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Could Health Care Come Back To Hurt GOP In Midterms?

Image credit: iStockIn the Newsquoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear PoliticsEight years after Obamacare became the law of the land and set the stage for the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, the issue of health care could come back to complicate GOP hopes of …

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Which Urban School Districts Have Been Moving In The Right Direction On NAEP?

Image credit: istockFor the past fifteen years, a set of large urban districts have agreed to participate in what’s still called the “Trial Urban District Assessment,” or TUDA, as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. New TUDA scores will come out next month, just …

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The Troubled Legacy Of Dodd-Frank

Blank Section (Placeholder)Interviewsfeaturing Richard A. EpsteinAdam J. Whitevia Hoover Daily ReportHoover InstitutionHoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the legislative response to the financial crisis of 2008, which was the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Continue …

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Area 45: Scott Pruitt on How the Trump Administration has reoriented the EPA

Blank Section (Placeholder)Featuredinterview with Scott Pruittvia Hoover Daily ReportArea 45Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the EPA’s highlights and priorities. Continue Reading....

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State ESSA Plans May Use Federal Funds To Start New Charter Schools

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia EducationNextEarlier this week, Texas became the thirty-fourth state (in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) to receive approval for its plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The rubber-stamping of these documents has become so routine that even …

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A Brief Guide To Strategy And Sanctions

Image credit: Poster Collection, UK 712, Hoover Institution Archives.Featured Commentaryvia StrategikaRecently, the United States’ closest European allies, Britain, France, and Germany, proposed “fresh” economic sanctions on Iran as an effort to force Tehran to comply with both the letter and the spirit of the 2015 “Joint …

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David L. Preston, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (2015)

Battle Historyvia Classics of Military HistoryDeservedly a winner of the Guggenheim–Lehrman Prize for Military History, this magnificent book is an instant classic. The author’s innovative research, ranging from French, British, and colonial records through Indian accounts and lengthy canoe trips down French logistics routes, resulted …

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Friedrich Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa (1998)

Biographyvia Classics of Military HistoryA masterpiece of historical research, this book is as revelatory as it is essential for serious students of North American history or military history. In remarkable detail, Katz chronicles the rise to power of a man who, far from being a …

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Lesley Blanch, The Sabres of Paradise: Conquest and Vengeance in the Caucasus (1960)

Period Military Historyvia Classics of Military HistoryFor those who only know the Caucasus from recent conflicts—in Chechnya, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabagh and elsewhere—this book offers a vital historical perspective. Although Orthodox Russia battled Islamic powers on and off for centuries, Russia’s longest war, waged against hardline …

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John Masters, Bugles and a Tiger (1956) and The Road Past Mandalay (1961)

Autobiography & Memoirvia Classics of Military HistoryThese two autobiographical volumes from a former (British) Indian Army officer begin by capturing a lost world, that of the Raj in the years before World War II, in the grand imperial twilight (punishing Afghan tribes, downing gin, and …

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