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Excloo: Powerhouse Dem donor puts $5 million in -- and joins GOP icon George Shultz -- to save AB32

with George P. Shultzvia Politics Blog (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus 'mostly a tragic waste of money'

by Michael J. Boskinvia Washington Post
Monday, July 19, 2010

The Washington Post asked Michael Boskin, a Stanford University economics professor, and Martin Neil Baily, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, to grade the Obama administration's performance in stimulating the economic recovery...

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US Senate Votes 60-38 To Advance Financial Bill

with Michael J. Boskinvia Fox Business
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Finding a Good Financial Bill in 2,300 Pages

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clean Energy Builds Slowly, Despite Federal Cash

with James L. Sweeneyvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Thursday, July 15, 2010

On Thursday, for the second time in two weeks, President Obama will deliver an economic pep talk at a company that has received Recovery Act funds for electric car batteries. He has recently given similar speeches at companies that create solar panels, wind turbines and biofuel...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Greatly Reduce the Fiscal Burden of Entitlements

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 27, 2010

During the past couple of years, the financial crisis induced the US, Europe, Japan, and many other countries to greatly increase their fiscal deficits and government debt…

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Immigration law: Sunshine State won't follow Arizona

with George P. Shultzvia Sun-Sentinel
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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The Choices Before Us

with James Woolseyvia Huffington Post
Monday, June 21, 2010
Analysis and Commentary

Parallels Between Present-Day Iran and Nazi Germany

by James Woolseyvia National Review Online
Thursday, June 3, 2010

“History doesn’t repeat itself,” said Mark Twain, “but it does rhyme...”

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As oil spill damages Gulf, will U.S. change energy use?

with James L. Sweeneyvia McClatchy Newspapers
Friday, May 28, 2010

The Gulf oil spill has triggered a crisis of confidence, shaking Americans' views about BP, the oil industry, technology and President Barack Obama and slowing a planned expansion of domestic offshore oil drilling...


Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow
Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow
Visiting Fellow
Senior Fellow
Tad and Dianne Taube Director | Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
Senior Fellow
W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus
Senior Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

The Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.


As a result of volatile and rising energy prices and increasing global concern about climate change, two related and compelling issues—threats to national security and adverse effects of energy usage on global climate—have emerged as key adjuncts to America’s energy policy; the task force will explore these subjects in detail. The task force’s goals are to gather comprehensive information on current scientific and technological developments, survey the contingent policy actions, and offer a range of prescriptive policies to address our varied energy challenges. The task force will focus on public policy at all levels, from individual to global. It will then recommend policy initiatives, large and small, that can be undertaken to the advantage of both private enterprises and governments acting individually and in concert.