Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic and Republican conventions as well as Brexit, trade, the terrorist attack in Turkey, and how events/issues affect the presidential election.
Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Voisine v. United States, which decided that people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence should be barred from owning firearms. In a 6-2 decision, the court ruled that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic abuse are sufficient grounds to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession in accordance with the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts interviews Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein about cruise lines that offer special amenities for top-paying travelers as well as first-class sections of airplanes. They note that these kinds of unequal treatment provide benefits beyond those who receive the top-of-the-line option. The conversation then moves on to a general discussion of inequality, taxation, and redistribution.
Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash talks about the UK joining the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent, and he explains the reasons why and how the relationship soured.
Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses what Brexit means for Europe (and whether America could use some nationwide referendums of its own)? Should conservatives curb their enthusiasm on the Supreme Court’s handling of the immigration case? And why the SCOTUS affirmative action case may mark the end of an era. Epstein also talks about the gun control restrictions proposed in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and whether they pass constitutional muster.