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Area 45: A Hoover Institution Fellow’s Idea Becomes Law

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

How does a scholar bring policy reforms to legislative life?


Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Middle Principles To Our Polarized Nation

by Michael McConnellvia The Hill
Saturday, September 1, 2018

There is plenty of controversy over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but almost none of it is about him. Even detractors appear to have abandoned any claim that he lacks the intellect, experience, or temperament to be an outstanding justice.

In the News

From The Right: Final Queries For Judge Kavanaugh

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia South Coast Today
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Four decades ago, New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, an intellectual Democrat, observed with amazement and regret that Republicans had become the party of ideas. Today, many of America’s most interesting arguments divide conservatives. One concerns the judiciary’s role in the supervision of democracy: Should judges be, as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Robert Bork believed, deferential to majorities, or should judges be engaged in limiting majorities in the name of liberty? 

Analysis and Commentary

Arizona Supremes Show Some Numeracy

by David R. Henderson mentioning Clint Bolickvia EconLog
Friday, August 31, 2018

In every course I taught in the last 20 years before I retired, I did about a 45-minute segment on numeracy. One point I emphasized is that there is typically a huge difference between a percent change and a percentage-point change. So, for example, when various proponents were advocating a one-percentage-point increase in our local sales tax, they would sometimes claim that it was a one-percent increase. A one-percent increase sounds trivial and, indeed, is trivial. 

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Judging Brett Kavanaugh And The Supreme Court With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yale Law alumnus and Hoover Institution visiting fellow, John Yoo analyzes the current political leanings of the Supreme Court and the process of confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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The Libertarian: Elizabeth Warren’s Surreptitious Socialism

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 30, 2018

A new bill from the Massachusetts senator would upend American business.

Jack Goldsmith: The Lawfare Podcast: What is Too Far When Former Intelligence Community Leadership Criticizes The President?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses a draft article he had written about John Brennan and other intelligence community former leaders who were criticizing the president in public and from whom the president was threatening to pull their security clearances in response.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice, Rob Portman To Introduce Kavanaugh At Confirmation Hearing

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia The Hill
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will be introduced at his upcoming confirmation hearing by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Analysis and Commentary

Epstein On Trump's Influence On The Economy

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

My Hoover colleague Richard Epstein is a law professor, not an economist.

In the News

Presidential Power Is A Powerful Problem

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

President Trump is again making headlines for criticizing private companies. 


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