Education experts and secondary school administrators discussed expanding minority access to Advanced Placement learning and finding solutions to the disconnect between secondary schools and colleges in student preparation throughout America’s education system.
More than seven decades after the founding of Israel, the momentum to establish a Jewish state has led to remarkable achievements: stable structures in government, the military and the economy. At the same time, as the country faces a range of issues in how it deals with coexistence, it also faces significant challenges to its democratic processes.
Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses: the illegal surveillance of his stepfather Chuckie by the feds; J. Edgar Hoover and the origins of FBI surveillance; Robert F. Kennedy's war on Jimmy Hoffa; why prosecutorial discretion is one of the government's most dangerous powers; Goldsmith's challenge to Bush's post-9/11 surveillance program; and much more.
Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses China’s mounting economic challenges, progress on economic reform efforts, and the likely long-term economic and geopolitical effects of the US-China trade war.
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives have obtained the papers of Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923–2014), first secretary of the Polish United Workers Party (1981–89), prime minister of Poland (1981–85) and head of state (1985–90).
A band of Democratic presidential hopefuls is pitching a tax on wealth as a way to reduce economic inequality while funding ambitious public projects. Adopting one could bring big changes to Silicon Valley, a global hotspot of wealth thanks to the tech industry.
Even as hedge funds and smaller broker-dealers lean more heavily on the biggest U.S. banks for borrowing in repo markets, the lenders’ cash holdings have been declining, reducing their ability to jump in and relieve pressure when rates spike.
Buddhist Church of San Francisco (BCSF), established in 1898, is the oldest Japanese American Buddhist church (temple) in the United States. The church and its key members played a leadership role in shaping the pre-WWII Japanese American community.
Of all the naïve nonsense that emits from the mouths of young people today, perhaps the most annoying is the constant and ignorant presumption that, somehow, the land within America’s borders doesn’t truly belong to the people who reside here, because the majority are the descendants of people who have migrated from European countries in centuries past. Ostensibly, this land was “stolen” by European settlers hundreds of years ago from the people who happened to live here before.
It’s been a full year since China arbitrarily imprisoned Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in retaliation for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou. Since then Canadians have watched a series of events unfold, ranging from the pork ban to outlandish remarks from Chinese diplomats. Meanwhile, we’ve learned more about the one million Uyghur Muslims held against their will in camps in China’s western province.
On Friday, December 13 The Washington Post Live will welcome General James Mattis (Ret.) for Securing Tomorrow with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius closely following the recent Washington Post report detailing never-before-seen confidential documents about the war in Afghanistan.