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The Danger Of Bringing Back Big Government

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

In the debate between liberals and conservatives, the role of government is a favorite topic. After decades of growth in the size and role of the federal government, Ronald Reagan famously began his presidency in the 1980s by saying, “Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.” Even Democrat Bill Clinton acknowledged in the 1990s that “the era of big government is over.”

Analysis and Commentary

Panetta, Quayle, And Clinton

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Leon Panetta, formerly my Congressman and later the holder of various high appointments in the Clinton and Obama administrations (head of OMB and later Chief of White House Staff under Clinton and Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense under Obama) has a local institute named after him that has 4 events every spring. In other years, the events are held in person. This year they were on Zoom. I “attended” the last of the four last night.

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A Conversation With Senator Rob Portman

interview with Robert Portman , Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Senator Rob Portman in conversation with Lanhee Chen.

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An Oakland Riddle: What’s Green And Gold . . . And Short On Green?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Arguably the most famous thing ever said about Oakland, California’s eighth most populous city, comes from author and native daughter Gertrude Stein, who acidly observed: “there is no there there.”


Securing Freedom By Multiplying Associations

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 16, 2021

U.S. foreign policy -- from the founding era to the present moment -- revolves around a recurring debate about the diplomatic means for securing freedom. As the nation grew and the world changed, it was necessary to revise and refine the understanding of America’s role in international affairs and the character and extent of the nation’s alliances. 

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: “A Guy Called Lee"

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, May 14, 2021

How Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian made the international news for economic advice given to a candidate vying to replace Newsom in the recall election.

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The Classicist: California, At Dusk

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the decline of California — and a few hopeful signs that it may not be permanent.

Analysis and Commentary

The One Good Line Of Attack Caitlyn Jenner And Others Have Against Gavin Newsom

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Thursday, May 13, 2021

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner this week gave an interview to CNN's Dana Bash in which she was criticized for saying that she's "kind of" a Republican (when she is registered as one) and that she didn't vote in the 2020 election (when official records show she voted by mail).

Analysis and Commentary

The Never-Ending NeverTrumpers

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Serving the Democrat Party since 2015.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Before The Recall, A California Spin Cycle

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

It’s not officially campaign season in California—that’ll begin in full force once the date for the gubernatorial recall vote is officially set—but already it’s open season for odd political spin.


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