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Trump Takes Page From Bush With Barr

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia US News
Friday, December 7, 2018

In tapping an old hand from President George H.W. Bush’s administration, the president seeks to avoid a scorched earth confirmation hearing.

In the News

Peace Train: Nip A New Arms Race In The Bud

quoting George P. Shultzvia Colorado Daily (Univ. Colorado)
Friday, December 7, 2018

On Oct. 20, President Donald Trump announced his intention to unilaterally withdraw the United States from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. For peace activists and others around the world, this was explosive and terrible news.

Analysis and Commentary

The Winter 2019 Issue Of Education Next Is Here!

by Education Nextvia Education Next
Friday, December 7, 2018

The Winter 2019 issue of Education Next is now available in full on our website. The issue presents results from the 2018 EdNext Poll of public opinion. Among this year’s findings are rising support for increased teacher salaries and growing favor for universal school vouchers and charter schools. The twelfth annual poll also reveals how union and nonunion teachers differ on key education policy matters.

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The Rise Of The New Old Left

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, December 7, 2018

What fuels the radicals of our bitter, contradictory age?

In the News

Uncertainty Is Killing Growth

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Financial Times Alphaville
Friday, December 7, 2018
A wild ride for financial markets this week. Just days after the Dow lost more than 800 points and the S&P 500 saw its biggest one-day decline in two months, US stocks tumbled again before finding their footing. On Thursday, the Dow fell as much as 784 points before rebounding, while the S&P 500 clawed back most of its 2 per cent drop from earlier in the day.

Pearl Harbor and the Legacy of Carl Vinson

by Victor Davis Hanson
Friday, December 7, 2018

The Japanese fleet had missed the three absent American carriers of the Pacific Fleet. Nonetheless, Japanese admirals were certain that the United States was so crippled after the attack that it would not be able to go on the offensive against the Japanese Pacific empire for years, if at all. Surely the wounded Americans would sue for peace, or at least concentrate on Europe and keep out of the Japanese-held Pacific. That was a fatal miscalculation.

Analysis and Commentary

George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor And America’s Other Fallen

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, December 7, 2018
George H.W. Bush survived an airplane crash in Japan’s Pacific Ocean in September of 1944. Seventy-four years later, on Wednesday of this week, two Marines were recovered in the same Bush-ditched cold waters when a couple of planes went down in a mid-air collision.
During the Reagan administration, Clark was one of the president's most trusted advisers on foreign affairs (William Patrick Clark papers, box 170)

George Bush Was George Bailey: It Was A Wonderful Life

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, December 7, 2018
As the nation says farewell to George Herbert Walker Bush, a few thoughts on the legacy and impact of America’s 41st president.
Analysis and Commentary

Canadian Debt

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, December 7, 2018
Corey Garriott, Sophie Lefebvre, Guillaume Nolin, Francisco Rivadeneyra and Adrian Walton at the Bank of Canada have issued a thoughtful and crisply written proposal for restructuring Canadian government debt, titled Alternative Futures for Government of Canada Debt Management.
Papers And Presentations

10 years later, any safer?

by John H. Cochrane via Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, December 7, 2018

It has been 10 years since the financial crisis of 2008. Is the financial system safer?

Though officials, policy analysts and economists don’t agree on much, they broadly agree that the large banks are somewhat safer than they were in 2008. And the primary reason is is simple: more capital.