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Red Lines

by Matt Pottingervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The United States and its allies must refuse to let Beijing hold them hostage.

Battery Power

by Nadia Schadlow, Arthur Hermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

China’s pursuit of a global green-energy monopoly includes locking up the battery supply chain. The Pentagon has a strong interest in not letting that happen.

Inside the Ministry of Fear

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Like all totalitarian states, China is a master of propaganda. It’s no surprise that even Americans are seduced—and threatened—into following the party line.

How Lies Go Viral

by Gordon G. Changvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Beijing peddles a tale of American involvement in the origins of COVID-19. Social media does the rest.

Is the Fed Losing Focus?

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

A hard lesson from the recent past shows how neglecting monetary policy feeds inflation. We mustn’t let that happen now.

Another Trillion-Dollar Baby

by John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Biden administration is eager to midwife a huge expansion in entitlement payments. More than half of all Americans would be on the federal dole.

Debtors’ Prison

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Federal borrowing is soaring—and the debt the nation is amassing will long outlast any pandemic.

The Tax Cartel Cometh

by Joshua D. Rauh, Aharon Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Big-government control of the international tax system looks a lot like imperialism—and a bad deal for American workers and consumers.

Free Trade Refresher Course

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The not-so-secret ingredient of prosperity: comparative advantage. It’s a concept neither Trump nor Biden seems to grasp.

Don’t Sacrifice Ideals

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Still utterly central to American foreign policy: human rights. We must defend them abroad and at home.

Misogyny Knows No Borders

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
In the face of indifference and political correctness, Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali defends women’s rights.

A Caliphate in the Making?

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The election of a new, hard-line president shows that moderation—whether foreign or domestic—remains a mirage.

Conciliation Will Fail

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The case for putting maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Distant Warnings

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

In their eagerness to be done with “forever wars,” especially in Africa, Americans and their leaders may just bring the danger closer.

Divided We Fall, Together We Heal

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Every country fell short in the battle against COVID-19. The future demands we improve international cooperation, not abandon it.

To Everyone’s Health

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The pandemic provided fresh evidence of a very old problem: certain minority groups suffer worse health and shorter lives than does the average American. Fixing that will require transforming Medicaid.

Crowdsourcing and the Mobs

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Internet has enabled the rise of citizen spies. They’re making money, pushing social causes—and sometimes running roughshod on privacy and civil rights.

Green Screens

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Environmentalists see the future as either apocalypse or utopia. We need to address the climate, but hyperbole of any stripe only gets in the way.

Civics and Its Discontents

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
A host of social struggles converge on a familiar battlefield: civics education.

Three Cheers for the Old Normal

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Armed with a year’s worth of improvised failures during the pandemic, schools should quit while they’re behind.

Charters Turn Thirty

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Mannovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Charter schools are here to stay. But they, like their students, should never stop learning and growing.

Don’t Knock Opportunity

by David L. Lealvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Demography may not, after all, be destiny. Republicans could earn the Latino vote in California by emphasizing values, personal and financial freedom, and compassion.

A Lesson in Power

by Michael T. Hartneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
With help from their friends in Sacramento, teachers’ unions still shrug off all attempts to reduce their political clout.

Doom with a View

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson’s new book represents a grand tour of COVID-19 and other catastrophes and the people who have had to face them.

An Honest Man

by Peter M. Robinson featuring Thomas Sowell, Jason Rileyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Jason Riley offers a biography of Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, the maverick scholar and fierce defender of fact over faction.

The Case for Black Patriotism

by Glenn Louryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Does the American Dream apply to black people, too? “It most certainly and emphatically does apply. And it is coming to fruition daily.”

Tear Down that Great Firewall

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

President Reagan’s historic speech exposed a confrontation deeper than the Cold War itself. Where is the American leader who can challenge China on the same terms?

Goodbye, Columbus

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The now-annual ritual of pillorying Christopher Columbus is part of a crusade to defame America and its values.

A Tower to Remember

by Elena Danielsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Hoover Tower, the symbol of Stanford University, was built to keep history alive—and during eighty years has led a long, meaningful life of its own.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 No. 4

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Adam J. White Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bjorn Lomborg Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Arye Carmon Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Charles Hill Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenport Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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featuring Norman M. Naimark Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2019 No. 3

by Michael Doran interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by David Davenport Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajan Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., David Steiner Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnell Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Avik Roy, John Yoo Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Shelby Steele Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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interview with Russell A. Berman Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economy Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Herbert Lin Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Paul R. Gregory Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hill Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Bjorn Lomborg Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Russ Roberts Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnell Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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featuring Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 No. 2

by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Calomiris Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by John Yoo, James C. Phillips Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by H. R. McMaster Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Orville Schell, Larry Diamond Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Martin Feldstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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interview with Joshua D. Rauh Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Russ Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Kyle Duchynski Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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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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Don’t Sacrifice Ideals

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Still utterly central to American foreign policy: human rights. We must defend them abroad and at home.

Free Trade Refresher Course

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The not-so-secret ingredient of prosperity: comparative advantage. It’s a concept neither Trump nor Biden seems to grasp.

The Tax Cartel Cometh

by Joshua D. Rauh, Aharon Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Big-government control of the international tax system looks a lot like imperialism—and a bad deal for American workers and consumers.

Debtors’ Prison

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Federal borrowing is soaring—and the debt the nation is amassing will long outlast any pandemic.

Another Trillion-Dollar Baby

by John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Biden administration is eager to midwife a huge expansion in entitlement payments. More than half of all Americans would be on the federal dole.

Is the Fed Losing Focus?

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

A hard lesson from the recent past shows how neglecting monetary policy feeds inflation. We mustn’t let that happen now.

How Lies Go Viral

by Gordon G. Changvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Beijing peddles a tale of American involvement in the origins of COVID-19. Social media does the rest.

Inside the Ministry of Fear

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Like all totalitarian states, China is a master of propaganda. It’s no surprise that even Americans are seduced—and threatened—into following the party line.

Battery Power

by Nadia Schadlow, Arthur Hermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

China’s pursuit of a global green-energy monopoly includes locking up the battery supply chain. The Pentagon has a strong interest in not letting that happen.

Red Lines

by Matt Pottingervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The United States and its allies must refuse to let Beijing hold them hostage.

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