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Analysis and Commentary

An Immigration Puzzle Solved

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 4, 2018

To the surprise of some, the Republican Congress largely supports Trump's restrictionist approach to immigration. Apparently Republicans are favoring their nativist base over their traditional allies in business. Why?

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Charlotte, D.C., And Philadelphia Events

mentioning Adam J. Whitevia National Review
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Friday, February 2, I’ll be in the Charlotte area for two events: a lunchtime discussion of Scalia Speaks and judicial nominations, sponsored by the Charlotte lawyers chapter of the Federalist Society; and an evening presentation on Scalia Speaks at Belmont Abbey College. 

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At Stanford, First Cardinal 'Conversation' Spotlights Technology, Politics

Thursday, February 1, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The new Stanford initiative Cardinal Conversations examined the intersections of politics and technology with entrepreneurs and Stanford alumni Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution moderated a discussion that included questions from the largely student audience.


Did The FBI Vouch For The Crazy Russian Deal From The Steele Dossier?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Any FISA judge who issued surveillance warrants against Page based on this tall tale would have to have his head examined.

In the News

Republican Response To Trump’s Assault On The Justice Department: A Collective Yawn

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

For those political watchers convinced that at some point Republicans will push back in meaningful ways against President Trump's assault on democratic norms, today must be another downer. Once again, GOP “leaders” seek to normalize Trump, not combat the erosion of democratic institutions.

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Independence And Accountability At The Department Of Justice

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Over the weekend some conservative commentators pushed back on my tweet-claim that President Trump has “threaten[ed] DOJ/FBI over and over in gross violation of independence norms.”

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The Libertarian: What The Post Gets Wrong About Free Speech

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hollywood's version of the Pentagon Papers misrepresents the underlying legal issues.


New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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. 

In the News

David Blaska: Madison's High Schools Should Keep Their Cops

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Wisconsin State Journal
Monday, January 29, 2018

The War on Cops has established a beachhead in Madison’s high schools. Having been rebuffed by the City Council and Dane County Board, Madison’s noisy social justice warriors are finding sympathetic ears at Madison’s public schools — mainly because the School Board is not hearing from anyone else.


Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Trump’s Environmental Federalism."


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