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Is A Strong Economy Enough To Re-Elect Trump?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The odds of an economic downturn in the US this year remain low, which means that US President Donald Trump's prospects for re-election in November are strong. But with an approval rating still below 50%, Trump will have to navigate a difficult field of swing states and cross his fingers that the Democrats are hobbled by infighting.

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1619, And Respecting The Facts Of America's Founding

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Beneath the rancor of our everyday politics rages a longstanding debate instigated by professors and journalists about the convictions that truly underlie the founding and unfolding of the United States of America. The bitter clashes between politicians grab most of the headlines. 

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The Supreme Court’s Role In Restoring Federalism

by John Yoovia PolicyEd
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

To restore the balance between states and the federal government envisioned in the Constitution, the Supreme Court must return to the original understanding of the spending and commerce clauses.

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Leaving Afghanistan: Pulling Out Without Pulling The Rug Out

by Joseph Felter via War on the Rocks
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S. servicemembers killed, many more wounded, and nearly a trillion dollars spent to date, America’s leaders are under an obligation to design and execute a plan that stops a decades-long hemorrhaging of American blood and treasure.

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“Stalin Was The Ultimate Realist,” Hoover Historian Norman Naimark Argues

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Joseph Stalin had a vision to expand Soviet power and influence throughout Europe and beyond. To this end, he was a ruthless and tireless micromanager who shaped foreign policy with great dexterity and oversaw the Soviet Union’s vast ministry of foreign affairs.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Sobering Implications Of Health Care Reform

by Lanhee J. Chen, Julius L. Chenvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Policymakers should consider the effects on the access to services and the quality of care.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: In Defense Of Farmers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What Mike Bloomberg’s comments get wrong about agrarian life.

Analysis and Commentary

Mr. Bloomberg Goes To Las Vegas: Do Democrats Want A Quickie Wedding?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

One of the oddities of the 2020 election: learning to count backwards.

Analysis and Commentary

Long-Run Trends In The U.S. SES-Achievement Gap

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey, Ludger Woessmannvia Analysis
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rising inequality in the United States has raised concerns about potentially widening gaps in educational achievement by socio-economic status (SES). Using assessments from LTT-NAEP, Main-NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA that are psychometrically linked over time, we trace trends in achievement for U.S. student cohorts born between 1954 and 2001. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Center Does Not Hold

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In Germany and the rest of Europe, centrist parties are losing ground.

Analysis and Commentary

Cass's Cause

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Oren Cass believes conservatives have blundered by outsourcing GOP economic policymaking to libertarian “fundamentalists” who see the free market as an end unto itself, rather than as a means for improving quality of life to strengthen families and communities. 

Interviews
Interviews

Larry Diamond: As FBI Tackles Chinese Espionage, Some Fear A New Red Scare

interview with Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses whether the FBI is overreacting to Chinese theft of intellectual property.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On America Can We Talk

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia America Can We Talk
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Russia hoax and the Deep State.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: The Full Bloomberg

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg's comments on farmers and farming.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the possible reasons why Barack Obama has not endorsed Vice President Joe Biden.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith On The Lawfare Podcast: Andrew Bacevich On 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory'

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Lawfare Podcast
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the establishment consensus on American foreign policy, the state of civil-military relations, and the mission of the newly founded Quincy Institute.

In the News
In the News

Young Democrats Lose Interest In Freedom

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Townhall
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I happened to listen the other day to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy's opening remarks in his debate with then-Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election cycle.

In the News

Finance Experts Weigh In On The Strength Of Political Institutions

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Columbia News
Monday, February 17, 2020

Jack Lew, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, visited Columbia to discuss the connections between monetary policy and public support.

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Edge Of Tomorrow

quoting Frank Diköttervia Bangkok Post
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

One of the hallmarks of a great city is a programme of cultural events that celebrates the creative arts. The high regard in which literature, music and poetry in general were held in Thailand's past is well known, even though the destruction of Ayutthaya in 1767 resulted in the loss of many classic Thai works which are now often known only by name, rather than by content.

In the News

The Public Option: Medicare For All, Part One

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The chaotic Iowa Caucus on February 3 had one clear winner—government-run health care. According to exit polls, nearly six in 10 Democratic caucus voters support eliminating private insurance in favor of a single-payer system.