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Analysis and Commentary

California's Housing Affordability Crisis Has A New Culprit

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, March 10, 2016

California's housing affordability crisis has a new culprit: short-term rental platforms, like Airbnb. 

Why Can’t America Win Its Wars?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 10, 2016

America’s military is like Germany’s in the twentieth century—a tactically and operationally brilliant force that cannot think strategically.

In the News

Pouring Bullet Train Money Into Water Development Could Backfire

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, March 10, 2016

At first glance, the idea is appealing: Scrap Gov. Jerry Brown’s troubled bullet train project and pour the money into water development.

Analysis and Commentary

The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest For The American Presidency, By Ellen Fitzpatrick

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Times Higher Education (UK)
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton is not the first woman run for the White House. Elizabeth Cobbs enjoys an entertaining look at her and her predecessors.

Analysis and Commentary

Can Our Colleges Be Saved?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 10, 2016

The public is steadily losing confidence in undergraduate education, given that we hear constantly about how poorly educated are today’s graduates and how few well-paying jobs await them.

Analysis and Commentary

Two Oaklands Could Have Deciding Role In Trump-Clinton Race

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

After Tuesday’s returns from Michigan – a big win for Donald Trump, a frustrating upset loss for Hillary Clinton – it’s time to think of the fall election and a tale of two Oaklands. 


Morris Fiorina: Brokered Republican Convention Could Be 'Gigantic Mess,' But Not A Bad Idea

interview with Morris P. Fiorinavia Stanford News
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Morris Fiorina discusses what a brokered political party convention might look like.

Analysis and Commentary

Lisa Monaco Speaks At CFR

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

White House counterterrorism czar Lisa Monaco spoke the other day at the Council on Foreign Relations.

In the News

Russian Hostility 'Partly Caused By West', Claims Former US Defence Head

featuring William J. Perryvia The Guardian
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

William Perry says US contempt toward Russia as ‘third-rate power’ after end of Cold War played a big role.


Globalization And Political Instability

by David Bradyvia The American Interest
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Political instability, defined as volatility in electoral politics, is on the rise in Western democracies and shows no signs of abating. Granting the premise just for the moment, why is this happening?