Earlier this year, the world’s elites agonized over climate change as the planet’s great existential crisis. And then along came a global pandemic. Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg—this week’s guest “GoodFellow” and the author of a new book on the climate-change debate—discuss where the “environmental justice” movement is taking America and the world’s nations.
Once Republicans won one of the houses of Congress, President Obama responded with unilateral action rather than legislative compromise. "I've got a pen and I've got a phone," he famously said in 2014. "And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." One thing he would not do? "We're not just going to be waiting for legislation."
Last month, the UNC Board of Governors unanimously selected former N.C. Community College System president Peter Hans to head the North Carolina University system. His appointment underscores the state’s commitment to providing its residents with affordable postsecondary education options and strong career pathways, plus reengaging adults who have completed some college to reenroll and earn their degrees.
The year 2020 will be recorded in California history books as the year a pandemic arrived in America’s most populous state, but the impact of a California Supreme Court ruling likely will have a more lasting impact on state and local budgets and the economy.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses some of America’s premier generals, and what made them great — or, not so great. Among those discussed: George Washington, U.S. Grant, Dwight Eisenhower, William Sherman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Matthew Ridgway, and some of the more prominent Native American chiefs: Cochise, Geronimo, and Sitting Bull. And a little shade is thrown at Benedict Arnold.
As George Santayana famously said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are hoping your memory is very short. The stimulus package they are currently proposing is eerily similar to the one they passed in 2009, with promises of economic growth. That package failed miserably.
Austerity is not a solution to coronavirus crisis and India needs to offer more relief measures to households and businesses to sail through the pandemic-induced economic shock, said former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.
Throughout the month of July, The 74 and the Center on Reinventing Public Education presented a collection of short, provocative responses from a diverse roster of participants — educators and policymakers differing in background, ideology and professional credentials — to eight big, unanswered questions our school systems will face when students return this fall.