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Wednesday Short Cuts

with Charles Blahousvia Patriot Post
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Insight: “The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.” —Will Rogers (1879-1935) For the record: “This week, Charles Blahous of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University released a study taking a look at the cost of [Bernie] Sanders’ preferred [Medicare for All] program. The total: $32.6 trillion over 10 years.


Mueller’s Problem Is Not Trumpers’ Zeal — But The Perception Of Inequality Under The Law

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What is disturbing about the Mueller investigation is not per se that a special counsel is looking into charges of wrongdoing known as “collusion,” but that he is indicting or leveraging suspects, amid a larger landscape of related perceived wrongdoers, who so far have not been subject to the same federal zeal.


Send Us Your Young, Your Educated

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

[Subscription Required] The U.S. is in the enviable position of having an excess supply of potential immigrants. Only about 1 in 5 who apply for green cards in any year are awarded resident status. This means that America can, to a large extent, choose which immigrants it wants. Whom should it choose?

Click here to see What's Behind the Numbers?.


The Origins Of Our Second Civil War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?


Lanhee Chen: BART Safety, Leon Panetta, Week In Politics

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KQED News
Friday, July 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration and reuniting families who were separated at the border as well as trade policies and tariffs.

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When Courts Play Public Nuisance

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 30, 2018

A billion-dollar judgment against two companies for old, innocuous circulars. 

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Kavanaugh And The “Chevron Doctrine”

by Michael McConnellvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 30, 2018

Expect this legal issue to come up during the confirmation hearings.

Analysis and Commentary

Alberto Alesina On Immigration And Redistribution

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 30, 2018

Alberto Alesina of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how people in the US and five European countries perceive the population and characteristics of legal immigrants.


The Rod Rosenstein 'Impeachment' Is A Sham

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Thursday, July 26, 2018

The July 25 resolution by 11 House Republicans introducing articles of impeachment against deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is not a serious legal document.

Analysis and Commentary

Interview With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Big Ideas
Friday, July 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses classical liberalism; tensions with progressives; thinking about the administrative state; whether speech equals violence; and more.


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