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The Shaky Case Of Common-Good Capitalism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The basic tenet of laissez-faire capitalism is that government intervention in the economy should be directed to two related purposes. First, to ensure that in competitive markets the legislature and courts enforce voluntary contracts between competent parties in accordance with their terms. 

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Dems Attempting To Impeach Trump Over ‘Thought Crimes’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson criticized the reasoning behind a Democratic push to impeach President Donald Trump. He referred to the congressional Democrats’ allegations as crimes of “thought.”


Victor Davis Hanson: Dems Trying To Impeach Trump Over 'Thought Crimes,' But Have 'Nothing'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, November 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about Democrats trying to impeach President Trump over "thought crimes," saying the president did nothing illegal.

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Bloomberg Has Too Many Negatives To Win The Democratic Nomination, Barney Frank Says

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Friday, November 29, 2019

Barney Frank, a former leading House Democrat, told CNBC on Friday that former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg has too much baggage to win the Democratic primary.

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Ferguson Says The Lesson From History Is Market Could Soon Fall

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Using history as a guide, historian Niall Ferguson, told a conference that there won't be a U.S.-China trade deal this year, that the probability of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) becoming the Democratic presidential nominee is not priced into the market, and before New Year's Day, the stock market could experience a sell off similar to the one a year ago.


Getting The Budget Straightened Out Will Help The Economy, Hoover Fellow John Taylor Says

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the latest economic data and notes that the expansion is continuing and policy should not disrupt the expansion.

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A California Thanksgiving From Years Past And “The Happiest Years Of Our Lives”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Every holiday has its Scrooge, one supposes, and this week is no different. As proof, I offer this “bah humbug” New Yorker article that delves into the “massacres, myths, and the making of” America’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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Why Trump’s Ukraine Demands Weren’t Remotely Illegal

quoting Michael McConnellvia New York Post
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

For months, the White House, congressional Republicans and the conservative punditocracy have rebutted House Democrats’ impeachment efforts by arguing that President Trump’s July 25 phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, didn’t amount to some nefarious “quid pro quo.”

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Would Medicare For All Save The U.S. Money?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Fiscal Times
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Politico’s policy magazine, The Agenda, on Monday rolled out a special issue focused on Medicare for All, with much of the package centered on a key question: Would switching to a single-payer system really save money?

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Report Warns Of Technology-Based Threats From WhatsApp, Other Apps Prior To 2020 Election

quoting John Villasenorvia The Arab American News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A major New York-based university is warning of potential technology-based threats that could compromise the 2020 presidential election, the website Tech Times reported.


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