The collapse of the giant immigration overhaul in the Senate might demonstrate that the dreaded status quo -- 12 million people living in the country illegally and more arriving each day -- is not really so dreadful after all...
Amid unnerving CNN audio glitches, a lightning-inducing answer on abortion, and a cramped stage of candidates just one shy of a football team, Rudy Giuliani managed to elevate his status as the Republican frontrunner in last night’s presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire...
Seeking to bolster support for their flagging campaigns and coffers, Sen. John McCain and former Sen. John Edwards hit the stump in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, getting warm receptions and a chance to tailor messages to the rich and powerful...
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...
In this wide-ranging interview, bouncing from the comic to the serious and back again, Christopher Buckley comments on the new media, politics, Republicans, the war, spending, McCain, Obama, and American life. After rating the speechifying of Obama, McCain, Palin, and Biden, he concludes with reflections on life with William F. Buckley. (29:15) Video transcript
As my Foreign Policy colleagues Kori Schake and Peter Feaver have written recently, such partisan endorsements by former military officials are growing more frequent, and risk turning the military into even more of a political football than it already is. "Such political endorsements contribute to toxic civil-military relations," writes Feaver. They "damage ... the norm of a non-partisan military that has served our country well."
Delivering his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush hopes to balance a rebuke of his Iraq policy already promised by lawmakers with a high-profile invitation to cooperate on vexing domestic problems...
Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?
The fight for the Republican presidential nomination has produced a spectacle that seems truly odd.
The Washington Post, which never passes up an opportunity to attack Sarah Palin, has gone after her for criticizing President Barack Obama’s “Sputnik” reference in
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.
Poor strategic decision making since 2001 has involved the United States in messy civil wars that will take years, if not decades, to resolve. In Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, regime change has come easily, but a limited commitment to stabilizing those nations has resulted in messy, bloody, and expensive aftermaths. Those wars show that military success alone cannot ensure a stable post-conflict outcome. Only the presence of US military forces, economic aid, and a long-term political commitment from US policy makers to rebuild and restore defeated nations can ensure enduring peace.
A historical overview of networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.
As you endure the long hours of holiday travel, listen to Hoover’s top scholars offer their thoughtful analytic perspective on the big issues of 2017.
Since George W. Bush asked my advice before he moved into the White House--the then-governor of Texas wanted to discuss the best ways of setting up a speech-writing shop--maybe he won't object all that much if I offer some advice once again, now that he's about to move out...
How close in style and substance is Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, who also hailed from Illinois and emerged from a humble background to lead our nation in a time of crisis? Ferguson and Long examine the first inaugural addresses of both men to explore the parallels between the two and offer insights into how President Obama will guide our nation. (36:54 ) Video transcript
James Woolsey discusses the failure of the intelligence community in the run-up to the Iraq war and considers Barak Obama’s selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA in light of the historical relationship between the president and the CIA director. He outlines the challenges the intelligent community faces in what he calls America’s war against “theocratic totalitarianism.” Finally, he asserts that it is imperative for us to destroy oil as a strategic commodity – not only for our security but also for the good of the planet. (36:56 ) Video transcript
Sowell describes the critical differences between interests and visions. Interests, he says, are articulated by people who know what their interests are and what they want to do about them. Visions, however, are the implicit assumptions by which people operate. In politics, visions are either “constrained” or “unconstrained.” A closer look at the statements of both McCain and Obama reveals which “vision” motivates their policy positions, particularly as they pertain to the war, the law, and economics. (37:38) Video transcript
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