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Analysis and Commentary

Elizabeth Warren's 68.7 Percent Tax On Capital Income

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 22, 2019

Columbia University public finance economist Wojciech Kopczuk, who is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Economics, arguably the top journal in public finance, has a first-rate critique of a proposal by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman for taxing wealth. Saez and Zucman are professors of economics at University of California, Berkeley.

In the News

New Polling Suggests Democrats’ Impeachment Push Could Alienate Key Voters

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Vanity Fair
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Data exclusive to Vanity Fair shows impeachment could be a losing issue for Democrats hoping to recruit Independents in 2020. “Lots of people who don’t like Trump who are still prepared to vote for him,” says one political science expert.

Analysis and CommentaryPolitics

The Night The Lights Should Have Gone Out In Georgia

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Not long into Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, it was apparent that at least one of the ten candidates on the stage had a major policy beef: America as the only industrialized nation in the world without a federal paid family leave program.


Victor Davis Hanson: Fear Of A Deep State Coup Is Not Just Right-Wing Paranoia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, November 21, 2019

For most of the last three years, Donald Trump’s critics have scoffed at supposed “conspiracy theories” that claimed a “deep state” of bureaucrats were aborting the Trump presidency. We have been told the word “coup” is hyperbole that reveals the paranoid minds of Trump supporters.

InterviewsHealth Care

Charles Blahous: Top Expert On Warren Healthcare Plan: I Was Incredulous, It Was A “Mirage”

interview with Charles Blahousvia Fox News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses Elizabeth Warren's proposal to ostensibly pay for the costs of Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class. 


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Last Hurrah For Kamala Harris Till 2024

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Washington Post article "Californians could have told you Harris wasn’t the real deal."

In the News

Mark Mellman: Ending Irrational Advantage In Elections

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The Hill
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Theories of voting abound, but most assume it’s a rational act.

In the News

Elizabeth Warren's Class-Warfare Malarkey

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Hill
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is at least a co-frontrunner for her party’s presidential nomination, claims she’s a capitalist. But she sure has a funny way of showing it.

Analysis and CommentaryPolitics

Georgia On Their Mind

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

As the Democratic National Committee obsesses over symbolism when choosing presidential debate locales (curiously, and unlike Republicans, they never seem to settle on presidential libraries), let’s spend a moment on Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios, the host for Wednesday night’s 10-candidate fun-fest.


Californians Could Have Told You Harris Wasn’t The Real Deal

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

If you plan to catch Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, here’s a tip: Keep an eye on California Sen. Kamala D. Harris. Unless she manages a rhetorical miracle in front of a national audience, Harris could well be the next candidate to exit the race (stage left).