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Matters Of Policy & Politics: San Francisco, Homelessness Reform And Gasoline Rebates – All Running On Empty?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalen, Jonathan Movroydisvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, June 24, 2022

Where the fabled “Babylon by the Bay” went wrong as well as the right remedies for homelessness.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Guns And God At The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Two Supreme Court decisions expand the rights of citizens to carry guns outside and receive religious educations—although not necessarily at the same time.

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats Face Disaster From Their Racialist Identity Politics

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Another portent of doom for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

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The Pursuit Of “Truth” Or Higher Office?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Among the more curious news items of late: California governor Gavin Newsom taking up residence in Donald Trump’s Truth Social space—i.e., the former president’s alternative to the “Twitterverse.”  

Analysis and Commentary

Why The Left Will Cut Biden Loose

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Democrats will soon find no further reason to cover for Joe Biden’s own serial abhorrent personal behavior on matters of financial probity, sex, race, and truthfulness.

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California’s Reparations Overreach

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

One-sided task force report offers only further division, not healing.

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Yoram Hazony Rediscovers Conservatism

interview with Peter M. Robinson, Yoram Hazonyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Yoram Hazony's new book, Conservatism: A Rediscovery, has set off a passionate debate among intellectuals on the Right to determine what “national conservatism” actually means and why conservatism needs to be rediscovered. We put those questions and many more to Hazony in this interview.

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The Simple Economics Of Why San Francisco Is Not Recovering

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

San Francisco’s business district is on life support. Compared to before the pandemic, vacant office space has increased by 290 percent.  Convention attendance is down by 86 percent. Use of the city’s BART subway system in commercial corridors is down by 75 percent. And it is not just the city’s commercial districts that are struggling; San Francisco lost 6.5 percent of its population in just one year, more than any other major city.


Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself In Merrick Garland’s Shoes.

by Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Monday, June 20, 2022

[Subscription Required] The evidence gathered by the Jan. 6 committee and in some of the federal cases against those involved in the Capitol attack poses for Attorney General Merrick Garland one of the most consequential questions that any attorney general has ever faced: Should the United States indict former President Donald Trump?

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The Biden Administration’s Saudi Climbdown: The Failure Of Recalibration

by Cole Bunzelvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

It is no secret that the United States’ relations with its Gulf Arab partners have suffered greatly under the first year and a half of the Biden administration.


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