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Battle Over Secret Nunes Memo Could Come To A Head This Week

quoting Jamil Jaffervia McClatchy DC
Friday, January 26, 2018

That the exact contents of the almost-infamous Nunes memo — a four-page classified document apparently claiming the FBI engaged in “shocking” surveillance abuses —have remained secret even as the document has captured headlines for weeks and is available to all House members to view is remarkable in today’s Washington.


Jack Goldsmith: The Significance Of Trump’s Reported Order To Fire Mueller

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia PBS
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses Donald Trump and Robert Mueller.

Analysis and Commentary

The Economics Of Canada's Coming Marijuana Legalization

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bill Bewick, whose bio identifies him as "an Edmonton-based political consultant and public policy analyst who served as the Wildrose Official Opposition Director of Policy from 2010-2017," has written an excellent analysis of the coming legalization of marijuana on or about July 1, Canada Day, which is as close as Canada has to July 4. Cannabis Day?

Analysis and Commentary

What's Up With McGahn Revisionism?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, January 27, 2018

“[T]he WH Counsel seems to be renting out space in his office to the New York Times,” notes Bill Kristol in reference to the sympathetic New York Times story yesterday about White House Counsel Don McGahn’s efforts to “Corral Trump While Pushing G.O.P.’s Agenda,” on top of the Times story the day before on McGahn threatening to quit rather than carry out Trump’s directive to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


News Comments

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, January 26, 2018

The tariff and the wall were the big news this week, with some lessons for looming infrastructure.

David Brady and Morris Fiorina

Morris Fiorina: 50/50 Nation? No!

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia How Do We Fix It?
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina confronts the widespread assumption that voters are neatly split into rival camps, and argues that neither party can hold a majority for more than a few years. His new book is "Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting and Political Stalemate."

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Donald Trump, President NObama

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, January 26, 2018

How the 45th president has become a repudiation of the 44th.


High-Profile Guests, Informative Talks, And A Milestone-Building Dedication: Hoover Hosts Friends And Supporters At The 2017 Fall Retreat

Friday, January 26, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover’s 2017 Fall Retreat—featuring one of the institution’s most distinguished guest speakers ever, the milestone dedication of the David and Joan Traitel Building, and a multi-day series of talks on restoring economic prosperity—was an extraordinary cap on a year of major accomplishments.

Featured CommentaryAnalysis and Commentary

California Should Address Licensing Reform – And Stop Adding Violins To The String Section

by David Cranevia Eureka
Thursday, January 25, 2018

In 1850 California passed its first professional licensing law requiring foreigners to buy a monthly license to mine gold. During the next hundred years the state so dramatically expanded its licensing regime that by 1950 one in every twenty workers required a license. Today one in five working Californians requires a license from the state government; a recent study found that California is the most broadly licensed state in the nation.

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A New Year, A California Governor’s Final Year, A Lot Of Unknowns

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, January 25, 2018

California governors don’t make New Year’s resolutions – publicly, at least. The closest they come to vows of self-improvement is the annual State of the Address, delivered every January before a joint session of the State Legislature.


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