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What sustains the conservative agenda? What makes it distinctive and coherent? In a word, principle. By Peter Berkowitz.
Obama’s inauguration was historic, but his inaugural speech was not. By Peter Robinson.
The recent elections crowned a long-rising Democratic dominance. The pattern may hold—or crumble. By David W. Brady, Douglas Rivers, and Laurel Harbridge.
Imagine a road to recovery paved not with vague intentions but with tax reform. By Russell Roberts.
Deregulation caused this crisis? In many ways, the markets are more regulated than ever—to our detriment. By David R. Henderson.
Rebates come and go. Only pervasive, predictable measures can truly stimulate economic growth.By John B. Taylor.
What the government should do now—and what it most definitely should not. By Michael J. Boskin.
Is government spending the stimulus that keeps on giving? Or economic sleight of hand? By Robert J. Barro.
Bankruptcy could bring the auto industry back to life. By Todd J. Zywicki.
Rigid, excessive union contracts are a big part of the Detroit catastrophe. By Richard A. Posner.
Obama could be an education innovator, but the Democrats are weak on school choice and downright timid on the teachers’ unions. By Terry M. Moe.
The president shouldn’t be the only public-housing tenant who can send his kids to private schools. By Clint Bolick.
When governments abroad fail to offer decent schools, entrepreneurs rush in. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
An administration ends; the war on terror goes on. Victory now depends on finding new ways to fight. By Philip Bobbitt.
If you thought closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay would be easy, you weren’t paying attention. By Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes.
Untangling a complex courtroom tale: did Saudi funding incubate Islamist terror? By Chris Mondics.
An overview of the many mistakes in defense policy that the Obama administration must avoid. By Kori N. Schake.
In the name of justice, another blow to job creation. By Richard A. Epstein.
Fear of "chemicals" leads to some runaway reactions. By Henry I. Miller.
Asymmetrical warfare has a twisted meaning in Gaza, where Israel is always considered the aggressor, even in self-defense. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Gaza and the West Bank are failed nonstates that, at least in theory, could be reabsorbed by neighboring Arab lands. By Daniel Pipes.
Beijing has now declared a strategic interest in the Americas, and that interest (so far) is trade. By William Ratliff.
In most of Latin America, living standards are rising and stability is growing—no thanks to populist rhetoric. By Stephen H. Haber.
It wasn’t British force alone that secured Northern Ireland’s uneasy peace. Offering decent lives to ordinary people—jobs, houses, education, and local control—proved even more important. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
Seizing ships is bad enough, but what if the pirates on the Horn of Africa teach terrorists their techniques? By Liam Julian.
Redistribution schemes can’t reduce income inequality. What can? Education, stable families, and work. By Jeffrey M. Jones and Daniel Heil.
Reflecting on his career as one of Stanford’s "Pioneers in Science," the physicist and Hoover senior fellow says the need for arms control is more pressing than ever.
"The world is tough, but it’s no tougher now than when we came, and some pockets of it are a lot, lot better." A talk with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. By Kimberley A. Strassel.
Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick, who coached David Frost for his storied broadcast bout with Richard Nixon, shares his glimpse of "the unleashed Nixon." By Caleb Daniloff.
Will China end its partnership with a weakened America and strut alone across the world stage? By Niall Ferguson.
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
Newly released volumes of the Chiang Kai-shek diaries illuminate a pivotal moment: the generalissimo’s turning away from a command economy. By Tai-chun Kuo.
Even in the bleak world of Soviet labor camps, people wrote letters. A remarkable cache shows one prisoner’s struggle—to be remembered, and to survive. By Emily Johnson.