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The Libertarian: Why School Choice Matters

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 15, 2018

A libertarian defense of educational freedom.

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Baking Bad

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Half-baked reasoning in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case left the most important question unanswered: How far does freedom of expression extend?

Interviews

Episode #213 Preview: Interview with Russ Roberts

interview with Russell Robertsvia The Soul Of Enterprise
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses his work and life.

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Area 45: George Shultz – Learning From Experience

interview with George P. Shultzvia Area 45
Friday, August 31, 2018

A conversation with George Shultz about his lifelong passion for public service and his current policy pursuits.

Analysis and Commentary

Interview With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Big Ideas
Friday, July 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses classical liberalism; tensions with progressives; thinking about the administrative state; whether speech equals violence; and more.

Analysis and Commentary

Using Social Security To Finance Paid Parental Leave Is A Fatally Problematic Idea

by Charles Blahousvia CNS News
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On July 11 the Social Security Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the importance of paid family leave for working American families.  The Social Security Subcommittee will likely examine recent proposals to use the Social Security system to finance a paid parental leave benefit. 

In the News

Push To Lower The Voting Age Gains Traction Across The States

quoting David Davenportvia NBC News
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jenny Gonzalez, 16, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School here, insists she and her peers are ready to vote.

Analysis and Commentary

Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last week in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court threaded the needle. Whether the thread will hold is uncertain. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s narrowly crafted majority opinion protected religious liberty without impairing gay rights.

Analysis and Commentary

Justices Confound Expectation In Colorado Wedding Cake Case

by Michael McConnellvia Stanford Law School
Monday, June 4, 2018

The Supreme Court today confounded all expectations, and decided the highly controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop case by a 7-2 vote. This is the case about a Colorado baker who, in accordance with his religious beliefs that marriage is properly confined to a man and a woman, declined to “design and create” a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding.

In the News

Trump's Election And Political Ads Shortened 2016 Thanksgiving Dinners, Researchers Say

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Research published Thursday affirms what many Americans know from experience: The tumultuous 2016 election made Thanksgiving dinner awkward or even excruciating for people in politically divided families.

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