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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Marginal Tax Rates: Singing Taxman to My Class

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

UPDATE BELOW: Often, when I teach my classes about marginal tax rates, I give them a little history about such rates. They're shocked when I tell them that the top U.S. federal marginal tax rate on individual income in the...

Analysis and Commentary

The Death of the Humanities

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Our Founding Fathers Must Have Been Paranoid Too, Like Tom Perkins

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Left dismisses venture capitalist Tom Perkins charges of demonization of the rich as the paranoia of a rich old guy. However, Perkins reflects the core concern of the founding fathers of an overbearing majority using schemes of oppression to attack the wealthy. Were the father of the U.S. Constitution, James Madison alive today, he would listen to the President’s state of the union address with the same questions.

Analysis and Commentary

BPA Exposure Is 'Too Low to Cause Harm,' According To Regulators. But You'd Never Know That From The Media Coverage.

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Yet another careful analysis by a prominent regulatory agency has found that BPA poses negligible risk to human health.

Analysis and Commentary

Lt. Col. Matthew Atkins on “The Personal Nature of War in High Definition”

by Benjamin Wittes with Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Atkinsvia Lawfare
Sunday, January 26, 2014

I met Matthew Atkins, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force, recently at the Hoover Institution, where he is currently a military fellow. Lt. Col. Atkins has worked in targeting and intelligence a fair bit. And following some conversations at Hoover, he se

Interviews
Interviews

Lanhee Chen on In The Loop

with Lanhee J. Chenvia In the Loop (Bloomberg Television)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hoover Institution Research Fellow Lanhee Chen previews the State of the Union address on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the Dan Cofall Show (1:34)

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Dan Cofall Show
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Interviews

Bill Whalen on The John Batchelor Show (11:55)

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

David  David Drucker, WashingtonExaminer.com; Jeff Bliss, Bliss Index. Bill Whalen, Hoover; Gene Coutrymen, KNSS. Andrew Pollack, NYT. James Glanz, NYT.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli on PRI's Marketplace

with Michael J. Petrillivia Marketplace
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New York teachers have come out swinging against the Common Core. What's next for the controversial curriculum standards?

In the News
In the News

Drugs vs. The Drug War: A Response to Michael Gerson

with David R. Hendersonvia Washington Post
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Conservatives worry about the consequences of drugs, but never the consequences of the drug war.

In the News

Ships Could Be Essential to Meet Navy Fleet Quota

with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Roll Call (DC)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

While the Littoral Combat Ship would fill three distinctive Navy needs -- countering submarines, mines and fast small boats -- it plays a far larger role for lawmakers and some Navy officials and experts that isn t laid out in its military specifications.

In the News

Lanhee Chen Testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee (46:50)

with Lanhee J. Chenvia U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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In the News

Obamacare Mandate Jeopardizes Hours, Pay for Millions of Part-Timers, Study Says

with Hoover Institution, Lanhee J. Chenvia Washington Times
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A new study says 2.6 million part-time workers with relatively low incomes could have their hours or pay cut because an Obamacare mandate defines a full-time work week as 30 hours of labor.

In the News

Obama to Congress: I Won't Stand Still

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Obama sought to tap a broadening bipartisan empathy for workers who struggle to make ends meet, pointing to states such as California that have forged ahead on their own by raising wages for low-income workers. To underline his intent to act on a range of issues whether Republicans in Congress agree or not, Obama issued an executive order Tuesday raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for workers on new government contracts. Much left undoneObama rattled off gains made under his watch: 8 million private-sector jobs, more oil produced at home than bought overseas, a health care program fully under way, and a war in Afghanistan that is ending after 12 years. Environmental action With a nod to the Western drought, Obama vowed to press ahead on his own with efforts to combat climate change, promising new fuel efficiency standards for trucks, touting U.S. emergence as "a global leader in solar" and vowing to set carbon emission limits on coal-fired power plants. Base impatient Bill Whalen, a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, said Obama's promise to deliver results "without legislation" is a direct appeal to his most loyal followers - many of whom have been disappointed in his inability to deliver on key initiatives. Vargas expressed impatience with the president, saying that while he offered "sympathetic rhetoric," the Obama administration has deported almost 2 million undocumented immigrants. Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, said that while Obama included a mention of climate change, "his plans for fighting carbon pollution just aren't bold enough or big enough to head off disaster." Rodgers said Republicans would focus on "jobs first without more spending, government bailouts and red tape," and help workers "take home more of your paycheck ... with lower taxes, cheaper energy costs and affordable health care."

In the News

5 Experts Help Obama Get His Mojo Back

with Bill Whalenvia The Fiscal Times
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Coming off arguably his worst year in office, President Obama is primed to somehow jumpstart a floundering administration and salvage his domestic and foreign policy agenda in the remainder of his second term. The Fiscal Times asked five experts on domestic and foreign policy matters to suggest ways that Obama could get himself out of a political rut.