What banker dares to speak out against the Fed, or trader against the SEC? What hospital or health insurer dares to speak out against HHS or Obamacare? What business needing environmental approval for a project dares to speak out against the EPA? What drug company dares to challenge the FDA?
On this week's episode, Shane abandons Tamara and me and goes on vacation. His empty chair is filled by Dan Byman, who brings a large Yemeni dagger and a National Counterterrorism Center Calendar, which sparks a discussion of how to categorize terrorist acts that take place within warfare.
The Obama White House tried to invoke John Kennedy with the choice of American University as the venue for President Barack Obama to make his case for support of the Iran deal. Which made President Obama’s divisive, bitter defense of the agreement all the sadder.
The possibly surprising answer is "No." In an earlier post, I showed that in a free market and under certain assumptions, even workers who are poor will get what is, from their viewpoint, the optimal amount of safety.
New York City is in the throes of a major outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. A hundred people have been stricken and at least ten are dead. The origin is thought to be building cooling towers in which bacteria are growing.
As conflicts in the Middle East have escalated across the past decade, Hoover’s Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, now in its twelfth year, has promoted interest in scholarship that addresses conditions in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. This year, three young scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies used Hoover collections for their two-week research and presented their findings to the group.
Yes, I did watch the Republican debates so that you serious-minded defense types at War on the Rocks didn’t have slog through the two hours to know how the national security parts went. I admit there were moments when I had that 1950s horror movie reaction — as when Donald Trump doubled down on his shameful allegations of “evidence” those evil geniuses in the Mexican government were outsmarting us stupid Americans and sending criminals and rapists over the border.
The raucous prime-time GOP debate on Thursday included sharp exchanges between a number of candidates seeking to break out from the crowded field. GOP front-runner Donald Trump took several tough questions, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) had a notable tussle.
The 1964 political satire movie, Dr. Strangelove had a catchy subtitle: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It was set at a time when we worried about the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union. Nowadays, we can worry about nuclear weapons in lots of scary countries.
Ten Republican candidates have wrapped up the first debate of the long campaign for the 2016 presidential election. They hit on topics including immigration, foreign policy, abortion and, of course, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
This year’s Life Celebration will be held in conjunction with Hoover’s Hometown Days on August 8, hosted by the Hoover Presidential Foundation at the Hoover Stage on the front lawn of the Hoover Presidential Library Museum.
Charles Fourier saw the future. And it roared. The 19th-century theorist imagined a world of friendly lions, oceans made of lemonade, five new moons orbiting the planet, and the discovery of a race inhabiting that fiery ball in the sky.