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Only a Clean Sweep Will Do

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Americans live in a hoarder’s house cluttered with regulations, tax schemes, and other growth-killing junk. A mere tidying up? It’s far too late for that. 

America the Fixer-Upper

by George P. Shultz, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

If we got entitlement programs under control, we could pay for the infrastructure we desperately need. 

Debt? What Debt?

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The national debt is rising steeply. Somehow, voters manage not to notice. 

In a Trade War, No One Wins

by Douglas A. Irwinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

What will help American workers? Free trade and better incentives—not protectionism. 

The Brexit Door

featuring Josef Joffe, Timothy Garton Ash, Allan H. Meltzer, Niall Ferguson, Stephen Kotkin, Michael McFaul, Andrew Roberts, Richard A. Epstein, Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellows examine where Britain’s perilous path might lead. 

Alpha Dog Days

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

What this confusing presidential campaign has unleashed. 

The Demagogues Move In

featuring James W. Ceaservia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The Democrats and the Republicans: two of the oldest, most storied political parties in all of history. Hoover fellow James Ceaser on how they got put up for rent. 

Too Much Democracy?

by James Huffmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple majorities were never meant to rule Americans’ lives. How the founders limited factions and fanatics. 

The Walking Dead

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Continually revived by unprincipled—or ignorant—US politicians, socialism is a zombie idea. 

Warriors and Citizens

by Rosa Brooksvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Civilians either thank him for his service, and let it go at that, or ignore him altogether. It’s time for Americans to get to know the soldier next door. 

Ready or Not? Not

by Thomas Donnellyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

How budget cuts and shortsighted thinking have gutted both our capacity and our readiness. 

How to Sustain Our Military

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Ships, shells, and boots on the ground: restoring our armed forces is all in the details. 

Wellsprings of Violence

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Has radicalism been Islamized, or has Islam been radicalized? If we are to fight this kind of terrorism effectively, the answer matters. 

Moscow’s Wounded Pride

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Vladimir Putin embodies many of the pathologies of the post-Soviet state, a land both animated and crippled by its sense of mission.

Peace as Cold as Siberia

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

America’s frigid relations with Russia have little to do with US policy. They have a great deal to do with Vladimir Putin. 

What Is Russia’s Military Up To?

featuring Lieutenant General H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The decrepit Red Army of Soviet days has been replaced by a modern, effective fighting force. How effective? It’s the job of Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster to find out. 

China’s Deep Logic

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

A big country—one that’s always sought a big role in the world. 

The Snowden Cure

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

America and its intelligence establishment have recovered from Edward Snowden’s disclosures—and are better off for them. 

One Brainchild Left Behind

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The federal drive for school reform has ground to a halt. Now the long struggle is back in the hands of states and communities. 

School of Hard Knocks

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

For a quarter of a century now, charter schools have been trying to provide “disruptive innovation.” A summary of what we’ve learned. 

Climate Wars Heat Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Rancor over climate change has turned ExxonMobil into a scapegoat—free speech be damned. 

“We Have to Hold the Line”

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash pens a free-speech manifesto for the Internet age. 

Writing on the Walls

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The truth is as old as Hadrian’s Wall: cultures that don’t unite won’t get along. 

John Hennessy: The Exit Interview

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The outgoing Stanford president reflects on the founding, and the future, of a truly great university. 

“We Ought to Be Humble”

featuring Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Economist and Hoover fellow Russ Roberts tries mightily to make the dismal science less dismal—and offers a warning about the “science” part. 

In the Spirit of Friendship

by William Damonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Benjamin Franklin knew social ties would create the ideas to energize his brave, new society. The Hoover Institution is helping to rekindle that bright idea. 

A “Big Intellectual Risk”

featuring Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellow Lee E. Ohanian dared to question the belief that Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal had anything to do with ending the Depression. His research continues—and continues to make ideologues uncomfortable. 

