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With polls showing Californians almost evenly divided on whether to recall Gavin Newsom, just how concerned should California’s governor be? Hoover senior fellow Lee Ohanian and distinguished policy fellow Bill Whalen, both contributors to Hoover’s “California on Your Mind” web channel, sit down with Hoover senior writer Jonathan Movroydis to discu…
 
Big news this week! In this episode of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis is joined by Matt Clark, the Executive Director of the Alabama Center for Law & Liberty, to discuss their recently filed amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States formally asking the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and its progeny. To learn more about the …
 
The U.S. Navy’s latest budget request, coupled with Chinese naval expansion, raises questions concerning America’s ability to project strength and respond to crises across the Pacific Rim. Admiral Gary Roughead, former Chief of Naval Operations and the Hoover Institution’s Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow, discusses America’s n…
 
On this episode of the 1819 Podcast, we tune in to Rightside Radio for two interviews with Rightside Radio Host Phil Williams and education advocates in the State House. To learn more about Rightside Radio, visit rightsideradio.org. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.org.…
 
With only a week remaining for candidates to enter the race, California’s Sept. 14 recall election continues to take shape. Hoover senior fellow Lee Ohanian and distinguished policy fellow Bill Whalen, both contributors to Hoover’s “California on Your Mind” web channel, sit down with Hoover senior writer Jonathan Movroydis to discuss the latest in …
 
On this edition of the 1819 Podcast, we take a listen to a recent Rightside Radio segment featuring host Phil Williams discussing the API Watchlist, our legislative scorecard. To learn more about Rightside Radio, visit rightsideradio.org. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.org.…
 
President Biden’s American Families Plan would take Washington in a new direction: expanding entitlements deep into the nation’s middle class. Daniel Heil, a Hoover Institution policy fellow, explains the ramifications should an additional 21 million Americans – and more than half the nation’s working-age households – become dependent upon the fede…
 
In this week's edition of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis is joined by ACLL Executive Director Matt Clark and API Director of Policy Analysis Parker Snider to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia and what it means for the future of religious freedoms in the country. To learn more about the Alabama Center fo…
 
For some Americans, July 4th has a special meaning. Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster, the Hoover Institution’s Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow, revisits his introduction to Independence Day as a Philadelphia native, reflects on times when the holiday found him defending freedom in the far corners of the world, plus his thoughts on how to educate young …
 
Should he survive a recall election later this year, would California Governor Gavin Newsom preside more cautiously, having survived the political near-death experience, or push even harder to the left? Hoover senior fellow Lee Ohanian and distinguished policy fellow Bill Whalen, both contributors to Hoover’s “California on Your Mind” web channel, …
 
Five months into his presidency, Joe Biden’s poll numbers show slippage among independents. David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists, assess Biden’s popularity, where Republicans and Democrats depart on COVID vaccines and immigration, plus whether a 2022 midterm election still 50…
 
A proposed “patriot” wealth tax in Washington and the call for America’s most moneyed individuals to hand over part of their fortunes to Washington leads to questions of motivation: more revenue for federal spending, or a loathing of capitalism. Hoover Institution research fellow and economist David Henderson discusses the accumulation of wealth in…
 
In this episode of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis is joined by API Senior Director of Fiscal Policy Justin Bogie to discuss the City of Birmingham's decision to give themselves millions of dollars in bonuses while Birmingham's problems proliferate. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.org.…
 
On this edition of the 1819 Podcast, API's Scott Stantis and Parker Snider sit down with Bishop Jim Lowe, an API Distinguished Fellow and Senior Pastor of Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, to discuss whether or not pastors should be involved in the political process and, if so, to what extent. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama P…
 
On this edition of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis is joined by Matt Clark, Executive Director of the Alabama Center for Law & Liberty (ACLL), API's litigation arm. Together, they discuss the case from Mississippi that is going to the Supreme Court that could change the status of abortion in our country, as well as some of the other legal work…
 
Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, has turned to the Hoover Institution for policy input on how to improve her state’s quality of living and economic prosperity. Stephen Haber, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow and a member of the Hoover contingent advising Alabama officials, shares his thoughts on the building blocks for a fut…
 
While the Colonial Pipeline hack brought cybersecurity into the headlines, there’s an open question as to the efficacy of the “cyber” component of national security as the U.S. looks to update and modernize its nuclear arsenal. Herb Lin, the Hoover Institution’s Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and senior research scholar for cyber policy and…
 
The session is finally over! And what a session it's been. In this week's edition of the 1819 Podcast, Phil, Scott, and Parker take a holistic look at this session and how Alabama did in comparison to other states. We also discuss whether Alabama's legislature is as conservative as it is perceived. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabam…
 
From ancient Athens to the America of today, democracies have borne witness to the rise of grassroots populism. Terry Moe, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William Bennett Munro Professor of political science at Stanford University, discusses what it is to be a “populist” in this day and age – both in America and Europe – and wheth…
 
In boom-or-bust California, a $54 billion dollar budget deficit has given way to an unprecedented $75 billion dollar surplus (not counting another $26 billion in federal stimulus money). Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and contributor to Hoover’s “California On Your Mind” web channel, examines the Golden State’s choices of what do t…
 
With only one day left in the session, API's Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel Phil Williams joins Director of Policy Analysis Parker Snider to discuss what to expect on that final day and where the legislature goes after this session. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.org.…
 
