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Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part-1

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In this essay: What the president has done right. 

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The Libertarian: The Many Plans Of Elizabeth Warren

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 18, 2019

A critical examination of the policy proposals driving the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign.

Featured

Area 45: James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Friday, October 18, 2019

Why can’t the world’s fifth-largest economy keep its lights on?

Featured

George Shultz Discusses His New Book Thinking About The Future.

interview with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his new book Thinking about the Future.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Religion Of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the teenager from Stockholm, is the prophet of a new religion sweeping the West. Call it Climatism. Like any religion worthy of the name, it comes with its own catechism (what to believe) and eschatology (how the world will end). Thunberg’s bible is the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which gives us 12 years to save civilization as we know it.

Analysis and Commentary

October Man: Mikhail Gorbachev

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Friday, October 18, 2019

October is the month for bringing in the harvest and consolidating power. According to his biography on the Gorbachev Foundation website, the last leader of the Soviet Union is proud of his ability to detect a fault in a combine harvester just by the sound of it. His acumen with agricultural machinery—learned from his father—helped the younger Gorbachev become the youngest winner of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor award for his part in bringing in the bumper crop of 1949 at the age of just seventeen. The award helped secure him a place at the Moscow State University, where he studied law.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Misguided Syria Policy

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, October 18, 2019

History will judge Trump as harshly for his betrayal of the Kurds as it has the apostles of “peace in our time.”

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Silver Cut No Constitutional Corners

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Unfortunately, however, O’Rourke, Warren and Silver demonstrate the tendency of too many progressives to cut constitutional corners, to despise and bully adversaries, and to practice theatrical but selective indignation about attacks on fundamental American principles, some of which they themselves traduce. Just what we did not need in our dispiriting civic life: additional evidence that there really is no such thing as rock bottom.

Analysis and Commentary

Exporters Make Money

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In an otherwise excellent critique of Donald Trump’s trade policy, Mercatus economist Veronique de Rugy writes: Worst of all, the deal would actually reinforce these Chinese behaviors. For instance, the deal in question would require that China use its state-owned enterprises to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of American agricultural products annually—instead of the roughly $20 billion it bought previously.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael McFaul: History Is Not On Putin’s Side, Says Former U.S. Ambassador

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Moscow Times
Friday, October 18, 2019

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul believes President Vladimir Putin is fighting against the tide of history and that Russian society will not “tolerate disenfranchisement and oppression forever.”

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren's War On Wealth (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully."

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Elizabeth Warren's War On Wealth (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Bully."

Jack Goldsmith speaks at Hoover's 2014 Fall Retreat
Interviews

Jack Goldsmith On Growing Up Around Mobsters, RFK's Abuses Of Power, & Trump's Impeachment

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Long Game
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his new book In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why The Big Easy’s Big Gains Are Over

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the progress, and recent plateauing, of New Orleans's ed reforms.
In the News
In the News

Review: New Churchill Biography Sweeping, Superbly Written Full-Life Account

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Post And Courier
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Taking on a nearly 1,000-page biography of Winston Spencer Churchill is apt to leave most readers feeling as if their lives have been a silly waste of time. This protean figure, surely the most influential statesman of the 20th century, who served over his 90 years in nearly every office of the British government, including twice as prime minister, and who led his country through the horrors of World War II, was also a deeply eccentric man.

In the News

Battle Lines Over War Powers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Congress "disapproves" of Trump's policy in Syria, for which he fails to make the case.
In the News

Sri Lanka To Raise Minimum Wage By 25-pct

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Economy Next
Friday, October 18, 2019
Sri Lanka is to raise the minimum wage by 25 percent by government decree, to 12,500 rupees, under a proposal approved by the cabinet of ministers, the state information office said.
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In the News

Stanford Researchers Bring Together People With Different Political Views

quoting Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stanford researchers wanted to test a theory: If you put Americans with different views together, it might change their minds. They wanted to find out more about the political divide in the U.S., and they had a hypothesis that people on opposite sides of the aisle aren’t actually so sharply divided.

In the News

New Missile-Armed Stryker Unveiled By General Dynamics

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Fox News
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Army has received its first Hellfire and Stinger Missile-armed Stryker vehicle to bring a new era of air and missile defense to fast-moving attack units by killing enemy drones, helicopters and incoming missiles.
In the News

A Brexit Deal In Hand, Boris Johnson Faces An Uphill Struggle In Parliament

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Britain and the European Union agreed on a Brexit deal Thursday, setting the stage for a fateful showdown in the British Parliament, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill struggle to marshal enough votes for his plan after three years of anguished, politically corrosive debate.
In the News

Elizabeth Warren Is Talking Down To Voters

quoting Charles Blahousvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. She just doesn’t want you to know all the details.

In the News

California Is in Big Trouble Again

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ten to 15 years ago, pundits liked to speculate that California was on the verge of becoming a failed state. In the early years of the new century the state suffered widespread blackouts thanks to a botched deregulation of its electricity market.
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Analysis and Commentary

The Right to Deny Genocide

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 19, 2006

What a magnificent blow for truth, justice and humanity the French National Assembly has struck…

Analysis and Commentary

Liberals gone wild!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Why do Republicans drive leftists so crazy these days…

Analysis and Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Prescription User Fees

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A brief comment about your excellent Oct. 13 editorial "Faster FDA Cures": It's certainly true that the additional resources provided by the user fees under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992 have been net positive to American patients (as well as to drug companies), but in endorsing a reauthorization of the legislation, you raised the question of whether we need to resort to user fees to realize the same benefit…

In the News

U.S. may have weeks, not months, to avert civil war, adviser warns

with Larry Diamondvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

With the violence in Iraq flaring dangerously, a national consensus is growing, even among senior Republicans, that the United States must consider a major change in strategy in the coming months…

In the News

For Math Students, Self-Esteem Might Not Equal High Scores

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It is difficult to get through a day in an American school without hearing maxims such as these: "To succeed, you must believe in yourself," and "To teach, you must relate the subject to the lives of students…

In the News

Hoover Institution names new slate of Fellows

with David Brady, John Raisianvia Business Wire
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hoover Institution director John Raisian has announced the recipients of the annual postdoctoral W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows Program for the 2006–07 academic year…

In the News

Darfur—the Good Iraq

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I am as outraged as the next American about the genocide in Darfur…

In the News

Student Regent at Texas Tech Quits Over Plagiarism

with Thomas Sowellvia Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A graduate student who was a nonvoting member of the Texas Tech University Board of Regents has resigned after conceding that he accidentally plagiarized parts of a column he wrote for the student newspaper, the Associated Press reported this morning…

Analysis and Commentary

The Difference Between Victory and Defeat

by Bruce Berkowitzvia New York Sun
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The right technology, Max Boot writes, can give armies an edge that makes a country dominant for centuries…

In the News

Hoover Institution Press: Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime: The Creation of Private Property in Russia, 1906–1915 by Stephen F. Williams

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Stephen F. Williams's book provides an authoritative account of the last important reform undertaken by the tsarist government prior to the Revolution…

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