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Nancy Pelosi's Problems Are Just Beginning

quoting Mike Francvia Newsweek
Saturday, March 16, 2019

You wouldn’t know it from the way she’s being covered in most of the Washington media but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a woman with a lot of problems. Instead of in-depth coverage of the ideological divisions in her caucus and the political challenges to her leadership, she gets stuff like this, from Politico: “Using strategies she’s honed over decades, the speaker has managed to keep a sprawling freshman class in line — and on her side — despite breaking with them on issues ranging from impeachment to the ‘Green New Deal.’"

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Trump Advisor Peter Navarro Slams The Fed As The Biggest Risk To US Economic Growth

quoting Kevin Warshvia Park City News
Friday, March 15, 2019

White House advisor — just hours after President blasted the — doubled down Monday, singling out the central bank as the biggest threat to U.S. economic growth. Appearing on Navarro said the Fed should pause its interest rate hikes — not because growth is slowing, but because growth is strong with barely any inflation.


The Coming Demographic Disruptions

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, March 15, 2019

Immigration is now a demographic imperative. The United States, EU, and other industrialized countries must figure out a way to handle it before it’s too late.

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Your Must-Read Books By Former U.S. Ambassadors

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, March 15, 2019

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts is off to Moscow yet again this week as part of the Fletcher School’s Russia and Eurasia program. Even though winter is ending, I suspect it will not feel like spring in Moscow, either meteorologically or politically. I know this because, well, that’s what I do. Smart readers should not take my word for it, however. They should take the word of two recent books by two former U.S. ambassadors to Russia that have just been published. It seems fitting, to recommend them today.

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The U.S.-China Global Dance

by David C. Mulfordvia Defining Ideas
Friday, March 15, 2019

We need clear economic leadership to avert the next financial crisis.

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The U.S. Is That Awful Country That Everyone Wants To Move To

quoting Russell Robertsvia Bloomberg
Friday, March 15, 2019
Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm, this week released its 21st annual Quality of Living list, which ranks cities around the world based on economic conditions, housing, health care, public services, safety, natural environment and other metrics.
Analysis and Commentary

Chicago's Lesser-Known Free Marketeer

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, March 15, 2019
I’m now free to post my tribute to Harold Demsetz, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 13 (January 14 print edition.) It was titled “Chicago’s Lesser-Known Free Marketeer.”

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Friday, March 15, 2019

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Resurgent Thomas Sowell Weighs In On Socialism, Venezuela

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Independent Institute
Thursday, March 14, 2019
In 2016, Hoover Institution economist Thomas Sowell, 86, decided to give up his nationally syndicated column and “spend less time following politics and more time on my photography.” Sowell practically dropped out of sight, but recently decided to speak out on an idea that was troubling him.
Analysis and Commentary

There’s A Renaissance On The African Continent That The U.S. Can’T Afford To Dismiss | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ethiopia is the latest nation where an international aviation accident is in sharp focus, but the country itself is treated merely as the hazy backdrop and tragic context for a larger geopolitical story. This one involves Boeing, China trade wars and the credibility of American regulatory institutions.