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Donald Trump Is Fighting for Free Speech. Professors Who Hate Him, Take Note

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia American Thinker
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hostility to conservatives and conservative speech is the rule today in American universities.

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Area 45: Tilling The Democratic Field With Ben Domenech

interview with Ben Domenechvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ben Domenech assesses the democratic presidential race and gives his opinion about who has the best chance against President Trump.

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Empowering Students through School Choice, with Betsy DeVos

interview with Betsy DeVosvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 3, 2019

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The 11th US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, talks about how she’s empowering students and parents to find the best education through her school choice proposal. 

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Blasted Are The Meek

by Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark
Thursday, May 30, 2019

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land,” Jesus explained in his Sermon on the Mount; “[b]lessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” If only Sohrab Ahmari and First Things had been on the scene; they would have totally dunked on Him.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Populist Moments In Politics And Culture Around The Globe

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Federalist
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the rising populism in elections around the world, Brexit, and the election of Trump. Some of the questions Ferguson talks about are: Why haven’t liberals reflected on the Obama administration? What are better history lessons to look to? And how has Silicon Valley responded to pressure about hate speech?

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Regulations And Failed Governance Are The Root Causes Of California’s Housing Crisis

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

State and local governments claim they desperately want more residential construction to increase housing affordability. But what politicians say and what they do are two very different things. This is the only explanation for why a San Franciscan recently spent over six years and paid $1.2 million in legal fees and application costs before finally obtaining approval to build an apartment building. I can think of no better example that showcases how badly-designed regulations and remarkably poor governance have created California’s housing crisis.

Policy Seminar with Raghuram Rajan

Friday, May 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Raghuram Rajan, senior fellow at Hoover, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and former Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund, discussed his book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.

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Fears Over Chinese 'Sharp Power'

quoting Larry Diamondvia UCA News
Friday, May 24, 2019
A conference in Taiwan has been told that China's communist government is increasingly using so-called 'sharp power' to stymie international scrutiny of its poor human rights record, including the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989.
In the News

Now Julian Assange Is A Martyr

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Friday, May 24, 2019
Julian Assange, the Australian national who founded WikiLeaks, was indicted Thursday for soliciting classified information from an American whistle-blower in 2010 and publishing sensitive military files as well as State Department cables.
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Roe V. Wade Stands

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "In Defense Of Abortion’s Messy Status Quo."

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