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Instead Of Listening To Trump, Let’s Play The What-If Game

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, July 30, 2015

I work at a university in Northern California that’s home to many a great mind and one great what-if: Had Leland Stanford Jr. not died tragically in 1884, two months before his 16th birthday, do his parents build a university in his honor?

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Language Police At University Of New Hampshire: Saying 'American' Is Now Politically Incorrect

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Thursday, July 30, 2015

No wonder many Americans question the value of sending their kids to universities for four years. Oh wait, I better not say “Americans” since, at least at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), that is now a “problematic” word.

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A Warning From The Medicare Trustees

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, July 30, 2015

My most recent article for e21 summarized the 2015 Social Security trustees’ report released last week. This companion piece does the same for the Medicare report.

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The Real Danger Of Political Correctness

by Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Monday, July 27, 2015

The corrosive effects of “political correctness” in modern American society are unlikely to divide “traditionalists” from “accommodationists” among the ranks, but they are all but certain to widen the gap between soldiers and statesmen.

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Russia's Veto Of The MH17 UN Criminal Tribunal Is An Admission Of Guilt

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vladimir Putin is minimizing his losses. Yesterday, Russia vetoed the UN resolution (proposed by the four countries that suffered the greatest loss of human life) to form a Criminal Tribunal to punish those directly and indirectly responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Peak China

by Thomas Donnellyvia Military History in the News
Friday, July 31, 2015

The volatility in the Shanghai stock “market”—let’s not forget, they’re still Commies!—kind of complicates the narrative of China’s “rise.” A one-month wipeout of more than $3 trillion in market capitalization, even on the heels of a prior race to all-time highs, is an attention-getter, for sure.

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In Defense of Our “Braindead Jihad Against Encryption”

by Benjamin Wittes, Zoe Bedellvia Lawfare
Thursday, July 30, 2015

We expected that our piece this morning on liability standards with respect to end-to-end encryption would provoke strong reactions.

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Users Weigh In On What Database The PLA Should Hack Next

by Benjamin Wittes, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Friday, July 31, 2015

The results are in. Lawfare's “Name that Database” contest is now closed. All we can say is that Lawfare readers are a remarkably creative—and scary—bunch of folks. Some of these ideas are really quite spectacular.

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Jerry Shenk: Obama Ignores The Lessons Of History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Mercury
Friday, July 31, 2015

The Obama administration has all the whimsy of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” but none of the movie’s humor or intelligence. In the movie, to pass a history class, teen-age “time-travelers” meet and learn from historic figures.

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Lack Of Spending Michigan’s K-12 Problem? Probably Not

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Detroit News
Friday, July 31, 2015

Michigan’s public schools are lackluster. Students here continue to fall behind on national standardized tests. So more money must be the answer, right?

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Judge Rules Research Chimps Are Not ‘Legal Persons’

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Science Magazine
Thursday, July 30, 2015

A state judge in New York has dealt the latest blow to an animal rights group’s attempt to have chimpanzees declared “legal persons.”

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Will China Have A Mini US Navy By 2020?

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Diplomat
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Much has been written about China’s ongoing efforts to become what President Xi Jinping called a “great maritime power” and how the United States should respond.

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Clintons, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell Weigh In On Chambers Legacy

quoting Henry A. Kissingervia CRN
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks on John Chambers.

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Continuing Education... Eric Hanushek On Education, Skills, And The Millenium Development Goals

featuring Eric Hanushekvia EconTalk
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

If a nation sends all its children to school, can it count on greater economic growth? Does putting bottoms in seats generate human capital? This week, Russ welcomed back the Hoover Institution's Eric Hanushek.

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#TBT: Chinese President Jiang Zemin Meets Henry Kissinger And David Rockefeller In 1995

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia Asia Society
Thursday, July 30, 2015

In October 1995, Asia Society co-hosted a corporate conference in New York City titled China and China-U.S. Relations Towards the New Century.

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David Davenport On The John Batchelor Show (31:42)

interview with David Davenportvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow David Davenport discusses the post-Christian era in the United States.

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The Terrorists’ Veto

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, August 3, 2015

Well, looks like the terrorists finally have won. The satirical French paper Charlie Hebdo announced it would no longer draw pictures of Muhammad, just six months after Islamic terrorists stormed their Paris offices and massacred the staff.

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The Classicist, with Victor Davis Hanson: “The Four Horsemen of World Politics”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 31, 2015

The four great national security challenges facing the United States.

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Lack Of Spending Michigan’s K-12 Problem? Probably Not

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Detroit News
Friday, July 31, 2015

Michigan’s public schools are lackluster. Students here continue to fall behind on national standardized tests. So more money must be the answer, right?

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Jerry Shenk: Obama Ignores The Lessons Of History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Mercury
Friday, July 31, 2015

The Obama administration has all the whimsy of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” but none of the movie’s humor or intelligence. In the movie, to pass a history class, teen-age “time-travelers” meet and learn from historic figures.

Blogs

Users Weigh In On What Database The PLA Should Hack Next

by Benjamin Wittes, Paul Rosenzweigvia Lawfare
Friday, July 31, 2015

The results are in. Lawfare's “Name that Database” contest is now closed. All we can say is that Lawfare readers are a remarkably creative—and scary—bunch of folks. Some of these ideas are really quite spectacular.

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Peak China

by Thomas Donnellyvia Military History in the News
Friday, July 31, 2015

The volatility in the Shanghai stock “market”—let’s not forget, they’re still Commies!—kind of complicates the narrative of China’s “rise.” A one-month wipeout of more than $3 trillion in market capitalization, even on the heels of a prior race to all-time highs, is an attention-getter, for sure.

Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait
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Instead Of Listening To Trump, Let’s Play The What-If Game

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, July 30, 2015

I work at a university in Northern California that’s home to many a great mind and one great what-if: Had Leland Stanford Jr. not died tragically in 1884, two months before his 16th birthday, do his parents build a university in his honor?

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Now's The Time For California Tax Reform

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, July 30, 2015

When budget crises occur, Sacramento goes into tax reform frenzy. Commissions are appointed and elected officials travel the state touting reform ideas.

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Language Police At University Of New Hampshire: Saying 'American' Is Now Politically Incorrect

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Thursday, July 30, 2015

No wonder many Americans question the value of sending their kids to universities for four years. Oh wait, I better not say “Americans” since, at least at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), that is now a “problematic” word.

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Russia's Veto Of The MH17 UN Criminal Tribunal Is An Admission Of Guilt

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vladimir Putin is minimizing his losses. Yesterday, Russia vetoed the UN resolution (proposed by the four countries that suffered the greatest loss of human life) to form a Criminal Tribunal to punish those directly and indirectly responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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