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Oh, What A Tangled Web

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The likely justification of the Republican majority for agreeing to a rehearing of the Kavanaugh nomination was political, not legal: Senate Republicans apparently worried that in-party potential No-voters on Kavanaugh, such as Senators Corker, Flake, or Collins, might become emboldened by an outright refusal to hear Professor Ford’s narratives or that independent women voters would be alienated by “silencing” the accuser.


Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part II: The Crux Of Deneen's Critique Of Liberalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Policy
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Patrick Deneen, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, has written an angry and breathless polemic against liberalism in the large sense — that is, the school of political thought that holds that human beings are by nature free and equal, and that the chief purpose of government is to secure individual rights.

In the News

Liberal Presumptions, Take Two (Updated)

quoting Jennifer Burnsvia Powerline
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A couple days back I posted a long item about the presumptions of the contemporary liberal mind that act like garish wallpaper—unnoticed by the residents of the house of liberalism, but jarring to anyone else who steps inside.

Analysis and Commentary

Should The Voting Age Be Lowered?

by David Davenportvia The New York Times Upfront
Monday, September 3, 2018

Following the student protests against gun violence in school has come a renewed call to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote. But it would be a mistake to lower the voting age. Demonstrating is not the same as voting, which requires a higher level of civic responsibility and knowledge.

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Area 45: Seven Weeks To Election Day

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The November elections – a big “blue wave” or not?


Week In Politics: Will Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation? With Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia AirTalk
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the allegations of sexual misconduct and whether they will derail Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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.


Bill Whalen: "The Left… Will Say, Well, Gee, Senator Feinstein, You've Had That Letter In Your Possession Since Early August…"

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Senator Dianne Feinstein's role in the accusatorial letter against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and why she did not bring up the letter sooner.


Kavanaugh: "I Doubt She Testifies, Because, What Would She Say?" With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the controversy surrounding Senator Dianne Feinstein's withholding Christine Blasey Ford's accusatorial letter until the last minute, and how it might affect the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


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