California politics has long been dominated by the Democratic party. But many voters, including some of the 35 percent who are independents, do not approve of what the Democratic party has—and has not—been doing for the state. Surveys show substantial voter disapproval of both the state legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom. Only one-third of voters approve of the legislature, and less than half of voters approve of Newsom’s job performance.
Abraham D. Sofaer is the George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He previously served as a US District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Legal Adviser to former US Secretaries of State George P. Shultz and James Baker. He is author of Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat (Hoover Institution Press, 2013).
Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg all claim they’re proposing a moderate, less disruptive approach to health-care reform called the “public option”—a government policy offered as an alternative to private health insurance.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had long warned against a partisan impeachment process. The Democratic Party’s seismic shift to the left, in which socialists play a prominent role, helped convince Pelosi to change her tune.
A spy from the former communist superpower, the Soviet Union, congratulated socialist Bernie Sanders in March 1983 for winning re-election as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and for meeting with him in Sanders’ office.
When the health reform debate began more than a dozen years ago, most public health advocates touted the need for universal coverage. By the time Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however, it had become predicated on also making care accessible for people with pre-existing conditions.
President Donald Trump rightly touts the economy-wide savings from his deregulation initiatives. But one federal agency didn’t get the memo. Some members of the Surface Transportation Board, which has oversight over the nation’s network of freight railroads, wants to resurrect price controls on the industry.
Let me begin this review with an unreserved statement of praise: Andrew Roberts is a remarkably gifted writer of vivid narrative prose, and a talented, popular historian. Even when one disagrees with some of the conclusions he reaches, reading his work is always a pleasure and often a source of fresh insights.