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Economy

Lanhee Chen: Policy Expert: China Believes They Can 'Wait Out' Trump On Trade Talks

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, September 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses trade tensions between the US and China.

Politics

Warren’s Profligate Sop To Seniors

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

It’s a strange campaign season, loaded with fantastical promises of government handouts for health care, college and even a guaranteed national income. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security plan takes the cake. With trillion-dollar federal budget deficits and Social Security heading for bankruptcy, Ms. Warren proposes to give every current and future Social Security recipient an additional $2,400 a year. She plans to finance her proposal, which would cost more than $150 billion annually, with a 14.8% tax on high-income individuals.

Politics

Poll: Dem Voters Span Diverse Views, Benefiting Biden

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The recent Democratic Party debates have prompted pundits and prognosticators to wonder how far left the nominee can veer and still unseat President Trump in November 2020.

Politics

Area 45: Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer On House Republican Policy

interview with Gary Palmervia Area 45
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

What do House Republicans plan to showcase this fall in the way of ideas and initiatives?

Economy

The True Toll Of The Trade War

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Chicago – Another day, another attack on trade. Why is it that every dispute – whether over intellectual property (IP), immigration, environmental damage, or war reparations – now produces new threats to trade?

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

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, August 5, 2019

What post-debate polling suggests about the effectiveness of the candidates’ messaging and how the tragedy in El Paso factors into national politics.

Politics

Biden Is Still King Of The Moderates -- But Will It Last?

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Throughout this primary season, poll after poll has indicated that Democratic voters are overwhelming focused on finding a candidate who can make Donald Trump a one-term president. By a 2-to-1 ratio, likely primary voters place beating Trump above selecting a nominee who shares their policy positions.

Economy

A Closer Look At The Left’s Agenda: Scientific, Economic, And Numerical Illiteracy On The Campaign Trail

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 8, 2019

Many of the Left’s recent policy proposals are not only quite radical, but scientifically, economically, and numerically illiterate. They are crowding out discussion of serious proposals to deal with the legitimate issues raised. A closer look reveals, for example, that Medicare for All and the Green New Deal wildly violate the laws of supply and demand, physics, and arithmetic.

Immigration

Victor Davis Hanson: President Trump's Policy Plans For Immigration And China

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Laura Ingraham Podcast
Monday, June 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump's new immigration policy.

Politics

Whom The Democrats Nominate In 2020 Matters -- A Lot

by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Conventional wisdom about presidential campaign strategy changed around the turn of the current century. Traditionally, candidates were advised to move to the center in the general election campaign after catering to the party bases in the primaries. Not anymore. George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns exemplify the shift.

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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.