Shaken and Stirred

by James W. Ceaservia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

That tremor felt after Election Day was American democracy in action. Donald Trump’s allies and foes alike can make sure American principles stand firm. 

Visions of Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Global democracy is in trouble, and Donald Trump can either help it or harm it. Where will he lead? 

No, Prime Minister

by David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Many Americans see our own political system as broken. But would a parliamentary democracy like those of Europe fix it? 

The Infrastructure Myth

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Politicians always demand more infrastructure—and the spending that goes with it. Yet the United States already spends vast sums on such things, much of it wasted. 

Return of the “Forgotten Man”

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

American leaders like to invoke this character to win elections. What can the new administration do for him? 

Putting Words into Action

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The new administration’s economic policies range from good to not so good. The time is short to straighten them out. 

Globalism and Its Discontents

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Pushing aside multilateral trade—with all its promise—for multiple variations of “America first.” Is this what the world needs now? 

“A Thousand Things Going Wrong”

featuring John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane surveys the effects of economic reality on economic theory. 

Non-Explanation for Non-Recovery

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The sharp downturn, as history suggests, should have been followed by a sharp rebound. Why has the economy sagged instead? Look to the feds.

Work Long and Prosper

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

For robust economic health, more Americans need to work, and to keep working. (Some solutions really are that simple.) 

The Latest German Model

by Edward Paul Lazear, Simon Janssenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Germany knows how to get young people into good jobs without a college degree: vocational training. America should follow its example. 

Progressively Poorer

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

So-called progressives are hostile to free markets, capital, and labor—the very things that would reduce the inequality they claim to abhor. 

Don’t Poor Lives Matter?

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Regulation that chokes off investment hits everyone in the pocketbook, but the poor also pay with their health. 

Allies First, Mr. President

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Here’s how Donald Trump can reassure our allies that the United States won’t abandon its friends. 

Staying Power

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Some of America’s founders would have liked Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy. After all, they were the original foes of risky entanglements abroad. 

General Mattis Advances on Washington

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017
President Trump’s choice for secretary of defense made his name as both scholar and strategist, as a master of both strategy and details. Now he brings his wisdom to the Pentagon.

The Other Forever War

by Jack Goldsmith, Matthew Waxmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

It’s been two long years since we launched a war against the Islamic State, yet the American people have never had a chance to debate it—or consent to the sacrifices it entails. 

Islamism Implacable

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The terrorists are in some way only Europe’s second-worst enemy. Europe’s worst enemy is itself. 

Can Trump Handle Putin?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Forewarned is forearmed. Let’s arm our new president with the facts about Russia. 

A Different “Special Relationship”

by Katya Drozdovavia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Whether allies or rivals, the United States and Russia have deep ties. It’s time for both nations to again pursue mutual benefit in a complex, dangerous world. 

All Quiet on the Balkan Front?

by Norman M. Naimark, Aleksandar Matovskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

With Yugoslavia’s successor states simmering with conflict and discontent, problems of security, governance, and identity could boil over.

Pipe Dreams of a Normal Iran

by Thomas Donnellyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Permit the rise of Iran? That wouldn’t just be foolish. It would represent an abdication of the West’s moral legitimacy. 

What Syrians Want

by Daniel Corstangevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

A survey of Syrian refugees shows just where their allegiances lie. 

The Schools We Deserve

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Old-style local control of public schools is fading—except, that is, in charter schools. 

Grading on an Invisible Curve

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Evidence, not habit, should guide how we develop the best schools. Why is evidence so scarce? 

Rust Belt Prophet

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Family, sheer grit, and the Marine Corps rescued J. D. Vance, author of the searching memoir Hillbilly Elegy. He wonders what, if anything, will rescue his people. 

A Miracle or a Relic

by Peter M. Robinsoninterview with Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Hoover fellow Terry Moe argues that the US Constitution is an anachronism that needs fundamental change. 

Past Is Prologue

by Graham Allison, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Determined to shape the future, the new president needs to be reminded of the past. Let’s convene a council of historians. 

Change for a Dollar?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Even his former enemy King George III called George Washington “the greatest man in the world.” Tell that to the activist trying to rename a San Francisco school. 

A Bomb to Remember

by Jean McElwee Cannon, James Samvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The 1946 nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll were a shocking introduction to the perils of the atomic age. Rare artifacts and records tell the story. 

Historical Harvest

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Witold Sworakowski, diplomat and scholar, numbered among those who gathered historical documents in Europe for the Hoover Institution’s collections. As he built, the secret police watched. 

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

One of Mexico’s best defenders of democracy is a young, tousleheaded artist named Antonio Arias Bernal,” Life magazine reported in early 1942. At the time, Arias Bernal (1913–1960) had never visited the United States, but he had “many American traits,” Life assured its readers, including a liking for baseball, cigarettes, and playing loud music on the radio.