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Our Make-it-Up World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Do bothersome facts matter anymore?

Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform.

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Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: "He can run but he can't hide." In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can't hide their record of voting for Obama's agenda more than 90 percent of the time.


Crimes of Exactly What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, October 26, 2014

The recent unfortunate shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its violent aftermath seem to have had everything and nothing to do with race.  Brown was black and unarmed and the officer white; but it is equally true that the 292-pound Brown likely committed a number of crimes in the minutes before his death.

Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education
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Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 24, 2014

In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, guest Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley’s leading investors and thinkers, discusses his new book Zero to One.

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Book Review: Do What I Mean, Not What I Say

by James W. Ceaservia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 24, 2014

Good prose always strives to be clear and direct. Or so we all think now. Arthur Melzer’s remarkable book shines a floodlight on a topic that has been cloaked in obscurity: esoteric writing. Using such techniques as deliberate contradiction, parable and allusion, authors who write esoterically craft texts so that they operate on two levels.

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Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

by Larry Diamondvia Foreign Policy
Friday, October 24, 2014

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

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The Libertarian: “Innovation, Regulation, and Airbnb”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New York’s attempts to crack down on the sharing economy.

Decision 2014
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The Midterms in Prospect, with David Brady

interview with David Bradyvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What to expect from the 2014 midterm elections.

Who’s Number One? Does It Matter?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Country rankings are being twisted to tell all kinds of stories—but rarely the story of how America meets its challenges.

Who Will Speak?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today, Salman Rushdie lives in freedom. But the spirit of the fatwa—and the censor—has only grown stronger.


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