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The federal budget’s chilling forecast: annual deficits of a trillion dollars or more.
How to contain the growth of Medicare and Social Security without cutting benefits.
Tariffs impede trade and help only the privileged few, while raising prices for everybody else. What’s not to like?
The growth of “inequality” is the wrong metric to use in assessing our progress. The correct one? The retreat of poverty.
A high minimum wage keeps teenagers out of the job market, robbing them of crucial experience and lowering their future earnings.
Sweet reason? Not in contemporary American politics.
Textualism holds that judges enforce the Constitution and not their own preferences. It may seem a mere legal theory, but our freedoms depend on it.
Even the most faithful judges sometimes have to read between the lines.
If we continue to build ships that cost too much and do too little, we’ll be sunk.
Of course we need high-tech weapons. But with great capabilities come great vulnerabilities.
A brisk trade in water rights would send supplies where they’re most needed.
Energy breakthroughs arise from neither political patronage nor government subsidies.
Separating fact from fiction is an elementary skill. So why don’t we teach it in elementary school?
Medicine will just keep getting more expensive until we do something obvious: introduce price competition.
Americans just endured another flu season—a rough one—and the next is always just a sneeze away. Let’s get serious about improving vaccines and conquering the wily influenza virus.
Syria is a historical “roundabout” around which religions, civilizations, and nations flow—and clash.
Seven years on, those who hoped for a modern, humane Syria have few illusions left—Syrians fewest of all.
The Syrian civil war teems with outside actors. American strategy must reckon with their ambitions—and check them.
A nation that “encourages its citizens to challenge authority, ask the next question, and defy the obvious.”
China is determined to tell its story on its own highly selective terms. How the People’s Republic has updated Orwell’s “memory hole” by making it electronic.
To the monitors of China’s “Great Firewall,” even storybook characters can be subversive.
Black Americans would do better to stand than to kneel. An interview with Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.
Vladimir Putin is no Josef Stalin, says Hoover fellow Stephen Kotkin, but his regime’s weakness poses its own kind of danger.
Lose free speech, and lose our political freedom too.
Societies learn and grow when they question, challenge—even offend. Islamists are pressuring free people to give up their most basic rights.
What made America great in the first place, and what threatens that greatness today.
It was the biggest purge, and the last, in post- Stalin Russia. The “Cotton Affair” was a tale of corruption and frustrated power that preoccupied the dying Soviet Union and presaged its end.
Seventy years ago in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu stood accused of “waging aggressive war.” His documents and sketches enhance a Hoover collection that gives historians a seat in that courtroom.
This 1918 recruiting poster from the Hoover Archives touches on a turning point in the history of the United States Marine Corps.