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Analysis and Commentary

Why Politics Should Not Stop at the Water’s Edge

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 15, 1999

Presidential election seasons inevitably lead to calls for bipartisanship in foreign policy.

The Cold War over CNN’s Cold War

by Richard Pipes, Robert Conquest, John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Earlier this year, CNN broadcast a twenty-four-hour television documentary on the Cold War, supplementing the documentary by publishing a companion book. The series created a furor. Critics charged that the series was inaccurate and—to use a phrase from the Cold War itself—soft on communism.

Herewith a debate among three historians. Richard Pipes explains what the television documentary got wrong. Hoover fellow Robert Conquest takes apart the companion book. Then John Lewis Gaddis, who served as an adviser to CNN, explains what CNN got right.

The Quadrennial Fear of Ideas

by Daniel Cassevia Policy Review
Sunday, August 1, 1999

Policy and presidential Campaigns

Why the Republican Congress Hasn’t Cut Your Taxes

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Republicans control both houses of Congress—yet taxes as a percentage of GDP remain at an all-time high. How can this be? Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell explains.


Monopoly Politics

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 19, 1999

Miller shows that, as in commercial markets, victims of monopoly power in politics pay higher prices and get less in return. He details how political markets resist being organized competitively and thus not performing as well as commercial markets, and explains how this lack of competition is caused by political incumbents rigging political markets to protect themselves.

Republicans Lose the Edge

What Voters Want

by David Winstonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

The politics of personal connection

They Only Look Dead

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The media portrayed the election last November as a Republican catastrophe. Yet the GOP did extremely well in races for the seats of real power—governors’ mansions. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.


Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, January 15, 1999

A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.

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Why the GOP Is Doomed

by Chris Caldwellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Captive to its southern base, the Republican Party has become “obsolescent.” A provocative essay by Hoover media fellow Christopher Caldwell.

The Big Enchilada

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Who will govern the Golden State? Hoover media fellow Michael Barone examines the gubernatorial race between Democrat Gray Davis and Republican Dan Lungren—and concludes that on one issue, education, the returns are already in.