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California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

April 18, 2019

What to make of California’s economic health, its new governor and the state’s role as the lead in the anti-Trump “resistance?” Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and contributor to Hoover’s “California On Your Mind” twice-weekly column, talks about the latest doings in the Golden State.

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A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

April 11, 2019

The leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer: “unintentional injuries,” including opioid-related fatalities. US Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan explains how the Trump Administration aims to limit the opioid scourge, plus other ways to reverse Americans’ shrinking longevity.

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An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

April 3, 2019

Granting 16-years-old the right to vote, abolishing the Electoral College, reshaping the makeup of the Supreme Court, states entering a voting compact? All are proposals championed and floated by a left still smarting from the 2016 election. David Davenport, a Hoover Institution research fellow specializing in constitution federalism and Americans politics and law, discusses why one of these reforms is more feasible than the others – and the need for a renewed emphasis on civics education.

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The Trillion-Dollar Storm With Alice Hill

The Trillion-Dollar Storm With Alice Hill

March 25, 2019

As economically devastating as this decade’s hurricanes and wildfires have been, the US is looking at even worse scenarios in the years ahead. Alice Hill, a Hoover Institution research fellow focusing on building resilience to catastrophic events, discusses how the nation can better plan for the inevitable, plus the latest on the Trump Administration, Democrats, and the climate-change debate.

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The Myths of Immigration with Tim Kane

The Myths of Immigration with Tim Kane

March 20, 2019

Who supports a wall-for-legalization deal on immigration? The Trump base – more so than Republicans in general. That’s one of the nonconventional findings in a Hoover-YouGov poll on immigration reform. Tim Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, discusses his survey’s data and the prospects on an immigration solution in a divided Washington.

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Is Washington, DC – Trump’s Town? With Mike Franc

Is Washington, DC – Trump’s Town? With Mike Franc

March 14, 2019

Two years into his presidency, Washington, DC, is not Donald Trump’s town ceremonially or stylistically – which is how the 45th president wants it. Michael Franc, director of the Hoover Institution’s research and initiatives program in the nation’s capital and a former congressional aide, discusses why DC is in fact Trump’s town for driving debate – and changes on Capitol Hill following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.

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The Roberts Court With Adam White

The Roberts Court With Adam White

March 11, 2019

A Trump veto of a congressional rejection of his “national emergency” declaration means another controversy that could be settled by the Supreme Court – which in turns means Chief Justice Roberts as a potential swing vote. Hoover research fellow Adam White discusses whether Roberts, who’s disappointed conservatives of late, is the most influential individual in a divided Washington.  

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Area 45: The 2020 Presidential Field With David Brady and Doug Rivers

Area 45: The 2020 Presidential Field With David Brady and Doug Rivers

March 4, 2019

A baker’s-dozen Democrats have launched presidential efforts; another dozen are weighing a run. Is it a sign that President Trump is easy pickings – or is it a sign that the Democratic party is undergoing an identity crisis? David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, examine the state of the 2020 race.

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Class Warfare—Teachers Go On Strike With Paul Peterson

Class Warfare—Teachers Go On Strike With Paul Peterson

February 17, 2019

Decades ago, a California teachers’ union executive described the notion of educators walking a picket line as “inappropriate, unprofessional, illegal, outmoded, and ineffective.” Paul Peterson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, explains why that’s no longer the case as teachers coast to coast have walked out of their classrooms over the past year.

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The (Second) American Civil War? With Victor Davis Hanson

The (Second) American Civil War? With Victor Davis Hanson

February 13, 2019

On the 210th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, some have suggested that United States faces a second “civil war” – a conflict over culture, economics, and world view. Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, contrasts the hands dealt to Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump.