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A Thoroughly Average Midterm

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia National Review
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tuesday’s elections went about as historical precedent suggested they would. Reading much into them beyond that is a fool’s errand.

In the News

Midterm Postmortem: Was The Election A Repudiation of Ed Reform? Or Just a Sign That It’s Going ‘Under the Radar’?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Friday, November 9, 2018

Education reform, at least its most contentious elements, didn’t have a great night Tuesday. In Arizona, nearly two-thirds of voters rejected a bid by lawmakers to provide education savings accounts to all students.

Analysis and Commentary

One Way To View The Midterm Results: A Market Correction

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Friday, November 9, 2018

Political junkies weren’t the only ones who had a busy week. Consider what America’s investor class experienced. On Monday, not quite knowing what the following day would bring, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 200 points – a nice change from a volatile October.

In the News

Rubio On Claim Dems Are Trying To Change Election Results

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, November 9, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson, one of the deepest thinkers, respected thinkers out there. He's a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and he joins us right now.


Stanford Policy Experts, Professors Unpack Midterm Election Outcomes

featuring Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia The Stanford Daily
Friday, November 9, 2018

Stanford-affiliated policy experts and political science professors gathered in the Hoover Institution’s David & Joan Traitel Building on Thursday to discuss the 2018 midterm election outcomes, voter turnout, gerrymandering and increasing polarization in America’s political landscape.


California’s 2018 Vote: Limited Drama, Plenty of Uncounted Votes, And Lots of Needed Repairs

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Friday, November 9, 2018

Not that California elections are predictable, but most every cycle over the past twenty years has played out as follows.

In the News

Gavin Newsom’s Future Looks A Lot Brighter If Trump Wins In 2020

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The election of Gavin Newsom as California governor has pole-vaulted the former San Francisco mayor into one of the oddest political positions in the country. “As one of the nation’s leading Democrats, Newsom will be bashing Donald Trump by day but praying for Trump’s re-election in 2020 at night — because if Trump doesn’t get re-elected, Newsom’s presidential aspirations will go up in smoke,” said Bill Whalen, a Republican strategist and research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Big Story Behind The 2018 Election

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Americans turned out on Tuesday in big numbers to vote in a critical and hotly contested midterm election. While Democrats were able to win control of the House, the big story is that Republicans will add to their majority in the U.S. Senate.

In the News

Would Turnout Go Up If We Didn’t Have To Vote On A Workday?

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

In a recent editorial, Stanford professors Adam Bonica and Michael McFaul endorsed A Day Off For Democracy — a campaign to give Americans paid time off on Election Day. Why does America vote on Tuesdays, and what other alternatives might there be? Here are seven things you should know about the timing of Election Day.

In the News

How The GFC Created President Trump

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Your Money
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

And why today's US mid-term elections will surprise spectators.