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Victor Davis Hanson: Holding The Trump Card

Victor Davis Hanson: Holding The Trump Card

January 15, 2020

Iran’s next move, a Senate impeachment trial, and the beginning of the Democratic primaries. Despite January and February’s uncertainties, Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, believes in this certainty: President Trump is on a path to reelection this fall.

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Abbas Milani On Post-Soleimani Iran

Abbas Milani On Post-Soleimani Iran

January 8, 2020

Last week’s US drone attack killing Iranian military leader and terrorism architect Qassim Soleimani marks a new chapter in America’s relationship with the Persian people and their regime. Abbas Milani, a Hoover research fellow and the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University, offers his thoughts on what happens next inside Iran. 

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Sarah Isgur: Post-Trump Republicans

Sarah Isgur: Post-Trump Republicans

December 19, 2019

Regardless of next November’s outcome, Republicans will be searching for a new presidential standard-bearer for 2024 and beyond. Sarah Isgur, a staff writer for The Dispatch and a CNN commentator (and, prior to that, an aide to Jeff Sessions, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina), discusses what life after Donald Trump might look like for the GOP.

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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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