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As Kamala Harris Struggles, It’s Not a Failure to Communicate

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Maybe you haven’t seen the movie Cool Hand Luke, but chances are you’ve heard its most famous line: “What we’ve got here is . . . failure to communicate.”


The Supreme Court’s Chance To Rein In The Regulatory State

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The doctrine of Chevron deference is at stake in an otherwise obscure case the justices heard last week.

Co-Author: Mario Loyola


The Future Of The Republican Party: 2022, 2024, And Beyond

by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Examining the deepening impact of party identification on US elections, this essay uses data from recent surveys of American voters to compare self-identified Democrats and Republicans with the median voter on a range of issues. Taking this information, it considers the future of the Republican Party in the upcoming 2022 and 2024 elections and addresses the potential effect of a Trump endorsement on any Republican candidate.

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The Road To—And From—Roe

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Abortion Case’s Weak Analytical Foundations Render It Vulnerable in the High Court.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Ship Of State Looks Like The Titanic

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, December 2, 2021

The “ship of state” metaphor first appears in the works of the late 7th century BC poet Alcaeus. An aristocrat from the important Greek city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Alcaeus’s metaphor of a ship endangered by a storm represents the political upheavals caused by a succession of tyrants vying for control of the city––the surges and waves of civic violence, political turmoil, and tyranny that have damaged the ship’s hull, sails, and tackle, and threaten to sink it.


Third Worldizing America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Our elites, like the Third World rich, have mastered ignoring—and navigating around—the misery of others in their midst.

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The Libertarian Podcast: End Of Road For Roe? SCOTUS Hears Arguments On Ending 50 Years Of Federal Abortion Law

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization point to a big change in abortion laws across the country.


Despite $31 Billion Surplus, California Will Likely Face Fiscal Crisis Sooner Rather Than Later

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

California’s $31 billion budget surplus has Gov. Gavin Newsom crowing about California’s economic strength and his guidance of the economy. But this surplus comes from a tiny group of taxpayers. Roughly 40 percent of California’s personal income tax payments are from just the top ½ of 1 percent. And this handful of taxpayers and much of their tax dollars could easily leave, for reasons explained below.

Analysis and Commentary

Where Is The Biden Administration On Presidential Reform?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Candidate Joe Biden presented himself as committed to reforming the presidency. But President Joe Biden and his administration have so far secured no accomplishments to match this commitment, and it is not clear what steps they have taken to fulfill it. In one respect, this is understandable. The administration has many more pressing short-term priorities, and most reforms would bite the Biden administration in the first instance. 

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GoodFellows: The Glenn Show

interview with Glenn Loury, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

This week, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of economics at Brown University Glenn Loury joins the GoodFellows to discuss the Rittenhouse verdict and the controversies about race, the media, and guns that arose from the trial and the coverage of the verdict.


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