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. . . .
In today's Wall Street Journal, Hoover's Peter Robinson reports on an interview with Gary Becker. . . .
Hoover fellow Epstein discusses the Libertarian Chronicles, the IRS, and Obamacare on the John Batchelor Show
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, weighs in on the IRS scandal and the unraveling of Obamacare.
Peter Schweizer, the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a former consultant to NBC News, discusses how Congress and the government, in giving sweetheart contracts to friends and big donors, cause a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars.
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. . . .
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. . . .
Everyone seems to need a narrative of good against evil -- even people who don't believe in God or in Satan. . . .
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .
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."...
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...