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How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ In Russian?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Policy
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Russian media is obsessed with the American civil war. No, not the one that erupted in 1861 over the secession of the South—the civil war that’s coming with the next U.S. presidential election.
Analysis and CommentaryPolitics

Why California Is A Pivotal Elections Player Again

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, November 1, 2018

In what already has been a strange election year in terms of changing narratives and fluctuating polls, here’s another oddity: California, historically an overrated commodity as far as national political influence is concerned, is now quite relevant.

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Area 45: Election Preview With Dave Brady, Mo Fiorina, And Doug Rivers

interview with David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Friday, November 2, 2018

What the fractious political landscape means for the midterm elections.

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The Invisible California

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The coastal elites ignore the Central Valley—yet force it to abide by their decisions. A portrait of California’s own “flyover country.”


A Few Questions About Tomorrow’s California Vote

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Monday, November 5, 2018

America’s nation-state goes to the polls tomorrow, where candidates receive the high honor of holding public office and ideas pass or fail.

Analysis and Commentary

With One Week Until Election Day, One Factor Trumps All

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

We can talk about all sorts of variables that will go into next week’s vote: the weather, what dominates the weekend news cycle, voting irregularities and so forth. But in the end, this election is about one thing: President Trump.

In the News

In Some States, Ballot Measures Offer A Trump-Free Rallying Cry

quoting Bill Whalenvia Beaumont Enterprise
Monday, October 29, 2018

Standing in front of a bright yellow bus in California's Silicon Valley last week, flanked by supporters carrying bright yellow signs that say "YES ON 6" and "REPEAL THE GAS TAX," California Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox blamed a recent tax hike for the state's ballooning cost of living.


Lanhee Chen: What Midterms Will Mean For The US Economy

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the state of the economy ahead of the midterm elections.


Economy, Immigration, Kavanaugh Among Key Issues In Election, Hoover's Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the congressional elections.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Wolves In Wolves’ Clothing

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, October 26, 2018

As the Democratic Party falls under the sway of its progressive wing, even the pretense of moderation is fading away.