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COVID, Election Uncertainty Weigh Heavily on Firms' Outlook

by Steven J. Davisvia Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Thursday, October 22, 2020
The book A Mathematician Plays the Market, written by the mathematician and writer John Allen Paulos, includes this line, which is a fitting description of the current economic outlook: "Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security."
Politics

Former Romney 2012 Policy Director Lanhee Chen On How Trump Should Approach Debate

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo News
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how President Trump should approach the final debate.

Politics

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "It’s Time To Debate The Future Of Presidential Debates."

So What Happens To The California-Federal Relationship After The Election?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In California and this year’s exercise in democracy, it’s not so much what happens on Election Day that matters as what might happen in the months and years afterward.

Politics

Trump-Biden Redux: Proud As A Peacock?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Befitting a state that once sent a pair of outsiders to Washington roughly a couple of centuries ago (Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett), and where Elvis Presley took his last breath (or so we think), Tennessee is the home to the second and final debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Politics

A Few Cracks In The Progressive Wall

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

When the Ministry of Truth overreaches so blatantly — all hands on deck to suppress all bad news for Biden — it begins to look ridiculous.

Politics

Reasonable Disagreements: Truth And Justice

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, October 19, 2020

In their last pre-election episode, Richard and Adam discuss Judge Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings; the Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case; and social media companies’ power over information itself.

Politics

Lanhee Chen: How The Political Landscape Has Changed For Trump In Swing State Of Wisconsin

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS News
Monday, October 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how the political landscape has changed in Wisconsin for President Trump since he won the state four years ago, and how the fallout from police shootings, like that of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, may determine how some voters cast their ballots in cities nationwide.

Politics

John Yoo: The Executive Branch, The Supreme Court, And More

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Monday, October 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the recent Supreme Court news, the 25th amendment, what happens if the Electoral College deadlocks (or fails), as well as the latest on the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Economy

Biden’s Public Option Would Mean Massive Tax Hikes

by Lanhee J. Chen, Daniel Heilvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 19, 2020

[Subscription required] The middle class will eventually be taxed to pay for a government run health-insurance plan.

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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.