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Analysis and Commentary
Budget Cuts
Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On The 1990s Budget Cuts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My latest Mercatus study, "U.S. Federal Budget Restraint in the 1990s: A Success Story," was published last week. In it, I detail how, in a bipartisan way, Congress and the President cut government spending substantially as a percent of GDP in the 1990s.

Analysis and Commentary

John Cochrane On Opinion Journal: Greece’s Drachma Dilemma

interview with John H. Cochranevia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane on the complexities of reviving the Greek drachma.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s Finally Here: Our Best Chance To Update ESEA

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It’s finally here: Our best chance to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its passage shortly after 9/11. A whole generation of students has come and gone, yet our nation’s key education law remains the same.

Analysis and Commentary

A Nonproliferation Regime For The 21st Century

by James Goodby, Steven Pifervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We need new strategies to contain the spread of nuclear weapons.  
LawFare
Analysis and Commentary

A Correction And A Reiteration

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last week, I wrote a piece on the OPM hack, quoting a GAO report that seemed to me to suggest that the intelligence community had concerns about OPM's computer security back in 2010.

What a shock! Obama is who he said he was.
Analysis and Commentary

What Obama Has Taught Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Obama has built a legacy, all right: appeasement, staggering debt, racial animosity...

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Analysis and Commentary

Europe’s Headaches Are Just Beginning

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Even if it leaves the euro, Greece will still have access to billions of EU money. That’s a fine precedent to set for Portugal and Spain.

Analysis and Commentary

Small Modular Reactors: A Call For Action

by William J. Madia , Regis Matzie , Gary Vinevia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 6, 2015

The US Small Modular Reactor (SMR) effort is at a critical juncture. SMRs offer a new approach to a familiar energy technology, one with significant environmental, energy security, and international strategic advantages. Despite industry support and a successful start to government licensing programs, a number of interrelated economic challenges remain.

Analysis and Commentary

Pragmatism, Fanaticism And Organic Agriculture

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New York Times nutrition and health columnist Jane Brody recently penned a mostly accurate piece about genetic engineering, “Fears, Not Facts, Support GMO-Free Food.” She recapitulated the overwhelming evidence for the importance and safety of products from GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms” (which for the sake of accuracy, we prefer to call organisms modified with molecular genetic engineering techniques, or GE).

Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Institution Releases Essay Series On Reinventing Nuclear Power

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution today released an essay series by the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy that lays out a thought-provoking approach to reinventing nuclear power.

Press Releases
Interviews
Interviews

Ed Lazear On The John Batchelor Show (4:07)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear gives his insights on how post-recession recovery patterns differ from state to state. 

Interviews

Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show (19:33)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses details of the Affordable Care Act and what can be fixed.

Interviews

John Cochrane On The John Batchelor Show (19:13)

interview with John H. Cochranevia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane opines on the IMF's handling of the Greek problem and the effects on other European nations.

Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (9:31)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses the Greece debt crisis and what ripple effects it will have in the rest of the eurozone.

Interviews

"The Future Of Nuclear Power: Small Modular Reactors," With William J. Madia And Regis Matzie

interview with William J. Madia , Regis Matzie via Fellow Talks
Monday, June 29, 2015

The new innovation that could change the course of nuclear power in America. Bill Madia and Regis Matzie with an up-to-date check-in on small modular nuclear reactors.

Interviews

Herbert Lin Testifies Before The Senate Committee On The Judiciary

with Herbert Linvia U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Herbert Lin testifies before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on "encryption, technology, and the balance between public safety and privacy."

In the News
Timothy Garton Ash
In the News

Timothy Garton Ash On The EU Crisis

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia Radio Poland
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Historian Timothy Garton Ash gave the inaugural lecture at the 14th Visegrad Summer School on Monday at Krakow's Villa Decius.

In the News

Debt Woes: Can Illinois (Or Your State) Avoid Becoming The Next Greece?

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Illinois ranks at the bottom of a new listing of states ranked by fiscal difficulties, as its governor and lawmakers grapple over how to balance the state’s budget and manage pension reform.

Narendra Modi
In the News

Modi Selfie-Stick In Xi Cartoon Sets The Tone For BRICS Summit

mentioning Michael J. Boskinvia Niti Central
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Ufa tomorrow where he will sit down for bilateral meetings with Presidents Xi and Putin ahead of the BRICS Summit. Team Niti took a deep dive on all the BRICS analysis and commentary in India and across the globe.

In the News

When Is A ‘No’ Really A ‘Yes’? Why The Referendum Result Could Help Greece Secure A Deal

quoting Niall Fergusonvia London School of Economics and Political Science
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Greece is expected to present new proposals aimed at reaching a deal with its creditors following the ‘No’ vote in the country’s referendum.

Jeb Bush
In the News

Florida’s Economic Leap Under Jeb Bush Helped By Housing Bubble, Economists Say

mentioning Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he can deliver 4% annual economic growth as president – about twice as fast as the U.S. has been growing recently.

In the News

Immigration: A Debate Republicans Don't Want

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia WDSU New Orleans
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Illegal immigration was not the debate that 2016 Republicans wanted to have right now as they begin an already tough battle to regain White House.

In the News

With Rhetoric On Immigrants, Trump Risks Teeing Off Golf Industry

quoting Bill Whalenvia Reuters
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Donald Trump's self-styled "fabulous world of golf" faces the possibility of being a lot less fabulous after his disparaging remarks about illegal immigrants.

In the News

Arizona Lawsuit: Placement Rules Can Harm Native American Foster Kids

mentioning Clint Bolickvia Arizona Daily Star
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A new lawsuit seeks to void provisions of federal laws which challengers say illegally place the desires of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children.

In the News

Can Fiction Predict The Future Of Warfare?

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The Diplomat
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

P.W. Singer and August Cole’s Ghost Fleet, a novel about what would happen “if the brewing Cold War with Russia and China ever turned hot,” is making the rounds among defense policy wonks in the United States (see: “Book Review: Ghost Fleet and the Future of Great Power War”).