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“We Need Really Good Answers”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New director Condoleezza Rice has her eye on both continuity and challenge—and how Hoover can help answer some of our most urgent questions.

A Path to Economic Freedom

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How to revive and strengthen our defenses of free market capitalism.

Don’t Go Overboard

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A wave of pandemic debt threatens to overwhelm future generations. We must make sure they don’t drown.

Billion-Dollar Strawman

by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Protesters have been accusing Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos of being, well, rich. But he’s made the rest of us richer too.

The Fed: A Time for Vigilance

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The central bank has great power. We need to make sure it exercises great responsibility—and great independence.

No Trust-Busting Required

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Accusations notwithstanding, the tech business is not a monopoly business. Competition, driven by innovation, is still the name of the game in tech.

Socialism’s False Promise

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Socialism cannot satisfy people’s hunger for autonomy, dignity—or even food. But bitter new politics have revived this failed ideology and hidden its failings.

Real Power to the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only a liberal democracy can protect individuals and restrain rulers, and liberal democracy demands liberal education.

Unchecked, Unbalanced

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

For centuries, federal power has been expanding at the expense of states’ healthy, proper role—and of individual freedom.

Markets Defeat Malthus

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only free enterprise has the power to harmonize environmentalism with people’s needs—and to protect land, water, and air for future generations.

Green Power

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The world won’t recycle its way out of climate change. We need new and affordable sources of energy.

No More Mr. Nice China

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing’s “peaceful rise” no longer serves the country’s rulers. Instead they have adopted “sharp power.”

Turmoil in the Home Waters

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing isn’t seeking control over the high seas—where US fleets remain dominant—but over the “inner seas,” where dangerous clashes with other nations are likelier.

Charter Schools Rising

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Black and low-income students are making faster gains in charter schools than in traditional ones.

The Coronavirus Scar

by Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How can we reduce the lifelong learning losses many students have suffered? By making education’s “new normal” a better normal.

Strategy for a New Age

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Why has US policy in the Middle East lost its way, and America its authority? Because we have failed to embrace our new role in an “age of freedom.”

The Mideast, with No Illusions

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In the Middle East, the United States can face its limitations, simplify its aims—and still represent a force for good.

At Home in the Anglosphere

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Post-Brexit Britain need not go it alone. A new federation with Canada, Australia, and New Zealand would create an economic superpower, an ally for the United States, and a bulwark against China.

Checks, Balances, and Guardrails

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Constitution leaves the “how” of government largely to citizens’ wishes. Rule of law and individual rights shield us from political self-destruction.

Faithless Guardian

by Terry Anderson, Adam Crepellevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Federal oversight over land and development has kept Native American tribes in shackles. A recent legal ruling might loosen them.

Self-Canceling Culture

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

“Systemic racism” is a myth and a dodge.

How to Undo Racial Progress

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Reparations for black Americans would create a new class of victims ex nihilo—and violate every principle of justice.

California Leavin’

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wildfire smoke comes and goes, but California’s haze of overregulation and high taxes never clears. Why businesses are getting out.

Going Dark

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rolling electrical blackouts don’t just happen. They result from unwise commitments to solar and wind power.

“Afghanistan Will Never Be Denmark”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Discussing his new book, Battlegrounds, Hoover fellow H. R. McMaster surveys the strategic landscape.

America, “a Force for Good”

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Economics professor Glenn Loury sees not “systemic racism” but systemic problems—problems we can address without violence or attacks on American ideals.

Individuals in Action

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Is “rugged individualism” selfish? Far from it. It’s what moves good people to build their communities of virtue, without waiting for government to do it for them.

Then They Came for Hamilton . . .

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It’s a tough time to try to tell a balanced, complete, and (dare we say it?) inspiring story about American history.

Maleficent Marxism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bitter experience should have cured the world long, long ago of the virulent virus called Marxism. But the disease always finds new hosts.

Epidemics—Even of “Wokeness”—Do Subside

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

America’s liberal tradition may, in the end, be the best medicine against the predations of an arrogant elite.

Mission to Baghdad

by Haidar Hadi, Rayan Ghazal, Erik Lunde, Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Just as it might have done a hundred years ago, the Hoover Archives has rescued, protected, and restored a historical treasure. The beneficiaries include scholars, of course, but above all the people of Iraq.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Hungarian poster offers a biting satire of a communist trope. Here the familiar “Red worker” of socialism, generally shown smashing capitalism with his sledgehammer, has accidentally smashed Hungary itself. 

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Friday, January 25, 2019

2019 No. 1

by Bertrand M. Patenaude Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Edward Prescott, Lee Ohanian Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael Spence Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Shelby Steele Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Gary D. Libecap Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Friday, January 25, 2019
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 25, 2019
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by David Davenport Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Ralph Peters Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Russ Roberts interview with Frank Dikötter Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Thomas Sowell Friday, January 25, 2019
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interview with Markos Kounalakis Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Julie Zeilinger interview with Elizabeth Cobbs Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Benedetta Carnaghi Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Melissa De Witte interview with Lisa Blaydes Friday, January 25, 2019
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Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 No. 4

by Bill Whalen interview with Thomas W. Gilligan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by John F. Cogan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Henderson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petit Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Terry Anderson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssen Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Ralph Peters Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Abbas Milani Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyh Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Tunku Varadarajan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Mark Koyama Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Miles Maochun Yu Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Russ Roberts Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, October 29, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 No. 3

by Michael J. Boskin, John H. Cochrane, John F. Cogan, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylor Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Martin Feldstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Charles Blahous Monday, July 9, 2018
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Williamson Murray Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Terry Anderson, Henry I. Miller Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Lee Ohanian, Ted Temzelides Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Charles Hill Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Glenn Tiffert Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Shelby Steele Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Tunku Varadarajan interview with Stephen Kotkin Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Riccardo Mario Cucciolla Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David Cohen, Yuma Totani Monday, July 9, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 No. 2

by James Taranto featuring Morris P. Fiorina Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, April 20, 2018
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by George H. Nash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Adam J. White Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Toomas Hendrik Ilves Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Robert Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Joshua D. Rauh Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Ferguson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Elizabeth Banks Friday, April 20, 2018
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Turmoil in the Home Waters

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing isn’t seeking control over the high seas—where US fleets remain dominant—but over the “inner seas,” where dangerous clashes with other nations are likelier.

No More Mr. Nice China

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing’s “peaceful rise” no longer serves the country’s rulers. Instead they have adopted “sharp power.”

Green Power

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The world won’t recycle its way out of climate change. We need new and affordable sources of energy.

Markets Defeat Malthus

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only free enterprise has the power to harmonize environmentalism with people’s needs—and to protect land, water, and air for future generations.

Unchecked, Unbalanced

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

For centuries, federal power has been expanding at the expense of states’ healthy, proper role—and of individual freedom.

Real Power to the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only a liberal democracy can protect individuals and restrain rulers, and liberal democracy demands liberal education.

Socialism’s False Promise

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Socialism cannot satisfy people’s hunger for autonomy, dignity—or even food. But bitter new politics have revived this failed ideology and hidden its failings.

No Trust-Busting Required

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Accusations notwithstanding, the tech business is not a monopoly business. Competition, driven by innovation, is still the name of the game in tech.

The Fed: A Time for Vigilance

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The central bank has great power. We need to make sure it exercises great responsibility—and great independence.

Billion-Dollar Strawman

by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Protesters have been accusing Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos of being, well, rich. But he’s made the rest of us richer too.

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