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Time to Get Growing

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Weak economic performance is not inevitable. 

Good News on Taxes

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The administration’s tax reform proposals may not be perfect in every particular, but they would do what needs to be done: spur growth. 

Tyrants Like Unity, Too

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

America’s founders accepted the perennial clash of “interests and passions”—in fact, they welcomed it. What they feared was unity: the unity of a people under a demagogue or a domineering government. 

Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Bloated, overpowerful, inefficient: the regulatory state drags down the economy and undermines the rule of law. 

The Once and Future Internet

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The man trying to scrap “net neutrality”—government oversight of the Internet—has a distinct vision of digital progress. He also has angry protesters outside his house. A profile of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 

Single-payer Straitjacket

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Universal, state-managed coverage would be even worse than the current system—which, under ObamaCare, is bad enough. 

Forget Paris

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Paris Accords on climate change were vague and unenforceable, and carried a stratospheric price tag. Good riddance. 

Blooming Nonsense

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Panic blossoms after the discovery of genetically modified petunias; scientists wilt. 

New Weapons, New Shields

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Emerging trends in the battle to secure our digital frontiers. 

Ayatollah Online

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The mullahs call it sin; activists call it liberation. The battle for Iranians’ hearts and minds rages in social media. 

Total Volunteer Force

by Timothy Kanementioning Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Long advocated by Hoover fellow Milton Friedman, the volunteer military represented a dramatic innovation—forty years ago. Now we need smarter ways to assign, train, and pay military personnel. 

The Outlines of a Deal

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

What does China want? If we could figure that out, we might find a way to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

Smarter Waiting

by Michael Knigge interview with William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

America should stop wishing for Kim Jong-un to go away, warns Hoover senior fellow William J. Perry, one of our most seasoned diplomats. This daydreaming only gets in the way of hardheaded negotiations. 

The Stalin Template

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Kim Jong-un learned many things from the USSR’s master of repression. Kim’s bloody efforts to prop up the family dynasty, however, are all his own.

Strategic Patience Wears Thin

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The waiting game on the Korean Peninsula grows more dangerous. 

Revolutionary Century

by Svetlana Suveică , Sergiu Musteațăinterview with Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Russian Revolution, a vast and bloody experiment, began a hundred years ago. Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark insists there are lessons we still need to take from such “forced Utopias.” 

Rand Meets Reds

by Jennifer Burnsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Bolshevik Revolution triggered ideological warfare, too, with Ayn Rand among the fiercest warriors. Her foe: American intellectuals. 

Lenin’s Ghost

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Russia and China once contested each other’s claims to socialist purity. Now they vie for this distinction: who will challenge America? 

How the West Was Wired

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

California’s electrical power capacity is bottled up by an inefficient regional network. Here’s a bright idea: fix that grid. 

Jerry Brown and the Windmills

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

While California’s governor tilts against “the forces of carbonization,” he pays too little heed to more pressing programs, such as housing, taxes, and pensions. 

Friedman to the Rescue

by Charles G. Palmfeaturing Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Milton Friedman’s ideas were a beacon that guided America—and much of the world—toward economic freedom. We need to keep that light burning. 

“Education Emancipates”

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz ponders the pursuit of understanding. An excerpt from his Bradley Prize speech. 

Bully for Budget Cuts

by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Algervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Never mind the hysteria. The proposed federal cuts in education funding are smart and long overdue. 

Three Ways Forward

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The charter movement has not one mission but three: improve teaching, spur districts to do better, and—as a last resort—reboot hopeless schools. 

The Religious Animal

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Faith informs war, peace, and civil society. That’s why believers must learn to listen to each other. 

“Push Back on Dawa”

by Cynthia Haveninterview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author and foe of political Islam, on doing battle with dangerous ideas. 

“We Are a Moral Cause”

by Carol E. Lee interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice explains how to champion human dignity while engaging with a flawed, complex world. 

Putting Aside Adolescent Things

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Senator Ben Sasse wants to raise wise children worthy of their birthright. 

Free Speech Doesn’t Need “Rethinking”

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Persuasion is American, coercion is not. To Hoover scholar Richard Epstein, the First Amendment is both bedrock and shield. 

A Voice from the Camps

by Emily Johnsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

A literary quest brings life to the story of Latvian journalist Arsenii Formakov, an imprisoned poet who yearned for Motherland and freedom. 

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2015 No. 4

by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, October 16, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 16, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Jack Goldsmith Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Lieutenant Colonel Enrique Oti Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Admiral Gary Roughead Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Carson Bruno Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Carol Galante Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Larry Diamond Friday, October 16, 2015
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by General Jim Mattis Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, October 16, 2015
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featuring Robert Service Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Timothy Garton Ash Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Emily S. Chen Friday, October 16, 2015
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by David Davenport Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker featuring William Damon Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Clint Bolick Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Jeremy Catto Friday, October 16, 2015
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by James W. Ceaser Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Friday, October 16, 2015
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Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 No. 3

by Charles Hill Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Christina Pazzanese featuring Jessica Stern Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Jane Harman, Jack Goldsmith Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Amy Zegart Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Kimberly Kagan Friday, June 19, 2015
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by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Abbas Milani Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Josef Joffe Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Thomas E. MaCurdy Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Terry Anderson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, June 19, 2015
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by James Huffman Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker featuring Caroline M. Hoxby Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Larry Diamond Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Sam Rebo, Norman M. Naimark Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Joseph Epstein featuring Shelby Steele Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Friday, June 19, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 No. 2

by Charles Hill Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Dr. Joseph Felter Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Nick Gillespie Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Charles Blahous Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Bill Whalen Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Gary D. Libecap, Robert Glennon Monday, April 20, 2015
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by James Goodby Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Stephen D. Krasner Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Timothy Kane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Colonel Michael Arnold Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Samira Bozorgi Monday, April 20, 2015
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2015 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Lee Ohanian, Edward Prescott Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by General Jim Mattis Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward N. Luttwak Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Mark Moyar Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Carson Bruno Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Terry Anderson, Daniel Botkin Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Andrew Roberts Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Yuri Yarim-Agaev Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Andrew Ferguson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Vitaly Leonidovich Katayev Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Nicholas Siekierski Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Outlines of a Deal

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

What does China want? If we could figure that out, we might find a way to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

Total Volunteer Force

by Timothy Kanementioning Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Long advocated by Hoover fellow Milton Friedman, the volunteer military represented a dramatic innovation—forty years ago. Now we need smarter ways to assign, train, and pay military personnel. 

Ayatollah Online

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The mullahs call it sin; activists call it liberation. The battle for Iranians’ hearts and minds rages in social media. 

New Weapons, New Shields

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Emerging trends in the battle to secure our digital frontiers. 

Blooming Nonsense

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Panic blossoms after the discovery of genetically modified petunias; scientists wilt. 

Forget Paris

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Paris Accords on climate change were vague and unenforceable, and carried a stratospheric price tag. Good riddance. 

Single-payer Straitjacket

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Universal, state-managed coverage would be even worse than the current system—which, under ObamaCare, is bad enough. 

The Once and Future Internet

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The man trying to scrap “net neutrality”—government oversight of the Internet—has a distinct vision of digital progress. He also has angry protesters outside his house. A profile of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 

Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Bloated, overpowerful, inefficient: the regulatory state drags down the economy and undermines the rule of law. 

Tyrants Like Unity, Too

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

America’s founders accepted the perennial clash of “interests and passions”—in fact, they welcomed it. What they feared was unity: the unity of a people under a demagogue or a domineering government. 

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