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The Costs of Getting Tough

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

In November 1994, California voters passed Proposition 184, the "three strikes" ballot initiative. The initiative required criminals to receive life sentences for third felony convictions. How has the law been working? According to Hoover fellow and former San Jose chief of police Joseph D. McNamara, not well at all.


The New Federalism: Can the States Be Trusted?

via Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, July 29, 1997

The New Federalism investigates whether returning a variety of regulatory and police powers back to the states will yield better government. It poses the provocative question, Can the states be trusted? and emerges with a qualified yes. This book should be an invaluable resource to federal and state policymakers alike.

Laboratories of Democracy

by Bernadette Malonevia Policy Review
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Bernadette Malone on neglected conservative gains

There's No Place Like Home

by William D. Eggersvia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

Adoptions jump as Kansas privatizes foster care

One Nation Under God

by Barbara von der Heydtvia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

Tough medicine for welfare moms

Town Square

via Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

News from the Citizenship Movement

Wisconsin's Welfare Miracle

by Robert Rectorvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

How it cut its caseload in half

Town Square

via Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

News from the Citizenship Movement

Seven Principles for Welfare Reform

by Martin Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Last summer President Clinton signed into law the vast new welfare overhaul that the Republican Congress had sent him. The law abolished the federal government's welfare bulwark, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, replacing it with block grants and wide new authority for the states.

Now the states must design welfare programs that conform with the law. They could do worse than to follow the guidelines that Hoover fellow Martin Anderson set out nearly twenty years ago. Anderson's book Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States, published in 1978, represents a tour de force-a thorough analysis of the welfare system, of the proposals for changing it, and of the practical and moral arguments underlying the entire debate.

Drive A Stake Through It

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

The passage of California's Proposition 209 has outlawed affirmative action programs in California's state government and made the status of affirmative action programs everywhere one of the most pressing issues of the day. Here Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell argues that there is precisely one way to deal with affirmative action. End it.