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The Classicist: What is Trumpism?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Is there a coherent political philosophy undergirding Donald Trump's views on the issues?

In the News

California Strikes A Bold Pose As Vanguard Of The Resistance

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In the months since the election of Donald J. Trump, California has turned into a laboratory of resistance — championing legal, legislative and political strategies to counter Republican policies while pressing the kind of new Democratic policies that presumably will not be coming out of Washington anytime soon.

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Reforming Administrative Law To Reflect Administrative Reality

by Adam J. Whitevia National Affairs
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In the concluding essay for a short book published by National Affairs, Hoover Institution fellow Adam White proposes a number of significant reforms to the laws governing federal agencies’ regulatory activities and the laws governing judicial review of those regulatory activities. From requiring agencies to conduct a more transparent and participatory process, to reducing judicial “deference” to agency decisions, to fast-tracking certain types of judicial review, this essay challenges Congress to update the 70-year-old Administrative Procedure Act, so that the law once again reflects modern reality.

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Dear Trump: Defending Democracy Is No Vice

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

For decades, American presidents have used their inaugural addresses to celebrate the values of freedom. In his second inaugural address in 2005, President George W. Bush declared, “The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Obama Is Right On Chelsea Manning

by Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennesseyvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By the time you read this, a firestorm may—or may not—be breaking out over President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence. We’re not sure what the reaction is likely to be, to be honest. Predictably many of Manning’s supporters are jubilant. 

In the News

An Echo Of Ronald Reagan

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia US News
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trump seems poised to prove foreign policy experts wrong, just like Reagan did.

In the News

Trump Worries European Allies Before Inauguration

quoting Josef Joffevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Even before he enters the White House on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that his foreign policy could include a diminished Europe and an unfettered Russia, creating deep unease in many of America’s traditional allies.

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California Gears Up For Resistance As Trump Era Begins

quoting Terry M. Moevia KQED
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

As Linda Capato Jr. waited to board a flight to Washington, D.C., the Oakland resident explained why she was heading to the nation’s capital for this week’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

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Golden State Poll Exclusive: Trump Down, Brown Up

quoting Bill Whalen, Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

With the inauguration of the 45th president just three days away, Californians’ expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency are in the cellar -- with little more than a third of state voters believing it will be a success, a new Hoover Institution Golden State Poll to be released Wednesday shows.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Has Bared His Fangs To Merkel. He Will Do Untold Damage To Europe

by Josef Joffevia The Guardian
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The president elect praises Brexit, cosies up to Putin and promises to take an axe to Nato and established trading systems. Prepare for a remake of the 1930s.

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