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The Silencing Of The Inspectors General

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Impartial watchdogs are useless if the government stonewalls them and ignores their findings of wrongdoing.

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Reining In The Administrative State

by Adam J. Whitevia PolicyEd
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The administrative state has increasingly grown powerful in day-to-day governance as the Congress, and the judicial branch has voluntarily ceded power over time. As a result, we have seen new regulations with minimum oversight and transparency. While the administrative state is an unavoidable consequence of our complex world, the administrative state must realign its interests with the public and the rule of law.

Analysis and Commentary

Guess Who's Coming To A White House Dinner? Dictators And Despots

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kim Jong Un just got one of the most coveted invitations for any foreign leader — a White House visit. If the Singapore Summit delivers results and continues to serve President Trump politically, that door will stay open and the invitation will remain valid. That would make Kim the latest in a string of despots and dictators who over the years get to pose for an Oval Office grip and grin.


The Administrative State Under Trump: A Conversation With Adam White

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Law and Liberty
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back the regulatory state.

In the News

Political Watchword From Trump-Kim Meeting: Caution

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

As President Trump touts the historic nature of his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, calling it the start of a "terrific relationship," lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are sounding more cautious notes.

In the News

'Eat Mor Krow' And Other Signs Of A Dangerously Politicized America

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Things seemed so much more hopeful back in late 2000, just before what turned out to be an impossibly close election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Throughout that campaign season, pundits and observers weren't overly concerned with hyper-partisanship and extreme polarization, like they are today. 


Michael McFaul: Is America Or Russia To Blame For The New Cold War?

interview with Michael McFaulvia National Interest
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul partakes in a debate titled “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War—Who Is To Blame?” 


Lanhee Chen: North Korean State Media Signals Positive Outcome For Summit

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Singapore and G-7 summits as well as NAFTA.


Kiron Skinner: Trump Warns Kim Jong Un This Is A 'One Time Shot'

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses what the US  is ready to do to help North Korea denuclearize.

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Area 45: The 2018 Summit Featuring President Trump And Kim Jong-Un

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summit in Singapore was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not the end of isolation. But it is, perhaps, the beginning of a new relationship with North Korea, the US, and the world.


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