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The Putin Paradox: He’s Brutally Repressive — And Incredibly Popular

quoting Michael McFaulvia Vox
Monday, July 16, 2018

It is perhaps a distinctly American faith that authoritarians like Russian President Vladimir Putin rule purely by force, corruption, or trickery, lacking any substantial political support. Indeed, there is something that feels definitional about the unpopularity of a dictator.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mystery Of The ‘Rogue Wheat’

by Henry I. Miller, Robert Wagervia Daily Caller
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The headline read: “How did GMO wheat end up in an Alberta field?” How indeed? (We have a theory.) In the summer of 2017, a contractor applied the popular weed-killer glyphosate (brand name Roundup®) to clear some weeds along an oil and gas service road. (Glyphosate is a very effective herbicide that controls hundreds of different weeds.) When wheat plants did not die after the contractor applied the herbicide, he contacted the authorities.

Is There a Crisis of Liberal Democracy?

by Larry Diamond
Friday, October 13, 2017

We have entered a new era in which two great-power adversaries are threatening our democratic way of life with great subtlety and sophistication.

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Progressives Come After Brett Kavanaugh

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018

Overwrought liberal critics cast the judge as a right-wing ideologue.

In the News

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.


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."


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.