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Yale, Beyond the Pale

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 24, 2016

A great university becomes an unsafe space for free speech, and a safe one for intellectual mediocrity.


Adam White: Clarence Thomas Celebrates 25 Year Court Anniversary

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Bloomberg
Monday, October 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the legacy of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas on the 25th anniversary of his tenure on the bench.

In the News

New D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Should Protect Charters, Too

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Washington Post
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dear new D.C. Public Schools chancellor: If you had been around in 1998 when I was a reporter covering D.C. schools, you would have wondered, as I did, if charters could ever work in a city run by people so vehemently against them.

In the News

Nation’s Deep Divisions Won’t End On Election Day

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, October 23, 2016

In another political universe just four short years ago, the two leading candidates for president shook each other’s hands before debating, never referred to one another by their first names and kept their Twitter feeds G-rated.

In the News

Ivanka Trump Backs Her Father But Doesn't Want To Fall With Him

quoting Samuel J. Abramsvia The Express Tribune
Saturday, October 22, 2016

She is as calm and thoughtful as her father is strident and impetuous. She is Ivanka Trump, and the distance she has taken from her father Donald has earned her both the respect of Democrats and the head-scratching of analysts.

In the News

Sorry, Donald Trump: The U.S. Can’t Grow Like India And China

mentioning Michael Spencevia The Washington Post
Friday, October 21, 2016

In the debate on Wednesday night, Donald Trump compared America’s lackluster economic growth to that of India and China. For the United States, the comparison didn’t look good.


Victor Davis Hanson: Polls Still Indicate Close Race For POTUS

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the decline in NFL ratings as well as the presidential race and notes that the polls continue to stay tight.

In the News

Did Hillary Clinton's Private Email Servers Jeopardize Obama?

quoting Herbert Linvia CBS News
Friday, October 21, 2016

While Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, she and President Obama exchanged emails, though exactly how many is unknown. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about their correspondence in March 2015.

In the News

Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

quoting Herbert Linvia NPR
Friday, October 21, 2016

Cybersecurity has plagued this presidential election like no other in U.S. history. Earlier this week, the Obama administration indicated its plans to retaliate against Russia, in some way, for cyberattacks. Hacking came up, again, in the final presidential debate. Yet neither candidate is offering a roadmap for what to do on aggression, or how to handle foreign hackers.


Delaware Shouldn’t Waste Opportunity To Overhaul School Accountability System

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via Delaware Online
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Delaware needs to improve its accountability system for K–12 education. A relic of the No Child Left Behind era, it has a critical flaw: It encourages schools to narrowly focus on the progress of their lowest-performing students. That’s a worthy and important objective, but it shouldn’t be the only outcome schools are held responsible for.