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...
After their dismal performance in November, conservatives are taking stock...
In a thoughtful consideration of the state of the conservative movement, Peter Berkowitz writes of fellow conservatives: “They should distinguish among what they can alter, what they must accept and what they should embrace.
During his meteoric rise to the White House, President Obama was touted as a pragmatist -- one who overcomes ideology, transcends partisanship, and focuses on the practical and doable. The stunning repudiation of the president’s leadership on Nov. 4 exhibits the poverty of his brand of pragmatism.
On October 7, 2003, Californians go to the polls to vote in a historic election. They will decide whether to recall Governor Gray Davis and replace him with someone else. Davis is only the second governor in U.S. history to face a recall election. Is the California recall in the best interests of its citizens? Or is this recall election an example of direct democracy gone awry? And what long-term effects will this recall campaign have on politics at both the state and national levels?
In this wide-ranging conversation, Thiel discusses his politics, his campaign, and the scourge of totalitarian conformism in the United States and abroad; the problem with “following the science”; where President Biden deserves the blame and where he doesn’t; and why cryptocurrency may just save the world.
What sustains the conservative agenda? What makes it distinctive and coherent? In a word, principle. By Peter Berkowitz.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
In Florida, where Democrats outnumber Republicans, Governor Jeb Bush won both election and reelection by comfortable margins, reformed education, cut taxes, stood up for traditional moral values, and left office after eight years with an approval rating of more than 60 percent. How did he do it? Peter Robinson speaks with Governor Jeb Bush about what it means to be a conservative, his views on America’s current domestic agenda and foreign policy challenges, faith and politics, and the 2007 Republican presidential candidates. Video transcript (32:40)
Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick, who coached David Frost for his storied broadcast bout with Richard Nixon, shares his glimpse of "the unleashed Nixon." By Caleb Daniloff.
Why the former footballer is hoping to run for office in California--as a Republican. . . .
This is a story about using American politics to promote the highest of ideals and to realize the worthiest of accomplishments...
In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Peter sits down with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, CA) to discuss what the majority leader does and what it takes to be one.
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .
Reporting on the agreement last week to close the state budget gap here in California, The New York Times adopted a tone of gloom and despair...
Mitt Romney appears to have changed his mind once again about the statewide health care program he enacted as governor of Massachusetts...
The news broke in early September, so technically it wasn’t an “October surprise.” Still, word that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters instead of his Republican challenger, Carl DeMaio, in California’s 52nd Congressional District in San Diego County raised an eyebrow or two.
Although it is five months from publication, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's co-authored autobiography and political treatise has gone on sale for advance copies with a working title and an ambitious promise to provide a "bold vision for renewing the GOP and our nation." . . .
The state of California employs some two-and-a-quarter million people, includes almost 400 state agencies, oversees 29 different legal codes, administers a tax code that runs to more than 60,000 clauses or sections and spends more than $100 billion a year...
Utah Republican senator Mike Lee joins Peter to discuss the positive reforms he has put forth since being elected in 2010. The senator’s legislation caused the New York Times to refer to him as the “one-stop shop for provocative reform ideas.” Senator Lee explains his policies to restructure the tax code, change transportation funding, and how to move immigration forward. Senator Lee, before becoming a senator, clerked for Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito, served as an assistant US attorney in Salt Lake City, and practiced law with large firms in both Salt Lake City and Washington, DC.