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The Plague Of Identity Politics, Part Two

featuring Peter Berkowitzvia Powerline
Thursday, November 29, 2018
I wrote here about an event, hosted jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution, called: “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society: Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point?” The panel consisted of my friends John Fonte and Peter Berkowitz; my hero Heather Mac Donald; our long-time blog adversary Andrew Sullivan; and Michael Lind, who questioned whether identity politics is a serious new threat.
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The Libertarian: Free Speech And Campaign Finance

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to think about the role of money in politics.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Looking Over The Horizon: Could Newsom Ever Face A Veto Override?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 29, 2018

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving, yet somewhere in California, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom may still be voicing gratitude for his good fortune election-wise.

In the News

Opinion: Does Every Vote Matter? Economists Say No

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Guardian
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Voting is regarded as an American citizen’s civic duty. Consequently, those who vote are praised to the utmost degree while those who do not are considered a disgrace to their country. A great source of sorrow for many a political scientist is America’s low voter turnout, especially when compared to the turnout in other developed countries. Voter turnout is substantially lower among youth voters, with only 20 percent of eligible youth voters voting in midterm elections. 

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.

Interviews

Only Billionaires For President Forever & Why Not? With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Billionaires For President."

Analysis and Commentary

Is Gavin Newsom On A Fast Track To A 2020 Bid?

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, November 23, 2018

In news from last week not related to White House intrigue or California wildfires: Richard Ojeda is running for president. In case you missed it, Ojeda is a West Virginia Democrat and 2018 congressional candidate best known for a military-issue buzz cut (he is a former U.S. Army paratrooper) and the media sobriquet “JFK with tattoos and a bench press.”

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From Being 'Complicit In Harms' To 'Really Counts,' Students Weigh In On The Meaning Of A Vote

mentioning Casey B. Mulliganvia Duke Chronicle
Monday, November 19, 2018

The midterm elections came and went, sparking conversations across the country and Duke's campus about voting.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Things That Divide Us

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Monday, November 19, 2018
Examining the sources of America’s deep political chasm.
Interviews

Lanhee Chen On Health Reform: From The Midterms To 2020

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Health Affairs
Friday, November 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the role health care played in the 2018 midterm elections and what that means for the 2020 presidential election.

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