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Notable Lessons On Social Security

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Oklahoman
Friday, June 21, 2019

As a former public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, Charles Blahous writes frequently about those programs and their long-term viability — or lack thereof. A recent article at the website economics.21 merits attention. In it Blahous, senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, offers his top four lessons from the latest annual report issued this spring by the Social Security trustees.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats' 2020 Dilemma: Rally Base Or Persuade Moderates?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, June 21, 2019

Richard Nixon, who tied Franklin Roosevelt’s record by running on a national presidential ticket five times, said that he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination but then ran back toward the center in the general election. In the 2004 presidential campaign, however, President George W. Bush and Karl Rove found a new path to electoral victory by turning out their base rather than attracting the undecided.

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U.S. Election Security: Still Major Room for Improvement, Report Says

quoting Michael McFaulvia MSSP Alert
Friday, June 21, 2019

The U.S. government and private industry can and should do more to “protect the integrity and independence” of the nation’s elections, a new report released by a Stanford University group said.

In the News

Don’t Trust The Polls, Say Numerous Experienced Political Observers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The New American
Friday, June 21, 2019

A number of prominent political commentators, not all from the Right, are ignoring recent polls showing President Donald Trump losing — if the election were held today — to any number of socialist Democrats currently vying for their party’s nomination. Some of them hail from outside the United States, giving them both a perspective not available from the national mainstream media and protection from that same media for going off-script in their predictions that Trump will win reelection, perhaps decisively, in 2020.


Not All Drones Are Created Equal

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Friday, June 21, 2019

Iran’s decision to shoot down an American RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone brought the United States to the brink of military retaliation. Beyond their enormous diplomatic and geopolitical implications, these events have also heightened anxieties around the world over the role of autonomous systems. Could drones lead humans down a reckless path to war?

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Trump Should Not Pour $6.5 Billion Into Gaza And 'West Bank'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Israel National News
Sunday, June 23, 2019

President Trump should not allow the euphoria that swept the world following the 27 November 2007 Annapolis Conference to infect the Manama Conference being jointly hosted by himself and Bahrain on 25-26 June.

Analysis and Commentary

Bad Trump Still Battling Good Trump

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, June 22, 2019

From the time he first stepped onto the national stage, Donald Trump’s good and bad alter egos have battled to control his economic policy. The good Donald follows the principles of small government, and he has a lot to crow about.

In the News

‘Tubman Command’ Fleshes Out Harriet Tubman’s Role In The Civil War

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Saturday, June 22, 2019

In May, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the planned redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman would not be unveiled in 2020. With or without having her face on the $20, Tubman is the kind of historical figure who deserves more public attention.


H. R. McMaster Says Tariffs On China Should Stay Until Behavior Changes

interview with H. R. McMastervia The Asahi Shimbun
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow H.R. McMaster discusses some of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the Asia-Pacific region including the trade issues with China and the nuclear issues with North Korea.


A New Birth Of Freedom

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, June 21, 2019

Thirty-seven years ago, in one of his most visionary and enduringly influential speeches, President Ronald Reagan declared democracy to be the wave of the future, and committed the United States of America to a campaign to advance its cause worldwide. In what came to be known simply as the “Westminster Speech,” Reagan embraced a vision for fostering, through peaceful means, “the infrastructure of democracy—the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities—which allows a people to choose their own way.”