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Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats' 2020 Dilemma: Rally Base Or Persuade Moderates?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, June 21, 2019

Richard Nixon, who tied Franklin Roosevelt’s record by running on a national presidential ticket five times, said that he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination but then ran back toward the center in the general election. In the 2004 presidential campaign, however, President George W. Bush and Karl Rove found a new path to electoral victory by turning out their base rather than attracting the undecided.

In the News

U.S. Election Security: Still Major Room for Improvement, Report Says

quoting Michael McFaulvia MSSP Alert
Friday, June 21, 2019

The U.S. government and private industry can and should do more to “protect the integrity and independence” of the nation’s elections, a new report released by a Stanford University group said.

Analysis and Commentary

Bad Trump Still Battling Good Trump

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, June 22, 2019

From the time he first stepped onto the national stage, Donald Trump’s good and bad alter egos have battled to control his economic policy. The good Donald follows the principles of small government, and he has a lot to crow about.

Featured

The Democrats' 2020 Dilemma: Rally Base Or Persuade Moderates?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, June 21, 2019
Richard Nixon, who tied Franklin Roosevelt’s record by running on a national presidential ticket five times, said that he ran to the right to win the Republican nomination but then ran back toward the center in the general election. In the 2004 presidential campaign, however, President George W. Bush and Karl Rove found a new path to electoral victory by turning out their base rather than attracting the undecided.
Analysis and Commentary

Leader Hosing: Is Bashing Mitch Pelosi’s Best Fundraising Pitch?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, June 20, 2019

One way to gauge how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi feels about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: check the Speaker’s e-mail traffic.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Getting Wonky On The Democratic Candidates’ Education Ideas

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Democratic candidates' ideas and proposals for education.

Analysis and Commentary

Candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg Gets Foreign Policy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mayor Pete is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field of candidates struggling for oxygen. His youth and wholesome demeanor present a clear contrast to today’s Oval Office occupant, while his military service gives him defense and national security credibility. Overall, the South Bend mayor feels comfortable and looks relaxed talking about foreign affairs and the future.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Where Were You, Four Years Ago? Like Me, Probably Discounting Trump."

Interviews

Jonathan Rodden: Do Urban Voters Get Short Shrift In Congress?

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Futurity
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden argues that ever since President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal of the 1930s, the Democratic Party has evolved to become an almost exclusively urban party. Rodden’s analysis—which included a geo-spatial, statistical deep dive into election and Census data from the 19th century to the present—appears in his new book, Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: President Trump's New Immigration Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Laura Ingraham Podcast
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump's new immigration policy.

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