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Democrats Eye Total Supermajority + Xavier Becerra: Phone Addict?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, November 5, 2018

We’ve all been there. We’re talking to someone when our phone buzzes. We don’t want to be rude, but we’ve got to respond. Such appeared to be the case for Attorney General Xavier Becerra during a Friday news conference with Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Less than a minute in, with Padilla discussing record-high voter registration, Becerra pulled out his phone, shook his head, and began typing.

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Area 45: Into The Wild Blue Yonder With Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson

interview with Heather Wilsonvia Area 45
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How does the Air Force maintain and improve weapons procurement, recruitment, military air superiority, and address the changing role of pilots in 21st Century warfare?

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How The GFC Created President Trump

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Your Money
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

And why today's US mid-term elections will surprise spectators.

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The Libertarian: Debating Birthright Citizenship

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Does the constitution guarantee citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants in the US?

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Another View: Mueller Time Is Coming Soon

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Battleboro Reformer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

When the smoke from the midterm election clears, one thing is certain: You will be seeing the name of Robert Mueller a lot more than you have for the past two months, no matter whether the Democrats manage to take the U.S. House or not.

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The ‘Sacred’ Walls Of Donald Trump

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

With each step the “caravan of contradictions” takes toward our border, another progressive illusion slips away. Victor Davis Hanson considers this mob, and by extension the events surrounding it, a “paradox, a contradiction, and an irony.” He’s right.

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Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans By More Than One Million In September

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

[Subscription Required] Difficulty filling high-skilled jobs is causing some businesses to adjust their strategies.

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Don't Fear The Gig Economy: Asset Allocation Daily

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Conference Board says all the ruckus about a gig economy is hype, unsupported by the data.

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Opinion: Elections Should Always Feel This Urgent

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Buzzfeed News
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The political scientist Morris Fiorina calls these seemingly ephemeral coalitions “unstable majorities.”


State Of Thought On Financial Regulation

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I'm at a conference on "Financial cycles and regulation" at the Deutsche Bundesbank. Beyond the individual papers, I find the conversation interesting.