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Interviews

John Yoo: California Is Trying To Meddle With Ballot To Oppose Trump

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses a new California law that requires release of tax returns to appear on the primary ballot.

Analysis and Commentary

The Deep-Seated Authoritarian Impulse

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

If I were a state education minister I would endeavour to make it a compulsory part of a high school curriculum for students to have at least one field excursion to see with their own eyes a mine – or for that matter an iron smelter, a big factory or an agribusiness. But ideally a mine. I wouldn’t be able to force adults to go and visit anything, but I would happily encourage anyone out there who has never been anywhere close to a coal or a metal ore mine to put it on their travel and activity “to do” list.

In the News

Trump Administration Has Few Tools To Weaken The Dollar

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Financial Times
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In early 2018, before an audience of chief executives and politicians at Davos, Steven Mnuchin got in trouble for saying the obvious: a weaker dollar would help US manufacturers export their products.

In the News

Pompeo Makes History In Pohnpei, Courts Pacific Allies

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Saudi Gazette
Monday, August 5, 2019

Mike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington's signaled a renewed interest in its Pacific allies, no matter how small, in the face of regional competition with China.

Interviews

Bill Evers On The Randy Tobler Show Podcast

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia The Randy Tobler Show Podcast
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses his Wall Street Journal column California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist.

 
Analysis and Commentary

California Shows Us How Not To Teach History

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter famously said, “Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.” If that's true, then beware the California Board of Education’s newly drafted “Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum” and hope that it is not coming soon to a school near you.

In the News

“Free Everything” And The First Law Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation of Economic Education
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs do a much better job than politicians at alleviating scarcity through efficient, value-creating production.

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats’ Debate Cowardice, Hypocrisy, And Nuttiness

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Half of the Democratic 20-person primary field in the debates appeared unhappy, shrill, and self-righteous, and determined that no candidate should out-left any other.

PoliticsFeatured

Deconstructing Kamala Harris’s “Medicare For All” Plan

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris just released her “Medicare for All” plan. Some claim her plan, which retains private insurance, is better than Bernie Sanders’s plan, which eliminates private insurance. But the economics of Harris’s plan shows that private insurance has no significant role in “Medicare for All,” even if it is advertised that way.

Analysis and Commentary

Waiting For Godot With American Characteristics For The Modern Era

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, August 5, 2019

The Inspector General’s report on the origins of the Russian Collusion story (e.g., the FISA court warrants) was imminent last spring, definitely in June, for sure in July, well past due in August, now unquestionably due in September.

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