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The Vice Presidency Grows Up

by Alvin S. Felzenbergvia Policy Review
Thursday, February 1, 2001

The growing stature of the office "a heartbeat away"

How Reagan Helped to Build the House of Bush

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

George W. Bush, it seems plausible to argue, wouldn’t have been elected president in 2000 if George H. W. Bush hadn’t been elected president in 1988. And George H. W. Bush wouldn’t have been elected president in 1988 if Ronald Reagan hadn’t invited him to be Reagan’s running mate in 1980. Hoover fellow Edwin Meese III describes how Reagan decided to issue that 1980 invitation–starting the Bushes on their way.

Reflections on the Recent Past: The Framers and Modern-Day Heresies

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr reflects on the lessons to be learned from his investigation of the president.

Where Have All the Governors Gone?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

You won’t find many calls for bold reform from today’s state capitals, where complacency, risk-aversion, and cutting big checks seem to be the order of the day. By Hoover fellow Bill Whalen.

The Double Bind of Race and Guilt

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

It was not joblessness that bred the black underclass—it was 35 years of counterproductive government programs. By Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

Here’s the Rest of Him

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Nancy Reagan shows us the side of her husband Dutch didn’t. By Hoover fellow Peter Robinson.

Ronald Reagan’s Best Scene

by Pete Wilsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Ronald Reagan played his best scene not in Hollywood but while in the White House. By Hoover fellow and former governor of California Pete Wilson.

How FDR Saved Capitalism

by Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Marksvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

During the economic crisis of the 1930s, many expected a socialist revolution. The revolution never came. Why? The man in the White House co-opted the left. By Hoover fellow Seymour Martin Lipset and Gary Marks.

Analysis and Commentary

Dumbing Down the Public: Why It Matters

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 15, 2001

Is it the candidates who have dumbed down their appeals or are they simply acknowledging that the public has a limited vocabulary?

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