Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
To understand the sometimes glaring gaps between candidate Obama’s promises and President Obama’s policies, it is useful to appreciate an old tension in American progressivism. . . .
Be careful when one uses the superlative case—best, most, -est, etc.—or evokes end-of-the-world imagery...
Partnerships with religious groups may have been dismissed as a stepchild of the Bush administration, but they appear to have a bright future all the same. By David Davenport.
In today's Wall Street Journal, Hoover's Peter Robinson reports on an interview with Gary Becker. . . .
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, points out the problems associated with implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Thomas Sowell offers examples of why intellectuals are so often wrong about economics. . . .
The Nobel Prize winner says Americans don't want expansion of government. . . .
Thomas Sowell discusses the politics of the housing boom...
Paul Rahe says it is easy to explain the nanny state, since there is a nanny in all of us. . . .
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Understanding the Federal Budget and Moving toward Economic Prosperity.
Everyone seems to need a narrative of good against evil -- even people who don't believe in God or in Satan. . . .
Thomas Sowell introduces his new book, Intellectuals and Society, and expounds on what he calls “the fatal misstep of intellectuals.” . . .
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
How well are our leaders — including Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke — managing the aftermath of the financial crisis? . . .
“He comes to Washington and tells me a sad story,” Franklin D. Roosevelt once said of New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia...
"To see what is in front of one's nose," George Orwell famously asserted, "needs a constant struggle."
Mitt Romney appears to have changed his mind once again about the statewide health care program he enacted as governor of Massachusetts...
Paul Rahe, a professor at Hillsdale College, believes the country is going to hell in a hand basket. . . .
Economics professor Allan Meltzer once said, "Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin."...