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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.

In the News

Silicon Valley Deletes The Pro-Life Campaign In Ireland

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The National Review
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Are Google and Facebook rigging the referendum?

New Talks by Hoover Fellows Recorded at the 2018 Spring Retreat

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Talks by Hoover Fellows Recorded at the 2018 Spring Retreat.

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Principles vs. Optics: Race in American Institutions

featuring Shelby Steelevia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Shelby Steele, Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow, gives a talk titled "Principles vs. Optics: Race in American Institutions."

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Discrimination And Disparities With Thomas Sowell

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.

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A Nehru Escape

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

During a 1955 visit to Moscow, the Indian premier inadvertently launched a dating revolution. How Jawaharlal Nehru caused young Russians to rejoice.

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