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...
In April, former New York Times journalist Judith Miller revealed in “The Story” that by manipulating her memory through tendentious questioning and withholding exculpatory evidence, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald induced her to give false testimony that in 2007 helped convict I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby of obstruction of justice, false statements, and perjury.
For more than thirty years, the United States has been waging a war on drugs. This war—which takes the form of billions of dollars spent each year on drug law enforcement and interdiction, as well as harsh sentencing for drug offenses—is being called a failure by many critics. But if it is a failure, is drug legalization the solution? Just how would legalization work? And would the benefits of legalization outweigh the costs?
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the congressional proposals for immigration reform.
Peter Leeson of George Mason University and author of The Invisible Hook talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of 18th century pirates and what we can learn from their behavior...
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.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses recent revelations of IRS discrimination against conservative nonprofits and considers the scandal surrounding the Justice Department's monitoring of the Associated Press.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
(28:05) Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book Discrimination and Disparities.
Special Rerelease of the First Episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Twenty-One Years Later.
Special Rerelease of the First Episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Twenty-One Years Later
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chief of police for the city of San Jose, California, are two of seven invited contributors to a New York Times debate. Epstein talks about the Second Amendment in his “Misinterpreting the Right to Bear Arms.” McNamara’s response is titled “Not All Convicts Are Created Equal.”
Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government--and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency
What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?
If the Henry Louis Gates imbroglio makes anything clear it is that, in 2009, the mere implication of racial profiling in the arrest of a black professor...
Look at the biggest antipoverty success story of recent years—welfare reform—and you might see the makings of a solution to illegal immigration. By Jeffery M. Jones.
A 2003 book warning against illegal immigration has now found acceptance. The author explains. By Victor Davis Hanson.
There are better ways to provide legal aid to the poor