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Hoover Daily Report by topic: America's Founding

January 30, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (20:47)

Co-host Mary Kissel, WSJ.  Guests: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio; Ed Hayes; Paul Gregory, Hoover; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover.
October 16, 2013 |

Washington (George) Got It Right

Robert Alexander says Washington warned of the "continual mischiefs of the spirit of party" -- a phenomenon being played out by the tea party Republicans today.
October 1, 2013 | Politico

George Shultz Announces 'Significant Step Forward,' Oct. 2, 1987

On this day in 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz said the Russians had taken “a significant step forward” in agreeing in principle to discuss an arms embargo against Iran in its war with Iraq, then in its seventh year. The Soviet Union, while serving as Iraq’s main arms supplier, also jockeyed to form an alliance with Iran. Subsequently,...
July 5, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Libertarian Podcast: Freedom, the Founding, and the Fourth

January 19, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Bright Side of British Colonialism

English institutions—the common law, property rights, and banking—led to economic growth in the colonies...
October 23, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

We the People

In "Ratification," Pauline Maier shows that far more than the Constitutional Convention, the ratification debates touched on fundamental questions of liberty and order...
March 19, 2010 | Freedom Communications

Nothing trumps individual rights

The point deserves to be made over and over: majorities have no just authority to trump individual rights. . . .

March 7, 2010 | Becker-Posner Blog

The Filibuster and Supermajorities

Although the American Constitution does not provide for the filibuster, the founders of this country were very much concerned about protecting the rights of minorities . . . .

March 3, 2010 | Daily Beast

Iraq’s Political Miracle

The critics will escalate their grumbling ahead of Sunday’s vote, and there will be more violence. . . .

March 2, 2010 | Freedom Communications

What's in the public interest?

In the midst of the current orgy of capitalism-bashing, unleashed by those who earnestly believe that they should be directing the buying and selling activities of the public, there is once again a good deal of talk about how we must all serve the public interest and forget about our own selfish goals. . . .