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Culture The Engine That Drives Economic And Social Success

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Troy Media (Canada)
Monday, August 29, 2016

Economist Thomas Sowell believe that for a culture to be successful it must learn to adapt and refine ideas that come from elsewhere.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity: History's Pathway To Chaos

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 25, 2016

America’s successful melting pot should not be replaced with discredited salad-bowl separatism.

James Buckley on Uncommon Knowledge
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James Buckley Discusses His Life And Values On Uncommon Knowledge

interview with James L. Buckleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 25, 2016

James Buckley discusses his life and where his ideas and the Buckley family values come from.

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The Libertarian: "Libertarian Potpourri"

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The NLRB unionizes graduate students, federal courts halt the Obama Administration's transgender bathroom efforts, and convicted felons rejoin the voter rolls in Virginia.
During his tenure as Secretary of Commerce from 1921 to 1928, Hoover debated with colleagues in the Department of the Interior over whether or not airports and scenic airplane rides should be allowed in national parks. By the late 1920s airports were bein

Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Yellowstone could cover its operating budget with a daily fee of $11. Glacier could do so for $7.19.


Timothy Garton Ash Promotes Free Speech In An Age Of Cultural Sensitivity

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash  talks about why he questions hate speech laws, derides college campus censorship, and why he says it’s up to citizens, not governments, to champion free speech.

Herbert Hoover (right) and Horace Albright (left) were friends and fishing companions long before Albright became director of the National Park Service in 1929. As an assistant to National Park Service director Stephen Mather during World War I, Albright
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Herbert Hoover And The Great Outdoors

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 25th marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of America’s National Park Service, a federal bureau of the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the preservation of America’s most beautiful parks and most significant national monuments. In the early years of the park service, one of the bureau’s biggest supporters was another transplanted westerner, Herbert Hoover, who moved from Iowa to Oregon at the age of eleven, and spent his childhood largely out of doors: hiking, horseback-riding, swimming, and—his particular favorite—fishing. 

In the News

Melania Trump Threatens To Sue News Outlets

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia CNN
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Melania Trump has threatened to sue The Daily Mail, Politico and at least eight other news outlets for defamation, her lawyer says.


Why Does The NAACP Oppose Charter Schools?

by Paul E. Petersonvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The NAACP, at its national convention in Cincinnati, voted this July to support "a moratorium on the proliferation of privately managed charter schools." In Massachusetts, a local NAACP leader is campaigning against the charter-expansion referendum bill on the state ballot in November. 


The Battle For Religious Liberty Will Be Won On The Field Of Education

by Peter Berkowitzvia Mosaic Magazine
Monday, August 22, 2016

A striking correlation exists between the decay of liberal education and the belief that government should push American citizens toward progressivism.


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