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Matters of Policy & Politics

Matters Of Policy & Politics: Philadelphia Freedom

interview with H.R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster revisits his introduction to Independence Day as a Philadelphia native.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: The Post-Heart Attack Governor

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, June 28, 2021

Should he survive a recall election later this year, would California Governor Gavin Newsom preside more cautiously, having survived the political near-death experience, or push even harder to the left?

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Party Like It’s 2010?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Where do Republicans and Democrats depart on COVID vaccines and immigration, plus whether a 2022 midterm election could resemble 2010’s referendum on the Obama presidency.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: An Assault On Wealth

interview with David R. Henderson, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Sunday, June 20, 2021

Is a proposed “patriot” wealth tax on the accumulation of wealth in America an “assault” on high-profile billionaires or the early stage of a longer siege.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Sweet Home Alabama

interview with Stephen Haber, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The building blocks for a futuristic American state.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: How Secure Is U.S. Cybersecurity?

interview with Herbert Linvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The challenges of cybersecurity and the efficacy of the “cyber” component of national security as the U.S. looks to update and modernize its nuclear arsenal.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Populism

interview with Terry M. Moe, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

What it is to be a “populist” in this day and age – both in America and Europe. 

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: “A Guy Called Lee"

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, May 14, 2021

How Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian made the international news for economic advice given to a candidate vying to replace Newsom in the recall election.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Trump’s Facebook Time-Out

interview with John Yoo, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, May 7, 2021

The constitutionality of Facebook's and Twitter’s Trump temporary and permanent bans and whether the platforms will continue to enjoy federal legal protection.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: "We Don’t Have Any Voters In France"

interview with Rob Stutzmanvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Does Caitlyn Jenner or some other recall challenger have what it takes to “terminate” Gavin Newsom?

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Matters of Policy & Politics is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to matters of governance and balance of power at home and abroad. It is hosted by Hoover fellow Bill Whalen.

As the successor to Hoover’s Area 45 podcast, which focused on Trump-era issues and controversies, Matters of Policy & Politics will examine the direction of federal, state, and local leadership and elections, with an occasional examination of national security and geopolitical concerns, all featuring insightful analysis provided by Hoover Institution scholars and guests.

Podcasts will be released weekly, with engaging topics and fellows.