Policy Review

A bimonthly journal of the Hoover Institution that promotes inquiry into the American condition, American and other government and political and economic systems, and the role of the United States in the world. For the academic audience.

Articles from No. 81, January-February

A Job Tree Grows in Brooklyn
One of the most controversial provisions of last year's welfare reform is the denial of government social services to legal immigrants who aren't citizens. The new law bars noncitizens from receiving food stamps until they become citizens or have worked...
A Union Leader Betrayed
Before the last election, the AFL-CIO, under the direction of its president John Sweeney, spent nearly $40 million lobbying on behalf of candidates who wished to expand the size and scope of government. It was the most ambitious political program the...
Doctor, Can I Have This Agency Removed?
Six years ago, during the buildup to the Persian Gulf War, the deployment of military medical personnel threatened to create shortages of medical profes- sionals in some parts of the country. No problem: the U.S. Government was, at least in theory, ready....
"No Child Is Unadoptable."(private Agencies Find Homes for Hard-to-Place Children)
Liberalism, the self-styled defender of children's welfare, harbors a myth that dehumanizes and threatens countless children every day. It is a myth embodied in a bureacratic label: "unadoptable."is the assumption that, because some children are not...
The Citizen Senator
Members of Congress have traditionally defined compassion by how much of other people's money they spend on their favorite causes. Perhaps it's time for a new definition: How senators and representatives use their own time and leadership skills to help...
The Imperial Judiciary ... and What Congress Can Do about It
Under the modern doctrine of judicial review, the federal judiciary can invalidate any state or federal law or policy it considers inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. This doctrine gives unelected federal judges awesome power. Whenever these judges...
The Liberal Rout; Why Conservatives Are Winning in the 1990s
There is a story the late publisher Henry Regnery liked to tell about one of his first conversations with Russell Kirk, the founder of postwar American conservative thought and a native of Michigan. In 1952, Kirk submitted a major book manuscript to...
Triumphs & Traps; What's Ahead for Conservatives
What do the 1996 elections tell us about where the American people want the country to go? Is the country still shifting toward conservative government? What are the greatest opportunities now to advance the conservative agenda in the Congress? And...
Who Needs the SBA?
Speaking last June at the White House Conference on Small Business, President Clinton praised the "leaner, more invigorated, more committed" Small Business Administration (SBA).of this small federal agency, he said, is the best way to get venture capital...

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