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

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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Is Washington, DC – Trump’s Town? With Mike Franc

March 14, 2019

Two years into his presidency, Washington, DC, is not Donald Trump’s town ceremonially or stylistically – which is how the 45th president wants it. Michael Franc, director of the Hoover Institution’s research and initiatives program in the nation’s capital and a former congressional aide, discusses why DC is in fact Trump’s town for driving debate – and changes on Capitol Hill following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.

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The Roberts Court With Adam White

March 11, 2019

A Trump veto of a congressional rejection of his “national emergency” declaration means another controversy that could be settled by the Supreme Court – which in turns means Chief Justice Roberts as a potential swing vote. Hoover research fellow Adam White discusses whether Roberts, who’s disappointed conservatives of late, is the most influential individual in a divided Washington.  

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Area 45: The 2020 Presidential Field With David Brady and Doug Rivers

March 4, 2019

A baker’s-dozen Democrats have launched presidential efforts; another dozen are weighing a run. Is it a sign that President Trump is easy pickings – or is it a sign that the Democratic party is undergoing an identity crisis? David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, examine the state of the 2020 race.

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Class Warfare—Teachers Go On Strike With Paul Peterson

February 17, 2019

Decades ago, a California teachers’ union executive described the notion of educators walking a picket line as “inappropriate, unprofessional, illegal, outmoded, and ineffective.” Paul Peterson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, explains why that’s no longer the case as teachers coast to coast have walked out of their classrooms over the past year.

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The (Second) American Civil War? With Victor Davis Hanson

February 13, 2019

On the 210th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, some have suggested that United States faces a second “civil war” – a conflict over culture, economics, and world view. Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, contrasts the hands dealt to Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump. 

Is Taxing Wealth “Economic Justice?” With John Cochrane

February 7, 2019

The 2020 election is shaping up as a referendum on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans – what Democrats call “economic justice.” John Cochrane, the Jack and Rose-Marie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and proprietor of the “Grumpy Economist” blog, weighs the merits of the various proposed tax hikes and whether they constitute sound economic policy.

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Venezuela On The Brink With Markos Kounalakis

January 30, 2019

Six years ago, a US Secretary of State John Kerry declared an end to the Monroe Doctrine and US dominance of the Latin America. Hoover visiting fellow Markos Kounalakis suggests that the Trump Administration’s response to the constitutional crisis in Venezuela – economic sanctions, the outside chance of military intervention – is an indicator the doctrine is alive and kicking.

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Is It Constitutional? Featuring Richard Epstein

January 17, 2019

Constitutional law is frequently thrown around as a justification without people fulling understanding the document. From Speaker Pelosi believing she’s President Trump’s co-equal, to air traffic controllers demanding pay and senators wanting to know more about the president’s finances, constitutional law often arises. But are any of those justifications valid? Richard Epstein, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and the voice behind “The Libertarian” podcast, examines what the Constitution does and doesn’t allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings.

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