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Analysis and Commentary

With The Brett Kavanaugh Circus, The Judicial Confirmation Process Sinks Even Lower

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

I don’t know precisely what impact the Brett Kavanaugh nomination fight will have on the eventual outcome of California’s U.S. Senate race on Nov. 6.

In the News

Feinstein, GOP Maneuver Over Kavanaugh Allegations -- Bloomberg To Spend In SoCal Races -- Breaking Down The Potential 2020 Californians -- Brown Signs Homelessness Bills

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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.


Lanhee Chen: Christine Blasey Ford Has Deep Roots In Palo Alto Area

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Monday, September 17, 2018

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.


Markos Kounalakis: The Decline Of Western News

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Monday, September 17, 2018

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. 

In the News

Eliminating 'Most Problematic' Federal Regulations Saves Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Washington Times
Sunday, September 16, 2018

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.


Niall Ferguson: The Next Generation Of Everything. A Historian’s And An Investor’s Views

interview with Niall Fergusonvia 15th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the past, present, and plausible futures we might face based on our choices.

In the News

A Spike In 10-Year Treasury Yields Could Trigger A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Business Insider
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields and would risk setting off a $10 trillion crash in US household assets, according to Martin Feldstein, the president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

Analysis and Commentary

Central Planning In War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the last 2 months, I’ve read 6 books about the attack on the Zam Zam in April 1941. It was the ship my uncle Fred Henderson and aunt Jamie Henderson were on when they were heading to the Belgian Congo to be medical missionaries. It was attacked and sunk by the German raider Atlantis and they, along with all the other ship’s passengers and crew were taken prisoner, transferred to the Dresden, and sent to occupied France. 


The Descent Into Progressive Madness

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From Dianne Feinstein to John Kerry to Maxine Waters to Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker, Democrats are losing their marbles.

California PoliticsFeatured

David Versus Goliath: A School Reformer Takes On The Democratic Party And Unions

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A few months ago Marshall Tuck, a Democratic candidate who is running for the state office of California Superintendent of School Instruction, went to the California Democratic Party Convention to speak to his party about how to create better K–12 education in California. He went to the podium, but didn’t get a word out.