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The US Election And The Global Economy

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Big changes are underway in the US, as the country gears up to elect a new president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives this November. The outcome will have profound consequences for US economic policy, and thus for the global economy.

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The Tough Choices Of Overseas Intervention

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, February 25, 2016

The United States has targeted a lot of rogues and their regimes in recent decades: Muammar Gadhafi, Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milosevic, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Manuel Noriega and the Taliban.

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Introducing Aegis: Security Policy In Depth

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 25, 2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of Lawfare's new subsidiary page, called Aegis: Security Policy in Depth. Aegis is designed to focus on work of greater length and depth than we normally run on Lawfare, exploring legal and policy issues at the intersection of technology, national security, and law.

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A Crucial First Step To Reignite The California Dream

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, February 25, 2016

It is no secret that the Silicon Valley-Bay Area has been and will continue to be crucial to California's economic recovery. The sudden lack of diversification in the Golden State's economy will be a serious challenge when the next economic downturn occurs, or if the major policy threats facing the Silicon Valley-Bay Area - such as housing unaffordability, onerous business regulations, and high taxes - are not addressed.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: “Apple And The FBI”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The technology giant attempts to defy the federal government.

Analysis and Commentary

Trends And Predictions In Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: The FAA And Beyond

by David S. Krisvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 25, 2016

It is a strange time for national security. Beginning in 2013, Edward Snowden’s leaks caused the U.S. government to significantly reduce the scope, and increase the transparency, of its foreign intelligence surveillance, while the President urged caution and restraint in response to the extraordinary rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Analysis and Commentary

Highlights From Nate Silver Interview

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Small sample sizes, global poverty, basketball and the Golden State Warriors, legalizing drugs, herd behavior in the media, and media as cheerleaders.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "How About Them Apples?" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 25, 2016

FBI Director Jim Comey bites into Apple. The Obama administration unveils its plan for closing Guantanamo. And the Homeland Security Department will start scouring social media for warning signs of violent extremism.

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William J. Perry
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William Perry: As Pentagon Overhauls Nuclear Triad, Critics Advise Caution

interview with William J. Perryvia PBS
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses the modernization of the United States’s half-century-old land, air, and sea-based nuclear weapons. A fully-equipped nuclear triad is essential for national defense and deterrence, but we also need to reexamine the extent of our arsenal in a post-Cold War world.

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Stanford alumnus Mr. Moses Li and Hoover Library & Archives director Eric Wakin finalize Mr. Li’s donation
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Stanford Alumnus Moses Li Donates Chiang Kai-shek Transcript To Hoover Library & Archives

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last week Mr. Moses Li, Stanford alumnus, CEO and President of the CUA (Holding) USA LLC, CUA (Holding) HKG, Ltd., the Sino-America Medical Foundation, and Moses Li Medical Education Foundation, donated the first volumes of a full forthcoming series of the Transcript of the Collection of President Chiang Kai-shek: Chronological Events to Hoover Library & Archives. The transcript donated by Mr. Li supplements the Chiang Kai-shek diaries held at Hoover, which form the most frequently consulted collection in the Archives.

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Reconsidering The Coleman Report On Its 50th Anniversary

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "Reconsidering the Coleman Report on its 50th Anniversary" on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 12:00pm - 3:30pmThe event video is below.

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Morning Bits

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It’s a good time to mend fences. “Rivals No More, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush Talk and Agree to Meet.”

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How Easy Should It Be To Fire Bad Teachers? A Landmark Case May Decide For California

quoting Eric Hanushek, Michael J. Petrillivia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, February 25, 2016

The sides squaring off in a Los Angeles appeals courtroom on Thursday in the landmark case of Vergara vs. California agree on this: Teachers are key to whether students founder or thrive, and far too many students are failing or falling behind.

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Maryland Board Considers Two-Tier High School Diploma System

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Baltimore Sun
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Since most Maryland students didn't pass a tough new test that eventually will be required for graduation, should the state lower the bar?

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Academia's Core Values ‘Under Threat From Brexit’

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Times Higher Education (UK)
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Free movement of students and scholars would be hindered by UK leaving EU, says University of Glasgow principal

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Bill Designed To Subdue “Patent Trolls” Loses Momentum

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Legal Reader
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nearly a year after it was reintroduced and met with widespread support from House Republicans, the Innovation Act, designed to subdue “patent trolls,” has lost momentum after various businesses, universities, and conservative groups deemed it harmful to innovators.

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Stanford Erupts In Controversy After Student Petition Calls For Mandatory Western Civ Classes

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia The College Fix
Thursday, February 25, 2016

The notion of requiring students to take two courses in Western Civilization to earn a diploma is so controversial at Stanford University that a recently launched petition that calls for as much has propelled the school into a heated debate complete with name-calling, intimidation tactics and more.

Sam Nunn
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Sam Nunn Urges US-Russian Cooperation At Carnegie Moscow Center

featuring Sam Nunnvia Nuclear Threat Initiative
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Former Senator and NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn delivered remarks today in Moscow on the challenges and opportunities for U.S.-Russian cooperation.

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Three Ways Foreign Policy Can Impact The Presidential Primaries

quoting Kori Schakevia The Hill
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Will foreign policy be decisive in the U.S. presidential election come November? Probably not. That is, if we can learn anything from previous U.S. presidential contests, it is that foreign policy issues very rarely determine who wins the general election.

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German Votes Could Persuade Merkel To Change Course On Refugees

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Gerd Mueller has voted for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) for over 40 years. Now he's having second thoughts.

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FDA Incompetence And The Zika Virus

quoting Henry I. Millervia The Intelligencer
Thursday, February 25, 2016

By now you’ve probably heard of the mosquito species Aedes aegypti. If not, know that this is the species responsible for transmitting such viral diseases as Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and yellow fever.

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Apple Is Said To Be Working On An iPhone Even It Can't Hack

quoting Benjamin Wittesvia CNBC
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Apple engineers have already begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar to those now at the center of a court fight in California, according to people close to the company and security experts.

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Invitation To The Hoover Book Soiree: Gen. Michael Hayden On "Playing To The Edge: American Intelligence In The Age Of Terror"

by Hoover Institutionvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The sixth in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington offices will take place on March 11, when Benjamin Wittes will interview Gen. Michael Hayden on his new book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.