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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.


Trump, Escaping Wile E. Coyotevirus

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Media meltdown over Trump’s COVID case is the latest sortie in a four-year effort to destroy his campaign and then presidency.


Biden Vs. Trump: A Snapshot From 2016

by David Bradyvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

As the campaign enters the homestretch, the Democrat’s lead remains narrower in the battleground states.


Pence-Harris: Must-See TV, Or Let’s Move On To Miami?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, October 5, 2020

A question I wish had been posed to the late George H.W. Bush: which left the worse taste in your mouth – broccoli, or vice presidential debates?

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Area 45: A Healthy Amendment?

interview with John Yoovia Area 45
Saturday, October 3, 2020

The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution clarifies presidential succession in the event of death or resignation. What’s not so clear is prolonged incapacitation.


Lanhee Chen On Insiders ABC

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Insiders ABC
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about what President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis means for his campaign.



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.