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Analysis and Commentary

Biden’s Challenge: Does (Presidential) Life Begin At 77?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, August 4, 2019

If you want to go dizzy, do an Internet deep-dive on the phrase: “age is just a number.”

Analysis and Commentary

Dem Debates Reveal Fundamental Divide: Should Gov’t Nurture Economy Or Displace It Altogether?

by Charles Blahousvia CNS News
Friday, August 2, 2019

One exchange from the first debate in Detroit this week between Democratic Party presidential candidates has already received substantial airplay. Its deeper significance warrants further exploration. 

In the News

Policy Brief: Estimating The Income Tax Hikes Required To Pay For Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Heartland Institute
Friday, August 2, 2019

Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.

In the News

The Democrats And The 1919 World Series

quoting Michael J. Boskinvia National Review
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Watching Democratic presidential aspirants is like watching, a century ago, the 1919 World Series, when discerning spectators thought: Some of the White Sox are trying to lose. Michael Boskin, chairman of President George H. W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and currently at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, pays the Democrats the injurious compliment of taking seriously their aspirations, which are characterized by a disqualifying flippancy.
Featured

Does Candidate Biden Have What It Takes To Fill The Bill (Clinton?)

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, August 1, 2019

For all the post-debate discussion of Barack Obama’s place in the 2020 Democratic presidential field – is it still fashionable to revere Obamacare; is there a contender other than Joe Biden willing to embrace Donald Trump’s predecessor? – there is this question: where’s Bill Clinton amidst his party’s conversation about tactics and ideological necessity?

In the News

5 Real Solutions For The Troubled Cities Democrats Helped Cripple

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Democrats have run America's most dangerous cities for decades. They have no answers. Here are five solutions to fix the problems Democrat policies made worse.

In the News

Why Democrats Lose

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia City Journal
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

For many urbanites, “rural America” is another way of saying “provincialism.” City-dwellers—especially on the coasts—give a strong impression of disdaining heartland voters and blaming them for unfavorable election results. A liberal policy agenda, they believe, would thrive if not for partisan gerrymandering, which favors sparsely populated areas.

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections On The Democratic Debate

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

I watched some of the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate last night and some of the discussion afterwards on CNN and Fox, and read a few highlights this morning.

Featured

Menacing Invective Against Trump Creates Dangerous Climate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden has bragged on two occasions that he would like to beat up President Donald Trump.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Trump's 2020 Strategy

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Monday, July 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses a potential deal with China, as well as other foreign policy successes, which Ferguson believes will tee up an election victory in 2020 for President Trump.

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