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Area 45: Tim Kane: Does COVID-19 Trump Immigration?

Area 45: Tim Kane: Does COVID-19 Trump Immigration?

August 5, 2020

With the fall election less than 90 days away, what happens to immigration reform should the White House and Congress change hands? Tim Kane, an economist and the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, discusses a sensible approach to immigration policy that would balance America’s economic, security and humanitarian concerns – and why the topic isn’t the same flash point it was in the last presidential election.   

Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman

Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman

July 30, 2020

Born 108 years ago this July, Milton Friedman continues to cast a long shadow across the American landscape. Jennifer Burns, a Hoover Institution research fellow and Stanford University history professor currently working on an intellectual biography of the late Hoover senior fellow, explains what separates Friedman from other conservative economists, his quintessentially American life story, plus what the famed libertarian might make of the debate over masks, government edicts, and civil liberties.

 

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State Of The Race: Rope-A-Dope With Dave Brady and Doug Rivers

State Of The Race: Rope-A-Dope With Dave Brady and Doug Rivers

July 23, 2020

Joe Biden enjoys a healthy lead over President Trump after months of running a low-profile campaign. With the election a little over 100 days away, can Biden keep doing the same as Muhammed Ali – stay back on the ropes while his rival swings in vain? David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford  University political scientists, assess the health of the two presidential candidates.

 

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Area 45: Tom Gillian: Let Freedom Ring

Area 45: Tom Gillian: Let Freedom Ring

July 2, 2020

To celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we dipped into the Area 45 vault (June 26, 2018) for this conversation with Thomas Gilligan, the Hoover Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director. He discusses the individual, economic, and political freedoms that are quintessentially American – and are at the core of the Hoover Institution’s mission of “ideas defining a free society.”

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Getting Vocal

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Getting Vocal

June 18, 2020

Social unrest, policing reforms, coronavirus, stricken economies, homelessness, the federal-state-city balance of power, and on and on. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer discusses these and other challenges facing both his and many of America’s great cities.    

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Dave Brady and Doug Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race . . .

Dave Brady and Doug Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race . . .

June 15, 2020

Joe Biden has taken the lead, though polls differ on how commanding it is nationally and in “swing” states. President Trump struggles to regain his footing as the coronavirus and policing practices dominate the election-year narrative. David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists, weigh the strengths and weaknesses of the November candidates.

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Tom Bevan: The Trump-Media “War Of The Roses”

Tom Bevan: The Trump-Media “War Of The Roses”

June 10, 2020

President Trump dislikes the media, but needs their cameras to earn re-election. The political press corps dislikes Trump, though he’s boosted ratings, subscriptions and Internet clicks. Tom Bevan, co-founder of Real Clear Politics and a Hoover Institution media fellow, discusses the dysfunctional Trump-media dynamic and reflects on a progressive bent in America’s newsrooms as well as Joe Biden’s media strategy moving forward.  

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Pete Wilson: “A Charming Irishman”

Pete Wilson: “A Charming Irishman”

June 5, 2020

The last time federal troops were dispatched to quell urban unrest was in 1992, when Army and Marines forces entered Los Angeles. Then-Gov. Pete Wilson, the man who made that request, recalls the events that led to his action. He also discusses the future of policing and, on the 16th anniversary of the passing of Ronald Reagan, reflects on their overlapping paths that spanned nearly four decades.

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David Henderson: Pandemics & “Never-Ending Pasta Bowls”

David Henderson: Pandemics & “Never-Ending Pasta Bowls”

June 4, 2020

Should Washington come to the rescue of several of the nation’s largest states – California, Illinois, New York – currently experiencing budget shortfalls? David Henderson, a Hoover Institution research fellow and economist who studies state and federal budgeting, explains why such aid doesn’t qualify, in the purest sense, as disaster aid. 

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Terry Anderson: Renewing Indigenous Economies

Terry Anderson: Renewing Indigenous Economies

June 1, 2020

Are free markets and property rights the keys to improving the lives of reservation-dwelling Native Americans? Terry Anderson, the Hoover Institution’s John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow and head of Hoover’s Project on Renewing Indigenous Economies, discusses why federal policy hasn’t adapted to modern times on reservations.

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