If Democrats regain the House, it’s not President Trump’s fault – or so the President tells the media. His son accuses the Republican establishment of a “losing” mentality. As this administration approaches its midpoint, is the Republican Party the “Party of Trump”, or more a temporary (and uneasy) alliance? Lanhee Chen, the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, assesses the state of this political marriage.

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President Trump delivered a U.N. address calling for China to change its American trade practices, which was followed by the two nations escalating their tariff war. Michael Auslin, Hoover Institution’s inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, estimates what a prolonged trade war would have on the Chinese economy, as well as other aspects of U.S.-Sino relations.

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The “surf forecast” for the first Tuesday in November – a big “blue wave” or not? Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists David Brady and Douglas Rivers, conductors of a recount poll on political trends, discuss what their survey data suggests about Congress’ fate less than two months from now.

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In September 2016, an anonymous author penned an essay entitled “The Flight 93 Election”, comparing the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is not unlike the doomed airliner that crashed during the 9/11 attacks. The author of that controversial piece, Hillsdale College political lecturer and research fellow Michael Anton, updates his premise for 2018 and recounts his time as a Trump and Bush 43 national security aide.

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Nearly two years into his presidency, what’s the status of Donald Trump’s relationship with his conservative base – and the conservative media? Matthew Continetti, a Hoover media fellow and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, discusses the President’s approach to communications and whether a “Trumpslayer” will come along between now and 2020.

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How does a scholar bring policy reforms to legislative life? Tim Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies and a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, discusses his five-year odyssey with military pension reform, his congressional run in an Ohio House special election, and the rise of a new generation of Senate leaders defined by tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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George P. Shultz is one of only two individuals in U.S. history to have held four federal cabinet posts and has answered his nation’s call for over 75 years, from serving with the Marines in World War II to working with Ronald Reagan to bring a peaceful end to the Cold War. George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State and the Hoover Institution’s Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, joins Hoover’s Summer Policy Boot Camp for a conversation about his lifelong passion for public service and his current policy pursuits.

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What was it like to firsthand observe John McCain transform from a first-term U.S. Senator into a national political icon? Jeff Barker, a Baltimore Sun reporter who covered McCain from 1991-2000 while writing for the D.C. bureau of the Arizona Republic, talks about what he learned about the late senator – his combativeness, his humility, his personality – in the years leading up to the “Straight Talk Express.”

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Awaiting Congress on the day after Labor Day: the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Michael McConnell, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a former a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, takes us through the confirmation process and Kavanaugh’s immediate impact on the High Court.

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August 10 marks the 144th birthday of America’s 31st president. How should the nation remember Herbert Hoover, and what might he think in the age of Trump? Margaret Hoover, host of PBS’ reprised Firing Line and a Hoover Institution overseer, discusses her family’s legacy of public service and her great-grandfather’s journey from a two-room cottage in Iowa to the presidency and beyond.

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With the election less than one hundred days away, which narrative to believe—an approaching Democratic blue wave or a district-by-district slog? Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists David Brady and Douglas Rivers, conductors of a tracking poll on political trends, discuss what survey data indicates about the parties’ chances this fall.

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A second-quarter GDP that surpassed 4% was cause for a victory lap in the Trump White House last week. Is the exuberance justified? Is the US economy looking at sustained growth or a third-quarter surprise? John Cochrane, the Jack and Rose-Marie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs the good and the bad of “Trumponomics.”

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Vladimir Putin: President Trump’s friend, foe, or a category entirely his own? With a second Putin-Trump meeting in the works for later this year, Hoover senior fellow and Russian historian Robert Service offers his thoughts on the enigmatic Russian president.

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After a 12-day build-up that was one-part suspense and another part “The Bachelor,” President Trump settled on Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Adam White, a Hoover Institution research fellow and director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, walks us through the significance of the pick.

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After a particularly contentious June, America settles into the 4th of July holiday – and with it, an opportunity to reflect on the privileges of living in a free society. Thomas Gilligan, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution, discusses the individual, economic and political freedoms that are quintessentially American – and Hoover’s mission as the Stanford-based think tank approaches its centennial anniversary.

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Will we see a big “blue wave” this November that puts Democrats back in control of the US House of Representatives or a more modest action the hurts Republicans but doesn’t end their majority status? David Brady, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Senior Fellow and a Stanford political scientist, assesses the current state of the electorate – and what the recent vote in California says about the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade.Will we see a big “blue wave” this November that puts Democrats back in control of the US House of Representatives or a more modest action the hurts Republicans but doesn’t end their majority status? David Brady, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Senior Fellow and a Stanford political scientist, assesses the current state of the electorate – and what the recent vote in California says about the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade.

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The Road To Singapore, not the 1940 film starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, but the 2018 summit featuring President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Michael Auslin, the Hoover Institution’s Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, explains the historical significance of this first such meeting between the two nations’ heads of state, what steps might come next, and the ricochet effect across the Pacific Rim.

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What all’s involved in training today’s warriors for combat? CDR Michael Nordeen, a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs fellow and decorated naval aviator, discusses the tools and technology necessary to keep the US Navy at a state of readiness. With the filming of the “Top Gun” sequel underway, he also speculates on the career path of Lt. Pete Mitchell (aka, Tom Cruise) and the automation and human skills needed to pilot an F-18 jet.

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In a world complicated by terrorism, cyber threats and political instability, the private sector has to prepare for the unexpected. Amy Zegart, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Family Senior Fellow and co-author (along with Condoleezza Rice) of Political Risk: How Businesses And Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity, explains lessons learned in keeping cargo planes moving, hotel guests protected – and possibly coffee customers better served.

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In basketball parlance, the fourth and decisive quarter of this year’s election doesn’t commence until after Labor Day. But that doesn’t mean important trends haven’t developed. Hoover senior fellow and renowned pollster Doug Rivers explains what current survey data suggests about the political fortunes of President Trump, Republicans and Democrats.

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