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The Terrifying Inadequacy Of American Election Law

by Larry Diamond, Edward Foleyvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The country has narrowly averted catastrophic deadlocks over the presidential-election outcome before. We may not be so fortunate in 2020.


John Yoo: Republican National Convention 2020 Recap

interview with John Yoovia The Bill Bennett Show
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

(54:00) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his new book Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power.

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The Libertarian: American Unrest

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Protesters fill the streets in opposition to “institutional racism.” But what’s the evidence it exists?

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The American Meltdown

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 31, 2020

The anti-racism trope about police is wrong and dangerous.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Assessing the Presidential Candidates."


Victor Davis Hanson: What Drives The Violent In The Blue Cities?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "What Is the Violence in American Cities All About?"

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Socialism and The Constitution

by Michael McConnellvia Defining Ideas
Friday, August 28, 2020

Is the U.S. Constitution indifferent to the nature of the country's socioeconomic regime?

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo #137: “Epstein, Yoo, & You”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Law Talk professors take listener questions.


BIll Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Seven “C-Notes” Trump Should Note During Convention Week."

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Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitz, Richard A. Epstein, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Davenport, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

While many Americans take free speech for granted, the tradition is far from universal. Many developed nations restrict speech that is deemed hurtful or offensive. And in the United States, there is increasing sentiment that some speech is not worth protecting. Is it time to reconsider the nation’s free-speech orthodoxy?


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