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Author Event With Michael McFaul

featuring Michael McFaulvia Country Bookshelf
Sunday, July 22, 2018

In 2008, when Stanford Kremlinologist Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today's most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama's adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States' policy known as "reset" that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. 

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Regulatory Dark Matter

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Executive branch agencies like the FDA are abusing their power by issuing excessive rules and guidelines.


NATO’s Challenge Is Germany, Not America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 19, 2018

As the most populous and most affluent of European nations, Germany insidiously dominates Europe.


The U.S. Needs A Russia Strategy Now More Than Ever

by Michael McFaulvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump shocked the world earlier this week when, standing side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he refused to accept the basic facts of the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump appeared to back Putin over his own intelligence community, saying during a press conference in Helsinki, “I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia that hacked into Democratic Party servers.

In the News

Europe Has Fined Google $5 Billion. But That Won't Hurt It

quoting Nicolas Petitvia CNN Money
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Europe has imposed a record fine on Google. But it's probably too little, too late.

In the News

Europe's Antitrust Demagogues Shake Down Google

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Today the European Union imposed a $5 billion fine on Alphabet Inc., owner of Google, for antitrust violations. The punishment illustrates the power of that most abiding of monopolists, government, to extract rents and impose deadweight losses.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Says Russia Isn’t Still Targeting The U.S.—But He’s Wrong

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Putin’s government is waging information warfare against America, but the president is ignoring his intelligence advisers as they sound the alarm.

Analysis and Commentary

California Takes A Break From Breaking Up

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In words not said often in no-fault California: the divorce is off. That’s one way to interpret Wednesday’s ruling by the California Supreme Court to strike Proposition 9, aka “Cal 3”, from the November ballot. If approved, it would have started in motion the break-up of America’s nation-state into three smaller entities, each with the electoral clout of Ohio.


The Failure Of Civics Education—And The Brown Center

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings continues to issue annual reports on American education, but this year’s version leads one to rue the retirement of Tom Loveless and the exit of Russ Whitehurst (in his case to another berth at Brookings where he continues to churn out terrific stuff).


Anger In The Golden State

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Last weekend, the executive board of the California Democratic Party voted to endorse Ms. Feinstein’s challenger, fellow Democratic State Sen. Kevin de Leon, in his bid to unseat the four-term incumbent (both Democrats advanced to the general election as the top-two finishers in California’s June “open” primary). The outcome wasn’t close Mr. de Leon received 65 percent to Ms. Feinstein’s mere 7 percent, with 28 percent opting for “no endorsement.”