The Senate’s August recess is almost here. Senators are looking forward to a respite from the DC humidity. Before they depart for their home states, however, they are looking to quickly pass the budget deal the House passed last week.
In his congressional testimony last week, former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III once again confirmed the seriousness of Moscow’s attack on our democracy in the 2016 presidential election. Yet that wasn’t even the most important news for those of us who track Russian election interference.
For decades, the freedom of monetary policymakers to make difficult decisions without having to worry about political blowback has proven indispensable to macroeconomic stability. But now, central bankers must ease monetary policies in response to populist mistakes for which they themselves will be blamed.
Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses President Trump's legitimate criticism of the failures of Democrat leadership in struggling US cities such as Baltimore. Steele debunks the Left's claim that Trump is racist by shining a spotlight on Democrat failures.
Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the current state of the economy, how it’s impacted by world affairs, and what tools the Federal Reserve has at its disposal to influence monetary policy.
“Moderate progressive Democrats” now “mounting a sustained counter to the party’s lurch to the left” privately “would like an assist from the only Democrat who might make a difference: former President Barack Obama,” reports Al Hunt at The Hill.
Many primary-care physicians continue to join multispecialty group practices, such as the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Health Care, instead of working in their own solo practices or in practices with only other primary care doctors.
Trump could help the democracy movement while hurting the regime. Opposing the Iranian regime doesn't have to mean sanctioning its banks and oil.
Just ask Abbas Milani. The director of Stanford University’s Iran studies program cannot be called a squish when it comes to Iran; he has devoted much of his scholarship to the regime’s struggle against modernity and to understanding the country’s democracy movement.
Give John Larson some credit. The Democratic representative from Connecticut has gone further than anyone in decades to make Social Security solvent. The program's actuaries estimate that legislation he's introduced, the Social Security 2100 Act, would extend solvency into the next century.
The Federal Reserve’s unique structure helps preserve monetary policy independence, according to a new academic study that comes at a time of heightened tensions between the White House and the central bank.