With more events planned this week to mark President Ronald Reagan's 1987 challenge for the Soviet Union to dismantle an iconic symbol of the Cold War, a Cybercast News Service investigation shows that Reagan's own State Department tried to prevent his famous "tear down this wall" speech...
Lower taxes and reduced regulations…is President Trump using the Libertarian playbook?
This week, on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell discusses why the glacial pace of deliberations and decisions in the Senate is a feature, not a bug.
“Once it was clear the president was going to try to turn us into a Western European country as rapidly as he could, about the only strategy you have left when your opposition has a forty-seat majority in the House. . . . We knew we couldn’t stop the agenda. But we thought we had a chance of creating a national debate about whether all of this excess was appropriate. And the key to having a debate, frankly and candidly, was to deny the president, if possible, the opportunity to have any of these things be considered bipartisan.” (37:41)
Recorded on July 16, 2015 - Hoover fellows Charles Hill and James Mattis discuss the Iran deal and the state of the world on Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. In their view the United States has handed over its leading role to Iran and provided a dowry along with it.
Scott Adams on Life, Business, Experts, and Trump.
From his vantage point as the editor-in-chief of one of the most respected news magazines in the world, John Micklethwait discusses how this 150-year-old “newspaper” maintains its leadership position in the increasing precarious environment of print journalism. Along the way, he offers his job performance evaluation of Tony Blair and George Bush and is challenged to defend his previous assertion that “The conservative movement has become the dominant intellectual force in American politics.” (42:47) Video transcript
Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government--and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency
How the Trump administration can shield and spur American innovation.
What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?
The balance of virtue and rules flaunting in modern society.
Historian Douglas Brinkley on the speech he considers “the most patriotic delivered by an American president in this century”—the Berlin Wall address delivered in June 1987 by Hoover honorary fellow Ronald Reagan (and composed by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson).
Why the long communist experiment in the former USSR still matters today.
George F. Will discusses the deep political divisions in the US.
Haley Barbour and C. Boyden Gray reminisce about the life and legacy of George H. W. Bush's presidency and how future generations will remember him.
In his account of President Ronald Reagan's June 12, 1987 Berlin Wall address ("Four Little Words," op-ed, Nov. 9) Anthony Dolan, my boss in the Reagan speechwriting shop, describes a wonderfully improbable pair of events. . . .
In 1987, President Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall and addressed a challenge to the general secretary of the Soviet Union: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!" Ten years later, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, who drafted the historic address, tells how the speech came about.
A speechwriter for six years in the Reagan White House, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson reflects on the place in history of the 40th chief executive.
Just how bad is Edmund Morris’s new biography of Ronald Reagan? Very, very, very—well, you get the idea. Hoover fellow Peter Robinson weighs in.
One speechwriter’s experience with "the largest and most magnificent American of the second half of the twentieth century." By Hoover fellow Peter Robinson.