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In the News

Gavin Newsom’s Future Looks A Lot Brighter If Trump Wins In 2020

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The election of Gavin Newsom as California governor has pole-vaulted the former San Francisco mayor into one of the oddest political positions in the country. “As one of the nation’s leading Democrats, Newsom will be bashing Donald Trump by day but praying for Trump’s re-election in 2020 at night — because if Trump doesn’t get re-elected, Newsom’s presidential aspirations will go up in smoke,” said Bill Whalen, a Republican strategist and research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

In the News

Niall Ferguson Says Trump Is A Populist Not A Fascist

quoting Niall Fergusonvia History News Network
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

British historian Niall Ferguson began his talk at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney on the weekend by explaining his theory that Mr Trump was in fact a populist and not a fascist, like many have warned.

Analysis and Commentary

Are Matt Yglesias's Words That Wise?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Co-blogger Bryan Caplan quotes Matt Yglesias, claiming that his words are wise. Here’s what Bryan quotes: Trump’s accession to the presidency alarmed liberals on two levels.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Big Story Behind The 2018 Election

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Americans turned out on Tuesday in big numbers to vote in a critical and hotly contested midterm election. While Democrats were able to win control of the House, the big story is that Republicans will add to their majority in the U.S. Senate.

In the News

Here’s How A Divided Congress May Show Up In U.S. Economic Data

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tuesday’s election results handing Democrats control of the House and maintaining Republicans’ hold on the Senate, two years after Donald Trump’s victory as president, are likely to have subtle but not insignificant effects on the U.S. economy in the months ahead.

In the News

Would Turnout Go Up If We Didn’t Have To Vote On A Workday?

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

In a recent editorial, Stanford professors Adam Bonica and Michael McFaul endorsed A Day Off For Democracy — a campaign to give Americans paid time off on Election Day. Why does America vote on Tuesdays, and what other alternatives might there be? Here are seven things you should know about the timing of Election Day.

In the News

Democrats Eye Total Supermajority + Xavier Becerra: Phone Addict?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, November 5, 2018

We’ve all been there. We’re talking to someone when our phone buzzes. We don’t want to be rude, but we’ve got to respond. Such appeared to be the case for Attorney General Xavier Becerra during a Friday news conference with Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Less than a minute in, with Padilla discussing record-high voter registration, Becerra pulled out his phone, shook his head, and began typing.

In the News

How The GFC Created President Trump

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Your Money
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

And why today's US mid-term elections will surprise spectators.

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The Libertarian: Debating Birthright Citizenship

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Does the constitution guarantee citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants in the US?

In the News

Another View: Mueller Time Is Coming Soon

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Battleboro Reformer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

When the smoke from the midterm election clears, one thing is certain: You will be seeing the name of Robert Mueller a lot more than you have for the past two months, no matter whether the Democrats manage to take the U.S. House or not.


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