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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Trump Facing Historic Defeat In California; Pot Legalization Leading, Death Penalty Repeal Struggling

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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.

Press Releases
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All Aboard The Infrastructure Boondoggle

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 31, 2016

Whoever wins on Nov. 8, a flood of public-works money is coming. Cost-benefit tests are crucial.

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Unaffordable Care Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 31, 2016

Obama’s totem has crumbled, and a public option will only make things worse.

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Trump Is Right: The United States Needs Electoral Reform

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A World Cup In The Battle Of Ideas

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, October 31, 2016

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. 

Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Policy Course Correction

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Strategika
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Has Economics Failed?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

It is especially painful for me, as an economist, to see that two small cities in northern California — San Mateo and Burlingame — have rent control proposals on the ballot this election year.

Analysis and Commentary

Further Stalling On Fannie And Freddie Discovery

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, October 31, 2016

The government’s effort to have the federal circuit overturn Judge Sweeney’s order is its latest effort to slow walk the case.

Analysis and Commentary

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, October 31, 2016

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. 

Analysis and Commentary

Strange Planning: What’s Missing From DOD’s Third Offset

by Kori Schakevia Military History in the News
Monday, October 31, 2016

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. 

In Perspective: Decision 2016 - Poll Position
Analysis and Commentary

Poll Position: Golden State Poll

interview with Carson Bruno, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

Analysis and Commentary

How Trump Happened

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How the #NeverTrumpers sunk themselves.

Analysis and Commentary

The Left's Vision

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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"?

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Analysis and Commentary

Changing Times And Methods At The Defense Logistics Agency

by Colonel Michael Arnoldvia Army.mil
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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.

Analysis and Commentary

A Homeless Woman's Powerful Message To The GOP On Immigration

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, October 31, 2016

The story got lost amidst the Clinton e-mail furor, but over the weekend, there was an incident that in many ways encapsulated the frustrating debate over immigration in this campaign.

Interviews
Eyes, Ears, & Daggers by Hoover Institution senior fellow Thomas Henriksen.
Interviews

Thomas Henriksen On BlindSpot

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia BlindSpot
Friday, October 14, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Henriksen talks about his new book Eyes, Ears, and Daggers, the role of special forces in the projection of US power, and how to deal with rogue states.

Interviews

Law Talk With Richard Epstein: Tricks No Treats

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Monday, October 31, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the incredible 2016 presidential election.

 
Richard A. Epstein
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Yale, Beyond The Pale."

Interviews

Checker Finn: The Charter Crossroads Edition

via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Checker Finn discusses his new book, Charter Schools at the Crossroads.

Interviews

Kori Schake: The News We’re Missing Because Of The U.S. Presidential Election

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, October 31, 2016

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?

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Bill Whalen On The Hugh Hewitt Show (16:25)

interview with Bill Whalenvia Hugh Hewitt Show
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Hoover Institution's recent Golden State poll.

In the News
In the News

New Hoover Poll Has Trump Down 24 In CA

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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.

In the News

Yale Responds To Richard Epstein

by Tamar Gendler, David M. Post featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 31, 2016

There is no conflict between free speech and inclusiveness.

In the News

Trump To James Comey: Either Clinton Is A Criminal, Or You Are Corrupt. Take Your Pick.

quoting Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia The Washington Post
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

In the News

Democrats' Retort To FBI: What About Trump And Russia?

quoting Michael McFaulvia Politico
Monday, October 31, 2016

The Clinton campaign joins Reid in demanding that Comey address questions of ties between Trump allies and Russia's president. 

In the News

Cardinal Service Notation Expands To All Undergraduates

quoting Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 31, 2016

All undergraduates can now apply for the Cardinal Service Notation, a distinction piloted last year that notes a student’s dedication to public service on his or her Stanford transcript.

In the News

Beware Of Post-Election Riots

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Detroit News
Monday, October 31, 2016

‘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.”

In the News

Fact Check: Should Mosul Campaign Have Been A 'Sneak Attack,' As Trump Said?

quoting Kori Schakevia NPR
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Donald Trump's go-to criticism of U.S. military strategy for the Iraqi city of Mosul is that it should have been a sneak attack.

In the News

The Comey Effect: The FBI Director's Meddling In The Election Dominates The News

quoting Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Alternet
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.