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. . . .
Vacation gave me the opportunity to catch up with a bit of early American history, particularly the eventful last two decades of the 18th 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. . . .
"The world is tough, but it’s no tougher now than when we came, and some pockets of it are a lot, lot better." A talk with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. By Kimberley A. Strassel.
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.
Every holiday has its Scrooge, one supposes, and this week is no different. As proof, I offer this “bah humbug” New Yorker article that delves into the “massacres, myths, and the making of” America’s Thanksgiving tradition.
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. . . .
History shows that Christopher Columbus crossed an ocean and found dry land during this month in 1492, lost his flagship off the coast of Haiti just two months later, then died the following decade an exonerated man with his wealth restored (though the whereabouts of his remains is still contested).
What to purchase if you’re a California Republican and still in need of a Halloween costume?
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.