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John Yoo: Trump Freed The Justice Department Of James Comey

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, August 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses former FBI director James Comey's behavior as director of the FBI, and the decision not to charge Comey with crimes committed while FBI director. Yoo notes the IG report is a damning indictment, yet there is a reluctance to charge Comey.

Analysis and Commentary

Progressives’ Cynical Exploitation Of Mass Shootings

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, September 2, 2019

The callous privileging of one sort of death over another.


We Cannot Win The War On Drugs By Obsessing Over Supply

by George P. Shultzvia The Financial Times
Friday, August 30, 2019

[Subscription Required] The news that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572m by the state of Oklahoma over its contribution to the US opioid crisis is just the latest skirmish in a seemingly never-ending war on drugs.

In the News

What Is The Cost Of The Permanent Federal Regulatory Bureaucracy?

quoting John H. Cochranevia Forbes
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It is well known that businesses constantly seek favors from government. The phenomenon is called "rent-seeking" by economists, and it gets lots of attention. Elon Musk of Tesla fame and his various subsidies are prominent in the news now, for example. Regulations, like subsidies, also transfer wealth. Some businesses like them since they can hobble rivals more.

In the News

Tulsi Gabbard Fights Back Against Big Tech

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia 71Republic
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard went on Tucker Carlson, defending her decision to sue Google for allegedly suspending her campaign ads. According to Gabbard, this move on behalf of Google constitutes “election interference.” Gabbard further went on to say that her lawsuit would underscore the extensive power of Big Tech, and shed light on its violation of free speech. Gabbard’s gripes are very reminiscent of the feelings many conservatives also have towards Big Tech.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: The Death Penalty: Who Decides?

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Liberals have used the courts for decades to carry out their agenda of social change. From Roe vs. Wade’s constitutional right to abortion to the more recent protection of same-sex marriage, courts have become an engine of social change.


The Rural-Urban Divide With Jonathan Rodden

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Rural Matters
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden says geography matters in the United States because we’re divided into electoral districts, which can be a good thing but has a downside in being a major determinant in who wins an election. Rodden notes that the rural vote will be critical in the 2020 election, but economics will not be the only determinant as social issues, such as abortion, gun rights, race, and immigration, will also play a part.


John Yoo: Universities, Diversity And Free Speech

interview with John Yoovia C-SPAN
Friday, June 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses diversity and free speech on college campuses.


Michael McConnell On Bound By Oath

interview with Michael McConnellvia Bound By Oath
Monday, August 26, 2019

(2:00) Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses the Bill of Rights.

In the News

San Francisco Adopts PC Language Instead Of Fighting Crime

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia California Globe
Sunday, August 25, 2019

San Francisco Supervisors only changed the language to benefit the criminals, ignoring the victims.


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