Ten ways for Republican leaders to show they can solve America’s problems. By Keith Hennessey.
Two years into the president’s term, his pedestal has been carted away. Now his administration really begins. By Fouad Ajami.
What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
Although under intense political pressure, the Federal Reserve needs to return to its apolitical core mission: monetary stability. By John B. Taylor and Paul D. Ryan.
More evidence that stimulus thinking is wishful thinking. By John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor.
With unions, pensions, and mandates helping to do the digging, state and local governments find themselves in a hole even deeper than Washington’s. By Gary S. Becker.
Federal spending may be busting out all over, but columnist Paul Krugman claims he doesn’t see it. By Charles Blahous.
To bring government budgets back down to earth, first puncture those inflated labor contracts. By Richard A. Epstein.
Proposed cuts in defense spending might not harm our national security—but only if the Pentagon plays its cards right. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
The Pentagon’s budget is no ordinary line item. There are many reasons not to cut it. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Students in China’s largest city just aced three global assessment tests. If American education ever had a “Sputnik moment,” this is it. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
In advanced math studies, not a single American state or demographic group is keeping up with the rest of the world. Hoover fellows Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson ran the numbers. By Amanda Ripley.
Learning a foreign language is more than just a boot camp for future soldiers and diplomats. By Russell A. Berman.
How we misjudge the risks—and non-risks—of daily life. By Henry I. Miller.
The new old governor of the Golden State is preparing California for budgetary penance. By Bill Whalen.
Egypt’s “heroes with no names” may steer history in a direction no one expected. By Fouad Ajami.
Ousting an autocrat is only a start. The rules of power become just as important as who holds it. By Larry Diamond.
The defense secretary’s great accomplishment? Not battles won or budgets protected, but making the White House see sense on Afghanistan. By Kori N. Schake.
Permanent refugees, generation after generation: these are the fruit of a U.N. agency that blocks both peace and a Palestinian state. By Michael S. Bernstam.
A shift in elite thinking leaves no room for such assertive, self-defending nation-states. By Daniel Pipes.
The causes, the players, and the likely consequences of the Arab eruptions. A conversation with Hoover fellows Peter Berkowitz, Victor Davis Hanson, and Peter Robinson.
If there’s a plot against Russia, as Vladimir Putin claims, then it’s being carried out by those already in power. By Robert Service.
One step forward, two steps back. Can Russians ever achieve simple normalcy? By Mark Harrison.
Not long ago, China abruptly withheld certain rare minerals from world trade. That was just the beginning. Beware China’s shifting “core interests.” By Jongryn Mo.
Less flashy than stealth fighters or missiles, a versatile blue-water navy is preparing to cast China’s influence upon the waters. By David M. Slayton and Craig Hooper.
Five things Hoover fellow Charles Blahous wants everyone to know about Social Security reform—before it’s too late. By Ryan Streeter.
Hoover fellow Richard A. Epstein knew Barack Obama when he was teaching at the University of Chicago. Obama has the right temperament for intellectual poker, Epstein believes, but is stuck with a bad hand. By Nick Gillespie.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
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“Imperialist designs” have come to an end. Now, says the dean of Mideast studies, the Arab-Muslim lands must shape their own destinies. By Bernard Lewis.
During a distinguished Army career, Chris Gibson, who spent a year as a Hoover national security fellow, displayed brains, determination, and courage. Now he’s testing his mettle in Congress.
It’s been more than sixty years since he helped capture Iwo Jima, but Hoover fellow Richard T. Burress tells his old unit that some things never change. By Christopher C. Starling.
Every painting and object in the Nicolas de Basily Room tells a story. Together their story is a search for lost time. By Dennis L. Bark and Linda Bernard.