Ten Commandments for the Next President

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Thou shalt not covet red lines. Thou shalt not trust “soft power.” Thou shalt mistrust and verify.

The Facts and the Furious

by James W. Ceaservia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Disagreements—and insults. Presidential politics, on the boil.

Conservativism Is Compassionate

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Why do conservatives believe in free markets and limited government? Because they make life better—especially for those in need. 

Where the Left Is Going

by James W. Ceaservia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

The long, strange trip of progressivism.

Trade Winds

by David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Globalization is buffeting states as never before. The stable systems will be those that best handle rapid economic change.

The Tax Plans Cometh

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Get ready for profound changes in economic policy, whoever becomes president.

Defending Free Trade

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Presidential candidates have been waving the bloody shirt of protectionism. Why attacking free trade is wrong—and cheap.

Candid Candidates

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

The real litmus test of this campaign season is Social Security. Who will save it?

Three Principles, Three Challenges

by Stephen D. Krasner, Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

How to focus on what really matters: American interests.

Strategy Matters

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

A victory could be worse than defeat—if it showed we had no strategy.

Still a Dangerous Neighborhood

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

The perils of nuclear proliferation didn’t end with the Cold War.

Seven Deadly Strategic Sins

by Mark Moyarvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

A common thread runs through US military disappointments: errors at the top.

“Pre-emption” Comes in from the Cold

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

The Obama administration has quietly embraced a once-controversial doctrine about getting in the first punch.

Software Meets Soft Power

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

After the clash between Apple and the FBI, a question: what if forcing a company to yield its secrets strengthens one kind of security but damages another?

Beijing Borrows Moscow’s Playbook

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

China taps into the information age to learn everything about—and to control—its people.

Ghosts of the Arab Spring

by Amr Hamzawy, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

The world seems to have forgotten Arabs’ yearning for freedom. Yet real stability can come about only when this yearning is satisfied at last.

The Saudis Feel Cornered

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Riyadh is at the center of a coming regional storm.

Riyadh’s Double Bind

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Saudi Arabia both nurtures Wahhabi activism and struggles to tame it. 

Hope for Stolen Lives

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

For families struggling with rare diseases, bureaucracy is in some ways a tougher enemy than the diseases themselves. How to change that.

From Working Class to Middle Class

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

In enabling the children of the poor to escape low-skill, low-wage work, schools really matter.

Totalitarian Spin

by Christopher Walker, Marc Plattner, Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Social media and the Internet were supposed to enable democracy to triumph around the world, but now despots are using tech as an instrument of oppression.

Pity the Almond

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

California’s biggest crop has transformed farming, marketing, water policies, and even labor practices. That drives the left nuts.

Libertarian on the Bench

by Damon Rootinterview with Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Hoover fellow Clint Bolick, just appointed to the supreme court of Arizona, describes his new job: “to give effect to every single word in the Constitution.”

The McKinley Pivot

by Peter M. Robinsoninterview with Karl Rovevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

His rival tried to drive Americans apart—but William McKinley brought them together. Seasoned campaigner Karl Rove sees echoes of the 1896 faceoff in today’s presidential contest.

Shocks to the System

by David Andolfattointerview with Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Hoover fellow Lee E. Ohanian created a better economic model by adding a new variable: exogenous shocks.

To Gratitude

by William Damonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

In a time of sound and fury and presidential politics, a word on being grateful.

Hoover vs. the Great Depression

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

After the Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover took steps that were vigorous, creative, and even radical—if, alas, ultimately unavailing.

The Accidental State

by Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

The making of Taiwan.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Ships ride at anchor and planes fly overhead in this curiously placid sketch of British forces sent to Gallipoli, one of the most bitter battles of the Great War.