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Analysis and Commentary

The Worst Ex-President Derby

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The real question for the rest of us is whether Obama will help or hurt the Dems in November.

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Trump Buries The Old-World Order

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A moribund global system meets a fitting end.

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Bernie’s Bid To Privatize Socialism And Other Comments

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Democrats suddenly smell potential victory in the bitterly partisan dogfight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination following Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations. But The Week’s Noah Millman warns that if they score a surprise win, don’t be surprised if Democrats face political “blowback.” 

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Democrats Taking Senate 'Would Be Bigger Shock Than Trump In 2016'

quoting Douglas Rivers, Lanhee J. Chen, Hoover Institutionvia The Guardian
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Democrats aiming to take the US Senate in November need results “more shocking than Trump winning the 2016 election”, a leading polling expert said on Monday, playing down expectations of a blue wave.

Analysis and Commentary

With The Brett Kavanaugh Circus, The Judicial Confirmation Process Sinks Even Lower

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

I don’t know precisely what impact the Brett Kavanaugh nomination fight will have on the eventual outcome of California’s U.S. Senate race on Nov. 6.

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Feinstein, GOP Maneuver Over Kavanaugh Allegations -- Bloomberg To Spend In SoCal Races -- Breaking Down The Potential 2020 Californians -- Brown Signs Homelessness Bills

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The fallout from a letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault continued to spread on Monday, yielding a hearing date next week for Kavanaugh and his accuser — and Sen. Dianne Feinstein was in the thick of it.

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Forum Explores Rise Of Anti-Semitism In Europe

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia San Diego Union Tribune
Monday, September 17, 2018

A packed audience filled Ramona Mainstage to celebrate American Liberty Forum of Ramona’s (formerly Ramona Tea’d) 100th symposium and to honor the contributions of previous chairmen Jim Fontana and Jim Tapscott with cake and a violin rendition of patriotic songs. As the main event, the audience viewed San Diego County’s premiere of Dr. Evelyn Markus’ documentary “Never Again Is Now.”

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Eliminating 'Most Problematic' Federal Regulations Saves Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Washington Times
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Trump administration ripped up federal regulations at a record pace this year and saved taxpayers $1.3 billion, double the goal set by the president, according to an American Action Forum analysis.

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A Spike In 10-Year Treasury Yields Could Trigger A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Business Insider
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields and would risk setting off a $10 trillion crash in US household assets, according to Martin Feldstein, the president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

Analysis and Commentary

Central Planning In War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the last 2 months, I’ve read 6 books about the attack on the Zam Zam in April 1941. It was the ship my uncle Fred Henderson and aunt Jamie Henderson were on when they were heading to the Belgian Congo to be medical missionaries. It was attacked and sunk by the German raider Atlantis and they, along with all the other ship’s passengers and crew were taken prisoner, transferred to the Dresden, and sent to occupied France.