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President Obama? A centrist? The administration’s economic policy and budget have now destroyed that illusion. By Michael J. Boskin.
People must abandon the mad idea that they can borrow their way back into solvency. By Niall Ferguson.
When a diagnosis is too broad, the medicine may do more harm than good. By Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy.
For the “victims” of the foreclosures, an overdue case of live and learn. By Thomas Sowell.
How the government created and prolonged the financial crisis. By John B. Taylor.
Why minorities are estranged from conservatism. By Shelby Steele.
What a shock! Obama is who he said he was. By Peter Robinson.
When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies. By Eric A. Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth.
Americans may be reading online, but that’s not literature. Without the great authors, where are the great thoughts? By Diane Ravitch.
People swoon over education miracles: super teachers, infallible tests, legendary principals. But building good schools is hard, unglamorous work. By Diane Ravitch.
National education standards are as desirable as ever, and perhaps as distant. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Obama is turning away from the emancipation of the Muslim world, offering no change its people can believe in. By Fouad Ajami.
Terrorists are getting very good at covering their tracks. Their pursuers must become even better at uncovering them. By Katya Drozdova.
Why a “truth commission” on the Bush years would sabotage America’s security successes. By Marc A. Thiessen.
Why it was right to dump the so-called Fairness Doctrine—and would be wrong to bring it back. By Robert Zelnick.
Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose. By Scott W. Atlas.
In its efforts to remove lead from children’s products, the federal government has taken a reasonable idea to absurd extremes. By Richard A. Epstein.
With Hamas in charge, Gaza will never escape its ideological prison. By Amichai Magen.
Now it’s Hillary Clinton’s turn to play “the Peacemaker.” The cast may change, but the script—anti-Semitism in the Arab world—doesn’t. By Josef Joffe.
A game theorist looks at Iran’s intentions—and where its nuclear program is heading. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.
Pakistan is fighting for its life. The nation needs to figure out what it is and what it stands for. By Tunku Varadarajan.
So television is bad, but letting the tube go dark would be even worse . . . By Diana Schaub.
Hoover senior fellow Robert J. Barro climbs into the ring for another round. By Conor Clarke.
More entitlements, less responsibility. Hoover senior fellow Gary S. Becker on notions of financial rescue. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.
General Jack Keane, who helped create the surge, says the war in Iraq was well worth it. By Peter Robinson.
Whether the United States will remain the world’s dominant power is a question that will be answered by . . . the United States. A talk with Hoover fellow Kori N. Schake. By Christian Brose.
Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.
The joys and challenges of mentoring the historians of the future. By Norman M. Naimark.
An alliance for the purposes of defense has grown into an alliance for the purposes of democracy. By Zoltan Barany.
Lithuania's history is not a closed book. The Hoover Archives holds a number of rich sources. By Inga Arlauskaite.
Celebrating the ninetieth birthday of the Hoover Institution, a revolutionary place. By Nicholas Siekierski.