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What The New Congress Can Learn From Aristotle

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The swearing in of the 116th Congress next month returns divided government to Washington. A Democratic-controlled House coupled with a fortified Republican Senate majority is likely to exacerbate the rancor and vitriol that have suffused national politics since long before Donald Trump’s theatrical announcement in the summer of 2015 that he was running for president.


John Yoo: Mueller Could Spark A Constitutional Confrontation

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller probe.

In the News

China’s Efforts To Influence U.S. Culture And Information

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Homeland 411
Monday, December 10, 2018

While China’s global diplomatic, military, and economic power projections are well documented, a new Hoover Institution report wades into the country’s “cultural and informational influence,” examining its myriad efforts to further project global power and influence.

Analysis and Commentary

A Missive From Harvey Mansfield

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Harvard Magazine
Monday, December 10, 2018

Kenan Professor of Government Harvey Mansfield wrote to this magazine in late November to share a story about the belated, posthumous publication of a dissertation he supervised 44 years ago—that of Delba Winthrop, Ph.D. ’74, who later became his wife. She takes up book three of Aristotle's Politics, on the subject of democracy, and the balance of the whole versus the parts, so fundamental to self-governance in a democratic society. A conference honoring the book takes place today at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Read What In 2018: Politics And Policy

by George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 10, 2018

[Subscription Required] Doris Kearns Goodwin has given us numerous books that stimulate the mind and inspire our imagination. Her latest, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” is no exception.

Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Politics: Nothing Works

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, December 10, 2018

Back in the 1970s, the joke was that run-down Glasgow was Disneyland. “Aye, because this disnae work, and that disnae work. . . . ” Well, we all live in Disnaeland now.


Adapting To Wildfires

by Terry Anderson, Andrew Plantingavia The Washington Times
Monday, December 10, 2018

While Gov. Jerry Brown blames the horrific death toll from California’s late-season wildfires, he and the state’s lawmakers have done little to discourage people from building homes in high-risk wildfire zones known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). By shifting the cost of wildfire prevention and protection to general taxpayers, they send the wrong signals about risk to WUI homeowners.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Is Delivering The Obamacare Savings That Obama Only Promised

by Lanhee J. Chenvia OZY
Monday, December 10, 2018

The stated goals of Obamacare when it was signed into law in 2010 were to lower health care costs (and insurance premiums in particular), expand access to care and install consumer protections such as prohibiting rate differences based on pre-existing health conditions

In the News

PNP's 'Love The Poor' Politics Left The Nation Poorer

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Jamaica Observer
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, who is currently senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, said: “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” I agree.

Analysis and Commentary

Defeat And The Dossier Explain Everything

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Donald Trump’s former consiglieri Michael Cohen, along with being charged with tax avoidance and improper business deals, allegedly is guilty also of trying to leverage money and attention by exaggerating his influence with candidate and later President Trump.


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