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The Case Against Higher Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Deadweight loss” is just as bad as it sounds, just as inefficient, just as unfair.

Perilous Pensions

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social Security is still heading for a fall. Not even the rising number of new workers can postpone this reckoning.

Conservativism for the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.

Children of Entitlement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Young leaders who preach socialism and other fantasies demonstrate an astonishing disregard for facts—maybe because they’ve never been forced to face any facts.

A Manifesto of Misery

by Charles Calomirisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Socialism has never succeeded in any way—except in surviving in credulous minds.

When Deregulation Really Took Off

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Airline deregulation remains one of the triumphs of sound economic thinking. But for a while it was touch and go . . .

“End of History” Lessons

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The big education battles seem to have settled down, but history suggests they won’t stay settled. It’s time to consolidate gains and push the next wave of education ideas.

No Free Lunch— Or Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Medicare for all” promises nothing but crippling expense, inefficiency, and delays.

Inconvenient Billionaires

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

We can never keep money out of politics. But there is a solution to the problem of hugely expensive campaigns: eliminate the spoils of office.

Robespierre for President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Jacobins of the left wing, like those of Revolutionary France, hunger for power—no matter what it costs, no matter whose heads will roll.

Discrimination and the Ivory Tower

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Supreme Court may finally get to clean up the mess that race-based admissions have created at our universities.

Gimme Shelter

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The definition of a “refugee” dates back decades and has outlived its usefulness. Nations now need a much more rigorous idea of just who deserves refuge.

Tech in the Trenches

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Silicon Valley has shown a remarkable indifference to national defense, depriving the Pentagon of both brains and technological brawn.

Fake Newsies

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This just in: journalists are people, too—sometimes very dishonest people. The story of a German journalist who told his readers a pack of lies about the United States.

Europe Does Not Exist

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brexit is just one vivid symptom of the Continent’s failure to produce a true union.

Competence and Confidence

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Strategic patience” in Asia has run its course. Now we and our allies must prepare for whatever comes next.

The Empire Strikes Back

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Determined to hold all power, China is forcing its minority Uighurs into re-education camps and attacking their very culture. The Uighurs will not go quietly.

“Covert, Coercive, or Corrupting”

by Orville Schell, Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beijing has declared war—an information war. A team of Hoover researchers sounds the alarm.

Stop, Thieves

by Martin Feldsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Trade war” is the wrong description for our clash with China. Instead, it’s a campaign to halt the stealing of American technology.

The Door Is Already Open

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A strong China can be a peaceable China.

The Road from Damascus

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s timing may be questionable, but the pullout of US forces from Syria is not.

Scorched Earth

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wildfires last year destroyed thousands of homes and cost dozens of lives, and California’s environmental policies bear some of the responsibility. The Golden State needs less red tape and smarter land management.

Red Ink in the Golden State

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California owes hundreds of billions of dollars in pension obligations it can’t meet. Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh says the overpromising needs to stop—now.

Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.

Loners and Lost Tribes

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In war or in peace, who has your back? Author Sebastian Junger explores the tension between freedom and the ancient longing for community.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts, granted exclusive access to archives about Winston Churchill (including the diaries of King George VI), paints a portrait both familiar and fresh.

Siberian Quagmire

by Kyle Duchynskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the First World War drew to a close, the victorious Allies suddenly found themselves clashing with Bolsheviks in Russia. How that intervention went astray is a tangled, and cautionary, tale.

A Stitch in Time

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.

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2015 No. 2

by Charles Hill Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Dr. Joseph Felter Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Nick Gillespie Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Charles Blahous Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Bill Whalen Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Gary D. Libecap, Robert Glennon Monday, April 20, 2015
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by James Goodby Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Stephen D. Krasner Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Timothy Kane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Colonel Michael Arnold Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Samira Bozorgi Monday, April 20, 2015
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2015 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Lee Ohanian, Edward Prescott Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by General Jim Mattis Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward N. Luttwak Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Mark Moyar Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Carson Bruno Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Terry Anderson, Daniel Botkin Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Andrew Roberts Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Yuri Yarim-Agaev Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Andrew Ferguson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Vitaly Leonidovich Katayev Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Nicholas Siekierski Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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2014 No. 4

by Fouad Ajami Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Abbas Milani Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Kori Schake Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by John B. Taylor Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Boskin Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Allan H. Meltzer Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Carson Bruno Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Terry Anderson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Daniel P. Kessler Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Jack Goldsmith Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Benjamin Wittes Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Samuel Tadros Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Abbas Milani, Israel Waismel-Manor Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Lee Smith Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Paul R. Gregory Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Jonathan Schlefer interview with Michael Spence Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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with Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Kathryn Jean Lopez interview with Charles Calomiris, Stephen Haber Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by David Davenport Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Charles Hill Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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2014 No. 3

by Michael McFaul Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by George P. Shultz, Sam Nunn Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Tod Lindberg Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Angelo M. Codevilla Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Charles Calomiris, Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Michael Spence, David Brady Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Morris P. Fiorina Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Jowei Chen, Jonathan Rodden Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Thomas Donnelly Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Paul E. Peterson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Walter Russell Mead Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Henry I. Miller Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Carson Bruno Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by John B. Taylor Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by George H. Nash Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Clifton B. Parker Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Potemkin Politicians

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

“New socialists” face the same impossible task as the old ones: to construct a functioning society on completely false premises.

Distrust, but Keep Talking

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

US-Russian relations are hardly doomed to an eternal deep freeze, but Vladimir Putin will keep them on ice as long as he’s around.

Left Behind

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Leftists arrogated to themselves moral superiority—and with it, power. But now that racism has faded, they lack an enemy.

Where Are Today’s “Better Angels”?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

What carved the deep divisions in American society—and what might close them?

Wisdom in Nationalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Israel has long sought both a distinctively Jewish identity and modern nationhood. Wise leadership can enable it to achieve each.

Make the Outdoors Great Again

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Our national parks need capital, not stingy congressional handouts. Modest increases in entrance fees—and perhaps sponsorships?—could provide the money they need without adding to the federal debt.

A Case for Ridicule

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Reason is wasted on the unreasonable.

Don’t Rock the Vote

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Why the voting age is plenty low enough already.

Lean, Healthy Coverage

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Short-term, streamlined health policies are a boon for consumers. More Americans should be allowed to choose them.

The Curse of the Cross-Subsidies

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019
Today we subsidize health care for those who can’t pay and overcharge the rest. A free market in health care would do neither.

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