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A Careless Executive

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, February 15, 2016

In few cases in its long history has the Supreme Court had occasion to interpret Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which provides that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed." This year it may have another. We'll know by the end of the Court's term in June, just as the presidential race is heating up.

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Week To Week Political Roundtable And 113th Birthday Of The Commonwealth Club

mentioning Carson Brunovia Commonwealth Club
Monday, February 8, 2016

As we start the fourth year of Week to Week, the Club's political roundtable. And we've got an even bigger milestone to note: The Club was founded in February 1903 here in San Francisco. Join us for a special members social (all attendees welcome) celebrating the Club's birthday prior to the program.


Clinton Vs. Sanders: Hillary Shows Weakness But Bernie Is No Barack Obama

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Friday, February 5, 2016

Imagine Hillary Clinton’s relief, come Wednesday morning, when she no longer has to grovel before New Hampshire’s famously prickly primary electorate.

Analysis and Commentary

The Pharaoh Dreams Anew In 2016. Thoughtful Ideas Interprets His Dreams

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bear with me. This will be a long and high-powered post. Genesis 41 tells the story of Pharaoh’s dreams and Joseph’s interpretation of them. Updated for 2016, Pharaoh dreamt that he stood by the river and suddenly there came out of the river seven fine looking and fat bulls, and they fed in the meadow.

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The Classicist, With Victor Davis Hanson: “The Trump Aftershock”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, February 4, 2016

What the support garnered by Donald Trump means for the future of the Republican Party.

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Bill Whalen: Bye-Bye Hawkeye Cauci: How Iowa’s Results Impact The 2016 Election

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Iowa Caucus Night and that Iowa kept to form on the Republican side: the “one of us” candidate prevailed.

In the News

The Out-Of-Step Rand Paul Is Out Of The Race

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It seems like yesterday the mainstream media — oblivious to the hawkish turn in the GOP — were making Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) a front-runner in the 2016 presidential race. We obviously took a different view, nearly two years ago. Today, after a shoddy showing in Iowa, Paul announced he would be suspending his campaign.

Analysis and Commentary

A Deep Dive Into The Iowa Caucus Results: What Have We Really Learned?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Now that the initial post-Iowa furor has died down, I’ve had a chance to take a deeper dive into the exit polls and overall voting results. A few things stand out. Cruz was incredibly consistent across the state, showcasing his outstanding organization. He won 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties and finished in the top two in 93 of them. 

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Despite Its Best Efforts, The GOP Was The Biggest Winner In Iowa Last Night

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Despite its best attempts to fail, the biggest winner of the Iowa Caucus last night was the GOP itself, which generated an unprecedented level of energy and engagement among voters in a critical swing state. That energy was generated thanks to a group of leading candidates who actually appealed to the GOP’s grassroots voter base.


Why Asian Americans Don’t Vote Republican

by Cecilia Hyunjung Mo via Observer
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?”


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