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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: A Debate Like No Other

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dissecting the raucous first presidential debate — and the state of the race.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Judging ACB . . . And DiFi?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Timing is everything, as my colleague Lee Ohanian demonstrated by being the first in this space to deconstruct California governor Gavin Newsom’s call to end the sale of gasoline-fueled automobiles in the Golden State by the year 2035.

Analysis and Commentary

Assembly Bill 5 Restricts Opportunities And Contributes To Income Inequality

by Richard Sousavia The Orange County Register
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Virtually every law passed by the California legislature, every regulation enacted by state agencies, and every executive order from the governor—no matter how well-intentioned—create unintended consequences.


California To Say Goodbye To The Gas-Powered Car

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

California governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last week to ban new sales of autos powered by internal combustion engines by 2035. Why? To fight climate change. But prohibiting the internal combustion engine won’t move the climate change needle.

In the News

Surprise! We’re Not Seeing 'Historic Highs' In US Forest Fires – At All

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia MRC TV
Sunday, September 27, 2020

If one were to give the oh-so-trustworthy California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), Senator Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) any credence, one would think that, as Salon Queen Nancy said, “Mother Nature is angry” at man, and that so-called “anthropogenic climate change” is to blame for what are, undoubtedly, unprecedented fires in the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Competition In Indiana Politics Leads To Reduced Regulation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 25, 2020

Me: I want to go to there.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Huawei, Xiaomi, Next-Generation Tech, America's Manufacturing Dependency, and California Supreme Court

via The New York Times
Sunday, May 3, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.


Is California “Falling Down”—Again?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I first moved west to California in February 1994, about a month after the Northridge Earthquake struck Los Angeles and four months before O. J. Simpson’s ride up the 405 became a live-televised national spectacle.


California Burnin’ — A Warning Against One-Party Rule

by Niall Ferguson quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Post
Monday, September 21, 2020

“California, folks, is America fast forward.” Thus Governor Gavin Newsom, hoarsely, amid brown smoke at the North Complex Fire on Sept. 11. “What we’re experiencing right here is coming to a community all across the United States of America … unless we get our act together on climate change.”

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A Conversation With Senator Hawley

interview with Josh Hawleyvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Senator Josh Hawley in conversation with Lanhee Chen on Capital Conversations.