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Analysis and Commentary

The Mueller Report’s Weak Statutory Interpretation Analysis

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Someone on Twitter recently asked: “What is your most [fire emoji] take that absolutely infuriates people and you know deep down in your heart is 100% true”? I was inclined to respond: “The statutory interpretation analysis in the Mueller report is one-sided and weak.”

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Open Borders Advocates Are Getting The Open Border They Want

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, May 9, 2019
On sheer volume, open-borders advocates are in the catbird seat, getting exactly the open borders they have effectively been calling for.
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The Libertarian: Russia Redux

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Everything you need to know about executive privilege, congressional contempt, and the ongoing fight over the Mueller Report.


Former Deputy Assistant AG John Yoo Offers Perspective On Unitary Executive Theory

interview with John Yoovia NPR
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about executive power, and the tug of war between Congress and the White House over the Mueller report.

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Clash Between Trump And House Democrats Poses Threat To Constitutional Order

quoting John Yoovia The New York Times
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

President Trump’s wholesale refusal to provide information to Congress threatens to upend the delicate balance that is the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

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Past Attorney General Went Unpunished For Contempt

quoting Michael McConnell, John Yoovia Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Can Attorney General William Barr thumb his nose at Congress and get away with it?

How Public Policy Became War

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

As a response to the Great Depression and an expression of executive power, President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal is widely understood as a turning point in American history. In How Public Policy Became War, David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd go even further, calling the New Deal “America’s French Revolution,” refashioning American government and public policy in ways that have grown to epic proportions today.

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The Drive-Bys Were Complicit In The Coup Against Trump

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Monday, May 6, 2019

There’s also a great, great piece today by Victor Davis Hanson which is much too long for me on to share with you in its entirety, but it has a fascinating pull paragraph that I’m gonna share with you, and it’s about Comey and his, shall we say, “exposure” here and Mr. Hanson’s opinion that the boom needs to be lowered on Comey.

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Brown V. Board Of Education, 65 Years Later

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 6, 2019
Are children today getting the schooling they deserve?

The National Affairs Podcast: Adam J. White On Antonin Scalia

interview with Adam J. Whitevia National Affairs
Monday, May 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the moral vision of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. White explains the enduring nature of that vision, and its potential to rejuvenate legal education.


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