There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .
More than a quarter-century after completing two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown will announce today that he is campaigning to return for a third term as chief executive of the nation's most populous state. . . .
This November, citizens in California and 23 other states will vote on dozens of ballot initiatives. Although ballot initiatives are often maligned in the press and the academy alike, Hoover fellow Bill Whalen stands up for them, arguing that they allow voters to speak out on issues about which elected officials will only whisper.
Despite Clinton's victory, conservatives are winning -- state by state by state.
. . . May be paved with good intentions, but Greece has run into a ditch. California, unfortunately, seems to be close behind. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Families, congregations, and civic associations are America’s "schools of liberty." Progressivism threatens them all
It is time to recapture a lost tradition of community-building
What does the GOP need more: a new standard-bearer, or new standards? By Bill Whalen.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
The education reform movement is stumbling to a halt, and needs its own version of back to basics. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick, who coached David Frost for his storied broadcast bout with Richard Nixon, shares his glimpse of "the unleashed Nixon." By Caleb Daniloff.
John O. McGinnis on Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money by David S. Broder
In the information age, Americans’ political allegiances go far beyond their neighborhoods. By Samuel J. Abrams and Morris P. Fiorina.
On October 7, 2003, Californians go to the polls to vote in a historic election. They will decide whether to recall Governor Gray Davis and replace him with someone else. Davis is only the second governor in U.S. history to face a recall election. Is the California recall in the best interests of its citizens? Or is this recall election an example of direct democracy gone awry? And what long-term effects will this recall campaign have on politics at both the state and national levels?
With responses from Gertrude Himmelfarb, Don Eberly & David Boaz