On this episode of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis is joined by API Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel to discuss the last full week of session and what the legislature did on two big ticket items: medical marijuana and gambling. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.org.…
 
After Facebook’s oversight board determined that the former president should remain suspended from the social network, what is next for Donald Trump and his social-media following? John Yoo, a Hoover Institution visiting fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, examines the constitutionality of Facebook's and Twitter’s Trump temporary and permanent ba…
 
On this episode of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis talks with API Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel Phil Williams about this penultimate full week of session and what we should expect in the next few days. Also on this podcast, API Director of Policy Analysis Parker Snider joins to discuss the news that Alabama will not be losing a seat…
 
A California governor faces a recall election later this year and among the challengers: a Hollywood celebrity with a Republican pedigree. Rob Stutzman, a Sacramento-based political strategist and co-communicator for the global story that was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2003 recall run, explains how the California political landscape has changed in the…
 
In this edition of the 1819 Podcast, we highlight a talk from Professor Adam MacLeod during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the API Board of Directors. In his talk, Professor MacLeod offers a historical understanding of the separation of government powers and reasons such separation need to be restored in Alabama. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or…
 
Has the past year of pandemic, virtual-learning and a sluggish re-opening of public schools changed America’s education debate as well as parental attitudes toward alternate forms of instruction? Paul Peterson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, discusses COVID’s impact on t…
 
On this Points of Policy edition of the 1819 Podcast, API Chief Policy Officer Phil Williams is joined by Alabama State House Member, Representative Charlotte Meadows, to discuss school choice and Meadows' bill that could strengthen school choice in Alabama. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.o…
 
President Biden polls consistently, but not spectacularly, as Republican's struggle to counter the Democratic message of “go big.” David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists, assess the “less is more” communications approach of the new White House and whether Democrats run the risk…
 
Eight years ago, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote a book, Immigration Wars: Forging An American Solution, offering a practical, nonpartisan approach to solving one of America’s most divisive matters – only to see a window for reform in Washington quickly close. The co-author of that book, Hoover fellow and Arizona Supreme Court associate justice …
 
In this episode of the 1819 Podcast, Bishop Jim Lowe, an API Distinguished Fellow and survivor of the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham, joins API Public Affairs Officer Scott Stantis and Director of Policy Analysis Parker Snider to discuss the importance of protesting as an American freedom and why governments shoul…
 
New economic numbers show California’s unemployment improving but still well above the national average as the Golden State wrestles with its seemingly intractable woes – homelessness, unaffordable housing, educational inequality, etc. Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and weekly contributor to Hoover’s “California On Your Mind” web c…
 
As liberal historians urge President Biden to “go big,” will any new policy shifts have the same lasting effect as the New Deal? Richard Epstein, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, discusses the similarities and differences between what Franklin Roosevelt set in motion in the 1930’s and what the Biden Administration i…
 
President Biden’s choice for Interior Secretary, former New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, made history as the first Native American to hold a federal cabinet post. She’s also an outspoken critic of fossil fuels and fracking – a departure from past Interior picks. Terry Anderson, the Hoover Institution’s John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow and a propone…
 
A federal COVID relief package that dictates how states can spend grant money, a federal election reform bill that likewise imposes restrictions on state governments, plus talk of killing the Senate filibuster all lead to one question: are such actions constitutional and what did the Founding Fathers envision? John Yoo, a Hoover Institution visitin…
 
The first Californian to hold national office since Ronald Reagan also made history as America’s first female and biracial vice president. Journalist Dan Morain, author of Kamala’s Way: An American Life, discusses Vice President Harris’ climb up California’s political ladder to Joe Biden’s running mate, in theory, first in line for the Democratic n…
 
In this week's episode of the 1819 Podcast, API Public Affairs Officer Scott Stantis is joined by our Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel Phil Williams to discuss Governor Ivey's renewal yet again of Alabama's coronavirus restrictions and mandates. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit alabamapolicy.org.…
 
Two elections this year and next will underscore Europe’s political shift – Germany choosing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s successor, France possibly giving Emmanuel Macron a second presidential term. Hoover Institution senior fellow Russell Berman examines the two leaders’ political fortunes, how COVID and the cancel culture have affected both nation…
 
Donald Trump addresses an adoring CPAC audience, while California’s troubles linger – chief among them, government mismanagement. Lanhee Chen, the Hoover Institution’s David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies and Director of Domestic Policy Studies in Stanford University’s Public Policy Program, discusses Trump’s hold on the …
 
On this episode of the 1819 Podcast, host Scott Stantis is joined by API's Parker Snider, Director of Policy Analysis, to talk about a few social bills that are moving in the Alabama State House. Specifically, Scott and Parker discuss 1) A bill banning transgender surgery and hormone therapy for minors 2) A bill banning public schools from allowing…
 
In this week's episode of the 1819 Podcast, API Chief Policy Officer Phil Williams and Public Affairs Officer Scott Stantis discuss two bills in the Alabama legislature meant to rebalance the imbalance of government power we've seen demonstrated throughout the pandemic. To learn more about the 1819 Podcast or the Alabama Policy Institute, visit ala…
 
In this edition of the 1819 Podcast, API's Scott Stantis and Justin Bogie discuss how legislators are considering increases to the state's budgets even as Alabama residents struggle to stay above water as the pandemic continues. Bogie, API's Senior Director for Fiscal Policy, offers a different option for state revenues in the upcoming year. To lea…
 
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