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Stanford Political Scientist Explores How Iraqi Citizens Used Rumors As Resistance Against Saddam Hussein’s Regime

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, July 16, 2018

Using documents in the Hoover Institution archives, Stanford political scientist Lisa Blaydes examined life in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, including how Iraqi citizens found creative ways to resist the Baath Party’s authoritarian regime.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: Why Trump Is An Easy Mark For Putin

interview with Michael McFaulvia Vox
Monday, July 16, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what President Trump should expect when he sits down with President Putin.
In the News

The Absurdity Of Trade Deficit Fears

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Manila Standard
Monday, July 16, 2018

When the value of a country’s imports exceeds its exports, a trade deficit results. Sales of Philippine-made goods abroad dropped for the fifth consecutive month while imports rose for the 10th straight month in May, resulting in a wider trade deficit of $3.7 billion, the government reported last Tuesday.

Analysis and Commentary

Solzhenitsyn True And False, Part III

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 16, 2018

"A fact which cannot be disputed is the weakening of human beings in the West, while in the East they are becoming firmer and stronger."

Featured

Trump’s Blunt Talk Is Just What NATO Needs

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, July 16, 2018

And what our president's quarrel with the military alliance really reveals.

Analysis and Commentary

A Compromise On Discipline Is At Hand

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, July 16, 2018
I won’t lie: I was disappointed to see so many education-reform leaders and organizations sign onto a letter circulated by Educators for Excellence and the Discipline Revolution Project urging the administration to keep the Obama-era school discipline policy in place. But I remain optimistic that a commonsense resolution can be found—and implemented.
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Rules And Strategies In The Fed’s New Monetary Policy Report

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, July 16, 2018

The Fed’s Monetary Policy Report released last Friday devotes a lot of space to monetary policy rules. This is the third time in a row that the monetary policy report has included such discussions, the first being in July 2017 and the second in February 2018.  Compared with the previous two monetary policy reports, this Report adds new material on policy rules, and is joined with a helpful discussion of policy rules now integrated into the Monetary Policy Principles and Practice section of the Fed’s web page.

Analysis and Commentary

Solzhenitsyn True And False, Part II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 15, 2018

"The press too, of course, enjoys the widest freedom. (I shall be using the word press to include all media.) But what sort of use does it make of this freedom?"

Analysis and Commentary

Why Does President Trump Balk At Attending Baseball Games?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, July 15, 2018
As the World Cup finale plays in my living room, it’s seems like the right time to reflect on “America’s pastime” – baseball – and its curious standing these days.
In the News

For A Successful Summit In Helsinki, Trump Must Choose Words Wisely

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this week comes on the heels of a turbulent NATO summit that saw the American president butting heads with the other European leaders. In an era where Trump seems to be combative with allies and collegial with adversaries, the world will be watching attentively.

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