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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.

Immigration
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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.”

White House at night
Blogs

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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Featured Commentary

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!"

Other Media

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.

Other Media

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.

Chess pieces
Blogs

The Amoral Nature of the Pawn Strategy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 21, 2014

The humanitarian crisis on the border derived from four callous parties who used illegal immigrants as pawns for their own self-interested agendas.

Blogs

Obama's Tranquility

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Barack Obama’s team recently took credit for improving the “tranquility of the global community,” and the president made it clear just what a calm place the world has become during his tenure.

Immigration
Featured Commentary

Exporting Guns and Gangs to Central America, and Importing Victims

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, July 20, 2014

The balance of trade in misery is hard to measure. The United States is importing inordinate suffering with the increasing numbers of victims fleeing Central American violence. More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have recently entered the U.S. and sparked the latest immigration crisis.

Poverty in the US
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Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (19:39)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Research Fellow Henry Miller discussed his Forbes.com piece, “Wealthy Activist Vandana Shiva Is A Poor Advocate For The Poor,” on John Batchelor Show.

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