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Bill Whalen: Surprising Momentum For The Republican Senate & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Five Considerations, With Less Than Five Weeks Until Election Day."

In the News

The Shortlist To Replace Nikki Haley

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Atlantic
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Following a surprise announcement that Haley is leaving her UN post, several administration officials were floated as potential successors.

In the News

The Democrats' Moral Confusion

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson makes an important point in his American Greatness column, "One Ford Narrative Too Many."  Christine Blasey Ford's accusation against Judge Kavanaugh was deeply unethical.


Renewing Indigenous Economies

featuring Terry Andersonvia Indian Country Today
Friday, October 5, 2018

In 1879, after Chief Joseph and his band were sent to live in Oklahoma, far from their ancestral land in the Northwest, he said, “Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself.”

In the News

Elections: Understanding Democracy In A Divided America

quoting Morris P. Fiorina, Shanto Iyengarvia Stanford News
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Elections are a pillar of American democracy. But for many Americans today, our democratic process feels under siege. A divided electorate and intense partisanship have led to a tense public mood where feelings of polarization run deep. People are now more attached to their party affiliation than any other social identifier – like race and religion – according to Stanford scholar Shanto Iyengar. He argues that this only amplifies polarization further.

Analysis and Commentary

U.S Foreign Policy Faces Grave Danger, Part 4

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Separatist movements are active movements with living, active members that seek greater autonomy or self-determination for a geographic region. Some movements have de facto autonomy, which makes them a de facto (breakaway) state. Some are proposed states that have a name for a seceding sovereign state. Some are proposing autonomous areas that seek greater autonomy, but not outright secession. Some movements are driven (largely) by ethnic identity, others by political ideologies or pressure groups.

Analysis and Commentary

Kavanaugh Casualties

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

When the Christine Ford saga finally ended with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a lot of truth had distilled out, along with the evaporation of prior pretensions and misconceptions.

Economic PolicyFeatured

After Five Years Of Forced Unionization, Farmworkers Are Now Free To Negotiate On Their Own

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Imagine hiring an organization to represent you in negotiations, but after hiring them you find out that their representation is unsatisfactory. So you fire them.

In the News

Gavin Newsom Touts 'California Dream' To Persuade Fractured State He Should Be Governor

quoting Bill Whalenvia CBS8
Monday, October 8, 2018

The man who may be California's next governor stands on a wooden box and grins. He is 6-foot-3, so his head nearly hits the ceiling of a cramped room where supporters of local Democratic candidates from this agricultural region have gathered. He is sweating and hoarse, but his camera-ready looks, all pearly teeth and swept-back hair, beam.

Analysis and Commentary

Three Cheers For Rob Portman!

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, October 8, 2018

If you listened carefully to Monday’s swearing-in ceremony at the White House for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one name was mentioned briefly by President Trump that bears repeating. Rob Portman.


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