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Political Reform In California Begins With Convincing The Next Generation Of California Leaders To Vote

by Dan Schnur via Eureka
Friday, October 26, 2018

This November’s election will almost certainly continue a longtime trend in which young people vote in significantly smaller numbers than their parents and grandparents. The millennials and post-millennials did not originate this trend but they have intensified it, as the rate with which they are withdrawing from most forms of traditional political participation are accelerating.

Analysis and Commentary

What’s At Stake In The 2018 Elections

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, October 25, 2018

435 House and 33 Senate seats. 36 governorships. 6,665 state offices and tens of thousands of local ones. And you ask what’s at stake in the 2018 elections?


Midterm Optics Are Bad For Progressive

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, October 25, 2018

For progressives, the looming midterm elections apparently should not hinge on a booming economy, a near-record-low unemployment rate, a strong stock market, and unprecedented energy production. Instead, progressives hope that race and gender questions overshadow pocketbook issues.


Bill Whalen: The Red Tide And The Blue Wave

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Two Considerations, With Less Than Two Weeks Until Election Day."

In the News

Hillary Clinton Wants People To Focus On Local Elections Because Of ‘Right-Wing Majority’ SCOTUS

quoting David Davenportvia IJR
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

In a new Twitter thread, former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton explained to her followers why it is important to vote in local elections as well as the national elections in the upcoming midterms.

Analysis and Commentary

Two Considerations, With Less Than Two Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

We’re now within two weeks of Election Day and the first referendum on the Trump presidency.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

The South (Of California) Will Rise Again—Just Not In This Election

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 25, 2018

In poker, a full house beats a flush, which in turn which tops a straight and three-of-a-kind.

Featured CommentaryEurekaAnalysis and Commentary

When A Venture Capitalist Enters California’s Political Matrix: Innovation Meets The Status Quo

by Tim Drapervia Eureka
Monday, October 22, 2018

I wonder if we still have a democracy in California.

In the News

Is Sen. Kamala Harris A Contender For President In 2020?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia ABC 7 News
Friday, October 19, 2018

We haven't even hit the midterms yet, but many eyes are on 2020 and the race for president. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is already considered a potential contender, but could her candidacy succeed in what's expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field?

In the News

Salazar’s New Gig: Avenatti -- Cox Divorce Raises Questions -- 2020 Move? Harris Proposes Middle-Class Tax Break -- Facebook’s Got A 'War Room'

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Politico
Friday, October 19, 2018
“In California’s Central Valley, A Supersize Fight For A Senate Supermajority” by Bill Whalen for the Hoover Institution: “As such, it makes for this oddity in California’s 2018 election: in a state of 40 million residents, the 340,000 registered voters in the 12th State Senate District hold enormous sway over what transpires in the near term in the state capitol.”