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Decision 2020 Report: COVID-19 And The Battle Between Free Societies And Authoritarianism

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The twelfth edition of the Decision 2020 Report explores how the COVID-19 outbreak has brought to the surface old frictions and stark differences in the behaviors of free societies and authoritarian governments.


Pandemics And Polls – And Trump Back To Square One

by Bill Whalen cited David Bradyvia Forbes
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Fame may be fleeting – and so too, it would seem, the expected “Trump Bump” as the nation deals with the COVID pandemic.


The House Of Representatives Needs An Audit System For Not-In-Person Voting

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, April 17, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that the House could soon approve a change to its rules to allow for an alternative to in-person voting, as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept or will keep many representatives away from Washington DC as they observe shelter-in-place procedures. 


The Libertarian: Parsing The Biden Agenda

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, April 16, 2020

The former vice president’s many legal and policy shortcomings.


The Surprising Reason To Keep The Electoral College

by John H. Cochranevia PolicyEd
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Many people believe we should abolish the Electoral College, but it serves important purposes. The Electoral College system requires candidates to broaden their national appeal and discourages extreme policy positions. Abolishing the Electoral College would worsen political polarization and partisanship.


Area 45: Tevi Troy: The White House “Fight House”

interview with Tevi Troyvia Area 45
Monday, April 13, 2020

What makes for feuds and turf struggles inside the Office of the President?


Joe Biden’s Constitutionalism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, April 13, 2020

His progressive values blind him to the importance of property rights.

National Security

Joe Biden Fails To Understand The Constitution On Military Matters

by John Yoovia The Hill
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Democrats regularly charge that President Trump does not understand or respect the Constitution and the law. Indeed, just months ago, Democrats in Congress voted unanimously during his impeachment trial to remove him from office. This week, however, Joe Biden displayed a woeful lack of understanding of the most fundamental cornerstone of the Constitution, which is civilian control over the military. 


Robert Service Assesses Czar Vladimir

interview with Robert Servicevia Area 45
Friday, April 10, 2020

Putin’s grip on power and the role of oligarchs in maintaining that power.

Health Care

Decision 2020 Report: Recommendations For Quality And Affordable Health Care

Friday, April 10, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The eleventh edition of the Decision 2020 Report features fellows’ analyses and recommendations on how to improve America’s health system so as to ensure quality and affordable care for all of its citizens.




decision 2020

The purpose of this portal is to host articles and provide links to content written by Hoover fellows that pertain to the prominent ideas of the 2020 presidential election.

Specifically, it will focus on the most recent polling data and the topics that have dominated discussion during this election season. This portal will be a central location for anyone who wants to look into specific policy options, providing Hoover research articles on the issues that matter most.