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Analysis and Commentary

Americans Have Lost Trust In Government For Good Reason

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Real Clear Policy
Friday, October 21, 2016

Donald Trump’s “The system is rigged” resonates because it reflects what ordinary people think. According to Gallup, only three institutions — the military, small business, and the police — are trusted by more than half. 


Adam White: Alexander Hamilton On Judicial Independence

by Adam J. Whitevia YouTube
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White  explains Federalist No. 78, Alexander Hamilton's take on the role of the Supreme Court, and what judicial independence means for America today. For more information see White's City Journal article "Judicial Independence, in Hamilton’s Time and Ours."

In the News

Article II, Section 4

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The New York Sun
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What is going to happen in respect of the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing if, as so many expect, she is next month elected president? 


Hoover Institution Launches, An Educational Platform Designed To Offer Solutions For Today’s Pressing Policy Issues

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Hoover Institution today launched, an online platform that hosts videos and other educational content to equip Americans with an analytical perspective about public policy issues. Based on the research of Hoover Institution scholars, the site offers solutions to today’s challenges in economics, health care, national security, civics, and the environment.

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Hoover IP2 Symposium Examines Patent Holdup And Royalty Stacking

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

On October 4, 2016, before a capacity audience at the Hoover Institution offices in Washington, DC, leading researchers and university faculty presented their findings on whether alleged business practices that exploit the US patent system impede innovation. Maureen Ohlhausen and Scott Kieff, sitting commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission and International Trade Commission, respectively, also participated in the event. 


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 14, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Intellectual Myopia On Insider Trading."


Understanding Why And How The Obama Administration Has Flouted The Rule Of Law

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Library of Law and Liberty
Friday, October 14, 2016

It is very difficult to take issue with the pessimistic tone of Adam White’s sensible advice to the next President on 10 ways to promote the rule of law. All of the topics that he mentions are understood as serious, systemic weaknesses. When it comes to administrative law, President Obama has a penchant for excessive regulation on substantive matters.

In the News

The Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill Is Weaker Than It Appears

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Bloomberg
Friday, October 14, 2016

Congress is considering further weakening its law allowing suits against the Saudi government, but some say it’s useless as it stands.

In the News

A Limited Victory For Limited Government As CFPB's Structure Ruled Unconstitutional

quoting Carson Brunovia Reason
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday's federal court ruling won't stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from acting, but will give the president more control over its activities.

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Writing on the Walls

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The truth is as old as Hadrian’s Wall: cultures that don’t unite won’t get along. 


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