Stability and the foundations for long-term growth, not politics, need to come first. By Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, and Kevin M. Murphy.
During a fragile economic recovery, sharp increases in both taxes and spending are the last things we need. By Edward P. Lazear.
Loose monetary policy clearly harmed the economy. If we don’t acknowledge it, we haven’t learned from it. By John B. Taylor.
How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.
Get rid of hapless regulations and political hubris, and the economy could sort itself out. By Russell Roberts.
Govern moderately, or the governed will turn against you. Clinton learned it. Will Obama? By Peter Berkowitz.
Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.
Barack Obama still defines himself by what he is not. During the campaign he may have been able to get away with it. No longer. By Shelby Steele.
Food for thought: what if the GOP stopped putting educated, socially progressive voters on the shelf? By Michael J. Petrilli.
High taxes, obstructive land-use policies, layers of entitlements, and union chokeholds. State and local governments need a break. By Richard A. Epstein.
Why Obama hasn’t made a dent in the Arab-Islamic world’s anti-Americanism. By Fouad Ajami.
Preventive action may be legally dubious but morally justified. International law must confront the question of legitimacy. By Abraham D. Sofaer.
Nuclear weapons research and maintenance must continue, even as the world works to make nuclear arms obsolete. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.
From Munich to the Mideast, nothing fails like “soft power.” Why serious nations will always need force. By Bruce S. Thornton.
The “typical” terrorist—the alienated, pious loner—is becoming less typical. What really motivates terrorists may surprise you. By Jessica Stern.
The true history of U.S.-Iran relations. By Abbas Milani.
Turkey is turning against the United States and Israel, and cozying up to Syria and Iran. By Daniel Pipes.
The president has made an artful overture to India, the world’s largest democracy. But the relationship demands careful tending. By Tunku Varadarajan.
As an election nears, the Conservatives are poised for a comeback. Or so it would appear. By Gerald A. Dorfman.
Ballot initiatives: the hopes so high, the victories so hollow. By Richard A. Epstein.
Students turn protest into another form of narcissism. By Peter Robinson.
The education reform movement is stumbling to a halt, and needs its own version of back to basics. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice talks about embracing change, as well as making it happen. By Katherine Bell.
The Chicago School’s economic insights have been severely tested, but Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker insists they still hold. By John Cassidy.
Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.
War is ever familiar, yet ever unpredictable. Those who reflexively turn away from war will never understand it. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Would Stalin’s great adversary really have ushered in a workers’ paradise? No—a new look into Leon Trotsky’s life and legend shows his revolutionary road was only another cruel mirage. By Robert Service.
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Rare images of the aging revolutionary in his walled refuge, as his life ticked down. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
Chiang Kai-shek’s Shanghai purge did more than intensify the Chinese civil war. It hastened the final clash between Trotsky and Stalin. Three perspectives on the story. By Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, and Lisa Nguyen.
Hoover focuses on building broad, deep East Asia collections. By Richard Sousa.
His innocently named “Pan-European Picnic” parted the Iron Curtain and helped end European communism. The papers of Hungarian reformer Imre Pozsgay are now open to scholars. By Maciej Siekierski and Jolanta Szabone Szuba.