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Steady and Rising

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The American economy, going from strength to strength.

The Human Side of Trade

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In a dynamic economy, short-term pain is real. But over the longer term? Free trade leads to better, richer lives. 

Friedman on Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

“A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” Wisdom from the late, great Milton Friedman.

Make America Exceptional Again

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The rule of law, the centerpiece of American exceptionalism, is under assault. How to halt the predations of the regulatory state. 

Rugged Individualism

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Two of the gravest threats to this distinctively American value: nanny states and helicopter parents. 

The Soft Bigotry of Political Correctness

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump has never bowed to the culture of victimization. His lack of deference could be liberating.

Winning Women

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Woodrow Wilson at first found himself scandalized by protesting women, but soon he championed their cause. How President Trump and feminists might likewise make common cause.

Ten Ways to Rescue Mideast Policy

by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In the Middle East the previous administration established neither democracy nor security—and now Russia is on the scene. 

Before Push Comes to Shove

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

What the president needs to learn—fast. 

The Russia Question

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

American relations with Moscow have become a geopolitical mess—a mess, very largely, of our own making. 

Break Up the Bromance

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Just getting along with Russia isn’t going to be good enough. If the new administration wants a “reset” of its own, it will need to demonstrate clarity and strength. 

“It’s Best Not to Mess with Us”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The nuclear poker game with Moscow has already begun—or, rather, resumed. 

Chicken Soup for the Russian Soul

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A strongman with a messianic streak, Vladimir Putin might almost have stepped from the pages of Russian history. 

Red Dawn

by Ellie Cawthorneinterview with Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A hundred years ago, Russia’s last czar pondered revolution, the modern world, and the end of the Romanovs. Historian Robert Service explores the mind of Nicholas II. 

Trump Versus the Spies

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

All presidents clash with their intelligence experts, but the hostility the new administration has displayed is unusual—and risky. 

Energy Efficiency: Still Low-hanging Fruit

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There are still plenty of ways we can use energy more efficiently. Simple changes would produce large effects. 

Time to Count the Costs—And Adapt

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Environmental activists must quit playing politics and begin to practice one of the fundamental disciplines of good governance: weighing benefits against costs. 

Inconvenient Math?

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

On climate change, the uncertainties multiply—literally. 

Freedom for Indian Country

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The federal government has long been proven unworthy of Indians’ trust. How the new administration can do better. 

Diplomacy, Not Doomsday

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

When dealing with North Korea, diplomat and Hoover fellow William J. Perry advises, set aside the big stick—and the Kim regime might actually listen.

License to Hate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The label of “hate crime” is used to score political points, not to end violence. It should be eliminated. 

“The Core of a Just Society”

by Carolyn Pheniciefeaturing Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice calls for the transformation of our schools.

A Chance for Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

By appointing Betsy DeVos education secretary, President Trump shows he’s listening to parents. 

Use Your Words—And Your Ideas

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Arguments over education have divided America. Here’s how reformers can swap acrimony for action.

Farewell to a Citizen-Scientist

by David Hoffmanfeaturing Sidney D. Drellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Sidney Drell worked with science’s deepest and most dangerous nuclear secrets, and generations of American leaders benefited from his guidance. An appreciation of a physicist, a scholar, and a patriot. 

Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

by Peter M. Robinsonfeaturing Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one. 

The Many Lives of Babi Yar

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

One of the blackest chapters of World War II: the German massacre of Kyiv’s Jews. The horror of Babi Yar, suppressed in the Soviet era, may be finding its proper place in European memory at last. 

Hoover and the Great Outdoors

by Jean McElwee Cannonfeaturing Herbert Hoovervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A lifelong outdoorsman, Herbert Hoover praised nature as a font of inspiration, relaxation, and American values. Naturally, Hoover played an energetic role in developing America’s national parks. 

Weapon on the Wall

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.

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Tuesday, April 1, 1997

1997 No. 2

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Wednesday, January 1, 1997

1997 No. 1

by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, January 30, 1997
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, January 30, 1997
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by Robert J. Barro Thursday, January 30, 1997
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Tuesday, October 1, 1996

1996 No. 2

by Robert J. Barro Tuesday, April 30, 1996
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North Star Rising

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

The Arctic is the world’s new frontier for resources, shipping, and security. We need to stake our claim.

Deterrence Has to Be Lethal

by Lieutenant Colonel Enrique Otivia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

Cyberwar is real war, which means strategists must develop ways to punish—and yes, to kill—those who wage it.

Snowden Shrugged

by Benjamin Wittesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

If the NSA had done what Chinese hackers did—steal millions of Americans’ dossiers—privacy advocates would be up in arms.

Secrets in a Transparent World

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

Hoover fellow Jack Goldsmith urges the intelligence community to accept a few leaks, earn some credibility, and let in the sunshine.

The Terrorist’s Apprentice

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

HELP WANTED: Must be zealous, willing to travel. Benefits to die for.

Pill of Great Price

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

As Sovaldi demonstrates, even a very expensive new drug can save money. A prescription for strong patents and less government price-fixing.

Kelo, Ten Years On

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

The notorious eminent-domain ruling still provokes outrage and legal confusion.

Bernie Sanders’ Sneakers

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

The socialist candidate thinks the free market forces Americans to choose between shoes and food. For all he’s learned about the failure of central planning, the twentieth century might as well never have happened.

Reach for 4% Growth

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

Make a clean sweep in taxes, regulation, and investment, and the economy will leave stagnation in the dust.

U.S. Capitol as weather vane

Where the Business Climate Is Fair and Warming

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

States that are friendly to business are climbing out of recession more quickly than those that aren’t.

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