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Larry Diamond: Saving American Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Commonwealth Club
Friday, June 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses his latest book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

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Democracy In Crisis

featuring Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Saturday, June 15, 2019

China today holds as many as a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in “political education” camps. Across China, Xi Jinping is pioneering a technological despotism of ubiquitous cameras, facial-recognition software and mass surveillance. In Vietnam, Belarus, Egypt and elsewhere, resilient tyrants rule through police monitoring, ethnic division and brute coercion. Burma’s liberalization ended in renewed military supremacy and the bloody expulsion of some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims into neighboring Bangladesh. In its 2019 report, Freedom House notes that last year, more countries became more oppressive than more free — the 13th consecutive year of more decline than progress.

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Cory Booker's Very Bad Ideas To Solve America's Housing Crisis

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Sean Hannity
Friday, June 14, 2019

In the first presidential election after the full recovery from the subprime mortgage crisis, which was largely caused by legislation promoting “affordable housing,” presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker (Spartacus) has released his plan for achieving affordable housing. Thomas Sowell clarifies this way of thinking in his book “The Housing Boom and Bust,” where he explains how the market learns from these mistakes and adjusts with remarkable speed, but “the question is whether politicians and government bureaucrats learn, especially when they pay no price for being wrong, and are able to deflect blame toward the market with denunciations of ‘greed,’ ‘Wall Street’ or whatever other convenient scapegoats are available.”

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Is Anybody Ticked Off That Trump Flip-Flopped On Calling The FBI?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Friday, June 14, 2019

Is anybody ticked off that Trump flip-flopped on all of this stuff? I mean, there’s CNN: Trump changes his mind saying he would call the FBI. Trump changes his mind, says if offered dirt on rivals he would tell the FBI. Trump changes his mind. Trump this, Trump that. Why did Trump change his mind? Who got to Trump? Who told him you gotta do this ’cause the media’s all over you? Trump changed his mind. Trump incorrectly says Mueller report hardly mentioned Don Jr.

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Exclusive-Kevin Mccarthy: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Gilded’ Medicare For All Leads To ‘Higher Taxes,’ ‘Worse Care’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Sanders claimed on CNN Thursday that “a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes” to get Medicare for All.

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Rather Than Hold Trump Officials In Contempt, Democrats May Go To Court Instead. Will It Work?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 13, 2019

After initially threatening to hold Atty. Gen. William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with House subpoenas, Democrats shifted tactics Thursday and instead authorized committee chairs to go to court to seek help enforcing their demands for documents and testimony related to the Mueller report.

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Trump Successfully Baits His Foes With Comments To Stephanopoulos On Foreign Information On Opponents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In classic Trumpian maneuver, President Trump yesterday chummed the waters of the House Democratic Caucus with raw meat the impeachment-crazed radicals driving Nancy Pelosi — who really doesn't want to talk about impeachment — to distraction.
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Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?


Larry Diamond: ‘It’s A Dark Period.’ The Stanford Expert Known As “Mr. Democracy” On The Shrinking Free World

interview with Larry Diamondvia Time Magazine
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about the shrinking free world, the US's irreplaceable role in it, and his book Ill Winds.


Why A Tax Vote Last Week In Los Angeles Is A Preview Of 2020’s Coming Attractions

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baseball has spring training, Broadway its tech rehearsals, and software engineers their beta tests.


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