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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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2013 No. 3

by George P. Shultz, Gary S. Becker, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan H. Meltzer, John B. Taylor Monday, July 1, 2013
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by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylor Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, July 1, 2013
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, July 1, 2013
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by James Huffman Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Lanhee J. Chen Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Morris P. Fiorina Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Caroline M. Hoxby, Brooke Donald Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazear Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGee Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Natalia Reshetova Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, July 1, 2013
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Monday, July 1, 2013
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2013 No. 2

by Thomas Sowell Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Edward Prescott, Lee Ohanian Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, April 26, 2013
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by Antonin Scalia, Peter M. Robinson Friday, April 26, 2013
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2013 No. 1

by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 25, 2013
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The World Is Not Getting Safer

by Kori Schake, General Jim Mattis, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., Joseph Feltervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Why the Biden administration needs to recommit the country to the defense of our allies.

The Majority-Minority Myth

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Identity politics, which supposedly boost the Democrats’ electoral chances, aren’t the sure bet they might appear. Why? Because Americans’ identities are steadily blending into each other.

Wanted: Informed Patriots

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The January riot on Capitol Hill was a shocking example of civic ignorance and disrespect—and proof that our schools must teach civics again.

Bankers’ Green Temptation

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

It’s reckless for central banks to try to enforce vague environmental policies. It also threatens their hard-won independence from politicians.

College Isn’t Free—Nor Should It Be

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021
Wiping out student debt would involve staggering costs and unfair taxation. Worse, loan forgiveness would violate the principle of making degrees pay for themselves.

Debt Reckoning

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Debt can’t grow forever. It will take skill—and spine—to prepare for the day when the bills come due.

A Fitting Tribute

by Colonel Christopher Starling, USMC (Ret.)via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021
The tale of a secret mission that delivered a belated salute to a statesman, teacher, and US Marine.

Many Bridges to Cross

by Robert L. Straussvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The life and times of the “Secretary of Everything.”

“Trying to Make a Difference”

by James Goodbyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The retired statesman reflected on his most celebrated role: adviser and guide to America’s most powerful citizen.

In His Own Words

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

“We just have to have some way of talking with Putin. I know it’s hard, but we’ve got to figure out how to do it.”

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