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Morris P. Fiorina: Why 'Electoral Chaos' Is Here To Stay

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina says we are in an extended age of "unstable majorities" because neither the Republican Party nor the Democratic Party is popular enough to get and hold enduring legislative power. The result is a historically rare period in which control of the White House and each house of Congress regularly flips back and forth between the two parties.


Lanhee Chen: If Biden Defeats Trump, Does Trumpism Still Survive?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSNBC
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses what policies of President Trump might survive if Joe Biden is elected president.


Lanhee Chen: Candidates Make One Final Push To Get Their Message Out

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Flipboard
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the final campaign push for the presidency.

Analysis and Commentary

Do Most Countries Elect Their Government Leader By Majority Rule?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Prime Minister Scheer? Co-blogger Scott Sumner, over at his own blog, themoneyillusion, writes: Other countries generally elect their president by majority vote (although a few “ceremonial” presidents are picked by an EC, as in India).


Election A Choice Between Rule-Changing And Respect For Constitutional Norms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In traditional presidential campaigns, the two major parties offer contrasting ideas and policies. The Democratic and Republican candidates barnstorm the nation to make their cases. Not this year.

In the News

How COVID Could Become A Vulnerability For Biden In The Campaign’s Home Stretch

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo News
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Opinions vary significantly over what will happen in Tuesday’s election, and the surprise of 2016 is a big reason why. In normal circumstances, the relative stability of the polls and the race’s trajectory might make this election easier to predict. Yet while most looking at the polls and betting odds would probably rather be Biden than Trump in this final week of the campaign, there is plenty of reason to at least maintain some humility, regardless of which side you believe will prevail.

Victor Davis Hanson On The Jamie Weinstein Show

interview with Victor Davis Hanson
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the re-election of President Trump

The Joe Biden most Americans don’t get to see

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Saturday, October 24, 2020

I have already cast my vote in the 2020 election, and I don’t mind telling you I voted for Joe Biden — in part because of his positions on issues and in part based on my assessment of President Trump’s performance over the past nearly four years.

The Grumpy Economist
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Grumpy Economist: The Future Of Cities. A Conversation With Harvard’s Ed Glaeser

interview with Edward Glaeservia The Grumpy Economist | A Podcast with John H. Cochrane
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Future Of Cities. A Conversation With Harvard’s Ed Glaeser.


Why Issue-Based Strategies Won’t Help Trump Win Re-Election

by Davide Angelucci, Lorenzo De Sio, Morris P. Fiorina, Mark Franklinvia The London School of Economics and Political Science
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The US presidential election on 3 November will be watched closely in Europe. Drawing on recent survey evidence, Davide Angelucci, Lorenzo De Sio, Morris P. Fiorina and Mark N. Franklin illuminate the challenge facing Donald Trump in his bid for re-election. There are currently no divisive issues on which Trump stands to win more support from independents and Democrats than he stands to lose from his own support-base, while on issues for which goals are widely shared, Trump lacks credibility compared to Joe Biden.


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