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‘Is this the Day the Internet Dies?’

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Friday, August 18, 2017

When I wrote my recent article for NRO arguing that we must regulate Internet monopolies as public utilities, I had no idea how timely it would become. I submitted it to NR on Friday afternoon (The day before Charlottesville) with the plans to run it on Monday. The news out of Virginia kicked everything back a bit and it ended up running on Tuesday. By Tuesday night, perhaps coincidentally, Tucker Carlson was making the same argument on his popular TV show.

Analysis and Commentary

Betsy DeVos Will Approve Whatever Policymakers Put Forward; Make Sure It's Good For Kids

by Brandon L. Wright , Michael J. Petrillivia Alabama Media Group
Friday, August 18, 2017

After months of mixed signals, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appears poised to do what the Every Student Succeeds Act expects of her and approve state-developed school accountability plans. "My criteria for approval is clear," she said recently. "Does the state's plan adhere to the law?" If so, she is "happy to approve it."

Analysis and Commentary

Charlottesville, Race, And Republican Virtue-Signaling

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, August 18, 2017

Why Trump’s condemnation of “all sides” was scorned.

Analysis and Commentary

Eureka Issue 1703 California’s School Daze

via Eureka
Friday, August 18, 2017

A new issue of Eureka is now available online.

Interviews

Charles Blahous Discusses Obamacare On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Charles Blahousvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous discusses his Economics 21 article "Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Would Benefit Poor, Says CBO."

Analysis and Commentary

Invisible Hands And Iron Fists: Challenges In Regulating The Innovation Economy

by Megan Stifel, Jamil Jaffervia Lawfare
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Have you heard of “Regulators in Cyberia”? No, it’s not the latest thriller on the silver screen. Rather, it’s a white paper recently released by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project that explores the challenges existing regulatory approaches pose to technological innovation.

Analysis and Commentary

Early-Primary States Loves L.A's Mayor. But California? Historically, Not So Much

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two rising stocks have caught my eye – one being Apple, which reached a record high earlier this week before announcing that it’s going to war with Netflix on the video content front.

Featured

Could California Republicans Get A Boost From Ballot Measures?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Earlier this year, a New York assemblyman introduced a bill – it never made it to a floor vote – to ban tackle football for that state’s kids ages 13 and younger. Upon further review, how did Albany beat Sacramento to the punch?

Analysis and Commentary

Commentary: To Stop Rape In The Ranks, Fix The Personnel System

by Timothy Kanevia Marine Corps Times
Thursday, August 17, 2017

In the past decade, the armed forces have made tremendous progress in addressing sexual assault. During his tenure as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel saw to it that all key staff in all the services were retrained, rescreened and recredentialed. The services have introduced new training programs, increased conviction rates, and created special victim counsel programs to great success. As a result, the incidence of sexual assault in the military has been cut in half since 2006.

Interviews

Michael Auslin: Japan And The US Step Up Ties

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia CNBC
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin outlines how and why the US and Japan are deepening defense ties in view of developments in North Korea.

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