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Analysis and Commentary

The Deeply Dedicated State

by Michael McFaulvia The New York Review of Books
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The State Department does not have a reputation for producing heroes. On the contrary, the department is commonly maligned in both elite and popular stereotypes as the stomping ground of drab, cautious bureaucrats. American presidents frequently celebrate the brave service of our soldiers deployed abroad, and for good reason, but rarely do our diplomats receive similar recognition.

In the News

Arnold Schwarzenegger On Why Jealousy Is A Good Thing

cited Milton Friedmanvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

While facetiming us from London’s Heathrow airport, Arnold Schwarzenegger sipped from a pink tea set he called “cutsey wootsy.” But even when he’s equipped with delicate accessories, there’s nothing dainty about the imposing bodybuilder turned film star turned governor. Now 72, he first became obsessed with exercise when he realized he could jump up and grab a thick tree branch near his childhood home in Austria.


G2 Economic War|Justin Yifu Lin , Niall Ferguson, Kristie Lu Stout

interview with Niall Fergusonvia World Knowledge Forum
Friday, October 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how to resolve the economic war between the US and China.

In the News

The Arrogant Elites Vs President Trump And Deplorables

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia KROC News
Sunday, November 3, 2019

The privileged, intellectual elites in the media, academia, politics, and government are part of the anti-Trump “Swamp.” They are fervent in their mission to take down President Trump, nullify the 2016 election, contaminate the 2020 vote, and silence Trump’s supporters. Victor Davis Hanson, the California military and classical historian, author, farmer, and columnist is a Trump supporter. Hanson deplores the biased elites who think they are superior to Trump and his supporters. Read More: The Arrogant Elites vs President Trump and Deplorables (OPINION) |

Analysis and CommentaryEconomy

Trump's Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, November 2, 2019

In Part I, I covered the “very good indeed” parts of President Donald Trump’s economic policies: the 2017 tax cut and the deregulation and slowing of new regulation. Here I turn to the “horrid:” his attacks on free trade, his hostility to immigration, and his failure to do anything to rein in federal spending. As in Part I, I wear two hats in judging him: (1) as a believer in economic freedom and (2) as an economist who cares about people’s economic wellbeing.

In the News

Warren’s $52 Trillion Medicare For All Plan Increases Wealth Tax

quoting Charles Blahousvia WDEL
Friday, November 1, 2019

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she “asked top experts to examine her Medicare for All plan,” who concluded that everyone would be covered under her plan – “and give them vastly better coverage– without a tax increase on middle-class families.” “In addition to providing coverage for everyone, they concluded that my plan would slightly reduce the amount of money that the United States would otherwise spend on health care over the next 10 years,” Warren said. Warren’s campaign said her single-payer health plan would cost “just under” $52 trillion over a decade, including $20.5 trillion in new federal spending.


John Yoo: Former Acting CIA Boss Expresses Gratitude For The 'Deep State.'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, November 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the break between President Trump and the intelligence community as well as his thoughts on impeachment.

In the News

Here's How 'Medicare For All' Could Make America Fatter

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, November 1, 2019

America keeps on getting fatter. Far from helping, Elizabeth Warren’s new plan for Medicare for All could make our obesity crisis worse. Current trends are already quite concerning, according to recently-released CDC data. The new numbers say 40% of American adults are obese, and 18% of children are too — staggering figures, to say the least.

In the News

Trump Unveiled His Reelection Strategy At The World Series. Democrats Should Be Nervous

cited Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Post
Thursday, October 31, 2019

President Trump’s Campaign Ad That Unexpectedly Aired On Wednesday During Game 7 Of The World Series Should Worry Democrats. In 30 Seconds, It Effectively Made The Argument That Could Reelect Him — “Trump: Not Perfect, Just Better.”


John Yoo: House Moves Forward With Formal Vote On Impeachment Inquiry, So What’s Next

interview with John Yoovia KPCC 89.3
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the latest on the impeachment resolution and takes a look back at impeachment proceedings from the past.


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