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In Our View: Ranked-Choice Voting

quoting Larry Diamondvia Columbian
Thursday, December 6, 2018
If you have ever gone to the store to pick up a loaf of bread (or a six-pack of soda or a candy bar) and they are out of your favorite brand, then you understand how ranked-choice voting works. You might not get your first choice, but the alternative isn’t bad.
PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

The Latest California Fashion Craze: Tinfoil Hats

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 6, 2018

There’s something about close elections and unexpected results that breeds conspiracy theories.

Analysis and Commentary

What The 2018 Elections Mean For American Education

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, December 3, 2018

On Tuesday, November 27, the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers co-sponsored an event called “The 2018 Elections: What Do They Mean for American Education?” Moderated by Michelle Ringuette, assistant to the president for labor, government & political affairs at the American Federation of Teachers, the panel featured Domingo Morel, assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and the Albert Shanker Institute, and Fordham Insitute president Michael Petrilli.


Peter Berkowitz: Identity Politics Is A Threat To Society. Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point? (17:15)

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The Heritage Foundation
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses identity politics and what can be done.
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The Plague Of Identity Politics, Part Two

featuring Peter Berkowitzvia Powerline
Thursday, November 29, 2018
I wrote here about an event, hosted jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution, called: “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society: Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point?” The panel consisted of my friends John Fonte and Peter Berkowitz; my hero Heather Mac Donald; our long-time blog adversary Andrew Sullivan; and Michael Lind, who questioned whether identity politics is a serious new threat.
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The Libertarian: Free Speech And Campaign Finance

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to think about the role of money in politics.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Looking Over The Horizon: Could Newsom Ever Face A Veto Override?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 29, 2018

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving, yet somewhere in California, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom may still be voicing gratitude for his good fortune election-wise.

In the News

Opinion: Does Every Vote Matter? Economists Say No

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Guardian
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Voting is regarded as an American citizen’s civic duty. Consequently, those who vote are praised to the utmost degree while those who do not are considered a disgrace to their country. A great source of sorrow for many a political scientist is America’s low voter turnout, especially when compared to the turnout in other developed countries. Voter turnout is substantially lower among youth voters, with only 20 percent of eligible youth voters voting in midterm elections. 

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.


Only Billionaires For President Forever & Why Not? With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Billionaires For President."