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The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy (Part II) With Byron York

The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy (Part II) With Byron York

May 20, 2019

Nearly 15 years ago, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York wrote a book outlining the left’s efforts to outmaneuver the Bush 43 presidency. The differences then and now? York explains – and offers his thoughts on the state of the 2020 presidential race.

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Trump’s Suburban Divide With Barbara Comstock

Trump’s Suburban Divide With Barbara Comstock

May 15, 2019

For two terms, Barbara Comstock represented Virginia’s 10th Congressional District – until last year’s referendum on the Trump presidency. The former congresswoman discusses the Trump disconnect in her corner of Northern Virginia, and suggests ways for the GOP to attract more female candidates.

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Japan’s New Emperor With Michael Auslin

Japan’s New Emperor With Michael Auslin

May 9, 2019

A new Japanese emperor means the continuation of a centuries-old tradition, with a modern twist: the new emperor and empress haven’t produced a son to inherit the throne. Hoover fellow Michael Auslin, host of the “Pacific Century” podcast, explains the differences between the monarchy in Tokyo and the one in Buckingham Palace.

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The Race For The Presidency With Dave Brady

The Race For The Presidency With Dave Brady

May 1, 2019

With 20 Democrats seeking the presidency, is it too early to be thinking about a brokered convention? David Brady, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Family Senior Fellow and a Stanford political scientist, addresses that question plus whether Bernie Sanders is a political disruptor like Trump and whether Joe Biden destined is for a fate similar to Jeb Bush.

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Politics and Good Books With Barton Swaim

Politics and Good Books With Barton Swaim

April 24, 2019

A rash of presidential candidates also means a rash of candidates’ books – some biographical, some more policy-oriented, and very few all that notable. Barton Swaim, who pens a politics-books column for the Wall Street Journal, explains why campaigning and quality literature don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand.

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California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

April 18, 2019

What to make of California’s economic health, its new governor and the state’s role as the lead in the anti-Trump “resistance?” Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and contributor to Hoover’s “California On Your Mind” twice-weekly column, talks about the latest doings in the Golden State.

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A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

April 11, 2019

The leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer: “unintentional injuries,” including opioid-related fatalities. US Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan explains how the Trump Administration aims to limit the opioid scourge, plus other ways to reverse Americans’ shrinking longevity.

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An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

April 3, 2019

Granting 16-years-old the right to vote, abolishing the Electoral College, reshaping the makeup of the Supreme Court, states entering a voting compact? All are proposals championed and floated by a left still smarting from the 2016 election. David Davenport, a Hoover Institution research fellow specializing in constitution federalism and Americans politics and law, discusses why one of these reforms is more feasible than the others – and the need for a renewed emphasis on civics education.

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The Trillion-Dollar Storm With Alice Hill

The Trillion-Dollar Storm With Alice Hill

March 25, 2019

As economically devastating as this decade’s hurricanes and wildfires have been, the US is looking at even worse scenarios in the years ahead. Alice Hill, a Hoover Institution research fellow focusing on building resilience to catastrophic events, discusses how the nation can better plan for the inevitable, plus the latest on the Trump Administration, Democrats, and the climate-change debate.

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The Myths of Immigration with Tim Kane

The Myths of Immigration with Tim Kane

March 20, 2019

Who supports a wall-for-legalization deal on immigration? The Trump base – more so than Republicans in general. That’s one of the nonconventional findings in a Hoover-YouGov poll on immigration reform. Tim Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, discusses his survey’s data and the prospects on an immigration solution in a divided Washington.

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