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Biden Is In, But Bernie Reigns

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 29, 2019

Yvonne Fair’s “It Should’ve Been Me” is one of the great 1970s soul hits. I wonder if Joe Biden ever finds himself humming it when he looks back on the events of 2016. More than a year before the presidential election, I argued that Biden stood the best chance of beating Donald Trump when it came to winning the votes of “white, male, aging Americans.” It was not to be. Barack Obama, who had picked Biden as his running mate in 2008, took the fateful decision to back Hillary Clinton.

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Lanhee Chen: How The 2020 Democratic Candidates Will Handle The Trump Economy

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo! Finance
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economic policies from the Democratic challengers to President Trump in the 2020 elections.


Crucial For Trump To Have A Deal With China, Hoover's Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies, and the implications for the US presidential election.


Lanhee Chen On Face The Nation

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS News
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel to discuss the candidates for president, Joe Biden joining the race, and economic issues candidates need to address in their campaigns.

In the News

Newsom In 2020? Big Tech Censorship; Words Of Thanksgiving

quoting Bill Whalenvia Hermann Herald
Friday, April 26, 2019

Is Gavin Newsom on a Fast Track to a 2020 Bid? Bill Whalen says that the newly elected California governor is cut from the same cloth as Democrats’ successful presidential candidates in the modern era.

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Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.


Bill Whalen: Will Bernie Sanders Shop At Sam's Club, Attend A Megachurch And Drive An SUV?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Now That Bernie Has Discovered Fox News, Will He Further Explore Red-State America?"

In the News

Would Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Actually Work As Intended?

quoting Darrell Duffievia Chicago Booth Review
Monday, April 22, 2019

In January this year, Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal to tax the wealth of the richest 0.1 percent of Americans.

Analysis and Commentary

Counting Bernie Sanders Out In 2020 May Be History Repeating Itself

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Friday, April 19, 2019
Thanks to Lake Tahoe’s fourth snowiest winter on record, California ski resorts have extended their seasons. At the risk of getting out over our skis, let’s speculate about life with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ presidential nominee.
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Kamala Harris Kind Of Campaigns In Iowa

quoting Bill Whalenvia National Review
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kamala Harris is at the Mars Cafe, an environmentally conscious coffee shop on the edge of Drake University’s campus, to grab a coffee and meet some students for a photo op. When she places her order, Harris knows she wants an iced coffee but isn’t sure whether she should choose soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk to go with it.