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Posted: Wed. March 6, 2019, 3:42pm PT

Ending the war in Afghanistan isn't easy. Congress is planning to declare victory and remove troops from Afghanistan. Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the forthcoming book War and the Rogue Presidency says the plan to ease out of the region in one year makes sense after having troops there for 18 years.

Posted: Wed. March 6, 2019, 12:51pm PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, and Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France, appears on the Rob Schilling radio show on WINA in Virginia. The show was recording live at CPAC 2019, where Halbrook was a speaker. Halbrook discusses gun control laws in the US and gun registration attempts, which have historically lead to gun confiscation.

Posted: Thu. February 28, 2019, 4:21pm PT

California Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed during his State of the State address that he plans to scale back the state’s controversial high-speed rail project. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, Director of the California Golden Fleece® Award discusses the wasted money and effort on the so-called Bullet Train and how it may still partially connect Bakersfield and Merced, California.

Posted: Thu. February 28, 2019, 1:18pm PT

The CA Legislative Analyst’s Office predicts the $3.9 billion Motor Vehicle Account, which primarily funds the California Highway Patrol and DMV, will collapse in a few years. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Award discusses problems at the DMV as well as solutions to the current financial and customer service issues facing the CA DMV.

Posted: Tue. February 26, 2019, 12:50pm PT

California Governor Gavin Newsom says the state will not finish the over-budget high speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, creator of the California Golden Fleece® Award lays out how the state got in to the high speed rail mess. He also talks about his book California Dreaming and the public pension crisis in California.

Posted: Mon. February 25, 2019, 4:14pm PT

Sr. Vice President Mary Theroux appears on the Chip Franklin show on KGO radio to talk about her recent Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle about the housing crisis in San Francisco. Mary rebuts the argument by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff who feels the tech industry is to blame for overpriced housing and rampant homelessness in San Francisco. She says government policy and regulations are the cause of the housing issues in San Francisco.

Posted: Fri. February 22, 2019, 10:27am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland talked about President Trump’s use of executive power in his efforts for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and how presidents have used executive power in the past.

Posted: Tue. February 12, 2019, 5:08pm PT

California's Department of Motor Vehicles is in crisis. Lines can wrap around DMV offices and customers can wait up to 6 or 7 hours for basic services. Lawrence McQuillan's recent California Golden Fleece® Award exposes the incompetence at the DMV and offers solutions that can help alleviate the upcoming October 1, 2020 deadline for 23 million Californians to get a Real ID at the DMV if they are to board an airplane without their passport.