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Looking Over The Horizon: Could Newsom Ever Face A Veto Override?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 29, 2018

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving, yet somewhere in California, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom may still be voicing gratitude for his good fortune election-wise.

In the News

Here’s Why Identity Politics Threaten America

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia Daily Signal
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Is there an answer to the problem of identity politics in America? For some, the “solution” is direct. “We need to take on the oppression narrative,” conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald said at a Heritage Foundation gathering on Capitol Hill. Americans need to “rebut” the idea “that every difference in American society today is the result by definition of discrimination,” Mac Donald said during the event Monday, called “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society. Is There Anything We Can Do About It at This Point?”

In the News

China Specialists Who Long Supported Engagement Are Now Warning Of Beijing’s Efforts To Influence American Society

quoting Elizabeth Economy, Larry Diamond, Henry A. Kissinger, Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A distinguished group of China specialists who have long championed engagement with Beijing are now advocating the United States take a more skeptical view of what they see as growing Chinese efforts to undermine democratic values, including free-speech rights, both here and abroad.

In the News

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump—'We Have A President Who Is Part Of The Cover-Up'

quoting Bill Whalenvia Newsweek
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused President Donald Trump of working with the regime in Riyadh to cover up the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, putting commercial interests ahead of justice. Kicking off a 13-date speaking tour with her husband, former president Bill Clinton, she addressed issues of foreign policy, trade and, unsurprisingly, Trump.


Civic Engagement Versus Civics Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

There’s much about Montgomery County, Maryland, that I appreciate—starting with the fact that it’s been a fine home for me and my family for forty-plus years. There’s also much that I respect about the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and several of its current initiatives, including greater attention to the education of gifted kids, particularly those from poor and minority backgrounds.

In the News

Opinion: Does Every Vote Matter? Economists Say No

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Guardian
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Voting is regarded as an American citizen’s civic duty. Consequently, those who vote are praised to the utmost degree while those who do not are considered a disgrace to their country. A great source of sorrow for many a political scientist is America’s low voter turnout, especially when compared to the turnout in other developed countries. Voter turnout is substantially lower among youth voters, with only 20 percent of eligible youth voters voting in midterm elections. 

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
In the News

Bay Area Political Events

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.


Edward Lazear: The Second Revision To 3Q GDP Matches Estimates

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the state of the economy.

Thomas Sowell Brings the World into Focus through an Economics Lens

Thomas Sowell Returns

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his life and career, the consequences of fame, the surprising similarities between Presidents Trump and Obama, how Reason helped inspire his work, and why—despite the generally positive trajectory of the world over the last four decades—he remains somewhat pessimistic about its current state.

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.


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