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The Buckley Program Stands Up for Free Speech

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The William F. Buckley Program at Yale University lately showed bravery unusual for an academic institution. It has refused to be bullied by the Muslim Students Association and its demand that the Buckley Program rescind an invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to speak on campus September 15.

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The Libertarian: “Classical Liberalism and the Republican Party”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Does the GOP truly represent limited government?

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Late-Talking Children

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do.

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Democracy Is Losing the Global Battle of Ideas

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Financial Times
Monday, September 15, 2014

The tide of global democratic change, which at the start of the new millennium looked like an unstoppable force of nature, has been turned back over the last decade. How serious and prolonged this reversal turns out to be is open to question.

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Swedes Vote for Higher Taxes, More Government Spending

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, September 14, 2014

On September 14, 2014, Swedes voted to replace their center-right government led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt with a center-left government led by union leader Stefan Loefven.

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What Exactly Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Comprehensive immigration reform — rarely has a catchphrase been so widely invoked and yet so little defined. Why?

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Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative.

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From Birmingham to Ferguson

featuring Shelby Steelevia TribLive
Sunday, September 14, 2014

“My parents were classic civil rights people,” explains Shelby Steele, author and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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Which party has the edge in 2014?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia State of the Union with Candy Crowley (CNN)
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Former WH press secretary and CNN commentator Jay Carney says "It's not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition."

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Police Armored Vehicle Is Unwelcome in California College Town

quoting Joseph D. McNamaravia New York Times
Saturday, September 13, 2014

The police department of this modest college town is among the latest California beneficiaries of surplus military equipment: a $700,000 armored car that is the “perfect vehicle,” the police chief told the City Council, “to perform rescues of victims and potential victims during active shooter incidents.”

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