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Ed Lazear Assesses the Trump Economy

Ed Lazear Assesses the Trump Economy

August 14, 2019

Trade wars with China, charges of currency manipulation, volatile markets, a labor market at full employment – all in a week’s news. Edward Lazear, the Hoover Institution’s Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow and chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in the Bush 43 White House, assesses the health of the US economy.

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Brady And Rivers On The State Of The Presidential Race

Brady And Rivers On The State Of The Presidential Race

August 6, 2019

Two Democratic presidential debates down, the next one not until mid-September. David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, weigh in on the state of the race – including what post-debate polling suggests about the effectiveness of the candidates’ messaging and how the tragedy in El Paso factors into national politics.

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Guy Benson On Trump And The Millennial Vote

Guy Benson On Trump And The Millennial Vote

July 29, 2019

In order to secure re-election, President Trump will need to turn out his base – and then some. Guy Benson, a Hoover Institution media fellow and host of an eponymous Fox News Radio Show, discusses what it will take for his fellow “millennial conservatives” to grant Trump a second term.

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Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

July 19, 2019

Should the Affordable Care Act be struck down as unconstitutional? Senate Republicans will have to scramble to avoid a repeat of 2017, and the seven months that ended with an inability to come up with an Obamacare replacement. Scott Atlas, M.D., the Hoover Institution’s David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow and a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, outlines some basic principles the Senate should embrace. 

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The US-UK “Special Relationship” With Andrew Roberts

The US-UK “Special Relationship” With Andrew Roberts

July 12, 2019

Political earthquakes on both sides of the Atlantic have left the “special relationship” between the US and the UK on shaky ground. Andrew Roberts, the Hoover Institution’s Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting Fellow and author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny, discusses Winston Churchill, UK’s legendary prime minister’s approach to transatlantic relations and whether the upcoming Tory leadership change will give rise to “MEGA” – i.e., “Make England Great Again”.

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The School Spending Disconnect With Paul Peterson

The School Spending Disconnect With Paul Peterson

July 8, 2019

In California and other states nationwide, record sums are being sent on public education. And yet improvement – better testing scores, closing achievement gaps – remains elusive. Paul Peterson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, explains why money isn’t the sole cure to what ails America’s schools.

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About Those Debates . . .With David Brady and Doug Rivers

About Those Debates . . .With David Brady and Doug Rivers

July 1, 2019

One Democratic presidential debate down, another 11 to go. David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, weigh in on the state of the race to find a challenger to President Trump – including what post-debate polling suggests about Joe Biden’s frontrunner status and Kamala Harris’s surge.

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Tilling The Democratic Field With Ben Domenech

Tilling The Democratic Field With Ben Domenech

June 5, 2019

Who will stand between President Trump and a second term? Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, recently traveled to New Hampshire for an up-close look at the Democrat’s presidential field. His conclusion: the nominee will come from one of three categories: “normalcy” (Joe Biden), “ambition” (Elizabeth Warren) or “aspiration” (Pete Buttigieg).

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What’s Next For North Korea With Thomas Henriksen

What’s Next For North Korea With Thomas Henriksen

May 31, 2019

President Trump’s insistence that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a good-faith bargainer begs the question: will Kim ever give up his nuclear ambitions or allow economic reforms into North Korea? Hoover emeritus senior fellow Thomas Henriksen assesses the latest news from the Korean peninsula and whether a third Trump-Kim summit would be a wise move by the US president.

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How Public Policy Became War With David Davenport

How Public Policy Became War With David Davenport

May 24, 2019

In case you haven’t noticed there’s a war on . . . terror, drugs, poverty, you name it. David Davenport, a Hoover Institution research fellow specializing in constitutional federalism and American politics and law, and co-author of the newly released How Public Policy Became War, discusses how the over-use of the word war has contributed to America’s policy and cultural divides.

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