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George W. Bush

with George W. Bushvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush discusses postpresidential life and his work at the Bush Institute. (1:03:21)
“I believe we are a blessed nation; that is, therefore, we have a sense of responsibility to the extent we can to help others. In this case there was a pandemic destroying an entire generation of people. And I didn’t see how I could be president of a powerful, the most powerful, and the richest nation and not lend our support to saving lives. It would have been unconscionable not to act. So I thought it was in our moral interest to act. I also knew it was in our national security interest to act.”


Can Kamala Harris Overcome Democrats’ California Curse?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, January 25, 2019
California may be America’s most defiantly Democratic state, but the land hasn’t been kind to the party’s national hopefuls.

Niall Ferguson: If Democrats Nominate A Far Left Candidate Such As Senators Elizabeth Warren Or Kamala Harris It Improves President Trump’s Chances For Re-Election

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how social media networks are deepening political polarization, why President Trump's low approval ratings may not hurt his chances at re-election if democrats nominate a far left candidate such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and how that all ties into his book, "The Square And The Tower: Networks And Power, From The Freemasons To Facebook."

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First Her Voice, then Her Vote

by Julie Zeilinger interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Hoover fellow Elizabeth Cobbs tells the story of the “Hello Girls,” the pioneering female soldiers who handled communications on the Western Front during the First World War. Their service helped convince Americans that women deserved a seat at the political table.

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A Case for Ridicule

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Reason is wasted on the unreasonable.

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Don’t Rock the Vote

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Why the voting age is plenty low enough already.

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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?

In the News

How To Prevent The Next Election Disaster

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Politico
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 2020 presidential contest has already begun, with several Democratic candidates declaring their intention to challenge Donald Trump for the Oval Office and more on the way.


Jonathan Rodden On EdgeFoundationInc

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia EdgeFoundationInc
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden discusses voting, districts, and how voting districts can determine who gets represented and whose policies shape the laws.


Bill Whalen: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's Presidential Candidacy Weighed Down By The Los Angeles Homeless Problem And Now The Teachers’s Strike.

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses how Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's presidential candidacy is weighed down by the Los Angeles homeless problem and now the teachers’s strike.