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The Flight From Reason On Campus

by James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 22, 2014

The university is often said to be the first place in our society to look for the truth. Unfortunately, it is now one of the last places to find it.

Other Media

America’s Greece?

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia The Economist
Saturday, December 20, 2014

BRUCE RAUNER, a Republican, liked to talk tough about unions and public-sector pensions when he was campaigning for governor in Illinois. 

Requirements for Policy Rules for the Fed

by John B. Taylorvia Analysis
Friday, December 19, 2014

Working Group on Economic Policy: WP14111 -This testimony reviews my analysis and evaluation of the legislation, “Requirements for Policy Rules for the Federal Open Market Committee” (Section 2 of The Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act). 

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Boots Necessary to Reboot Our Influence

by Bing West via Strategika
Friday, December 19, 2014

America has only one commander-in-chief at a time.


Michael Petrilli on The Seth Leibsohn Show

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Seth Leibsohn Show
Friday, December 19, 2014

Research Fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Common Core on The Seth Leibsohn Show.

Federal Reserve

John Cochrane on the Bloomberg Advantage (23:28)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg
Friday, December 19, 2014

Senior Fellow John Cochrane discusses the upcoming announcement from the Federal Reserve on the Bloomberg Advantage.

Featured Commentary

Jerry Brown Sets Example For Presidential Hopefuls

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, December 19, 2014

We bid adieu to the four-year era of subdivided government – at least until the Democrats reclaim the U.S. Senate in 2016 and once again grind gears with a Republican House. Like many a political swan song, subdivided government’s grand farewell was tainted by grandstanding.

Immigration Reform
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Long-Term impact of Obama’s Immigration Action

via Peregrine
Friday, December 19, 2014

President Obama announced executive action about how the U.S. would enforce immigration law on November 20, 2014.  We asked a panel of 39 immigration policy experts to review the long-term impacts.

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The Contradiction That Rules Feminism

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are women strong and independent or weak and vulnerable? Feminists can’t decide.


How Congress Can Address Over-Testing Without Overreaching

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Kline, and their respective staffs have successfully freaked out sizable portions of the education-reform crowd—especially those who spend our days inside the Beltway bubble—by threatening to eliminate No Child Left Behind’s annual testing requirement.