A new poll of California voters by Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center and the Hoover Institution also shows State Attorney General Kamala Harris leading Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the U.S. senate race, with a large percentage of voters still undecided.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. presidential election is rigged. In other countries where free and fairness of elections are suspect, political and societal leaders often call upon international short-term and long-term election monitors to observe their polls and render an assessment.
Markus Brunnermeier, Harald James and Jean-Pierre Landau have just published a fascinating book, The Euro and the Battle of Ideas, in which they bring together their respective skills in economic theory, economic history and economic policy to bear on one of the most important macroeconomic problems of our times—the rules versus discretion debate.
Barack Obama’s retrenchment policies may be unprecedented in degree, but not in kind. Other presidents have implemented pullbacks from an overseas engagement, usually after a war. These retreats have all been followed by pendulum swings back toward re-engagement. This pattern will, no doubt, hold after Obama. Historical determinism does not account for the oscillations, which are instead due to partisanship between the major political parties, domestic considerations, and ideological convictions of the commanders-in-chief as well as the need for course corrections.
In the “you can’t believe this” category, Washington, D.C. lawyer, former Clinton official, and self-described Hillary Clinton supporter Jamie Gorelick goes to the pages of the Washington Post to complain that James Comey’s FBI reinvestigation is a peril to democracy.
The Department of Defense considers itself in the throes of a “third offset” strategy. DOD’s storyline is that the U.S. military has historically selected three offsets seeking competitive military advantages.
The latest Hoover Institution/Lane Center Golden State Poll reveals the state of the presidential and US Senate races in California. A discussion about how changing generational sensibilities are affecting initiative battles over marijuana legalization, repealing the death penalty, and extending a tax on the wealthiest Californians.
The political left keeps announcing, as if it is a new breakthrough discovery of theirs, that life is unfair. Have they never read Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," more than two and a half centuries ago? What about economic historian David S. Landes' statement: "The world has never been a level playing field"?
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has to thoroughly understand the requirements of its customers wherever they are in the world. It must understand what the 80,000 Soldiers who make up U.S. Army Pacific need and how those needs differ from those of Soldiers who serve under U.S. Army Central.
Random thoughts on the passing scene: There seem to be fewer bumper stickers this year than in previous presidential election years. People may decide to vote for one of these candidates, but apparently they are not proud of their choice.
Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the foreign policy stories that are otherwise being neglected as news of the 2016 presidential campaign dominates headlines in the countdown to Election Day. But come January 20, 2017, what will top the 45th US president’s foreign-policy to-do list? And what should they be most worried about on day one in the Oval office?
With just a week until the November election, Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 54-30 percent lead over Republican Donald Trump in California threatens to be a record low for a GOP presidential candidate in the state, a new Hoover Institution Golden State poll shows.
Donald Trump, at a rally in Michigan today, extolled the profound bravery that FBI director James Comey displayed by notifying Congress about newly found emails, which (Trump claimed) corrected the grave wrong Comey had done in failing to recommend criminal charges in July.
‘If we do not get what we want, we tear down what we have.” This is the classic justification used to justify violent reaction to election results that do not go our way. Elections were intended to eliminate the violence that often went with change of rule. All participants were presumed to be “rational.”
Since Friday’s release of FBI director James Comey’s letter to Congress saying the FBI was interested in emails from ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found on an aide's computer, there’s been far more chaos than clarity, and more questions than answers.