The United States’ federal budget deficit is currently projected to explode, increasing the federal debt to unprecedentedly high levels. A very gradual fiscal consolidation, with federal spending as a share of GDP declining slightly each year, would both raise economic growth and create a more resilient economy.
Who thought it possible? After months of blasting California Democratic officials for their failure to address the state’s “disgusting” homelessness crisis, President Trump seems to have had a sudden change of heart. He’s now reportedly looking to cooperate with an unlikely bedfellow — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) — to strike a deal that would send federal dollars and workers to support the city’s efforts to clean up the streets.
During her testimony in the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings last year, former National Security Council senior director Fiona Hill scolded U.S. representatives for believing and sometimes echoing Russian-inspired disinformation about alleged Ukrainian interference in our 2016 presidential election. She stated bluntly: “This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”
Bill Whalen, the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism and a Hoover Institution research fellow, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss California state education issues, including school choice.
When I saw the New York Times recently ran an editorial endorsing a presidential candidate 10 months before the election and prior to any primary or convention, I could only think of the classic song Mr. Big Stuff.
Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward. A number of liberal democracies are becoming less liberal, and authoritarian regimes are developing more repressive tendencies. Democracies are dying at the hands of elected authoritarian populists who neuter or take over the institutions meant to constrain them. Changes in the international environment, as well as technological developments and growing inequality, have contributed to this democratic slump.
The people of Taiwan have just re-elected incumbent President Tsai Ing-Wen to another four years in office. It was a resolute expression of democracy just under one hundred miles from mainland China, in a place where freedom has flourished in the shadow of authoritarianism.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump, his successes, his previous visit to Davos in January 2016, and now the embrace of President Trump by the financial industry and their hope that President Trump will be reelected.
For any problem you can think of, Elizabeth Warren has a plan -- usually an expensive one. She promises universal child care, universal pre-K, the elimination of student loan debt, rural broadband, "Medicare for All" and more. She's of the "go big or go home" school.
When the international banking and investment firm Goldman Sachs quizzed 160 of its clients attending its Global Strategy Conference in London last week, it learned that 139 of them think Donald Trump will win reelection in November. The word “triumph” appeared in its research note to its clients.
Given how closely form and function are bound together in a civilized society, the fact that cash is stolen as often as it is should surprise no one. Least of all a Greek chorus of the aggrieved who are currently in mid-chase of one Ms. Isabel dos Santos.
On Jan. 3, President Trump launched an unexpected drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Force. The Soleimani episode makes clear just how weak a constraint the 1973 War Powers Resolution imposes on the president’s power to use military force.
Often referred to as the greatest Briton Sir Winston Churchill is certainly one of the most important and central figures of the twentieth century. This graphic biography takes the reader from Churchill’s upbringing, through his military exploits and his experience of World War I, as well as through his political rise, fall, and resurrection.