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China Ascendent

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Will the country’s rise disrupt the international order the way Germany’s did in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? 

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CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The agency’s reactive approach to Legionnaires’ disease causes thousands of preventable infections every year.

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Seeking Redemption in 2016, Rick Perry Finds Power in Immigration Standoff

mentioning John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

He came here for redemption. At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during last Sunday’s morning service. He bowed his head while the pastor preached about “God’s perfect plan of salvation.”

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Schlesinger v. Cillizza

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chris Cillizza has a piece in the WP that argues that the world is too splintered and partisan and complex, and communication and persuasion too difficult, for the president of the United States to succeed.  This is an old claim.

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Bordering on Madness

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"

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We’ll Miss You, Michael Gove

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recent revelations suggest that David Cameron’s unexpected move to replace reform-minded education minister Michael Gove (who’s been popular with British conservatives) with Ms. Nicky Morgan might have been triggered by more than crass pre-election maneuvering to placate teachers and women.

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Obama's LGBT Blunder

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 21, 2014
The President’s recent executive order represents a dangerous expansion of government power.
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Many Miles to Campaign and Promises Not to Keep

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 21, 2014

Before the world seemingly came off its hinges (truth is the first casualty of war, not Democratic fundraisers), there was the matter of presidential linguistics – specifically, Barack Obama’s overuse of the first-person singular.

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The Right's Strange New Hero: Gavin Newsom

quoting Bill Whalenvia Huffington Post
Monday, July 21, 2014

You may remember that straight San Francisco mayor with the perfect hair and square jaw who stood athwart history yelling, “Yes!” to gay marriage.

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Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 21, 2014

Chris Blattman of Columbia University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a radical approach to fighting poverty in desperately poor countries: giving cash to aid recipients and allowing them to spend it as they please. Blattman shares his research and cautious optimism about giving cash and discusses how infusions of cash affect growth, educational outcomes, and political behavior (including violence). The conversation concludes with a discussion of the limits of aid and the some of the moral issues facing aid activists and researchers.

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