Saturday, January 1, 2005

2005 No. 1

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The Courts at a Crossroads

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

What kind of judges should the president nominate? The kind who are willing to place limitations on government power and to protect individual rights against federal and state intervention. By Richard A. Epstein.

Real Tax Reform

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

In Central and Eastern Europe, the flat tax has proved a resounding success. Why not enact it here? By Alvin Rabushka.

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Backsliding in Moscow

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Russia of Vladimir Putin is becoming increasingly authoritarian—and President Bush should say so. By John B. Dunlop.

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Stay the Course—Except on Spending

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

In his second term, the president needs to continue pushing for smaller government, lower taxes, and less regulation. By Michael J. Boskin.

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Reforming Health Care

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The U.S. health care system is in critical condition. How the president can revive it. By Daniel P. Kessler.

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Improving the Environmental Grade

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The president's goal should be to leave office having improved the environment and reduced the regulatory burden. By Terry L. Anderson.

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Think Rushmore

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Bush administration faces challenges and dangers of a kind that few other administrations in all our history have ever had to face. But these historic challenges and dangers also represent historic opportunities. By Thomas Sowell.

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Power to the Parents

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

President Bush should empower parents by giving them a say over where—and how and from whom—their children learn. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

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The Trouble with Kim Jong Il

by Henry S. Rowenvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

We need a better class of dictator running North Korea. Challenges the administration faces in dealing with Kim Jong Il. By Henry S. Rowen.

The Battle's Half Won

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

We have succeeded in stalling socialism. Can the Bush administration reverse it? By Milton Friedman.

An Energy Policy for the Twenty-first Century

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The challenge for the next four years: to implement energy policies that allow plentiful energy at reasonable costs, that enhance energy security, and that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. By James L. Sweeney.

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Why We Need Europe

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

We cannot succeed in Iraq or in the war on terror without first repairing our relations with Europe. By Gerald A. Dorfman.

The Real Humanists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The toppling the Taliban, the overthrowing of Saddam Hussein, and the establishment of democracy in the Arab world represent "the most humane developments in the Middle East in a century." By Victor Davis Hanson.

What Is at Stake?

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

In Afghanistan the practitioners of international terrorism suffered one grievous blow. The fate of Iraq will determine whether they suffer a final blow or get back on their feet. By Robert Zelnick.

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What Democracy Assistance Is ... and Is Not

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Democracy is not an American plot. By Michael McFaul.

Yet Another Reason They Dislike Us

by Russell A. Berman, Arno Tauschvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Europe is rich, but the United States is richer. By Russell A. Berman and Arno Tausch.

Trouble at Number Ten

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Tony Blair has paid dearly for supporting George W. Bush. With Blair's public support at an all-time low, can Britain's special relationship with the United States endure? By Gerald A. Dorfman.

China Goes South of the Border

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Chinese President Hu Jintao has spent more time in Latin America than George W. Bush. What are the Chinese up to? By William Ratliff.

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Great Debates

via Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The creation of the new Afghan constitution was rife with conflict. Will it bring peace to this long-suffering country? By J Alexander Thier.

The War on Terror: An Alternative Approach

by Douglass C. Northvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

How to rethink the war on terror. By Douglass C. North.

Between Democracy and Stability

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The demographic time bomb ticking away in the Middle East is going to blow away a lot of Western-leaning regimes—unless true reform begins soon. By Larry Diamond.

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Disengagement First

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Ariel Sharon's disengagement from Gaza will result in a more secure Israel while enhancing prospects for the creation of a Palestinian state. By Abraham D. Sofaer.

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What Are the Options?

by Geoffrey Kempvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

How can we get Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions? By judicious use of the carrot—and the stick. By Geoffrey Kemp.

Give Diplomacy a Chance

by Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

In dealing with Tehran, diplomacy is a lot more likely to work than military action. By Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani.

How to Save the United Nations (If We Really Have To)

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The U.N. isn't dead yet—but it may soon be on life support. How to restore it to some semblance of health. By Charles Hill.

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The Illusion of "Either-Or" Politics

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Why George W. Bush is unlikely to veer to the right. By Tod Lindberg.

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How He Did It

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

How George W. Bush won—and what his opponents must do to regroup. By Bill Whalen.

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Stick to the Basics

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

It was the Kerry-Edwards campaign that was out of touch with economic reality. By Michael J. Boskin.

Entrepreneurship and Democracy

by Pitch Johnsonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Entrepreneurs as the revolutionaries of our time. By Pitch Johnson.

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Pathological Science

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Health scares based on bad data represent a growing problem. By Henry I. Miller.

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Bush’s War on Poverty, Part I

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Bush administration is promoting a 10-year program to eradicate homelessness in America. Is this goal attainable? By Jeffrey M. Jones.

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One Hundred Years Ago in Russia

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The first Russian revolution. By Arnold Beichman.

The Gulag: Lest We Forget

by Anne Applebaumvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The more we are able to understand how various societies have transformed their neighbors and fellow citizens from people into objects, and the more we know of the specific circumstances that led to each episode of mass torture and mass murder, the better we will understand the darker side of our own human nature. By Anne Applebaum.

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Reagan, Tearing Down That Wall

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Remembering the man who, in Margaret Thatcher's words, "won the Cold War ... without firing a shot." By Dinesh D'Souza.

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Karl Raimund Popper: The Philosopher and His Papers

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

An examination of the political philosophy and legacy of one of the most important minds of the twentieth century. By Tom Bethell.

The Gulag: Life Inside

by Bradley Bauervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Hoover Institution Archives houses an extensive collection of material on the Soviet Gulag. The diaries, letters, faded photographs, and prison records offer remarkable insight into life in the prison camps. By Brad Bauer.