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The Inspector General Should Review The FBI Counterintelligence Probe Into Trump

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, January 14, 2019

Like everyone else on Lawfare, I was struck by the recent New York Times story about the FBI opening a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump after he fired former FBI Director Jim Comey. It adds to my unease, not about President Trump but about the FBI.

NYT Reveals FBI Retaliated Against Trump For Comey Firing

quoting Jack Goldsmith
Monday, January 14, 2019

A Friday expose from the New York Times reveals that the FBI investigation of Trump for alleged treason was little more than retaliation against the president for lawfully firing an incompetent and ethically challenged FBI director.

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Emergency Power Statutes: President Trump And The Courts

by Adam J. Whitevia Commentary
Saturday, January 12, 2019

“It’s a lot easier to act presidential than to do what I do,” President Trump told a Tampa audience this summer. He’s wrong, and it may have real-world implications if he invokes federal “emergency” statutes to unilaterally build a Mexican border wall.

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With Permanent Water Rationing On The Way, Californians Pray For Rain

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

About four years ago, President Obama flew to California and joined Governor Jerry Brown and US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in a visit to a parched Central Valley town to discuss the state’s extreme drought and water shortage.

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Niall Ferguson: Open Societies Can Overcome Network Disruptions If They Adapt

Monday, January 14, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Online social networks are worsening political polarization in many democracies today, says Niall Ferguson, a historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Richard Epstein Discusses The Paris Accords On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Forget The Paris Accords."

Analysis and Commentary

No Substance To The Shutdown Fight

by Timothy Kanevia Balance of Economics
Monday, January 14, 2019

My son asked me who should be blamed for the government shutdown: President Trump or the Democrats? There are many ways to answer that question, and each way offers an insight.

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The Game Of Pseudo-Authenticity

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Americans always have been prone to reinventing themselves. We now live in an age of radical social construction—a sort of expansive update on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American notion of becoming anyone one pleases. One common denominator, however, seems to govern today’s endless search for some sort of authenticity: a careerist effort to separate oneself from the assumed dominate and victimizing majority of white heterosexual and often Christian males.

Interviews

Richard Epstein Discusses The Paris Accords On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Forget The Paris Accords."

Analysis and Commentary

Is Beto O'Rourke Running For President Or Brand Ambassador?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Considering that debate season commences in just five months (Democrats are looking at a dozen group encounters in the 2019-2020 cycle, starting in June, as opposed to the mere six that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agreed to), it’s no surprise that presidential candidates are crawling out of the woodwork.

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