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Taxes, GDP Growth, and the Trump Economy

Taxes, GDP Growth, and the Trump Economy

July 31, 2018

A second-quarter GDP that surpassed 4% was cause for a victory lap in the Trump White House last week. Is the exuberance justified? Is the US economy looking at sustained growth or a third-quarter surprise? John Cochrane, the Jack and Rose-Marie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs the good and the bad of “Trumponomics.”

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The Enigmatic Russian President

The Enigmatic Russian President

July 25, 2018

Vladimir Putin: President Trump’s friend, foe, or a category entirely his own? With a second Putin-Trump meeting in the works for later this year, Hoover senior fellow and Russian historian Robert Service offers his thoughts on the enigmatic Russian president.

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The Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh

The Supreme Court and Judge Brett Kavanaugh

July 11, 2018

After a 12-day build-up that was one-part suspense and another part “The Bachelor”, President Trump settled on Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Adam White, a Hoover Institution research fellow and director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, walks us through the significance of the pick.