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The Importance Of Economic Policy In The 2020 Election

by John B. Taylor mentioning John F. Coganvia Economics One
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The following article by John Cogan and me responds to commentary on our Wall Street Journal article and emphasizes the importance of economic policy.


Lanhee Chen: Trump 'Has A Lot Of Ground To Make Up With Just A Few Weeks To Go'

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC News
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses politics and the current state of the presidential race.

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Decision 2020 Report: Policy Implications For The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence

Friday, October 9, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the twentieth edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows assess the economic, national security, and geopolitical implications of innovations in artificial intelligence (AI).


Area 45: “Your Lights Are Getting Dimmer”

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Thursday, October 8, 2020

David Brady reviews polling data showing how the 2020 race compares, at this point, to 2016’s contest nationally and in battleground states. 


Lanhee Chen: Analysts Weigh In After VP Candidates Clash At Debate (2:15)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the vice-presidential debate.


Duck (Harris), Rabbit (Pence) . . .

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, is an amusing Ben Stiller comedy released in 2004, which also just happened to be Kamala Harris’ first year as San Francisco’s district attorney and Mike Pence’s second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the vice-presidential debates.

National Security

Slightly Hawkish?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

With polls suggesting a Biden victory in November, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane assess the impact of a change in power on US foreign policy. Their conclusion: not necessarily the same course as the previous Democratic administration—a new president perhaps more willing to use force.


Trump’s Economic Dream Come True

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

[Subscription required] The coronavirus-induced recession is no reason to abandon economic policies that proved their worth.


Ditch The Commission On Presidential Debates

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The first presidential debate, a raucous display of decidedly “unpresidential” behavior, called forth the usual bromides and analyses. Hands were wrung over the threat to our “democracy” and the loss of “civility,” complaints that were missing when in 2014 Joe Biden bullied Paul Ryan. Many pundits on both sides confessed their depression over the spectacle. As usual, most voters didn’t have their minds changed by this glorified reality-television show.



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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.