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Hamilton—the Man, the Myth —the Donald?

Hamilton—the Man, the Myth —the Donald?

October 19, 2017

Lionized in print and on theater stages, Alexander Hamilton is a curious bookend for a new president who likewise calls Manhattan home, is steeped in capitalism, and uses the media to joust with his rivals. Elizabeth Cobbs, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and author of The Hamilton Affair: A Novel, separates fact from fiction regarding the famed Founding Father. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 56:19)

Of Patents, Trump, and Trolls Featuring Stephen Haber

Of Patents, Trump, and Trolls Featuring Stephen Haber

October 18, 2017

The United States is tenth in the world among nations’ protecting intellectual property. In 2016 US patent applications declined by one percent. Stephen Haber, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, examines a patent landscape that includes Big Pharma, Big Tech, legal trolls, and Keanu Reeves–like actors. He also offers a few suggestions for how the Trump administration can shield and spur American innovation. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 43:16)

Let’s Get This Party Started Featuring Lanhee Chen

Let’s Get This Party Started Featuring Lanhee Chen

October 13, 2017

America’s GOP dominates at all levels of government—state legislative, gubernatorial, congressional, presidential—yet Republicans have struggled, quite publicly, to come to terms with the party’s direction during the era of Trump. Lanhee Chen, the Hoover Institution’s David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, discusses the Republican identity crisis, the lingering effects on the GOP brand, and the party’s ability to produce change in Washington. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 50:46)

Trump’s Energy Strategy, the Nuclear Option, featuring Jeremy Carl

Trump’s Energy Strategy, the Nuclear Option, featuring Jeremy Carl

October 11, 2017

Recorded on October 6, 2017 A new administration means a new approach to federal energy approach, in the case of Donald Trump’s presidency, a new look at nuclear energy. Hoover research fellow Jeremy Carl, coauthor of Keeping the Lights on at America’s Nuclear Power Plants, examines the choices available to Trump on clean, green, and fossil energies. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 41:45)

American Attitudes toward Immigration featuring Tim Kane

American Attitudes toward Immigration featuring Tim Kane

October 9, 2017

Recorded on September 28, 2017 As Congress and the White House wrestle over immigration reform—funding for a border wall, protecting Dreamers—what is the public’s attitude? Timothy Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J. P Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, highlights the findings of a new Hoover/YouGov survey on immigration and which policy ideas enjoy consensus approval. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 41:10)

Is Entitlement Reform Possible? Featuring John Cogan

Is Entitlement Reform Possible? Featuring John Cogan

October 4, 2017

It’s a tradition dating back to the Founding Fathers: the American government financing safeguards, be it retirement (Social Security), health benefits (Medicare), or rewards for military service in the form of federal entitlements. In an age of debt and deficits, when will lawmakers address entitlement reform? John Cogan, Hoover’s Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow and author of a new book on the long history of federal entitlements, assesses where the Trump administration goes from here. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playting time: 40:41)