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Joseph McNamara

Hoover fellow on the Opinion Shop

via San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two police chiefs, Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and former police chief of San Jose, and Pleasant Hill police chief Pete Dunbar face off over legalizing marijuana in a San Francisco Chronicle webinar.

John B. Taylor

Hoover fellow is on Canada’s Business News Network

via Business News Network
Thursday, August 12, 2010

John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses his “Taylor Rule,” a well-known economic model for monetary policy. He also addresses the economy and a return to sensible fiscal policies that would stimulate the economic recovery.

A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism

Robert Service discusses A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism on NRO’s Between the Covers

via National Review Online
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Robert Service, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, noted Russian historian and political commentator, fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and coeditor of A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism, is interviewed by John J. Miller. Service states that “communism doesn't bring about a land of plenty for any peoples. It institutes all kinds of counterproductive and oppressive forms of government, forms of running the economy, that make it incapable of competing with the market economy and democracy.”

Paul Peterson and Checker Finn

Common standards remarkably uncontroversial

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, August 9, 2010

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn discuss the politics and economics of the common core standards.

Paul Peterson and Checker Finn

After bucking unions, the Obama administration breaks ranks with civil rights groups over charter schools

via Education Next
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn discuss why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools.

Russell D. Roberts

Laughlin on the future of carbon and climate

via EconTalk
Monday, August 9, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Robert Laughlin of Stanford University and the 1998 corecipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, energy use and the future of the earth's climate.

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Hoover fellow discusses his book Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad

via KFNX
Friday, August 6, 2010

Russell Berman, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, discusses terrorism and his recent Hoover Press book, Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad, on KFNX 1100 (Phoenix, AZ) on Friday, August 6, at 8:00 pm (PT).

Russell D. Roberts

Monopoly game: Are rules made to be broken?

via NPR
Friday, August 6, 2010

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses the board game Monopoly on NPR. Roberts, who has a fairly low opinion of Monopoly, discusses how the game presents a warped view of capitalism. “There's no innovation, no mutual benefits — it's all about grinding your opponents to dust.”

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Book explores fixes for California’s broken government

via KPBS
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thad Kousser, a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2009–10, discusses, on KPBS, California Crackup, a new book that offers solutions for California’s problems. Kousser then adds what he thinks could fix our broken state government.

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The politics of justice

via Townhall
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses, on Townhall, the Obama administration’s challenge to Arizona’s immigration law.

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