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Analysis and Commentary

Should The Voting Age Be Lowered?

by David Davenportvia The New York Times Upfront
Monday, September 3, 2018

Following the student protests against gun violence in school has come a renewed call to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. But it would be a mistake to lower the voting age. Demonstrating is not the same as voting, which requires a higher level of civic responsibility and knowledge.

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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.

In the News

Trump Wants To Identify Election Interference Within 45 Days. Here Is How He Can Do It.

quoting Herbert Linvia Fifth Domain
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Sept 12. that allows sanctions on foreign people and states who interfere in U.S. elections, but government reports and industry experts suggest that task may be difficult.


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses California, including his latest Sacramento Bee article "Will 2018 be another watershed election for California?"

In the News

Experts: Ayanna Pressley Emerging As National Leader Of Democratic Party’s Shift To The Left

quoting Douglas Riversvia Boston Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ayanna Pressley’s historic victory over a 10-term incumbent in the 7th Congressional District primary Tuesday night could vault her as the next national champion of the progressive movement, experts say.


Will 2018 Be Another Watershed Election For California?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, September 6, 2018

We think of politics in two- and four-year election cycles. But in California, those aren’t the only numbers worth remembering.

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Area 45: Trump & Conservatism With Matthew Continetti

interview with Matthew Continettivia Area 45
Monday, September 10, 2018

What’s the status of Donald Trump’s relationship with his conservative base?

Analysis and Commentary

Cause, Effect, And Carbon

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

“As fires rage up and down the state of California, costing our taxpayers billions of dollars and threatening our families’ health—- the need for California to move to 100% clean, renewable energy could not be more urgent,” said Mr. de León in a statement. Sen. Kevin de León, a Democrat who is waging a long-shot run for a U.S. Senate seat against incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

In the News

Golden Could Be The First Colorado City To Lower The Minimum Voting Age To 16

quoting David Davenportvia Denver Post
Monday, September 3, 2018

Bella Macarelli regularly discusses the big issues of the day — politics, immigration, gun control — with her classmates at Golden High School. She says her age (she turns 16 in November) shouldn’t preclude her and her friends from bringing those lofty thoughts from the schoolyard to the ballot box.

In the News

As Elections Approach, What Is The Risk Of Russian Meddling?

quoting Michael McFaulvia Star Tribune (MN)
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites.