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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Time to Swap Out Dull State of State Address

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Assuming you have a chance to read this before the governor reads his missive, here are two ways to ponder the State of the State address. Is this even necessary? Will Brown’s remarks reflect Californians’ issue priorities?

Analysis and Commentary

The Briefing: The Imperative to Protect Institutions: An Amended Front-Page Rule

by Jessica Sternvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

We Need The Scientific Juice To Save The Nation's Citrus Industry

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Unless you’re in a major citrus-producing state, you probably haven’t heard that your morning orange juice is in danger of disappearing – or at least becoming vastly more expensive and coming from someplace abroad.

Analysis and Commentary

Minimum Wage Increase Will Reduce Poverty Even Less than I Thought

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Unintended Consequences

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sometimes, when you try to achieve something, you don’t just fail to do it, you actually achieve the opposite. News from the World Economic Forum (WEF): Two years ago WEF introduced a quota system to encourage female participation, which demanded that

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen on The John Batchelor Show (10:33)

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Guests: Larry Kudlow, Kudlow Report, CNBC; Cumulus Media radio. Steve Moore, WSJ & chief economist, Heritage Foundation. William Whalen, Hoover. Lee Ohanian, UCLA & Hoover. David Malpass, Encima Global.

Interviews

Lee Ohanian on the John Batchelor Show (19:23)

with Lee Ohanianvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Guests: Larry Kudlow, Kudlow Report, CNBC; Cumulus Media radio. Steve Moore, WSJ & chief economist, Heritage Foundation. William Whalen, Hoover. Lee Ohanian, UCLA & Hoover. David Malpass, Encima Global.

Interviews

Bill Evers and Michael Petrilli on Engage

with Williamson M. Evers, Michael J. Petrillivia Alabama Public Television
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pam Huff moderates a discussion on the controversial Common Core curriculum standards focusing on how Common Core will impact students. Watch online: Engage - Common Core from Alabama Public Television Specials. On demand, streaming video from APT - Alabama Public Television

In the News
In the News

GOP Moderate Neel Kashkari Running for Calif. Governor

with Lanhee J. Chenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Neel Kashkari, a moderate Republican who ran the bailout of financial institutions under the Bush and Obama administrations, jumped into his first-ever political race Tuesday - this year's contest to challenge Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. Two years later, he was named to oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the federal effort to prevent a meltdown of the financial system by bailing out banks and other financial companies. '$700 billion man'Kashkari, nicknamed "the $700 billion man" on Wall Street, stayed in his assistant Treasury secretary's job during the first five months of the Obama administration before returning to the private sector with the investment firm Pimco. For the past year, he has been laying the groundwork for a gubernatorial campaign, visiting low-income schools, staying overnight in an Oakland homeless shelter and consulting with Republicans such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Swipe at rail planKashkari has said that he will focus on jobs and education during the coming campaign and will generally steer clear of divisive social issues that have become a challenge for GOP candidates in solidly blue California. Kashkari is outside the mainstream of current Republican politics - he favors both a woman's access to abortion and same-sex marriage rights - leading some analysts to speculate that he could inject life into a party that trails Democrats in statewide voter registration by double digits.

In the News

Debate: Are the Worries About the Health of Democracy Today Overblown?

with Larry Diamondvia Economist
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Are worries about the health of democracy today overblown?

In the News

Brown Expected to Stress His Gains in State of the State Speech

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO — With the state's finances in the black and a probable reelection bid to come, Gov. Jerry Brown 's State of the State address Wednesday is expected to hew to a familiar theme: Stay the course.

In the News

Head of Bank Bailout Runs for California Governor

with Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institutionvia Washington Post
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
In the News

Stanford Experts Urge Major Reforms in State, Local Government Budgeting

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stanford scholars say states are disguising deficits and must reform their budgeting and financial reporting practices. Otherwise, funding will be scarce for key state and local functions.