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Lessons From California’s Drought

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The state implemented ideologically driven environmentalist policies that caused millions to suffer.

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Typologies Of Terrorism

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Monday, February 1, 2016

The term “terrorism” is commonly understood as political violence outside the norms of conflicts between states. Terrorism’s victims can be innocent civilians, or they can be political officials or even soldiers. More controversial is the term “terrorist.” 

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Why Asian Americans Don’t Vote Republican

by Cecilia Hyunjung Mo via Observer
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?”

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World Is ‘Dangerously Unprepared’ For The Next Epidemic

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mobile apps are a fabulous waste of time and infinitely diverting. Except for “Plague Inc.” The object of this strategy game is to achieve biological annihilation of the world with a complex virus or bacterial infection that runs roughshod over borders, seeking warm and moist host bodies. People are infected and die regardless of their religion or nationality.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Regrettable Decline Of Higher Learning

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, February 4, 2016

What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes and censorship have to do with higher learning?

Analysis and Commentary

The New York Times Exposes Death Panels

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sarah Palin was widely ridiculed for her use of “death panels” to describe the inevitable rationing of medical care under Obama Care.

Analysis and Commentary

A Deep Dive Into The Iowa Caucus Results: What Have We Really Learned?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Now that the initial post-Iowa furor has died down, I’ve had a chance to take a deeper dive into the exit polls and overall voting results. A few things stand out. Cruz was incredibly consistent across the state, showcasing his outstanding organization. He won 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties and finished in the top two in 93 of them. 

Immigration
Analysis and Commentary

Comedian Tackles Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Comedian Steve Gerben has a 30-minute comedy act on immigration. His idea is brilliant. I had never before thought of reaching people on that touchy subject with comedy, but he does an excellent job.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Deck Chairs On The Titanic" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tamara talks about the administration's revamping of its efforts to staunch ISIS recruitment. Shane discusses how the NSA is making the line between cyber attacks and defense even blurrier. And I have a proposal to solve the going dark problem. Plus, Tamara visits another podcast and the most.

Analysis and Commentary

Despite Its Best Efforts, The GOP Was The Biggest Winner In Iowa Last Night

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Despite its best attempts to fail, the biggest winner of the Iowa Caucus last night was the GOP itself, which generated an unprecedented level of energy and engagement among voters in a critical swing state. That energy was generated thanks to a group of leading candidates who actually appealed to the GOP’s grassroots voter base.

Interviews
Richard A. Epstein
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses why central banker magic cannot fix what’s wrong with the economy as well as his Defining Ideas article "Why Fiscal Stimulus Fails."

In the News
In the News

Invitation To The Hoover Book Soiree: Orde Kittrie On "Lawfare: Law As A Weapon Of War"

by Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The fifth in a series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Offices will take place on February 17th, when Jack Goldsmith will interview Orde Kittrie on his new book, Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War along with Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.).

A postcard of Coblentz, Germany, sent from Truman Smith to his wife, Kay
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Hoover Provides Access To Newly Declassified Documents

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Government records from collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

News
In the News

The Out-Of-Step Rand Paul Is Out Of The Race

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It seems like yesterday the mainstream media — oblivious to the hawkish turn in the GOP — were making Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) a front-runner in the 2016 presidential race. We obviously took a different view, nearly two years ago. Today, after a shoddy showing in Iowa, Paul announced he would be suspending his campaign.

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Talking Topsy Turvy

quoting Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

This week, EconTalk host Russ Roberts chats with the Conversable Economist, Timothy Taylor. Together they explore the topsy turvy nature of public conversation about the respective roles of business and the government today.

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The American Australian Council Honored Tony Abbott, 38th Prime Minister

mentioning Kiron K. Skinnervia American Australian Council
Thursday, February 4, 2016

The American Australian Council honors Tony Abbott, MP Australia, 38th Prime Minister at the home of Tony Podesta.