Many elections redefine political parties. The rise of George McGovern's hard-left agenda in 1972, followed later in the decade by Jimmy Carter's evangelical liberalism, drove centrist Democrats into the arms of Richard Nixon and later Ronald Reagan.
Scott Johnson wrote a great piece at Power Line earlier this week, referencing the Trump campaign’s raising the issue of mass Somali immigration to the U.S. and Trump’s linking this issue to that of the numerous young Somali-Americans who have attempted and/or succeeded in joining terrorist groups, including ISIS, abroad.
In the soon-to-be-released Hoover Institution Press book, Blueprint for America, edited by former Secretary of State George Shultz, retired Admiral James Ellis explores how the United States is primed and ready to develop an energy security strategy.
Our founders created a system of government with careful checks and balances between its three branches. But President Obama has stampeded over this careful design with his unilateral use of executive power.
New research by Harvard professor George Borjas on the effect of the Mariel Boatlift - a giant shock to Miami's labor market that increased the size of its population by 7 percent in 42 days - finds large negative wage effects concentrated on Americans with less than a high school degree.
The fourth annual Hoover Institution workshop on China, entitled Transition and Transformation: China in the Twentieth Century, was held from August 1 to August 10. This year, the workshop was cosponsored with the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University of Berlin and featured eight speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and China, all of whom analyzed political, economic, social, and institutional factors leading to the transformation of China in the past century.
The 2016 presidential race, to put it mildly, will not go down as a campaign distinguished by cogent economic arguments and serious discussions of policy options. That said, it is shocking that a major — maybe the major — economic issue has not been seriously addressed by either candidate, has not been raised in debates or has been barely mentioned in the press until quite recently.