Who will govern the Golden State? Hoover media fellow Michael Barone examines the gubernatorial race between Democrat Gray Davis and Republican Dan Lungren—and concludes that on one issue, education, the returns are already in.
Despite media hoopla about a Republican revolution, little has changed in Washington since the GOP took control of Congress in 1995. Voters tend to blame politicians for the gridlock. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell blames the system itself.
Reformers such as Senators McCain and Feingold want to impose new limits on the amounts of money political campaigns are allowed to raise and spend. Hoover fellow Annelise Anderson agrees that the current system is a mess—but she proposes precisely the opposite solution.