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Schlesinger v. Cillizza

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chris Cillizza has a piece in the WP that argues that the world is too splintered and partisan and complex, and communication and persuasion too difficult, for the president of the United States to succeed.  This is an old claim.

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Clint Bolick on Opinion Journal

interview with Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal Live
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Research Fellow Clint Bolick discussed Arizona’s Governor’s race on Wall Street Journal Live. 

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Obama's LGBT Blunder

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 21, 2014
The President’s recent executive order represents a dangerous expansion of government power.
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The Right's Strange New Hero: Gavin Newsom

quoting Bill Whalenvia Huffington Post
Monday, July 21, 2014

You may remember that straight San Francisco mayor with the perfect hair and square jaw who stood athwart history yelling, “Yes!” to gay marriage.

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Bill Whalen on the Kudlow Show (96:51)

interview with Bill Whalenvia Larry Kudlow Show
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Research Fellow Bill Whalen discussed current events on the nationally syndicated Larry Kudlow Show.

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Yellen Says Restraining the Fed’s Oversight Would Be a ‘Grave Mistake’

quoting John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, said on Wednesday that it would be a “grave mistake” for Congress to adopt legislation proposed by House Republicans constraining the Fed’s management of monetary policy.

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California's Good Intentions Won't Yield Prosperous Results

by Carson Brunovia RealClearMarkets
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Most people want to help the poor, but that doesn't mean intentions yield results. To illustrate, let's take two Californians, Ashley and Betsy. Ashley is 18, working retail, about to go off to UCLA, and both of her parents are educated professionals living in Santa Monica. Then, there is Betsy, a 32-year old single mother from San Bernardino, who only has a high school diploma and works full-time as a waitress.

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California's Drought

by Henry I. Millervia National Review Online
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Last year was the driest on record in California, and 2014 could well set another record. Most of the state is experiencing “extreme” drought — the second-most severe category.

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Out of One, Many

by Bill Whalenvia National Review Online
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two adjectives that best describe California politics these days: dull and non-pioneering.

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How Washington Whittles Away Property Rights

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Property rights and the rule of law are essential foundations for a vibrant economy. When they are threatened, or uncertain, the result is inefficiency, rent-seeking, a larger underground economy and capital flight.


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