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Ilves: Legislation More Important Than Technology In Creating Digital State

featuring Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia ERR News
Monday, September 18, 2017

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, an advocate of Estonia as an e-state, stressed after a potential security risk was detected in Estonian ID cards that the country's reputation as an e-state was not under threat. The establishment of a digital state does not depend solely on technology, but also, more importantly, on a legislative basis

Analysis and Commentary

Donald Trump's Constitution

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Friday, September 15, 2017

Donald Trump has a love/hate relationship with the Constitution. He loves it in theory, but in practice it limits his presidential power.

Analysis and Commentary

Kamala Harris, Flash And Style, Can’t Measure Up To Dianne Feinstein

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, August 31, 2017

I won’t try to guess Feinstein’s move. But I hope she’ll consider what’s best for her and for California – and seek another six-year term until, maybe, someone with her gravitas comes along.

Analysis and Commentary

Tax Reform Will Spur More Economic Growth

by Martin Feldsteinvia Market Watch
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Republican Party’s leaders in the United States House of Representatives have been hard at work for more than a year designing a major reform of personal and corporate taxes. This reform will be very different from the last major tax overhaul enacted back in 1986. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 focused on the personal income tax, lowering the top rate from 50% to 28% and cutting rates for lower-income taxpayers. The revenue loss was offset by changes in tax deductions and other accounting rules, producing a reform that was revenue neutral at each income level, even without taking into account the effects of lower tax rates on increasing economic growth and taxable incomes.


Alice Hill Discusses Damage From Harvey On CBS News

interview with Alice Hillvia CBS
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Alice Hill discusses Harvey's impact and how to reduce damage from such environmental disasters in the future.

Jonathan Rodden, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in th
In the News

LAHS Hosts Gerrymandering Lecture

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia Los Altos Town Crier (CA)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow and Stanford University professor Jonathan Rodden is scheduled to discuss “Political Geography and Minority Rule” 7:30 p.m. today at Los Altos High School.

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Area 45: A View From Across The Aisle

interview with Ro Khannavia Area 45
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Representative Ro Khanna on re-creating, with bipartisan support, the technology economy across America.


The Least Dangerous Branch

by Adam J. Whitevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

With the growth of the administrative state, much of Congress’s policy-making role has been usurped by executive-branch agencies. Adam White reviews ‘Congress’s Constitution’ by Josh Chafetz.

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The Libertarian: No Exit From Obamacare?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, August 3, 2017

With Congress at an impasse, is there anything to be done to fix American healthcare?

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Area 45: Is the Legislative Branch Broken?

interview with Kevin Kosarvia Area 45
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses, with Kevin Kosar, how the legislative branch became the weakest of the government's branches.