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Immigration Debates Need More Numbers, Fewer Emotions

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Cape Cod Times
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Immigration debates run long on sentimentality and buzzwords, but short on realism. Policymakers navigate competing claims of constituents, regions and partisan interests. Yet assimilation — acculturating and integrating newcomers — has been the goal of immigration worldwide throughout history. Economic opportunities have been crucial. Uncrowded, prosperous countries have attracted the most immigrants.

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The Libertarian: The Florida Shooting, Gun Control, And The Second Amendment

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Reconciling efforts to lower gun violence with constitutional protections.


Hard To See America’s ‘Success Story’ In Current Bloody Times

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Is the world turning pinker? Is all for the best (as Voltaire’s Dr. Pangloss claims in “Candide”) in the best of all possible worlds — or at least, better than in any previous state of the world? Or is the world turning a darker shade — blood red rather than pink? In the wake of yet another massacre at yet another American school by yet another political extremist with yet another screw loose and yet another assault rifle, it is hard to swallow the pinker thesis.

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Area 45: Influencing Influenza With Dr. Henry Miller

interview with Henry I. Millervia Area 45
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to cure what literally ails the nation.

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'Cross Examination Is Going To Be Brutal': NYU Law Prof Says Climate Change Litigation Is A Loser

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor said during a recent interview.


Richard Epstein On Law Talk: Lawyers, Guns, And Russians

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Monday, February 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein examines the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation, discusses what can be done about gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment, and talks about whether restrictions on free speech have gone too far on college campuses.

Analysis and Commentary

Posner And Weyl On Sponsoring Immigrants

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 18, 2018

University of Chicago professor Eric Posner and Microsoft employee Glen Weyl wrote last week about their intriguing proposal for immigration. It's titled "Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself," Politico, February 13, 2018.

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Liberal Education, Law, And Liberal Democracy

featuring Peter Berkowitzvia Harvard Law
Friday, February 16, 2018

Peter Berkowitz, a political scientist and the Tad and Diane Taube Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, delivered the Scalia Lecture at Harvard Law School on Feb. 5. Harvard Law School Dean John Manning ’85, who delivered last year’s Scalia Lecture, introduced Berkowitz.

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America’s Waning Commitment To The Promise Of The First Amendment

quoting John Villasenorvia The Hill
Friday, February 16, 2018

The creation of the First Amendment by our nation’s founders demonstrated a profound commitment to human dignity, reason and the search for truth. First Amendment protections for speech, press and religion affirmed the principle that free expression is part of basic humanity.


Richard Epstein: The Democratic investigation Of The Steele Dossier.

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the Democratic investigation of the Steele Dossier.


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