Tag Archives: Hoover Institution

A Dead Nuclear Scientist, A Dangerous Iran and a New Administration


Townhall Review – December 5, 2020

Dennis Prager examines reports that Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated and who was responsible.

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis about who President-elect Biden will pick as his Secretary of Defense.

Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher talk about future of relations with Iran under the new administration.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Daniel Turner, of Power the Future, about U.S. energy policy under the new Biden administration and John Kerry as special presidential envoy for climate.

Larry Elder looks at the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the election and a short-lived research paper from Johns Hopkins.

Dennis Prager talks with Dr. Beau Briese, an emergency room physician in Houston, about the pandemic’s impact on Houston hospitals.

Dennis Prager and Shelby Steele, of the Hoover Institution, talk about his recently produced documentary, “What Killed Michael Brown?

Mike Gallagher talks about the pandemic leadership of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Chen: GOP Exceeds Expectations in Contests for the Senate


We’re still waiting for the dust to settle on this year’s elections, but one thing appears extremely likely: Republicans will retain control of the United States Senate.

Credit should go to Mitch McConnell and the leadership team at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. They were left for dead by many pundits and analysts before the election but managed to pull off an impressive victory—even though they were outspent by tens of millions of dollars in crucial races across the country.

Congratulations should go to incumbent Senators Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and Steve Daines, who appear to have won reelection. David Perdue of Georgia is close to victory, and—at least as I speak—challenger John James is running ahead in Michigan.

It was a good night for the Republican majority in the Senate. That will be hugely important, regardless of who wins the presidency.

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Chen: Amy Coney Barrett Nomination is Not About Obamacare


Senate Democrats want the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be all about Obamacare and, more specifically, its protections for those with preexisting conditions. That’s because in a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in California v. Texas, a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Obamacare.

But, as Judge Barrett correctly noted, Obamacare’s preexisting condition protections are not at issue before the Supreme Court in this case. Democrats are trying to mislead Americans into believing that the most politically popular elements of Obamacare are at risk while at the same time using some faulty assumptions to make their arguments.

Obamacare’s unpopular individual mandate is at issue. But even if Barrett and the Court find that the mandate is now unconstitutional, the rest of the law will likely stand, leaving its more popular provisions in place.

Judge Barrett will make many decisions on the Court if she is confirmed but causing the demise of Obamacare in the case before it this year won’t be one of them.

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The First Debate and President Trump’s Third Nominee to the Supreme Court


Townhall Review – October 3, 2020

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson turn to John Nolte of Breitbart to talk about the fiery Presidential Debate.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse about President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mike Gallagher looks at the debate free-for-all and how it was handled by its moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Victor Davis Hansen, Hoover Institution scholar, looks at President Trump’s accomplishments during his first term.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Elaine Parker, of KeepAmericaAmerica.com, about the actual balloting process in the upcoming election.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talks with Rod Dreher about his book, “Live Not By Lies – A Manual for Christian Dissidents.”

Hugh Hewitt and Texas Senator Ted Cruz talk about the debate and his book, “One Vote Away – How a Single Supreme Court Seat Could Change History.”

Charlie Kirk examines ballot harvesting as uncovered in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District during an investigation by Project Veritas.

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Violent Unrest and Coronavirus Concerns as Election Day Approaches


Townhall Review – July 25, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with NBC Correspondent Steve Kornacki about the COVID-19 effect on the 2020 Presidential Campaign.

Sebastian Gorka and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli talk about the makings of a real revolution going on today in some major American cities.

Mark Davis and Dr. (Admiral) Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, talk about how we are doing as a country to get ourselves free of the pandemic.

Sebastian Gorka turns to Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, about the cultural revolution.

Kevin McCullough and Lanhee Chen talk about getting our kids back to school.

Steve Cortes talks with Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Center, about China’s responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dennis Prager and Bjorn Lomborg talk about global warming and his book, “False Alarm.”

Larry Elder looks at news coverage of local black police officers in the cities of Portland and Minneapolis.

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Davenport: Bending the Wrong Curve


Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, we have a new vocabulary, including “bending the curve” of the disease to protect the public health system from collapse.

But other curves should be bent upward and not down including America’s civic education.

Recent national test scores show once again that young people do not know American history or how their government works.  Only 24% of 8th graders tested as “proficient” in government and proficiency in history dropped to a pitiful 15%.  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rightly called the test results “stark and inexcusable.”
But these scores have been low for years and little has been done.  It’s time that we require students to study as much civics and history as they do math and science.  It’s past time that we demand our students understand the country they will soon be running.

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