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Analysis and Commentary

Extended Warranty Prices As A Market Measure Of Quality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Yesterday, as I was writing my latest piece for the Hoover Institution’s on-line publication Defining Ideas, I was telling a friend that when my wife and I shop for cars, we pretty much shop for only cars made by Japanese companies. In our experience, and in the data we’ve looked at over the years in Consumer Reports and elsewhere, cars made by Japanese companies are much more reliable than those made by U.S. companies.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Isn’t Bush-League And 2020 Isn’t The Second Coming Of 1992 – For Now, At Least

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Whenever a column is written about one-term presidencies, I take it personally. Why?

In the News

Fed Court Strikes Down Obama EPA’s Rights-Killing 'Waters Of The US' Rule

quoting Terry Andersonvia MRC TV
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

There are very few good things one can say about Richard Nixon’s monstrous creation, the inaptly labeled “Environmental Protection Agency”. Since given bureaucratic life in 1970, it’s continuing line of edicts and fines have shut down businesses, prevented others from starting, and seen people kill endangered animals rather than have government officials discover them and make their land worthless.

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Secret Pentagon Program Given Power Over The Press

quoting Andrew Grottovia New American
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Trump administration has authorized the Department of Defense to begin testing advanced military technology to fight “fake news” and to thwart “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” according to an article published by Bloomberg.

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Back To Bi-Polar

interview with Niall Fergusonvia GZERO
Friday, August 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson explains why a new Cold War is heating up between the US and China, and why — unlike the old brouhaha with the Soviets — this one is different.

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Jim Mattis On Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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James Mattis Gives The Country A Warning

quoting General Jim Mattisvia National Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Making the click-through worthwhile: A warning from former secretary of defense James Mattis about what really threatens our country; House Democrats conclude that what the country really needs right now is high-profile hearings about the payments to Stormy Daniels; and Bill de Blasio loses interest in his day job.

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A 2020 Recession May Be The Only Roadblock To Trump’s Reelection

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Even though the 2020 election is more than a year away, President Trump’s reelection appears likely unless the economy turns down sharply next year. One reason why Trump is likely to win is that sitting presidents are almost always reelected if the economy is performing well. Like him or not, the current US economy is one of the best in a long time, and this strongly suggests a Trump reelection.

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Analysis and Commentary

Why Aren’t The Presidents Of America’s Leading Universities Publicly Supporting The Quest Of Hong Kong Students For Democracy And Freedom?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Almost every leading university in America has a center for the study of democracy and encourages its students to help build democracy around the world. But why haven’t the leaders of these same universities signed and published a letter supporting the students in their quest for freedom and democracy against repressive rule from China?

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Israel’s Good And Bad New Realities

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state.

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