The Hoover Institution’s media roundtable on Monday featured some of its top political experts just as the 2018 midterm elections heat up. The discussion, “Outside the Beltway,” came fifty days before the November 6 elections that may determine which party controls Congress. Subjects discussed included political polarization, polling, the Democrats’ chances of taking over the House, election analyses, foreign and domestic policy, California politics, and the 2020 campaign.
Social media platforms provide an unprecedented opportunity for influencing populations. Citizens in Western democracies spend a significant amount of time on social media platforms and—as their virtual connections increase in number and intensity—they’ve begun to form social media nations affecting real-world national security. Moving forward, social media, as an industry, will face a range of advanced persistent manipulators (APM) seeking to infiltrate, harness, and shape the perspectives of social media nations. The challenge of APMs will create an enduring threat to user trust and confidence in social media platforms.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the controversy surrounding Senator Dianne Feinstein's withholding Christine Blasey Ford's accusatorial letter until the last minute, and how it might affect the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses western journalism's decline with fewer foreign correspondents, international bureaus, and stringer networks from US and other western news organizations around the world. But, the non-western, often state-run media outlets from countries like China and Russia are filling in the gaps, growing rapidly and broadly, and affecting the balance and accuracy of international reporting.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the accusations concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and notes that the accusations have thrown the confirmation process off in a way that affects not just the likelihood of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation, but also has deep implications for the politics of the mid-term elections.
Democrats suddenly smell potential victory in the bitterly partisan dogfight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination following Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations. But The Week’s Noah Millman warns that if they score a surprise win, don’t be surprised if Democrats face political “blowback.”
The fallout from a letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault continued to spread on Monday, yielding a hearing date next week for Kavanaugh and his accuser — and Sen. Dianne Feinstein was in the thick of it.
The Trump administration ripped up federal regulations at a record pace this year and saved taxpayers $1.3 billion, double the goal set by the president, according to an American Action Forum analysis.
A packed audience filled Ramona Mainstage to celebrate American Liberty Forum of Ramona’s (formerly Ramona Tea’d) 100th symposium and to honor the contributions of previous chairmen Jim Fontana and Jim Tapscott with cake and a violin rendition of patriotic songs. As the main event, the audience viewed San Diego County’s premiere of Dr. Evelyn Markus’ documentary “Never Again Is Now.”