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Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: A Spending Problem

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

President Trump earned significant praise for his first State of the Union Address—and for good reason. It presented an affirmative vision for what unified Republican governance can accomplish. It also laid out policy priorities to keep the homeland secure and strengthen our economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking — And So What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What is the endgame to never-ending wrongdoing?

In the News

Top California Republican To Run Statewide As An Independent

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Monday, February 12, 2018

Steve Poizner, the wealthy Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate, has announced he'll seek statewide office as an independent in 2018 — marking a high-profile defection from the state Republican Party as President Trump's approval ratings sink in California.


Morris Fiorina - Surprise: Voters Aren't More Polarized Than Ever, Only Polls And Media Are

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Reason
Monday, February 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses ideological bubbles, why President Donald Trump is a fracture in the two party system, and whether more Americans are becoming true independents (short answer: yes).

In the News

Wanted: Lawmakers Who Shoulder Responsibility

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The Hill
Monday, February 12, 2018
Washington may have enacted a budget deal early Friday, but bitter divisions laid bare along the way. Now the failure to grapple with how to pay for the increased spending bode ill for our government’s ability to resolve the multitude of pressing — but still gridlocked — issues.
In the News

If Donald Trump Really Is Like JFK, It Could Get Even Uglier For The Stock Market

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Market Watch
Monday, February 12, 2018

Last summer, Niall Ferguson, British historian and senior fellow at Stanford University, banged out a laundry list of the president’s shortcomings: He’s a serial adulterer with medical issues that he keeps hidden from the press. He hired a close relative to work in his administration. He’s got a back-channel to the Kremlin. He’s a disrupter who uses modern media to communicate directly to the public. And the prospect of nuclear war under his leadership is more than a little unsettling.

He was talking about JFK, of course. Who else?


Irrationalism In Politics

by James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Friday, February 9, 2018

It has been over a half-century since the heralded British political theorist Michael Oakeshott published his most acclaimed work, Rationalism in Politics.

American Creed

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different backgrounds, life experiences and points of view to explore the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides. American Creed launches as a nationally televised PBS Special, and as a feature documentary on, on Feb. 27, 2018.

At Stanford, First Cardinal 'Conversation' Spotlights Technology, Politics

via Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Monday, February 12, 2018

The new Stanford initiative Cardinal Conversations examined the intersections of politics and technology with entrepreneurs and Stanford alumni Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution moderated a discussion that included questions from the largely student audience.

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Steele Dossier Intrigue

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 12, 2018

The trail leading back to the Democratic establishment looks uncomfortably hot.


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