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Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: National Lessons From California Election Reform

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, June 22, 2018
California lives on the edge of change. A few years ago, the Golden State adopted two big changes to its elections: Open primaries in which voters choose candidates from any party, and a top-two primary where the top two finishers qualify for the general election, regardless of party. The idea was to elect more moderate candidates.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Ends-Justifying-The-Means Resistance Will Get Worse

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article ‘Future Pres’ Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals.

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Richard Epstein: Asbestos Chronicles

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "An Ill-Conceived New Wave Of Asbestos Liability."

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The Libertarian: The Kennedy Conundrum

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, June 21, 2018

With retirement rumors swirling, how should we think about the legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy?


Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses a collaborative project to improve college access and completion, nudges, norms, and new solutions.


Peter Robinson: How American Presidents Use The 'Bully Pulpit'

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia MPR News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson talks about a president's use of the "bully pulpit" to persuade, console, encourage, and inspire.


Bill Whalen: Early California Primary Touting

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses how to think about the California political parties in 2018 and 2020.

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Cyberspectives: National Cybersecurity Priorities With Andrew Grotto

by John Villasenor interview with Andrew Grottovia Cyberspectives
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Introducing Cyberspectives, a new podcast analyzing the cyber issues of today with host John Villasenor. In the inaugural episode, guest Andrew Grotto provides analysis on a broad range of cyber issues, including questions regarding areas of cyber most in need of national level attention, aspects of cyber that are underappreciated, emerging opportunities in the commercial cybersecurity sector, and how the academic community can best contribute to the cyber policy dialog.

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Area 45: A Blue Wave In The November 2018 Election?

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What are the most important factors in the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade?


Michael McFaul: An American Ambassador In Putin's Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Kickass News
Monday, June 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his role helping craft the US-Russia "reset" and what went wrong, Putin's end-game, and his new book From Cold War To Hot Peace.