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  • The Fight against COVID-19: An Update from Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

    04/18/2020 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/17/2020 | Hoover Institute: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya
    A month ago, we interviewed Dr. Jay Bhattacharya just as the COVID-19 crisis was shuttering the economy and governments were ordering citizens to shelter at home. In that interview, Dr. Bhattacharya mentioned that he himself would soon be conducting tests for COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, California, one of the most active hotspots in the country. Today Dr. Bhattacharya returns to discuss the results of that study and one currently under way in partnership with Major League Baseball. We also discuss some signs of hope, and specifics about how the economy can be restarted safely and efficiently. Dr. Bhattacharya also...
  • The Death of Europe with Douglas Murray [Interview by Peter Robinson]

    01/10/2020 6:17:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    The Hoover Institute via You Tube ^ | October 7, 2019 | Peter Robinson/Uncommon Knowledge The Hoover Institute
    Video Link just over 47 minutes long
  • Listening to a Liar [ (Black) Stanford Econ Professor Sowell Calls Obama a "Liar"]

    09/08/2009 8:55:30 AM PDT · by quesney · 34 replies · 2,602+ views
    Sowell flat out calls President Obama a "Liar" in his latest takedown of Zero. --- Key Excerpt: One plain fact should outweigh all the words of Barack Obama and all the impressive trappings of the setting in which he says them: He tried to rush Congress into passing a massive government takeover of the nation's medical care before the August recess-- for a program that would not take effect until 2013! Whatever President Obama is, he is not stupid. If the urgency to pass the medical care legislation was to deal with a problem immediately, then why postpone the date...
  • Two Groups Planning to Sue Over Federal Eavesdropping [Hitchens is plaintiff against GW]

    01/17/2006 2:59:09 AM PST · by summer · 63 replies · 2,217+ views
    The NYT ^ | January 17, 2006 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    Two leading civil rights groups plan to file lawsuits Tuesday against the Bush administration over its domestic spying program.... The Center for Constitutional Rights plans to sue on behalf of four lawyers at the center and a legal assistant there who work on terrorism-related cases at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,... Similarly, the plaintiffs in the A.C.L.U. lawsuit include five Americans who work in international policy and terrorism, along with the A.C.L.U. and three other groups.... One of the A.C.L.U. plaintiffs, Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, ... Also named as plaintiffs in the A.C.L.U. lawsuit are the journalist...
  • Learning Separately: The case for single-sex schools

    01/18/2008 9:36:56 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 11 replies · 203+ views
    Hoover Institution ^ | Winter 2008 | Peter Meyer
    Susan Vincent reached into the cage and pulled out a small yellow bird, saying, “This is Kiwi. He loved us, but he was lonely.” It is a lovely spring day in Spanish Harlem on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Vincent, a former children’s clothing designer turned award-winning high-school science teacher, is explaining some facts about the facts of life. “We had to get Kiwi a mate. It was a perfect way for the girls to learn something about nature, about birds, about”—she smiles, holding little Kiwi up—“about the birds and the bees.” It was, as they say in...
  • Jon Carroll { Rumsfeld Deserves To Be Shunned }

    09/27/2007 3:50:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 229+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/27/7 | Jon Carroll
    As you may have heard, Donald Rumsfeld has been offered a one- year appointment as the Special Distinguished Visiting Something at the Hoover Institution, a right-wing think tank affiliated with Stanford University in a way not clear to me or, apparently, anyone else. The online petition opposing his appointment has been signed by more than 2,600 "members of the Stanford community," another fuzzy designation. The reaction of the Hoover Institution to the online petition has been a hearty laugh and another round for the table. It has never cared about the opinions of the Stanford community in the past, and...
  • Stanford professor leads Rumsfeld protest

    09/18/2007 7:23:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 173+ views
    Contrra Costa Times ^ | 9/18/7 | Josh Richman
    Stanford University faculty members are protesting former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's appointment as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Renowned professor emeritus of psychology Philip Zimbardo, who has publicly blamed Rumsfeld and other Bush Administration officials for the notorious abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, is among a protest petition's "instigators," as he put it. "We think he has distinguished himself for all the wrong things than what the university should stand for and what America should stand for," Zimbardo said Monday, adding that about 118 people had signed the petition by Sunday, but the number should increase...
  • Fred Thompson at the Hoover Institute (video)

    06/13/2007 12:19:43 PM PDT · by Neville72 · 21 replies · 650+ views
    Hoover Institute ^ | 6/13/2007
    Hoover Institution fellow, Peter Robinson, speaks with Fred Thompson about his candidacy for President of the United States. Robinson delves into the key issues facing America today, the politics of running for president, and the source of Thompson's conservative views.
  • Fascist Propaganda in American Universities Today

