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Analysis and Commentary

The Book On Running For President Has A New Chapter -- Deemphasizing Empathy

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, April 4, 2019
The Democratic presidential field grew by one on Thursday, with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announcing that he’ll formally enter the fray this weekend at a campaign rally in Youngstown.
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California’s Primary Color: Green . . . With Envy

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Among the more curious comments of late by a California politician is the recent assessment of next year’s Democratic presidential primary in the Golden State, courtesy of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

In the News

Abolish The Electoral College? Proceed At One's Own Risk.

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The push to abolish the Electoral College is picking up steam as Democrats turn their attention to the 2020. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is among the latest high-profile Democrats to call for eliminating the age-old system, deeming it a “vestige of the past” and “undemocratic.” Some of the Democrats in the crowded 2020 field, ranging from South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg to Sens. Elizabeth and Kirsten Gillibrand, had previously sounded the call. Warren has argued for a change in which “every vote matters.”

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Area 45: An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

interview with David Davenportvia Area 45
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Granting 16-years-old the right to vote, abolishing the Electoral College, reshaping the makeup of the Supreme Court, states entering a voting compact…do we need a renewed emphasis on civics education?


Bill Whalen: Joe Biden Is Out Of Touch With The Democratic Party He Helped Shape

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "What Joe Biden's Hands Say About His Grip On The Democratic Field."

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: School of Hard Knox

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen is joined by Olivier Knox, the Chief Washington Correspondent for SiriusXM radio and current president of the White House Correspondents Association. They talk about the state of the media, what to expect as they cover the 2020 campaign, and how to restore public trust in the institution. Chen also provides his thoughts on whether Joe Biden is doomed already, and where Republicans are on the tricky topic of health care reform.

In the News

Our Rights Depend On An Election You Haven't Even Heard Of

quoting Thomas Sowellvia National Post
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

No genuine rule of law can exist without independent lawyers, who are no less essential than independent courts.

Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

interview with Michael McFaulvia House Intelligence
Thursday, March 28, 2019

On March 28, 2019, Michael McFaul testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The hearing, "Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond” included testimony by Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University.

In the News

‘This Is Trump’s Party’: Republicans Eager To Knock Back 2020 Challengers

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Guardian
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Republican National Committee is said to be taking extra steps to discourage “#NeverTrump” movement ahead of primary election.

Analysis and Commentary

Can Democrats Party Like It's 2007? Not If They Can't Let Go Of What Happened In 2016

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, March 28, 2019
The headline on the home page of The Drudge Report, from earlier this week, neatly summed up the situation: “What Next?”