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Another View: Mueller Time Is Coming Soon

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Battleboro Reformer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

When the smoke from the midterm election clears, one thing is certain: You will be seeing the name of Robert Mueller a lot more than you have for the past two months, no matter whether the Democrats manage to take the U.S. House or not.

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Opinion: Elections Should Always Feel This Urgent

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Buzzfeed News
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The political scientist Morris Fiorina calls these seemingly ephemeral coalitions “unstable majorities.”


Flipping The House: What '94, '06, '10 Turnout Tells Us

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Much of the press coverage of the 2018 House elections has focused on identifying the most competitive House races and attempting to predict their results. Some academic models have also adopted this tactic, basing their conclusions on an analysis of highly contested districts. Still others run regressions using a combination of presidential approval ratings, generic congressional ballot surveys, and other miscellaneous factors such as disposable income.

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Midterm Elections Vulnerable To Cyberattacks, Experts Fear

quoting Herbert Linvia The Eagle
Monday, November 5, 2018

U.S. cybersecurity experts are bracing for possible attempts to attack the midterm election by Russia or another adversary hoping to engineer a disruption that casts doubt on the integrity of the vote. Interference may range from altering websites used by state and local election authorities, to spreading propaganda through social media, to hacking at polling places intended to complicate the casting of ballots.


The Safe Bet For This Midterm Is On The Democrats

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, November 5, 2018

Unlike presidential elections, it is usually quite easy to predict who will win the midterms. Despite the role of local issues and candidates, they are in large measure referendums on the president’s job performance and, as such, perfect opportunities for Americans to display their characteristic fickleness. Having elected someone president, Americans are collectively ready to punch him on the nose after just 24 months. 


Lanhee Chen: What To Make Of The Midterm Polling

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the importance of turnout in the late stages of the midterm elections.


"Unprecedented" Mid-Terms May Have Split Result Across Congress: Bill Whalen

interview with Bill Whalenvia ABC Online Services
Monday, November 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the midterm elections.

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Analysis and Commentary

An Election Day Viewing Guide

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, November 4, 2018

I’ll be watching the Election Day returns from California. The good news: given the time difference, it’s an all-day affair that hopefully won’t run late into the night. The bad news: here in the Golden State, there's no such creature as a big sexy statewide race. Lots of drama down-ticket, yes, in the form of hotly contested congressional contests (more on that in a moment). However, our gubernatorial and Senate races have the look and feel of done deals.

Analysis and Commentary

Election Day: The Clear-Cut Choice Americans Face

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, November 2, 2018
This year’s midterm election offers the starkest contrast between the two parties in recent memory, making the choice of which to vote for obvious. We have reached a critical point in the long-developing transformation of our country from a democratic republic to the concentrated power and “soft despotism” of a technocratic elite. This year’s vote will determine whether Donald Trump’s pushback against that transformation will continue, or whether it will stall.

Cross Subsidies And Monopolization, Explained

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, November 1, 2018

I found a beautiful, clear, detailed, fact-based, and devastating explanation of how forced cross-subsidies, monopolized markets, and lack of competition conspire to strangle the American health care system.