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On Monday, July 24, the House will consider the Fiscal Year 2018 Intelligence Authorization Act under suspension of the rules in an attempt to fast-track the legislation, which contains some significant “Russiagate”-related provisions. Section 501 calls for a new Intelligence Community assessment “of the most significant Russian influence campaigns, if >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Cato Institute
Image credit: istockIn the Newsinterview with Kori Schakevia Blog Talk RadioFor a man who last walked the Earth almost 2,500 years ago, 2017 has been a great year for Thucydides. The old Greek historian is having quite a renaissance. Of course, he's always been there, but the Whitehouse is interested >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Hoover Institute
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In the Newsquoting Paul R. Gregoryvia Investor's Business DailyLeaving aside the question as to whether there was actual collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, it is undisputed that candidate Donald Trump was eager for a friendship between our two nations. The most recent >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Hoover Institute
“Are Shoe Brands Charging You More Based On Your Gender?” asks Footwear News. The website cites data compiled by Datafiniti showing that high-end footwear brands tend to price women's shoes higher than men's. As examples, the median price of a Gianvito Rossi pair of women's shoes was $750 versus $469 >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Cato Institute
MacRumors has a piece out today noting that Apple has raised its lobbying game in Washington over the last six months, spending $3.6 million on a team of lobbyists who've visited House and Senate offices on issues ranging from “general patent reform” to “green technology” to “issues related to implementation >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Cato Institute
Image credit: istockFeaturedvia LawfareWe don't yet know why Mark Corallo, the spokesman for President Trump's personal legal team, resigned yesterday. >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Hoover Institute
Image credit: Kuzma, ShutterstockFeaturedvia City JournalThose who would never stoop to paint their own houses gladly expend far more energy sweating at the gym. During the decline in physical-labor jobs over the last 50 years, an entire compensating industry has grown up around physical fitness. As modern work becomes less >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Hoover Institute
Image credit: istockFeaturedvia The HillIn open testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Gen. Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that North Korea currently has the ability to at least strike Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Hoover Institute
The federal government funds an array of aid programs aimed at promoting growth in less-developed countries. Funding goes to federal agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, and it also goes to international aid groups, such as the World Bank. The federal government spends more than $30 billion annually >>
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Source: Cato Institute
As I argue in my recently published policy analysis here at Cato, the American-led war on terror has clearly failed. Unfortunately, rather than accept the obvious fact that the campaign was badly misguided and focusing homeland security efforts in more fruitful areas, the Trump administration appears ready to embrace, and >>
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Source: Cato Institute