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A Progressive Plan That Aids Loan Sharks

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Capping interest rates on credit cards will hurt the poor most


Elizabeth Cobbs: The Tubman Command

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her book The Tubman Command.

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The Libertarian: Vaccination, Religious Liberty, And Public Health

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How the measles outbreak illustrates the limits of individual liberty.

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Area 45: Trump’s Suburban Divide With Barbara Comstock

interview with Barbara Comstockvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Former congresswoman, Barbara Comstock, discusses the Trump disconnect in her corner of Northern Virginia, and how the GOP can attract more female candidates.

Francis E. Stafford photographs, Album C, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Linking America Together, 150 Years Ago

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Monday, May 13, 2019

Amidst all the talk of the country splitting apart, we just passed one of the great anniversaries that helped make America one nation. On May 10, 1869, crews from the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met at desolate Promontory Summit, in northern Utah, and completed the Transcontinental Railroad.

In the News

Library Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

mentioning Michael McFaulvia The Daily Journal
Monday, May 13, 2019

The next time you visit the San Mateo Main Library take a moment to look at the big plaque on the outside of the building. It’s a list of the major donors — individuals and business organizations — who contributed to the original capital campaign. Twenty-five years ago the San Mateo Library Foundation was created and it has much to celebrate today.


The Spectre Of Socialism In America

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 13, 2019

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of socialism.

Analysis and Commentary

Baseball Great Albert Pujols Defends Property Rights

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 10, 2019

"I don’t play this game so I can pay fans so they can give me, you know… He can have that piece of history, its for the fans that we play for too. He has the right to keep it, the ball went in the stands so I would never fight anybody to give anything back."

Louis Armstrong visits with Radio Liberty reporters
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Swinging With Freedom: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty And The Power Of Jazz

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 10, 2019

Western music, and jazz in particular, became a popular form of resistance against the Communist regimes, especially in Eastern Europe.

In the News

A Rothschild Flew The Nest And Still Became Fabulously Rich

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 10, 2019

Four decades ago, Jacob Rothschild did something crazy. After a family falling out, he turned his back on the riches of Europe’s biggest banking dynasty to pursue his own interests.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.