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The president of the United States proved rash, the prime minister of Iraq, arrogant. Why Iraq is teetering.
As Iraq wobbles, Iran might almost look like a friend. It isn’t.
The Iraq war never ended. We just quit fighting it.
How quickly we forget our reasons for toppling Saddam—and our politicians forget how they endorsed it.
What does the economy need from the Fed? Less intervention, more stability.
Rising taxes and the unrestrained growth in entitlements are eating away at the very foundation of our economy: property rights.
Economist Thomas Piketty wants to confiscate wealth, but he doesn’t grasp where wealth actually comes from.
What closes income gaps? Education and innovation—not confiscatory taxes such as those Thomas Piketty proposes.
Let the water flow where the market, not the government, says it should go.
Meaningful ways to mend the Golden State’s pension-funding gap.
Block the construction of pipelines and more oil gets shipped by train. That will make spills and accidents more likely, not less.
Caution: ObamaCare might encourage hospitals and doctors to fix prices.
Long treatment delays at VA hospitals shouldn’t shock us. In countries with government health care monopolies, waiting months—even years—represents business as usual.
Higher costs, fewer choices—the Affordable Care Act is becoming harder and harder to swallow.
The Democratic Party likes racial preferences in college admissions, but Asian-Americans don’t. Might we see a parting of the ways?
Then again, they might not. If politics were baseball, President Obama’s team would have whiffed.
If leaks of secret information are so bad, why not plug them? Because both the public and the government consider them useful.
Self-appointed crusaders, no matter how clever or articulate, must never get to decide which secrets our government can keep.
Egyptians told themselves a thrilling story about their revolution. Then the fable ended where it had begun: with a pharaoh in power.
In Iran, hints of a secular thaw. In Israel, the increasing prominence of religious parties. Two nations, antagonistic—and unsettled.
Movie star George Clooney has become engaged to a member of the Druze, a sect whose members have seen their own share of drama.
Five reasons the United States should send military aid to Ukraine.
Opening itself to free markets, China has lifted several hundred million people out of poverty. That was the easy part. An interview with Hoover fellow Michael Spence.
“In the absence of a unifying conservative reform agenda,” says Mike Lee, junior senator from Utah, “there will be a lot of bickering. We need to fill the void.” An interview with Peter Robinson.
Banking crises are a product of people and strategy, not mysterious forces, say Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber
Wait for perfect fairness in life and you’ll wait forever. But that doesn’t mean anybody is holding you back.
The way we deal with our debts involves more than dollars and cents. It reveals our very character as a people.
Today, Salman Rushdie lives in freedom. But the spirit of the fatwa—and the censor—has only grown stronger.
Rooted in the old world, the late Hoover fellow Fouad Ajami flourished in the new. A reflection from his final book, In This Arab Time.
Farewell to a friend, a guide, and a storyteller of the Arab world’s disorder.
Country rankings are being twisted to tell all kinds of stories—but rarely the story of how America meets its challenges.
The Cairo Summit offered China a chance to present itself as an equal on the world stage. For Chiang Kai-shek it would lead to bitter disappointment.
In 1950, American efforts to rebuild Europe were outgrowing their orig- inal ambitions, which were ambitious enough: feed the hungry, revive trade and currencies in allied and former enemy nations alike, resurrect industry, restore stability.