Policy innovation and intellectual discoveries marked the Hoover Institution’s first one hundred years, and an even bigger stage is set for a second century of breakthroughs. This year, the Hoover Institution celebrates its centennial with events, discussions, and an exhibition commemorating the one-hundred-year-old think tank, which stands today as the world’s preeminent archive and policy research center dedicated to freedom, private enterprise, and effective, limited government.
Years ago, I treated my sister and her husband to an evening with Siegfried & Roy. As it was their first time in Sin City, it seemed like the “Vegas” thing to do. And, I figured, they might not get a second chance to see the act. Not long after their visit, Roy Horn nearly died after being dragged offstage by one of the big cats.
After garnering an impressive 62 percent of the vote last November, Gavin Newsom takes over, as California’s fortieth governor, with strong tailwinds to implement his bold agenda of progressive change.
Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses how Eric Holder, President Obama, and his allies chose not to acknowledge the investigatory powers of the House, and President Trump may use executive privilege to resist oversight and subpoenas too.
Most Canadians are rightly perplexed by high-level concern over the relationship between the Huawei affair, the legitimate apprehension of a key Chinese person of interest in that affair, and the subsequent seizure of two Canadians by Chinese authorities under extremely dubious circumstances.
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.
There's no question the domestic workforce is aging. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of the U.S. labor force was 42 years in 2016, up from 38 in 1996, and it's projected to keep climbing.
Niall Ferguson, "The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook" (January 16) compares the old top-down method of government (the Tower), including both church and state, with the volunteer networking of people (the Square). America was mostly built with what Edmund Burke called "little platoons," from private mutual insurance groups to volunteer firemen. Ferguson relies a bit too heavily on the Tower and the need for heavy regulation, but I think the Square will likely prevail.