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A Bill To Curtail The Forever War, Or Extend It?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Monday, May 7, 2018

Presidential war-making powers have grown far beyond what the Constitution envisioned, but some argue a new bipartisan proposal meant to restrain that growth would simply make it worse.


Prosecutorial Fraud Arrives At The Supreme Court

by Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Monday, May 7, 2018

In Sierra Pacific v U.S., the court can undo an injustice committed by the DoJ.


Adam White: What Must The President Do? (1:30)

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White talks about the Mueller investigation including possible obstruction of justice and whether President Trump should testify.

In the News

If Trump Fires Mueller, Can Congress Hire Him?

quoting Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Friday, May 4, 2018

Gaming out Congress's role in continuing the investigation—if it comes to that.


What If Mueller Questioned Barack Obama?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Friday, May 4, 2018

Imagine if a right-wing version of Robert Mueller, backed by a properly pro-Trump legal team, had sent former President Barack Obama the same sort of questions that Mueller allegedly delivered this week to President Trump. The special counsel might dress them up in legalese, innuendo, and with perjury-trap IEDs, thereby casting suspicion with the mere nature of the questions.

Analysis and Commentary

Should Passing The Citizenship Test Be A High School Graduation Requirement?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Way back when you were young (i.e., 2003), the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation published a hard-hitting report titled Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong? It lamented the manifest failures of social-studies education, identified a number of culprits, and recommended a series of fundamental rethinks and reforms.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Mend It Or End It? - The Environmental Regulations Of Infrastructure

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Debating environmental regulation of infrastructure projects.

Analysis and Commentary

Encryption Policy And Its International Impacts: A Framework For Understanding Extraterritorial Ripple Effects

by Ryan Budishvia Aegis
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Encryption technologies play a complicated role in today’s connected, mobile, data-driven world. My colleagues, Herbert Burkert and Urs Gasser, and I have written a paper offering a conceptual framework that can help policy-makers better understand and anticipate the international ramifications of domestic encryption policies.


Lanhee Chen: A Perjury Trap (1:28)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the New York Times publishing of a list of questions that Robert Mueller would like to ask President Trump. Who leaked the list? Why? And what the questions indicate about the Mueller investigation.

Comey On Ethical Leadership

by Jack Goldsmith
Monday, April 30, 2018

“I am reluctant to write a memoir and would rather write about leadership,” my friend Jim Comey told me in an email on June 16, 2017, about five weeks after Donald Trump fired him as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comey was starting to focus on writing a book, and we were discussing literary agents, book-writing techniques, and the like.


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