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Analysis and Commentary

This University's Problems Are A Microcosm Of Washington DC's

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, May 31, 2018
One of the nation's most successful university presidents, C.L. Max Nikias of the University of Southern California, recently shocked the Trojan community with his abrupt resignation. Although Nikias had been highly successful in raising money and, with it, USC's profile and reputation, he had also presided over the university's mishandling of scandals and crises.
Analysis and Commentary

The Executive Branch's Extraordinarily Broad View Of The Presidential Pardon Power

by Maddie McMahon, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Article II gives the president the "Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment." There has long been speculation that President Trump may exercise this power to pardon some of the Russia investigation characters, including Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Jared Kushner, and possibly even himself.


The Carnivores Of Civil Liberties

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Where once they were critics of the reactionary administrative state, the Democrats are now on its side.

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Area 45: Anticipating Global Insecurity With Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lessons learned in keeping cargo planes moving, hotel guests protected – and possibly coffee customers better served. 

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SCOTUS Gets Arbitration Right

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Class action litigation poses a major threat to the continued vitality of labor markets.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein talks about the US Constitution and what "We the people?" means.


Managing Trump’s Demands

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Friday, May 25, 2018

President Trump’s norm-defying “demand” that the Justice Department “look into” whether it infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign “for Political Purposes” at the behest of the Obama administration threatens less damage to Justice Department independence than to larger executive branch prerogatives that any president other than Trump would want to protect.


Michael McConnell On Censorship And Free Speech

interview with Michael McConnellvia Stanford University
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses the debate surrounding government censorship of speech as well as free speech on college campuses.

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The Libertarian: Peace In The Middle East?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Why a two-state solution makes sense for the Israelis and the Palestinians — and why it’s virtually impossible in the foreseeable future.

In the News

Trump Can’t Block Tweets From Ex-Guantanamo Guard And A ‘Grammy-Losing Songwriter,’ Judge Rules

quoting Michael McConnellvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

President Trump’s blocking of his critics on Twitter is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday in a decision that addresses a fairly new issue for our time: the relationship on social media between those who govern and the governed.


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