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Editorial: Environmentalists Want 10 Years Of Coronavirus-Level Emissions Cuts

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Reviewm Journal
Friday, May 29, 2020

It’s always been difficult for the layman to comprehend what it would entail to reduce carbon emissions enough to satisfy environmentalists who fret over global warming. Then came coronavirus.


Social-Media Fact-Checking Has Become A Political Weapon: Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says social-media platforms like Twitter should be treated like publications if they choose to exercise editorial control and believes leaving fact-checking up to them will lead to political bias. He also believes the economy is on track for a historic second half of the year.

In the News

Trump Signs Executive Order Against Social Media Companies After Twitter Fact Check

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS San Francisco
Thursday, May 28, 2020

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after San Francisco-based Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

In the News

Trump Threatens Twitter Over Fact Checks: What's Next?

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Telegraph
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets that falsely called mail-in ballots “substantially fraudulent” and predicted a “Rigged Election.” On Wednesday, the president threatened to impose new regulation on social media companies or even to “close them down."

In the News

Jacquelyn Schneider And Herb Lin: Cyber Power And Peril In The Post-COVID World

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Jacquelyn Schneider and Herb Lin: Cyber Power and Peril in the Post-Covid World
Tuesay, June 2, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.


John Yoo: Twitter Wades Into Controversy With Fact-Check Label For Trump Tweet

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Twitter fact checking President Trump as well as the overall political bias in social media.

Analysis and Commentary

The Progressive 'Brights' Are Pretty Dim

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The current virus crisis, the utopian faith -- and the road lined with mountains of human corpses.

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson Slams Democrats As The 'Party Of Superstition And Faith-Based Information'

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday that Democratic governors have lost all credibility as they continue to demand that their constituents accept drastic restrictions in the name of protecting their community.

In the News

Coronavirus Response A 'Massive Policy Screwup' But Not Trump's Fault: Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The U.S. response to the novel coronavirus divides many Americans along partisan lines. Democrats criticize President Donald Trump for a mismanaged response with grave consequences, and Republicans defend him, downplaying the need for social distancing and measures that ensure it.

Policy InsightsFeatured


by Russell Roberts, Lee Ohanian, Michael J. Boskin, Richard A. Epstein, John B. Taylor, John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 28, 2020

With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the economy, some in Congress are proposing a large increase in infrastructure spending. Supporters claim that increased spending will boost the economy while ensuring future generations will benefit from improved transportation, power, and communication systems. But will increased federal spending on infrastructure deliver on these promises, or are there reasons to be skeptical?


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.