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Analysis and Commentary

Be Outraged About Kids In Cages. But Save Some Ire For The Worst Refugee Offender: China

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Caging kids at the U.S. border is reprehensible. But as first ladies, governors, celebrities, and citizens of all political stripes line up and strike out against the inhumane practice of separating children from parents seeking refuge, everyone should save some ire and outrage for one of the world’s greatest offenders and dissemblers of refugee rights: China.


Border Politics And The Use And Abuse Of History

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Much has been written — some of it either inaccurate or designed to obfuscate the issue ahead of the midterms for political purposes — about the border fiasco and the unfortunate separation of children from parents. Rich Lowry’s brief analysis is the most insightful.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice On Trump Immigration Policy: 'We Are Not That Kind Of Country'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is joining the chorus speaking out against the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families at the border.

Analysis and Commentary

Should Passing The Citizenship Test Be A High School Graduation Requirement?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Way back when you were young (i.e., 2003), the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation published a hard-hitting report titled Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong? It lamented the manifest failures of social-studies education, identified a number of culprits, and recommended a series of fundamental rethinks and reforms.

Mass Migration in Europe: Assimilation, Integration, and Security

by Victor Davis Hansonvia U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee
Thursday, April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 26th, Victor Davis Hanson testified before the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Mass Migration in Europe: Assimilation Integration, and Security. 

In the News

Guy W. Farmer: Welcome To ‘Mexifornia’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Nevada Appeal
Saturday, April 28, 2018

A few years ago, Time magazine published a cover story titled "Mexifornia" about how legal and illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America were changing the face, and the demographics, of our large and "progressive" neighbor to the west.

In the News

Hanson: California Immigration Debate Incoherent

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Homeland 411
Friday, April 27, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson, historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, sat down for “The Classicist” podcast recently and explored the complexities of the ongoing illegal immigration debate. He began by relating a story of one of his best students at Cal State Fresno. The student was in the country illegally and trying desperately to stay and continue to graduate school. 

Policy Seminar with David Leal

Monday, March 12, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room
David Leal, Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, gave a talk on "Is Demographic Change Inevitable, and Inevitably Beneficial to Democrats?"
The Supreme Court

Adam White On The Lars Larson National Podcast (1:39:30)

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Lars Larson National Podcast
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the recent Supreme Court decision concerning deporting "violent" immigrants.


David Davenport On The Lars Larson National Podcast (44:57)

interview with David Davenportvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport discusses the recent Supreme Court decision concerning deporting immigrants who have committed a "violent" crime.


Immigration Reform Initiative

The Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system, from border security to green cards to temporary work visas.