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Fred Barnes: Impeachment Then, Then, And Now

Fred Barnes: Impeachment Then, Then, And Now

December 13, 2019

He’s had a front-row seat to the Nixon, Clinton, and Trump impeachment sagas. Fred Barnes, a veteran Washington journalist and Hoover media fellow, discusses the nuances among the three proceedings dating over the past 45 years and the what current drama in Washington says about these hyper-partisan times.

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Giving Thanks With Niall Ferguson

Giving Thanks With Niall Ferguson

November 26, 2019

We are replaying this wonderful Thanksgiving podcast with Niall Ferguson.

As a prolific columnist and observer of US and world affairs, Niall Ferguson has plenty to be grateful for, beginning with an American president seemingly always in the news. Ferguson, the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains the many reasons why Americans should be giving thanks this holiday season.

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John Cochrane: Wealth Under Attack

John Cochrane: Wealth Under Attack

November 20, 2019

Two prominent Democratic presidential candidates want to impose “wealth taxes” on millionaires’ holdings. A prominent liberal economist declares that no billionaire ever made their fortune legitimately. John Cochrane, a renowned economist and the Hoover Institution’s Jack and Rose-Marie Anderson Senior Fellow, explains how and why “wealth” became a pejorative term and where we go from here.

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The State Of The Presidential Race

The State Of The Presidential Race

November 15, 2019

What a week in politics: public impeachment hearings, a candidates’ filing deadline in New Hampshire, one Republican leaving the presidential race and one (perhaps two) Democrats jumping in. Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists Dave Brady and Doug Rivers review their latest poll data on the 2020 election.

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John Batchelor

John Batchelor

November 8, 2019

For nearly two decades now, radio host and Hoover media fellow John Batchelor has saturated the airwaves with cerebral conversations pertaining to national and international affairs. This time answering the questions rather than asking them, Batchelor discusses what drew him to the world of talk radio and how the Trump presidency has affected his show.

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Joe Felter: The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy

Joe Felter: The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy

November 4, 2019

In an era of competitive influence with China and Russia, what are the policy implications for the Indo-Pacific region? Joseph Felter, a Hoover Institution research fellow and, until just recently, a defense assistant secretary for South and Southeast Asia, explains the Trump Administration’s options.

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Lanhee Chen: Republican Rift?

Lanhee Chen: Republican Rift?

October 31, 2019

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney’s recent criticism of President Trump, coupled with growing Republican angst over the coming election, has made a complicated relationship between President Trump and party regulars all the more tangled. Lanhee Chen, the Hoover Institution’s David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies and policy director for the 2012 Romney presidential campaign, assesses the current Republican mindset.

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Steve Scully: C-SPAN And Campaign 2020

Steve Scully: C-SPAN And Campaign 2020

October 28, 2019

For 40 years now, as political media have grown more polarized, the C-SPAN cable news channel has offered unbiased, unfiltered coverage of political figures, elections, and government. Steve Scully, C-SPAN’s political director, discusses the channel’s approach to the 2020 election, last July’s C-SPAN interview with President Trump, and the challenge of being a neutral “Switzerland” of political journalism.

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Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman On Vietnam’s “Balancing” Act

Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman On Vietnam’s “Balancing” Act

October 23, 2019

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of US-Vietnamese bilateral relations. Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman, a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow and former naval attaché to Vietnam and China, explains how Vietnam balances its international relations and the strategic options available to the US, as well as the efficacy of soft power in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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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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