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Analysis and Commentary

Where Are The Mavericks In Race For California Governor?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Like Oliver Twist (“Please, sir, I want more”), I crave the gruel that is a California gubernatorial debate.

In the News

New Data Show California Kids’ Math Achievement Took A Nosedive After Common Core

featuring Williamson M. Eversvia The Federalist
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By 2014, California was the top state in the nation in eighth-grade algebra enrollment. That was the year Common Core went into place. It erased all those gains almost immediately, shows a new Hoover Institution analysis.


Richard Epstein - Seattle Condemns Success: 2 of 2

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Part 2: Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Senseless In Seattle."


Richard Epstein - Seattle Condemns Success: 1 of 2

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Part 1: Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Senseless In Seattle."


Meditation On A Trip To The DMV

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I arrived at the DMV yesterday at 9 AM. My number came up at 5:45 -- you have to wait anxiously all day as you have 10 seconds to respond to your number. At 6:05, 10 hours after arrival. I was informed it was too late to take my written test so I would have to come back.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

Little Drama, But Odd Plots, In Calif. Race For Governor

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, May 10, 2018

This is the week things got serious in California. June primary absentee ballots (in California parlance, “vote by mail”) arrived in homes across the Golden State, just days after the official voter information guide. Though the actual vote isn’t for another four Tuesdays, political ads now flood the local airwaves.

In the News

2018 GOP Ads During Midterm Elections Attack Hillary Clinton

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo News
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Focusing on former Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton “unifies” and “motivates” Republicans going into the 2018 midterm elections, according to former Romney Campaign Policy Advisor Lanhee Chen.

In the News

California Republicans Try To Bury Differences For The Sake Of Survival

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, May 5, 2018

For the sake of the California Republican Party’s survival, its chairman, Jim Brulte, instituted a rule for candidates speaking to convention delegates Saturday: “They only get to say positive things about themselves. If they want to say something negative, it ought to be about Democrats, not other Republicans.”

In the News

California GOP Looks To Dislodge Democratic Control

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Saturday, May 5, 2018

California Republicans have been called an endangered species in this “state of resistance” to the Trump administration, but they insist that their party will beat the odds in 2018 and take back the governor’s seat.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Homelessness Crisis In The Golden State

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

There’s a fine line between compassion and foolishness when it comes to public policy impacting the homeless. Unfortunately, a whole host of cites cities—particularly in California—have crossed that line.