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David Versus Goliath: A School Reformer Takes On The Democratic Party And Unions

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A few months ago Marshall Tuck, a Democratic candidate who is running for the state office of California Superintendent of School Instruction, went to the California Democratic Party Convention to speak to his party about how to create better K–12 education in California. He went to the podium, but didn’t get a word out.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the issues surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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In the News

Major National Research Project Finds California Education Beginning On Right Path; Improvements On Reforms Needed

mentioning Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Business Insider
Monday, September 17, 2018

Leading education policy researchers on Monday released Getting Down to Facts II(GDTF II), a major PreK-12 education report that reveals California is generally on the right track due to recent reforms but that major system-wide funding challenges and significant gaps in student achievement remain.

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Epstein Nails It

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Powerline
Monday, September 17, 2018

I often quip that Richard Epstein is the smartest man in America, or at the very least that I wish I could be half as lucid as he is at his present age (75)—heck, I’d take being half as lucid as he is at my current age. In any case, his contribution to the Politico symposium this morning about the Kavanaugh matter absolutely nails it.

California PoliticsFeatured

Is California A Nation-State Lost In Space?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, September 16, 2018

For a governor who denies that he has any interest in discussing his legacy, Jerry Brown has a funny way of coming full circle.


Anonymity: The New Refuge Of Scoundrels

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, September 17, 2018

Just when observers had concluded the desperate progressive opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court could not stoop much lower, it most certainly did.

In the News

The Deep State, Obama, And Destroying America

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Sunday, September 16, 2018

On April 22, national security adviser John Bolton said, "It's Open Season for Foreign Influence Operations. It's not just Vladimir Putin's Kremlin that is trying to influence our elections. So are communist China and sharia-supremacist Iran." 


The Sunday Show With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Hromadske
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses trends in Ukraine and the region.

In the News

Cooper: California, Here We Come?

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Times Free Press
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lee Ohanian, an economist at the California-based Hoover Institution, recently described the change in economic climate in the state so envied in the 20th century for its beauty and its weather but also for its business approach.


Jamil Jaffer: Brett Kavanaugh/US Supreme Court

interview with Jamil Jaffervia VOA News
Friday, September 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer laments the increasing politicization of Supreme Court nominations and hearings. And, he does not believe that if Kavanaugh is confirmed that he would move the direction of the high court to the right on critical issues such as abortion rights, gay rights, affirmative action or the scope of executive power.


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