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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 6, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his California on Your Mind article "And Should A Republican Win The Recall . . . ?"

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Delta (Variant) For Dummies

interview with Jay Bhattacharya, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, August 6, 2021

Separating fact from fiction related to the COVID “Delta” variant with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. 


And Should A Republican Win The Recall . . . ?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Now that the candidates have had their collective say in last night’s televised debate, it seems like a good time to ask: What if one of these hopefuls—or someone else who’s on the ballot but didn’t bother to take part in last night’s festivities at the Nixon Library—actually manages to take office as California’s 41st governor?


Why Shoplifting Is Now De Facto Legal In California

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Google “Shoplifting in San Francisco” and you will find more than 100,000 hits. And you will find lots of YouTube videos, where you can watch a single thief, or an entire gang, walk into an SF Walgreens or CVS and empty the shelves. Most walk in, go about their pilfering, and then walk out, though at least one thief rode their bike into the store and departed the same way, carefully navigating their two-wheeler down a narrow aisle.


The Flurry Of Civic Education Bills In State Legislatures Is Not The Real Solution

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

To read the headlines, you would think all state legislatures are doing is passing voting rights laws. But look again and you’ll find that some 34 states have been considering 88 bills concerning civic education.


In Gubernatorial Debate, Will California Republicans Self-Destruct?

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Monday, August 2, 2021

If you’re keeping an eye on California’s gubernatorial recall election, now seven weeks away, then the Aug. 4 candidates’ debate might bring to mind an earlier confrontation.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Horse Race?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, July 30, 2021

The upcoming recall debate and the role of special-interest money in the special election in California.

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A Recall Debate—And Memories Of Nixon And Arnold

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Years and years ago, a California state legislator named Joe Simitian had a refreshing approach to how the government in Sacramento could better serve its constituents: an annual “There Ought to Be a Law” contest that encouraged citizens to submit ideas for new statutes or for taking existing ones off the books.

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The Classicist: Dealing With Chaos

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses California's recall, Supreme Court rulings on progressive issues, China's co-prosperity sphere and thoughts on barn owls from "A Child's Garden."

EnvironmentAnalysis and Commentary

A New Low For San Francisco: $20,000 Designer Garbage Cans

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

This is not a typo. There is not an extra zero. Nor two extra zeroes. San Francisco has approved a budget that works out to $20,000 per new city street garbage can.