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Area 45: Brady and Rivers: The State Of The Race

Area 45: Brady and Rivers: The State Of The Race

March 31, 2020

Yes, that would be the presidential race, which slowed to a crawl courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, weigh in on the state of the race – discussing what polling suggests about Joe Biden’s campaign, President Trump’s handling of the health and economic crises, and the virus’ effect on voters’ attitudes.

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Cochrane: Is An Economic Stimulus The Right Cure For The Coronavirus?

Cochrane: Is An Economic Stimulus The Right Cure For The Coronavirus?

March 12, 2020

Should Washington’s reaction to the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic include a stimulus package? John Cochrane, the Hoover Institution’s Jack and Rose-Marie Anderson Senior Fellow and author of the “Grumpy Economist” blog, discusses the do’s and don’ts of Washington’s economic response to the pandemic.

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Dave Brady: The State Of The Democratic Presidential Race . . .

Dave Brady: The State Of The Democratic Presidential Race . . .

March 6, 2020

Remember all those predictions that Bernie Sanders was the Democratic front-runner and socialism was in vogue? That no longer seems the case after resounding Joe Biden wins in South Carolina and Super Tuesday states. David Brady, Hoover senior fellow emeritus and Stanford political scientist, weighs in on the state of the race – why the ground suddenly shifted in Biden’s favor.  

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Brady And Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race

Brady And Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race

February 27, 2020

After four rounds of voting in February, the Democratic presidential primaries kick into high gear with March 3’s “Super Tuesday” avalanche of 14 states, followed by votes in key swing states across America for the remainder of the month. David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, weigh in on the state of the race and what their tracking survey reveals as the candidates scramble for support.

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John Yoo: Impeachment’s Lessons

John Yoo: Impeachment’s Lessons

February 7, 2020

Will a president of the United States ever be impeached? Was the term “high crimes and misdemeanors” clarified? Did one branch of government emerge stronger than others? What does the future hold for the FBI, FISA Court, and Special Counsels? John Yoo, a Hoover Institution fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, discusses the legal fallout from the Trump impeachment saga.

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Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: The Front Of The Long Grey Line

Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: The Front Of The Long Grey Line

February 5, 2020

After 40 years of service to his country, Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper is one of only two members of West Point’s Class of 1979 still on active duty. He reflects on changes in the military over that span, his tours abroad, and Douglas MacArthur’s principles of “duty, honor, and country.”

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Tom Church: The Fiscal Effects Of A Public Option

Tom Church: The Fiscal Effects Of A Public Option

January 31, 2020

A schism within the field of Democratic candidates: Medicare-for-All advocates vs. supporters of a “public option” for America’s health care system – i.e., expanded Obamacare. Hoover research fellow Tom Church details the enormous fiscal impact on government and taxpayers should a politically feasible public option become law.

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Dave Brady And Doug Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race

Dave Brady And Doug Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race

January 27, 2020

Iowans will caucus next week and the Democratic presidential field remains unsettled. David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, weigh in on the state of the race – what their tracking survey reveals pre-Iowa, what impact Washington’s impeachment drama has had on the Democratic presidential race.

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Richard Epstein: Do Cheaters Prosper?

Richard Epstein: Do Cheaters Prosper?

January 24, 2020

China cheats on trade, Iran cheats on nukes, Trump cheated his way into office…or so the allegations go. And of course, there’s baseball’s cheating scandal. Richard Epstein, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and the voice behind The Libertarian and Law Talk podcasts, weighs in on the balance of virtue and rules-flaunting in modern society.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Holding The Trump Card

Victor Davis Hanson: Holding The Trump Card

January 15, 2020

Iran’s next move, a Senate impeachment trial, and the beginning of the Democratic primaries. Despite January and February’s uncertainties, Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, believes in this certainty: President Trump is on a path to reelection this fall.

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