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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 by James Sweeney

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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2013 No. 2

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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Charles Hill Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Jeb Bush, Clint Bolick Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Antonin Scalia, Peter M. Robinson Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Sidney D. Drell, Lori Ann White Friday, April 26, 2013
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2013 No. 1

by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 25, 2013
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by David Koitz Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Daniel P. Kessler Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Yuri Yarim-Agaev Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Rod Cooper, Richard A. Epstein, Stephen Haber Friday, January 25, 2013
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by John E. Chubb Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Terry M. Moe Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Gabriella Blum Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Shane Harris Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Amy Zegart Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Norman M. Naimark Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Thomas Sowell, Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Charles Hill, Rob Pollock Friday, January 25, 2013
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by David Davenport Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, January 25, 2013
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by Erwin H. Epstein Friday, January 25, 2013
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2012 No. 4

by Morris P. Fiorina Friday, October 26, 2012
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by James W. Ceaser Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Michael McConnell Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Kenneth Anderson Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Henry R. Nau Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Paul E. Peterson, William G. Howell, Martin R. West Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 26, 2012
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by John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moe Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, David Feith Friday, October 26, 2012
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by Robert Service, Jonathan Derbyshire Friday, October 26, 2012
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2012 No. 3

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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, August 9, 2012
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by Condoleezza Rice, Joel Klein Monday, August 13, 2012
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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? 

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. 

What Syrians Want

by Daniel Corstangevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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