The Cold War’s Pivot

via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

When the Hungarian Revolution took place six decades ago, the world learned the difference between containment, the policy the United States had adopted, and rollback, the policy it had not. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 No. 4

by John H. Cochrane Friday, October 21, 2016
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by George P. Shultz, John F. Cogan Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Charles Blahous Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Douglas A. Irwin Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Josef Joffe, Timothy Garton Ash, Allan H. Meltzer, Niall Ferguson, Stephen Kotkin, Michael McFaul, Andrew Roberts, Richard A. Epstein, Michael Spence Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Bill Whalen Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring James W. Ceaser Friday, October 21, 2016
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by James Huffman Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Rosa Brooks Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Admiral Gary Roughead Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Michael McFaul Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Miles Maochun Yu Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Jack Goldsmith Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Paul E. Peterson Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Timothy Garton Ash Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Russell Roberts Friday, October 21, 2016
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by William Damon Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Lee Ohanian Friday, October 21, 2016
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Friday, October 21, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 No. 3

by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 11, 2016
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, July 11, 2016
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 11, 2016
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by David Brady Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Charles Blahous Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Stephen D. Krasner, Amy Zegart Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Kori Schake Monday, July 11, 2016
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by William J. Perry Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Mark Moyar Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Amy Zegart Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Mark Harrison Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Amr Hamzawy, Michael McFaul Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Charles Hill Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Abbas Milani Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Christopher Walker, Marc Plattner, Larry Diamond Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Damon Root interview with Clint Bolick Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Karl Rove Monday, July 11, 2016
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by David Andolfatto interview with Lee Ohanian Monday, July 11, 2016
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by William Damon Monday, July 11, 2016
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by George H. Nash Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Monday, July 11, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016
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Monday, April 18, 2016

2016 No. 2

by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 18, 2016
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Michael Spence Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Allan H. Meltzer Monday, April 18, 2016
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 18, 2016
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by David Brady Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Jeremy Carl Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Daniel P. Kessler Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Charles Blahous Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Capretta Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Charles Hill Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Frederick W. Kagan Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Mark Harrison Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Larry Diamond Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Jenny Mayfield Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Kenji Kato Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Meghan Daum Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Kyle Peterson Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 18, 2016
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Monday, April 18, 2016
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Monday, April 18, 2016
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Joshua D. Rauh Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Kori Schake Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Cogan Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Herbert Lin Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Benjamin Wittes, Gabriella Blum Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Sam Nunn, Andrew Bieniawski Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Michael Henderson, Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. West Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Michael J. Petrilli, Robert Pondiscio Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Michael McFaul Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Stephen D. Krasner Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Abbas Milani, Michael McFaul Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Carson Bruno Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by John B. Dunlop, Norman M. Naimark Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by John O'Sullivan Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Tod Lindberg Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Serge Schmemann Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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Too Much Democracy?

by James Huffmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple majorities were never meant to rule Americans’ lives. How the founders limited factions and fanatics. 

The Demagogues Move In

featuring James W. Ceaservia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The Democrats and the Republicans: two of the oldest, most storied political parties in all of history. Hoover fellow James Ceaser on how they got put up for rent. 

Alpha Dog Days

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

What this confusing presidential campaign has unleashed. 

The Brexit Door

featuring Josef Joffe, Timothy Garton Ash, Allan H. Meltzer, Niall Ferguson, Stephen Kotkin, Michael McFaul, Andrew Roberts, Richard A. Epstein, Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellows examine where Britain’s perilous path might lead. 

In a Trade War, No One Wins

by Douglas A. Irwinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

What will help American workers? Free trade and better incentives—not protectionism. 

Debt? What Debt?

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The national debt is rising steeply. Somehow, voters manage not to notice. 

America the Fixer-Upper

by George P. Shultz, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

If we got entitlement programs under control, we could pay for the infrastructure we desperately need. 

Only a Clean Sweep Will Do

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Americans live in a hoarder’s house cluttered with regulations, tax schemes, and other growth-killing junk. A mere tidying up? It’s far too late for that. 

The Cold War’s Pivot

via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

When the Hungarian Revolution took place six decades ago, the world learned the difference between containment, the policy the United States had adopted, and rollback, the policy it had not. 

A “Big Intellectual Risk”

featuring Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellow Lee E. Ohanian dared to question the belief that Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal had anything to do with ending the Depression. His research continues—and continues to make ideologues uncomfortable. 

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