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Another Philly Special?

Another Philly Special?

November 5, 2020

What comes after Election Day in America? Legal maneuvering by the two presidential campaigns as votes/ballots are counted and ballot integrity comes under scrutiny. John Yoo, a Hoover Institution fellow, and constitutional law professor, explains what the Supreme Court might be asked to decide should a Republican challenge in Pennsylvania reach the highest court in the land. 

Area 45: And The Winner Is . . .

Area 45: And The Winner Is . . .

October 28, 2020

As the presidential election enters its last days, what do the polls suggest about the health of the two candidacies? David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, discuss differences in voter demographics over the past four years and likely Election Night outcomes for control of the White House and U.S. Senate.  

“Your Lights Are Getting Dimmer”

“Your Lights Are Getting Dimmer”

October 8, 2020

With the election less than a month away and polls showing Joe Biden with a healthy lead, is there room – and ample time – for a Trump rally? David Brady, a Hoover Institution senior fellow emeritus and Stanford political scientist, reviews polling data showing how the 2020 race compares, at this point, to 2016’s contest nationally and in battleground states.  

Area 45: A Healthy Amendment?

Area 45: A Healthy Amendment?

October 3, 2020

The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution clarifies presidential succession in the event of death or resignation. What’s not so clear is prolonged incapacitation. John Yoo, a Hoover Institution fellow, and constitutional law professor, explains how that amendment, written in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, applies to President Trump’s current health crisis. 

Foreign To This Election

Foreign To This Election

September 23, 2020

In a presidential election dominated by news of a pandemic, economic disruption, climate events, and now the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, what’s there to be said about the world beyond America’s shores? Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses unrest in Egypt and Iran – and offers a few foreign policy questions in advance of next week’s presidential debate.

Replacing “The Notorious RBG”

Replacing “The Notorious RBG”

September 20, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death makes an already fierce presidential election even more contentious. John Yoo, a Hoover Institution visiting fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, reflects on the legacy of “notorious RBG” and weighs the pros and cons of waging a bitter confirmation battle before or after Election Day and January’s presidential inauguration. 

Cancel That Thought

Cancel That Thought

September 16, 2020

Hoover Institution research fellow Lanhee Chen explains the politics behind the social media companies, the World Health Organization, and what the future may hold for social media outlets amidst the current cancel-culture phenomenon. 

State Of The Presidential Race: Convention Bump?

State Of The Presidential Race: Convention Bump?

September 4, 2020

Did the parties’ virtual convention change the dynamics of the presidential race? Apparently not. David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists, discuss the lack of a lasting “Trump bump,” and whether civil unrest is affecting Joe Biden’s lead, plus the concept of a “hidden” Trump voter that pollsters can’t ascertain.  

President (Yes, President) Pelosi?

President (Yes, President) Pelosi?

August 31, 2020

If you think the presidential election is contentious, there’s a chance that constitutional law might add to the public’s dyspepsia. John Yoo, a Hoover Institution fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, details scenarios in which a Democratic-controlled House re-elects President Trump, or an indecisive Congress paves the way for President Nancy Pelosi. 

Michael Auslin On Keeping Up With The Kims

Michael Auslin On Keeping Up With The Kims

August 27, 2020

What’s the status of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un? Is his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, the heir apparent? Michael Auslin, the Hoover Institution’s Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia and co-host of Hoover’s Pacific Century podcast,  discusses the family dynamics at play in Pyongyang and possible changes to American diplomacy post-November election. 

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