John Yoo describes how the idea of interrogation has evolved since George W. Bush left office. . . .
Stanford professors David Brady and Daniel Kessler compare the politics of Clintoncare in 1993 to the politics of Obamacare today...
Richard Epstein discusses the constitutionality of several hot items on the congressional agenda, including card check...
Is there a way to balance war and the “rule of law”?...
(28:05) Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book Discrimination and Disparities.
Understanding the Federal Budget and Moving toward Economic Prosperity.
John Yoo discusses the two Georges of Crisis and Command, George Washington and George W. Bush, and comments on the war powers of the executive branch. . . .
John Yoo, who served as deputy assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, introduces his latest book, Crisis and Command. . . .
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...
Archbishop Chaput has written that “The logic behind abortion makes all human rights politically contingent.”...
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson is proud to present the first interview with Condoleezza Rice in her new role as Director of the Hoover Institution. On September 1st, 2020 Director Rice became the Hoover Institution's eighth director in its 101 year history and the first woman to hold the position.
To succeed in the war on terror, Philip Bobbitt insists, the West needs an entirely new conceptual framework.
By Peter Robinson.
Yale Law alumnus and Kavanaugh’s former classmate John Yoo analyzes the current political leanings of the Supreme Court and the process of confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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)
Where should we draw the line between civil liberties and national security in the “war on terror”? Are we even at war, and if so, what are the constitutional limits to presidential war powers? Has the Bush administration gone too far in the electronic surveillance of citizens and the coercive interrogation of suspected terrorists and enemy combatants? Richard Epstein and John Yoo, both widely regarded as strict constitutional constructionists, take decidedly different positions on these questions. (41:26) 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.