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Daniel Heil Discusses “America Off Balance”

Daniel Heil Discusses “America Off Balance”

September 25, 2019

Federal budget choices have consequences – for this and for future generations of Americans. Daniel Heil, a Hoover research fellow specializing in fiscal policy, takes us on a tour of “America Off Balance” – a Hoover interactive site that seeks to educate the public on the perils of Washington’s budget-reform inaction.

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Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer on House Republican Policy

Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer on House Republican Policy

September 18, 2019

Trying to regain the majority status they lost in the 2018 midterm election, what do House Republicans plan to showcase this fall in the way of ideas and initiatives? Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer, chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, discusses the House GOP brand and its relationship with President Trump.

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Mark Tillman: Piloting Air Force One on 9/11

Mark Tillman: Piloting Air Force One on 9/11

September 10, 2019

Most of us remember where we were on September 11, 2001. For Col. Mark Tillman, USAF-Ret., it was commanding Air Force One – which happened to be in Sarasota, Florida, on the day of the attack. One of only 14 Americans to have served as a presidential pilot, Tillman discusses the choices made in securing President Bush, the new-generation of Boeing 747s that are scheduled to enter service in 2024, plus where fact and fiction meet in Harrison Ford’s Air Force One action film.

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Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

September 4, 2019

Every wondered how individuals determine how much things are really worth? A Hoover Institution online survey – i.e., an “economic beauty contest” – wants your input. Tim Kane, an economist and the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, discusses the importance of valuation with regard to America’s  economy. And he analyzes the Trump Administration’s latest immigration actions, including a change to green card qualifications.

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Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

August 27, 2019

He’s the son of a biracial couple who worked for equality well before “mixed” marriages were publicly accepted, protested in the 1960s and considered himself a “radical” before reconsidering race relations in America. On the 400th anniversary of African slaves introduced to the Virginia colony, Shelby Steele, the Hoover Institution’s Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow and an award-winning authority on multiculturalism, addresses a Hoover Summer Policy Boot Camp audience on 21st Century America’s struggles with white guilt and black self-victimization.

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Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

August 21, 2019

A Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income, Medicare-For-All. Are these sounds ideas or economic illiteracy? Michael Boskin, the Hoover Institution’s Wohlford Family Senior Fellow and the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses what the Democratic hopefuls are offering – and the feasibility of President Trump’s interest in reducing the payroll tax and adjusting capital gains.

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Ed Lazear Assesses the Trump Economy

Ed Lazear Assesses the Trump Economy

August 14, 2019

Trade wars with China, charges of currency manipulation, volatile markets, a labor market at full employment – all in a week’s news. Edward Lazear, the Hoover Institution’s Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow and chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in the Bush 43 White House, assesses the health of the US economy.

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Brady And Rivers On The State Of The Presidential Race

Brady And Rivers On The State Of The Presidential Race

August 6, 2019

Two Democratic presidential debates down, the next one not until mid-September. David Brady and Doug Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, weigh in on the state of the race – including what post-debate polling suggests about the effectiveness of the candidates’ messaging and how the tragedy in El Paso factors into national politics.

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Guy Benson On Trump And The Millennial Vote

Guy Benson On Trump And The Millennial Vote

July 29, 2019

In order to secure re-election, President Trump will need to turn out his base – and then some. Guy Benson, a Hoover Institution media fellow and host of an eponymous Fox News Radio Show, discusses what it will take for his fellow “millennial conservatives” to grant Trump a second term.

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Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

July 19, 2019

Should the Affordable Care Act be struck down as unconstitutional? Senate Republicans will have to scramble to avoid a repeat of 2017, and the seven months that ended with an inability to come up with an Obamacare replacement. Scott Atlas, M.D., the Hoover Institution’s David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow and a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, outlines some basic principles the Senate should embrace. 

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