    02/23/2007 6:33:08 AM PST · by serbami68 · 4 replies · 375+ views
    Free Nations ^ | February 23, 2007 | William Dorich
    INTRODUCTION BY RODNEY ATKINSON: We reproduce here a letter written by the distinguished Serb author and academic William Dorich to the Director of the Hoover Institution in California, complaining about the publication of pro Albanian and virulently anti Serb propaganda in their "Policy Review". Dorich is right in seeing this and other examples at eg Stanford University as proof of a re-writing of European history in US academic life which is favourable to those sundry fascist powers whom the USA helped to defeat in 1945. The Hoover has had a high reputation for political economic and foreign policy research, based...
  • Chicago to target absent teachers

    02/04/2006 8:54:24 PM PST · by george76 · 108 replies · 1,913+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 4, 2006 | Tracy Dell'Angela and Darnell Little
    $10 million spent annually by district for classroom subs... Driven by parental concerns about teacher absenteeism, the Chicago Public Schools for the first time will start scrutinizing schools with high numbers of teachers taking sick days. On any given school day in Chicago, an average of 1,500 teachers, about 6 percent of the teaching staff, call in sick or take a personal day, according to a Tribune analysis of teacher payroll records. The absentee rate is highest on Fridays, when an average of 1,800 teachers don't show... For each of the last six school years, Chicago teachers missed an average...
  • Friedman's 'heresy' hits mainstream Private Social Security accounts were his idea

    09/12/2005 10:43:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 1,239+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2005 | Carolyn Lochhead
    San Francisco seems an unlikely home for the man who in 1962 first proposed the privatization of Social Security. Asked why he dwells in liberalism's den, Milton Friedman, 92, the Nobel laureate economist and father of modern conservatism, didn't skip a beat. "Not much competition here," he quipped. Friedman is considered perhaps the most influential economist... It was Friedman who in 1962, with the publication of "Capitalism and Freedom," first proposed the abolition of Social Security, not because it was going bankrupt, but because he considered it immoral. Friedman calls Social Security, created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935, a...
  • Failing High Schools (Libs continue to hide utter failure of Leftist policies)

    10/01/2005 9:08:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies · 746+ views
    Hoover Institute ^ | 9/30/05 | Peterson
    "...The reviewer's error only shows how successful the public education cartel has been in misleading the public [about how awful big city public education has become]..."
  • Forget the Nightly News; Life Is Getting Better

    08/17/2004 6:13:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 760+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 17, 2004 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    ...Life expectancy at birth has increased for all socioeconomic groups, with black men making the most dramatic gains, to 68.2 years in 2000 from 60 in 1970.... Partly because of rising female employment, the median income of white households rose 19% between 1980 and 2000 and that of black families 39% from a lower base.... Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg cites a decline in starvation. "In 1970, 35% of the people in developing countries were starving. In 1996, the figure was 18% and the United Nations expects that figure will have fallen to 12% by 2010." Professor Lomborg a few years...
  • THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN EDUCATION (Milton Friedman)

    07/17/2004 4:04:55 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 47 replies · 11,981+ views
    Economics and the Public Interest ^ | 1955 | Milton Friedman
    THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN EDUCATION by Milton Friedman The general trend in our times toward increasing intervention by the state in economic affairs has led to a concentration of attention and dispute on the areas where new intervention is proposed and to an acceptance of whatever intervention has so far occurred as natural and unchangeable. The current pause, perhaps reversal, in the trend toward collectivism offers an opportunity to reexamine the existing activities of government and to make a fresh assessment of the activities that are and those that are not justified. This paper attempts such a re-examination for...
  • How to Cure Health Care (Milton Friedman, 2001)

    06/14/2004 10:53:13 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 30 replies · 1,125+ views
    The Public Interest ^ | Winter 2001 | Milton Friedman
    How to Cure Health Care By Milton Friedman Archived Issue - Winter 2001 Since the end of World War II, the provision of medical care in the United States and other advanced countries has displayed three major features: first, rapid advance in the science of medicine; second, large increases in spending, both in terms of inflation-adjusted dollars per person and the fraction of national income spent on medical care; and third, rising dissatisfaction with the delivery of medical care, on the part of both consumers of medical care and physicians and other suppliers of medical care. Rapid technological advance...
  • Edward Teller ``Father of the H-Bomb'' dies at age 95

    09/09/2003 8:55:00 PM PDT · by MikalM · 138 replies · 812+ views
    <p>Edward Teller, the man who played a key role in U.S. defense and energy policies for more than half a century and was dubbed the "Father of the H-bomb" for his enthusiastic pursuit of the powerful weapon, died Tuesday, a spokesman for Lawrence Livermore Laboratory confirmed. He was 95.</p>
  • Right-wing think tanks rule DC (French Barfatorial)

    05/02/2003 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Mark Felton · 28 replies · 199+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 5/3/03 | Patrick Anidjar in Washington
    CONSERVATIVE thinktanks exert a considerable influence over the Bush administration and the US media, with their right-wing agenda considerably at odds with the more moderate view of the State Department, analysts say. Bodies such as the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institute have been influential since the days of the Reagan administration, and are now prominent again under President George W Bush. "They certainly influence the people or reinforce the ideas of the people who influence the President," according to political scientist Stephen Wayne of Georgetown University. "It is not only an influence, it's a reinforcement, really, of the directions...