and Hoover visiting fellow John Yoo—a constitutional law expert—discuss the various strains on America’s voting system.

The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

by Michael McConnellvia Princeton University Press
Monday, September 28, 2020

One of the most vexing questions for the framers of the Constitution was how to create a vigorous and independent executive without making him king. In today's divided public square, presidential power has never been more contested. The President Who Would Not Be King (November 10) cuts through the partisan rancor to reveal what the Constitution really tells us about the powers of the president.

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