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GOP Cage Fights Make Democratic Winners

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 29, 2016

The percentage of voters who rule out supporting Republican candidates is steadily climbing.

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The Real Cause Of American Growth

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, February 29, 2016

A popular new book inexplicably ignores how laissez-faire capitalism drives innovation.

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Last Chance For America?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, February 29, 2016

The "Super Tuesday" primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge...

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Donald Trump: How To Fight Him

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Both Donald Trump and his opponents are up against the constraints of time. Trump wants to run out the clock; Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio want overtime. Trump does not want any more Texas-debate–style fights with Rubio and Cruz, and yet he still has four more debates on his schedule. In each one, we will see a geometric increase in attacks on Trump — all the more so if Carson or Kasich, or both, drop out, and the allotted debate time is split just three ways.
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How To Fix The Backlog Of Disability Claims

by Henry Aaron, Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The American people deserve to have a federal government that is both responsive and effective. That simply isn’t the case for more than 1 million people who are awaiting the adjudication of their applications for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Analysis and Commentary

US Trade Deficits Or Surpluses With Selected Large Countries

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Comprehensive statistics on US global trade in goods and services with some large countries are available for 2014; goods, but not services, data are available for some countries in 2015, but goods only data provide an incomplete picture of overall U.S. trade balances.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On The Case Against A VAT

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 29, 2016

Take Europe, where the VAT is a major source of government revenue. When Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands adopted a VAT--all between 1968 and 1971--their stated revenue goal was neutrality: Gains in revenue from the VAT...

Analysis and Commentary

Estonian Digital Residency Update IV: The President Weighs In On "Going Dark"

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The FBI v. Apple flap exploded on the public scene just as I was learning my way around my new Estonian e-Residency card, which promises—among other things—secure communications between card holders. I am currently working on the next piece in my series about Estonian e-Residency, so more on the...

Analysis and Commentary

Official Data On US Global Trade And Trade With China In 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, February 29, 2016

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes statistics on US international economic and financial transactions with the rest of the world.

Interviews
Interviews

Kori Schake: The Future of Putin’s Russia And The Syria Dilemma On Foreign Policy

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, February 29, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the current US approach to managing Syria — from the peace talks to the not-so-subtle rise of Putin’s influence on this conflict.

Interviews

Carson Bruno: Middle Class Leaving The Golden State On KSRO 1350

interview with Carson Brunovia KSRO 1350 (Sonoma)
Friday, February 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Carson Bruno reviews data showing that the aspirational class is escaping California. California's consistent net domestic ...

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: High School Graduation On The Education Gadfly Show

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the jump in Los Angeles’s high school graduation rate, literacy in the era of ESSA, and why community colleges shouldn’t admit ill-prepared students.

In the News
In the News

When The World Is Aflame

featuring Michael McFaul, Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford OpenXChange
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hear from top scholars and international affairs experts about the global issues we face today and the need for greater compassion. Learn what role universities may play in a fragmented world and how they may be a way forward in fixing broken systems. 

Clint Bolick
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Clint Bolick: The Libertarian On The Court Bench

featuring Clint Bolickvia Governing
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

One of the nation’s most prominent libertarian legal activists is the newest member of the Arizona Supreme Court.

In the News

LAUSD's Credit Recovery Program Boosts Grad Rates, But Do Students Learn?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia LA School Report
Monday, February 29, 2016

LA Unified announced this month that the district may graduate 80 percent of its seniors this year, a record high, but a growing number of critics say that record is suspect because online credit recovery courses are largely responsible for the achievement.

In the News

Middle Class Voting With Feet Against California, Other High-Tax States

quoting Carson Brunovia People’s Pundit Daily
Monday, February 29, 2016

California’s consistent net domestic out-migration should be concerning to Sacramento as it develops state policy. As the adage goes, people vote with their feet and one thing is clear, more people are choosing to leave California than come. …