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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."

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is The FDA Attacking A Safe, Effective Drug?

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

[Subscription Required] Ivermectin is a promising Covid treatment and prophylaxis, but the agency is denigrating it.


Is Deliberation An Antidote To Extreme Partisan Polarization? Reflections On “America In One Room”

by Larry Diamond, James Fishkin, Alice Siu, Norman Bradburnvia Cambridge University Press
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

This paper is positioned at the intersection of two literatures: partisan polarization and deliberative democracy. It analyzes results from a national field experiment in which more than 500 registered voters were brought together from around the country to deliberate in depth over a long weekend on five major issues facing the country. 


Federalism: A Cure For What Ails The U.S.

by Clint Bolickvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Of late it seems our nation is neither one nor indivisible. The divide between red and blue America is palpable, extreme and so rancorous it sometimes spills into violence. Bipartisanship is largely defunct and our nation’s legislative branch essentially frozen.


Michael J. Boskin: Assessing The Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief And Response Efforts And Its Impact

with Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin testifies on “Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts and its Impact” before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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.

Analysis and Commentary

The Duplicitous Jan. 6 'Insurrection' Melodrama

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dems’ tactics camouflaged with sophistries and logical fallacies.

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The Uneasy Case For Universal Vaccinations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Serious medical and legal issues surround the push for mandatory COVID shots.

Analysis and Commentary

As Inflation And Government Debt Surge, Washington Is Ignoring Our Most Critical Economic Crisis

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Monday, July 26, 2021

Economic crises of all sorts loom on the horizon, ranging from high and rising federal debt, to high and rising inflation, to unsustainably high and rising housing costs. But the most important crisis we currently face is one you never hear about: historically low labor productivity growth.


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