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The Electoral College

featuring John H. Cochrane, Morris P. Fiorina, David Davenport, Richard A. Epstein, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tis the season—the presidential election season that is. Election officials are busy printing ballots. Pollsters are making phone calls. And candidates, parties, and special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to convince you that one candidate is superior to the other.


Richard Epstein: Threats Of FDR's 1937 Court-Packing Awakened In 2021 & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the Supreme Court and who might replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg.


Richard Epstein: Who Was The Tireless Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

via The John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Trump And McConnell, Beware."


John Yoo: Key Supreme Court Cases 'Hang In Balance' Amid Fight To Replace RBG

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, September 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses some of hot button issues facing the Supreme Court.


Biden May Seem Like Centrist, But His Platform Is Progressive

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Monday, September 21, 2020

Joe Biden's campaign policy agenda will add $5.4 trillion in new federal spending over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan research-based initiative at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Biden has many aggressive plans, which include remaking the US health care system, expanding housing subsidies, and making public colleges and universities tuition-free for families making less than $125,000 a year. 


Trump And McConnell, Beware

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 21, 2020

Filling a Supreme Court vacancy now is not worth an all-out confirmation fight—and whatever consequences may follow.


California Burnin’ — A Warning Against One-Party Rule

by Niall Ferguson quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Post
Monday, September 21, 2020

“California, folks, is America fast forward.” Thus Governor Gavin Newsom, hoarsely, amid brown smoke at the North Complex Fire on Sept. 11. “What we’re experiencing right here is coming to a community all across the United States of America … unless we get our act together on climate change.”


Area 45: Replacing “The Notorious RBG”

interview with John Yoovia Area 45
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as the pros and cons of waging a bitter confirmation battle before or after Election Day. 


Storm Coming

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Saturday, September 19, 2020

I am very worried about how the next election will play out. I am more worried than most commenters, hence this post, because as an economist I predict people's behavior by asking what is natural given their incentives and the rules of the game as they are. That thinking leads to a dark place. 

Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, September 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "Biden, ‘The Great and Powerful’."



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.