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The American economy, going from strength to strength.
In a dynamic economy, short-term pain is real. But over the longer term? Free trade leads to better, richer lives.
“A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” Wisdom from the late, great Milton Friedman.
The rule of law, the centerpiece of American exceptionalism, is under assault. How to halt the predations of the regulatory state.
Two of the gravest threats to this distinctively American value: nanny states and helicopter parents.
President Trump has never bowed to the culture of victimization. His lack of deference could be liberating.
Woodrow Wilson at first found himself scandalized by protesting women, but soon he championed their cause. How President Trump and feminists might likewise make common cause.
In the Middle East the previous administration established neither democracy nor security—and now Russia is on the scene.
What the president needs to learn—fast.
American relations with Moscow have become a geopolitical mess—a mess, very largely, of our own making.
Just getting along with Russia isn’t going to be good enough. If the new administration wants a “reset” of its own, it will need to demonstrate clarity and strength.
The nuclear poker game with Moscow has already begun—or, rather, resumed.
A strongman with a messianic streak, Vladimir Putin might almost have stepped from the pages of Russian history.
A hundred years ago, Russia’s last czar pondered revolution, the modern world, and the end of the Romanovs. Historian Robert Service explores the mind of Nicholas II.
All presidents clash with their intelligence experts, but the hostility the new administration has displayed is unusual—and risky.
There are still plenty of ways we can use energy more efficiently. Simple changes would produce large effects.
Environmental activists must quit playing politics and begin to practice one of the fundamental disciplines of good governance: weighing benefits against costs.
On climate change, the uncertainties multiply—literally.
The federal government has long been proven unworthy of Indians’ trust. How the new administration can do better.
When dealing with North Korea, diplomat and Hoover fellow William J. Perry advises, set aside the big stick—and the Kim regime might actually listen.
The label of “hate crime” is used to score political points, not to end violence. It should be eliminated.
Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice calls for the transformation of our schools.
By appointing Betsy DeVos education secretary, President Trump shows he’s listening to parents.
Arguments over education have divided America. Here’s how reformers can swap acrimony for action.
Hoover fellow Sidney Drell worked with science’s deepest and most dangerous nuclear secrets, and generations of American leaders benefited from his guidance. An appreciation of a physicist, a scholar, and a patriot.
There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one.
One of the blackest chapters of World War II: the German massacre of Kyiv’s Jews. The horror of Babi Yar, suppressed in the Soviet era, may be finding its proper place in European memory at last.
A lifelong outdoorsman, Herbert Hoover praised nature as a font of inspiration, relaxation, and American values. Naturally, Hoover played an energetic role in developing America’s national parks.
As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.