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James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

October 18, 2019

Last week’s decision by California utilities to halt power to about two million residents, to avoid downed electricity lines sparking wildfires, plunged parts of the Golden State into darkness – and begged the questions of why the world’s fifth-largest economy can’t keep its lights on. James Sweeney, a Hoover Institution senior fellow who studies electricity market problems, explains why this is a matter of risk management in America’s wealthiest and most populous state.

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David Leal On President Trump, Texas, And The Latino Vote

David Leal On President Trump, Texas, And The Latino Vote

October 11, 2019

Is Texas in play in 2020 for Democrats? Is America’s Latino vote the “sleeping giant” the media predict it will be every four years? David Leal, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and University of Texas-Austin political scientist, separates fact from fiction in the Lone Star State, and explains how the Latino segment of the electorate fits into the national landscape.

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“All In On Donald Trump” With Charles Hurt

“All In On Donald Trump” With Charles Hurt

October 8, 2019

The rationale for Donald Trump in 2016: border control, the opiate crisis, honoring America’s “forgotten man,” and much more. Charles Hurt, a Fox News contributor and author of Still Winning: Why America Went All In On Donald Trump – And Why We Must Do It Again, offers his thoughts on the rationale for giving President Trump a second presidential term.

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Debra Saunders On White House Press Briefings

Debra Saunders On White House Press Briefings

October 4, 2019

Three words not uttered in the Trump White House’s press room “call the briefing.” Not since March has a White House press secretary done a full-on, live-televised briefing.

Debra J. Saunders, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s White House correspondent, discusses the “new normal” in Trump-media relations.

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Brady and Rivers: Impeachment . . . By The Numbers

Brady and Rivers: Impeachment . . . By The Numbers

October 1, 2019

As impeachment speculation mounts, the question remains: what effect, if any, has it had on the popularity of President Trump, Joe Biden, and the Democratic field? David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists, explain what their polling data indicates.

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Daniel Heil Discusses “America Off Balance”

Daniel Heil Discusses “America Off Balance”

September 25, 2019

Federal budget choices have consequences – for this and for future generations of Americans. Daniel Heil, a Hoover research fellow specializing in fiscal policy, takes us on a tour of “America Off Balance” – a Hoover interactive site that seeks to educate the public on the perils of Washington’s budget-reform inaction.

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Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer on House Republican Policy

Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer on House Republican Policy

September 18, 2019

Trying to regain the majority status they lost in the 2018 midterm election, what do House Republicans plan to showcase this fall in the way of ideas and initiatives? Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer, chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, discusses the House GOP brand and its relationship with President Trump.

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Mark Tillman: Piloting Air Force One on 9/11

Mark Tillman: Piloting Air Force One on 9/11

September 10, 2019

Most of us remember where we were on September 11, 2001. For Col. Mark Tillman, USAF-Ret., it was commanding Air Force One – which happened to be in Sarasota, Florida, on the day of the attack. One of only 14 Americans to have served as a presidential pilot, Tillman discusses the choices made in securing President Bush, the new-generation of Boeing 747s that are scheduled to enter service in 2024, plus where fact and fiction meet in Harrison Ford’s Air Force One action film.

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Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

September 4, 2019

Every wondered how individuals determine how much things are really worth? A Hoover Institution online survey – i.e., an “economic beauty contest” – wants your input. Tim Kane, an economist and the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, discusses the importance of valuation with regard to America’s  economy. And he analyzes the Trump Administration’s latest immigration actions, including a change to green card qualifications.

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Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

August 27, 2019

He’s the son of a biracial couple who worked for equality well before “mixed” marriages were publicly accepted, protested in the 1960s and considered himself a “radical” before reconsidering race relations in America. On the 400th anniversary of African slaves introduced to the Virginia colony, Shelby Steele, the Hoover Institution’s Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow and an award-winning authority on multiculturalism, addresses a Hoover Summer Policy Boot Camp audience on 21st Century America’s struggles with white guilt and black self-victimization.

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