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Lost In Beijing: The Story Of The WHO

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

China broke the World Health Organization. The U.S. has to fix it or leave and start its own group.


Coming Soon To The Biden Campaign: “Binders Full Of Women”

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, April 5, 2020

How to pass the time until the presidential campaign returns in earnest?


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his RealClear Politics article "Joe Exotic Meets Joe Quixotic."


Joe Exotic Meets Joe Quixotic

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

If you’re a Netflix addict, then you’re likely familiar with the antics of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. Joe Exotic, the star of the docuseries "Tiger King," which chronicles the life and times of the former Oklahoma zookeeper, singer and presidential and gubernatorial candidate currently in prison for taking part in a murder-for-hire plot.

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Area 45: Brady And Rivers: The State Of The Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The effect of COVID-19 on the presidential race.

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Has The U.S.-China Cold War Now Begun?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, March 27, 2020

Among the biggest victims of the coronavirus pandemic is the fiction of amicable U.S.-China relations. Those ties have been worsening for years, even before President Trump decided to call out Beijing’s predatory behavior starting in 2017. With the crisis now pitting America and China openly against each other, it seems impossible to salvage the old working ties. 

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Doctrinal Confusion And Cultural Dysfunction In The Pentagon Over Information And Cyber Operations

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, March 27, 2020

In a Lawfare post earlier this year, I questioned the wisdom of referring to cyber operations as psychological operations. These campaigns are the bread and butter of U.S. Cyber Command’s operational activities. My interest in this question stemmed from two recent articles, one on NPR and one in the Washington Post. 

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Decision 2020 Report: Federalism: State Power As Effective Policy

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The tenth edition of the Decision 2020 Report highlights Hoover fellows’ thoughts and analyses on the constitutional roles of the federal government and state governments in dealing with national crises and in major policy discussions about health care, education, immigration, and environmental protection. It also explores the effectiveness of state government in policy innovation and implementation.


Houston, We Have A (Convention) Problem . . . In Milwaukee

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Contrary to appearances (and a lack of candidates appearing on television these days), the 2020 campaign didn’t shelter in place, though time will tell if and when presidential politics returns to full throttle.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his National Review article "The U.S. Must Reject the International Criminal Court’s Attack on Its National Sovereignty."



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.