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The Gordon Chang Report: China and the Age of Nuclear Coercion

PRI is pleased to launch the new monthly “The Gordon Chang Report.” Every month, you’ll be able to read his latest reports on the growing threats from China and North Korea and learn how Americans should be preparing and responding to these moves. We hope you’ll visit www.pacificresearch.org/gordon-chang-reports/ each month ...
Election

Former Speechwriters on the First Presidential Debate

Who won? Who helped themselves the most in the polls? PRI’s team of former speechwriters – Rowena Itchon, Lance Izumi, and Tim Anaya – analyze the First 2024 Presidential Debate. They discuss President Biden’s shockingly poor performance and whether President Trump learned his lessons from his 2020 debate mistakes, plus ...
Magazines

Impact Magazine Spring 2024

The public school system in America is under the microscope more than ever before, leading concerned parents and student advocates to speak out and run for their local school boards. This has created an abundance of passionate new, anti-progressive school board members across the nation, many of whom are the ...
Blog

Remember PRI in your year-end giving

Your Gift is a Critical Investment in PRI’s Future

As the year draws to a close, the Pacific Research Institute team has taken time to reflect on all that we have accomplished this year. In 2023, our research centers focused on crafting and promoting free-market policies that preserve our nation’s culture of innovation and economic growth, without the suffocating ...
Blog

Prop 47 Never Stood a Chance

Nine years ago, Californians overwhelmingly passed Proposition 47 – The “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” – and in so doing affirmed and then reaffirmed in later elections their desire that California both reduce crime and rates of incarceration.   This is a tall order for any bureaucracy – and one ...
Podcast

Holiday Book Gift Guide – PRI Staff

The PRI holiday book gift guide has become an annual tradition.  This year’s list has something for everyone on your gift list: politics, history, business, philosophy, mystery, horror, and good old-fashion whodunits.  Enjoy and happy holiday shopping.
Blog

PRI’s 2023 Holiday Book List

Tim Anaya – Negotiation Made Simple by John Lowry My selection this year is a bit of shameless self-promotion, as it is a book that I helped to edit.  My friend John Lowry has just published his first book, which gives you useful tips and teaches you the strategy to ...
Newsom

Charles Kesler – Reflections on Current Contentions

This is a special recording of a recent PRI dinner in San Francisco featuring Professor Charles Kesler, the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, offering his perspective on U.S. politics and the global situation in Israel and China.  Ro and Tim also weigh in on Gov. Newsom’s trip to ...
Blog

Read part 3 of 3 part series on Norway's prison system

What Can California Learn from Norway’s Prison System? (Part Three)

Critics of the California (and presumably the entire US) correctional system) often point out that Norwegian correctional staff are not armed, and mix freely with inmates. Inmates attend religious services, practice yoga, sports, vocational skills, attend classes, and officers do not use martial terms or ranks. California’s facilities offer many ...
Magazines

Impact Magazine Fall 2023

Talk of renewable energy and electric vehicle mandates are sweeping the nation as President Biden and blue states are looking to California’s energy policy as inspiration for big government energy policy. But by following California’s lead, the rest of the nation may soon suffer California’s fate of regular energy shortages ...
China

The Gordon Chang Report: China and the Age of Nuclear Coercion

PRI is pleased to launch the new monthly “The Gordon Chang Report.” Every month, you’ll be able to read his latest reports on the growing threats from China and North Korea and learn how Americans should be preparing and responding to these moves. We hope you’ll visit www.pacificresearch.org/gordon-chang-reports/ each month ...
Election

Former Speechwriters on the First Presidential Debate

Who won? Who helped themselves the most in the polls? PRI’s team of former speechwriters – Rowena Itchon, Lance Izumi, and Tim Anaya – analyze the First 2024 Presidential Debate. They discuss President Biden’s shockingly poor performance and whether President Trump learned his lessons from his 2020 debate mistakes, plus ...
Magazines

Impact Magazine Spring 2024

The public school system in America is under the microscope more than ever before, leading concerned parents and student advocates to speak out and run for their local school boards. This has created an abundance of passionate new, anti-progressive school board members across the nation, many of whom are the ...
Blog

Remember PRI in your year-end giving

Your Gift is a Critical Investment in PRI’s Future

As the year draws to a close, the Pacific Research Institute team has taken time to reflect on all that we have accomplished this year. In 2023, our research centers focused on crafting and promoting free-market policies that preserve our nation’s culture of innovation and economic growth, without the suffocating ...
Blog

Prop 47 Never Stood a Chance

Nine years ago, Californians overwhelmingly passed Proposition 47 – The “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” – and in so doing affirmed and then reaffirmed in later elections their desire that California both reduce crime and rates of incarceration.   This is a tall order for any bureaucracy – and one ...
Podcast

Holiday Book Gift Guide – PRI Staff

The PRI holiday book gift guide has become an annual tradition.  This year’s list has something for everyone on your gift list: politics, history, business, philosophy, mystery, horror, and good old-fashion whodunits.  Enjoy and happy holiday shopping.
Blog

PRI’s 2023 Holiday Book List

Tim Anaya – Negotiation Made Simple by John Lowry My selection this year is a bit of shameless self-promotion, as it is a book that I helped to edit.  My friend John Lowry has just published his first book, which gives you useful tips and teaches you the strategy to ...
Newsom

Charles Kesler – Reflections on Current Contentions

This is a special recording of a recent PRI dinner in San Francisco featuring Professor Charles Kesler, the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, offering his perspective on U.S. politics and the global situation in Israel and China.  Ro and Tim also weigh in on Gov. Newsom’s trip to ...
Blog

Read part 3 of 3 part series on Norway's prison system

What Can California Learn from Norway’s Prison System? (Part Three)

Critics of the California (and presumably the entire US) correctional system) often point out that Norwegian correctional staff are not armed, and mix freely with inmates. Inmates attend religious services, practice yoga, sports, vocational skills, attend classes, and officers do not use martial terms or ranks. California’s facilities offer many ...
Magazines

Impact Magazine Fall 2023

Talk of renewable energy and electric vehicle mandates are sweeping the nation as President Biden and blue states are looking to California’s energy policy as inspiration for big government energy policy. But by following California’s lead, the rest of the nation may soon suffer California’s fate of regular energy shortages ...
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