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Never Give A Sucker An Even Break, Unless You’re California’s Governor

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 24, 2019

To verify the adage “What a difference a year makes,” look no further than the recently concluded bill-signing season in Sacramento, a one-month stretch from mid-September to mid-October during which California’s governor approves or vetoes pending legislation (matters on which the governor doesn’t act automatically become law).

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Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?

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The Libertarian: Failed (Administrative) State

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

How executive branch discretion threatens the rule of law.

In the News

VOA Explains: Executive Power And Impeachment

quoting John Yoovia VOA News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

As Democrats forge ahead with the impeachment investigation into whether President Donald Trump abused his office by pressing Ukraine for information against his political opponents, some legal scholars say their entire case rests on a faulty understanding of executive power.


Harriet The Spy: Elizabeth Cobbs Brings Tubman's Civil War Espionage To Life In New Novel

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia GPB Radio
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs talks about her book The Tubman Command: A Novel as well as about Harriet Tubman's involvement as a nurse and scout serving the U.S. Army during a critical point of the Civil War.

In the News

Private-Equity Lobby Group Mounts Campaign To Counter Critics

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 21, 2019

[Subscription Required] The American Investment Council has produced digital advertisements and a report to highlight the industry’s positive impact on the U.S. economy.

In the News

Hanson: How Would They Erase Trump? Let Us Count The Ways

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Monday, October 21, 2019

The Left “detests” President Donald Trump for a lot of reasons beyond his winning the 2016 election “and aborting the progressive project,” columnist Victor Davis Hanson wrote.

Analysis and Commentary

How Bad Constitutional Law Leads To Bad Economic Regulations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Atlantic
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ever since the New Deal, Congress has given the executive far too sweeping a mandate to interfere with huge sectors of the market.


Mark Zuckerberg Is Right About Free Speech And The Web

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 21, 2019

An unusual thing happened last week. Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, gave a speech with which I mostly agreed. Regular readers of this column will know that I have frequently criticized Zuckerberg. My book “The Square and the Tower” contains some harsh words about his company — and particularly its conduct in the fateful election year of 2016.


John Yoo: Trump Administration Deals With Mulvaney Comment Fallout

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's comments and the impeachment process.


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