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The Purpose of a Corporation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Milton Friedman is still right: the role of a corporation is to make a profit—not to get entangled in the demands of endless “stakeholders” or social engineering.

Prophet Sharing

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explained in this famous article the “one and only one social responsibility of business.”

Take This Job and Relocate It

by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh finds that even slight tax increases prompt companies to move out, seeking greener pastures in other states.

Too Large, Yet in Charge

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Government can’t keep up with the free market’s dynamism, innovation, and power to improve lives. Someone should tell the presidential candidates.

Warren’s Senior Moment

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The candidate would lavish money on Social Security recipients, even on the millions of seniors who don’t need it, by imposing a new and unfair tax. Her plan is just an election-year soaking.

Taxation by Stealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Easing government regulations, as the Trump administration has done, puts money in people’s pockets—and expands their liberties.

America in One Room

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

If voters stopped shouting at each other and tried listening instead, what would they hear? And what would they do next? A novel experiment aimed to find out.

Pluralism 101

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Universities need free speech—and free thinkers—to fulfill their very mission.

The Wages of Hubris

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Social engineers love to think they possess the wisdom of the ages—and to inflict it on others. Tocqueville noticed this conceit two hundred years ago.

Still Exceptional

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The founders were right: when we weaken America’s historical sense of balance, we weaken ourselves.

Well-regulated Background Checks

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Yes, Congress can expand scrutiny of gun sales without violating the Second Amendment. The real question? Whether those checks would accomplish anything.

It’s Not “for the Children”

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Striking for more money serves the needs of teachers, not students. To put pupils’ needs first, boost the salaries of effective teachers.

An Imperfect Storm

by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Terry Moe scrutinizes the creative destruction that Hurricane Katrina wrought, quite literally, on New Orleans’ schools. 

Hastening Doomsday

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Panic over climate change could sabotage the quality of life of billions.

Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.

Home at Last

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Adult foster care is a fresh idea that could stem the tide of homelessness.

9/11: Look Back and Learn

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Spy agencies failed spectacularly to predict the 2001 terrorist attacks, and today the threats have grown worse. Our intelligence apparatus needs radical reinvention.

Liberated in Name Only

by Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The People’s Republic of China’s seventieth anniversary was a hollow celebration.

The “Asian Century”—Over So Soon?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Amid trade tensions and geopolitical frictions, relations between the United States and China have taken a twist. But that twist creates opportunities for the United States—and for human rights.

Tehran Won’t Disarm

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Iran’s strategic ambitions depend on its threat to get the bomb—or “almost a bomb.” The US won’t go to war to prevent this from happening, and Tehran knows it.

How to Win by Losing

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The mullahs have their pride—and their reasons for pursuing nuclear status. America should seek careful, face-saving compromises.

The Gig Is Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

There’s no other way to say this: California has destroyed the gig economy.

Forbidden Cities

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Housing in the state may be critically scarce, but creating a new community in California can still take decades.

Trust Me, I’m from the DMV

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
California’s “motor voter” registration system is a clunker.

“If You Don’t Read, You Can’t Lead”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Jim Mattis, warrior-scholar and Hoover fellow, on his new book, Call Sign Chaos.

We Could Be Heroes

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Over the centuries, even bitter enemies have sought common ground to support the common good. Let’s revive America’s civil majority.

Founders and Foundations

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

How to restore the teaching of US history to its rightful place.

From Berlin to Ground Zero

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The “End of History” thesis saw a world at equilibrium. But when does the center ever hold?

Legacies of the “Big Three”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David M. Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Not quite three-quarters of a century ago, the grand alliance of the United States, the British empire, and the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. Three big historians, David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin, on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.

On to the Next Hundred Years

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Herbert Hoover’s namesake institution and its enduring ambition to satisfy intellectual hunger.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

This poster captioned “Loor a los Héroes!” (Praise to the Heroes) lionized the air forces of Republican Spain as the Spanish Civil War intensified in the late 1930s. 

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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 Russell 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 Russell 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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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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The “Asian Century”—Over So Soon?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Amid trade tensions and geopolitical frictions, relations between the United States and China have taken a twist. But that twist creates opportunities for the United States—and for human rights.

Liberated in Name Only

by Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The People’s Republic of China’s seventieth anniversary was a hollow celebration.

9/11: Look Back and Learn

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Spy agencies failed spectacularly to predict the 2001 terrorist attacks, and today the threats have grown worse. Our intelligence apparatus needs radical reinvention.

Home at Last

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Adult foster care is a fresh idea that could stem the tide of homelessness.

Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.

Hastening Doomsday

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Panic over climate change could sabotage the quality of life of billions.

An Imperfect Storm

by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Terry Moe scrutinizes the creative destruction that Hurricane Katrina wrought, quite literally, on New Orleans’ schools. 

It’s Not “for the Children”

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Striking for more money serves the needs of teachers, not students. To put pupils’ needs first, boost the salaries of effective teachers.

Well-regulated Background Checks

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Yes, Congress can expand scrutiny of gun sales without violating the Second Amendment. The real question? Whether those checks would accomplish anything.

Still Exceptional

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The founders were right: when we weaken America’s historical sense of balance, we weaken ourselves.

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