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The Classicist: Lessons from WWII

Victor Davis Hanson looks at how the year 1941 transformed World War II from a regional conflict into a global conflagration and explains how lessons from that era apply to ...

The Libertarian: The Future of Obamacare

Richard Epstein explains what the flight of insurers from Obamacare exchanges means for the program’s future — and describes the steps necessary to reform American health care. Discuss this podcast ...

The Libertarian: The Epstein Party Platform

  With Democrats moving left and Republicans abandoning many of their traditional principles, Richard Epstein proscribes an alternative pro-growth policy platform for 2016. Discuss this podcast at Hoover.

The Libertarian: The Perils of Progressivism

Richard Epstein looks at the policy proposals animating Democrats in 2016 – and explains why they’ll lead to continued economic anemia. Discuss this podcast at Hoover.  

The Classicist: The Fraying Order

Victor Davis Hanson considers whether flaring racial tensions throughout the country can be salved – and whether our politicians are up to the task. Discuss this podcast.

Libertarian Podcast: Black Lives Matter and the Police

Richard Epstein looks at the recent controversies over police shootings of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the subsequent attacks on police officers in Dallas. Discuss this podcast at ...

The Classicist: Weimar America

  From Bernie to Beyonce, a look at the multitude of factors driving America’s cultural instability. Discuss this podcast at Hoover.

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White House

The Impeachment Clock

Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry is incoherent. Given the impossibility of a senatorial conviction, the only strategy is to taint the president with the brand of impeachment and weaken him in the 2020 election. Yet Schiff seems to have no sense that the worm has already turned. Far from tormenting Trump and ... Read More
White House

The Impeachment Clock

Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry is incoherent. Given the impossibility of a senatorial conviction, the only strategy is to taint the president with the brand of impeachment and weaken him in the 2020 election. Yet Schiff seems to have no sense that the worm has already turned. Far from tormenting Trump and ... Read More
Economy & Business

Who Owns FedEx?

You may have seen (or heard on a podcast) that Fred Smith so vehemently objects to the New York Times report contending that FedEx paid nothing in federal taxes that he's challenged New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger to a public debate and pointed out that "the New York Times paid zero federal income tax ... Read More
Economy & Business

Who Owns FedEx?

You may have seen (or heard on a podcast) that Fred Smith so vehemently objects to the New York Times report contending that FedEx paid nothing in federal taxes that he's challenged New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger to a public debate and pointed out that "the New York Times paid zero federal income tax ... Read More
Elections

Warren’s Wealth Tax Is Unethical

Senator Warren would impose a 2 percent annual tax on wealth above $50 million, and a 6 percent annual tax on wealth above $1 billion. These numbers may seem small, but remember that they would be applied every year. With wealth taxes, small numbers have large effects. Applied to an asset yielding a steady ... Read More
Elections

Warren’s Wealth Tax Is Unethical

Senator Warren would impose a 2 percent annual tax on wealth above $50 million, and a 6 percent annual tax on wealth above $1 billion. These numbers may seem small, but remember that they would be applied every year. With wealth taxes, small numbers have large effects. Applied to an asset yielding a steady ... Read More
Immigration

The ‘Welfare Magnet’ for Immigrants

That term refers to a controversial concept -- and a salient one, given the Trump administration's efforts to make it harder for immigrants to use welfare in the U.S. A new study finds that there's something to it: Immigrants were more likely to come to Denmark when they could get more welfare there. From the ... Read More
Immigration

The ‘Welfare Magnet’ for Immigrants

That term refers to a controversial concept -- and a salient one, given the Trump administration's efforts to make it harder for immigrants to use welfare in the U.S. A new study finds that there's something to it: Immigrants were more likely to come to Denmark when they could get more welfare there. From the ... Read More