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Must all government programs keep growing—and deepening the national debt? Hoover fellow John Cogan sees hope in the rare exceptions.
Yes, the robots are coming, but not for our jobs. Automation will bring new kinds of work, and new chances to create wealth.
The tax code doesn’t need revision. It needs revolution.
Want to broaden access to health care? Bring down costs—by turning patients into smart consumers.
Zealots like Bernie Sanders suffer from an acute case of central planning. The only cure is deregulation.
“Medicare for all”? Please. Every country with a nationalized health care system, even those held up as models, struggles with serious tradeoffs.
Public lands should be public—not private playgrounds. The administration’s scrutiny of national monuments could restore this principle.
If the climate is changing, political rhetoric won't help. Hard economic data can.
Here's a creative way to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: sign it into law.
Executive orders are part of every president’s legal toolbox. But DACA? That, says Hoover scholar Michael W. McConnell, was the wrong tool for the job.
A novel idea to make immigration policy both fair and market-driven: require entrants to post "integration bonds."
Seizing the military initiative can lead to success, as history confirms, but only if the party that seizes the initiative is fully prepared to exploit it. Few are.
Nations that abandon diplomacy enter a realm of violence and confusion.
A nuclear North Korea creates pressure for a nuclear South Korea-and Japan.
North Korea's nuclear threats are shaking up Asian security. That could put a welcome brake on China's ambitions.
Vladimir Putin also could help US interests in Korea, but only if we play our own cards right.
The Koreas will not reunite, nor will the North disarm. We can still build something durable on that cracked foundation.
Ken Burns's recent TV documentary paints the war as a lost cause-while offering the usual bright, shining half-truths.
In war, it’s said, the first casualty is the truth. In the Burns-Novick film about the Vietnam War, that truth was the Cold War.
Social networks swerve in unexpected—and sometimes dark—directions, defying utopian attempts to harness them. Digital citizens need to master hyperconnection without being mastered.
Recent thefts of credit data show how little power consumers have over their own information. This has to change.
We still don’t know how deeply Russia interfered in US elections, but we do know how to make it harder for the Russians to interfere next time.
Nuclear power has to remain part of our energy mix.
Before we jettison nuclear energy, let's count the costs: to the economy, to the environment, and to national security.
Disarray in Washington has a silver lining: state and local governments reclaiming their essential role in American democracy.
The Golden State's standards for teaching history are jury-rigged, unfactual, and biased. Oh, and they're likely to get worse.
The California-born self-esteem movement has morphed into “social-emotional learning.” But it still sidelines real academic skills.
Why can’t leftists let go of the whole idea of all-powerful, permanent white bigotry? Because it empowers them.
Hoover fellow Harvey Mansfield, when not studying American political parties, relishes his role at Harvard: the politically incorrect Party of One.
Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams on managing luck, parsing Trump, and otherwise cutting pointy-headed experts down to size.
How do the countries of the former Iron Curtain deal with their inconvenient monuments? Sometimes by painting a tank pink, or swapping a Stalin for a Steve Jobs.
Pictures at a revolution.