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Proposition 22—The Future Of California’s Gig Economy

by Mira Farkavia Eureka
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In just a few days, Californians will cast a hugely consequential vote. It won’t be for president of the United States—if the polls are to believed, and based in part on the last presidential election, California has all but made up its mind as to which septuagenarian should lead the Free World.

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Proposition 18—Should Seventeen-Year-Olds Be Allowed To Vote?

by David Davenportvia Eureka
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

California’s Proposition 18 on this year’s ballot is like those television commercials that may be clever but where, in the end, you fail to see the point or even remember the product being advertised. It would amend the California constitution to allow seventeen-year-olds who would turn eighteen by the time of the next general election to vote in primaries or special elections.

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Proposition 16 – Whether To Restore Racial Quotas In California

by Thomas Campbellvia Eureka
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Proposition 16, on the ballot this November, aims to repeal Proposition 209, passed by California voters in 1996 (it received 54.5 percent support at the time). 

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California’s Election: Registered Excitement And The Traditional “Airing Of Grievances”

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

If you were anticipating a calm election in California, there’s still time to move to another state—maybe not neighboring Arizona, a pivotal battleground state, but some other state with less baggage.

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The Opioid Crisis And A Distorted Legal Response

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 26, 2020

Courts don’t need an exotic use of “public nuisance” theory when traditional remedies are available.


Morris Fiorina: Party Sorting To Blame For Political Stalemate, Says Stanford Political Scientist

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Stanford News
Monday, October 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina talks about political polarization in America today. He argues that while the leadership and activists among the nation’s two main political parties are deeply polarized, the broader American public is not.

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The Education Exchange: Closing Schools Does Not Keep Kids Safe

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 26, 2020

An Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Ryan Sullivan, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Sullivan’s recent op-ed, which outlines why schools should resume in-person classes.


Google’s ‘Monopoly,’ And The Case Against It, Looks Surprisingly Like Standard Oil’s

by Thomas W. Gilliganvia Daily Caller
Monday, October 26, 2020

Based on some novel ideas and the application of new and powerful technologies, a company is formed which, within a relatively short period, achieves a dominant position in the markets in which it operates. Many of these markets did not exist prior to the company’s creation.


Macron, Trump, And The Question Of The Nation

by Russell A. Bermanvia Telos Press
Monday, October 26, 2020

From the beginning of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency and throughout his administration, the most consistent point of orientation in his politics has been the priority of the nation. It informed the slogan “Make America Great Again,” which initially shocked political sensibilities, since it implied the accusation that previous bipartisan political leadership had stood by during a decline or even facilitated a loss of greatness. 

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Compelling Peace

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, October 26, 2020

Between October 12 and 19, 1895, British Major General Sir Bindon Blood, K.C.B., after a bloody four-month campaign, accepted the surrender of the Mamund tribe of India’s Northwest province, along with that of its Afghan allies. The British had prevailed.