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The Progressive Octopus

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It is the best and worst of times for progressives and liberals. Politically, their obsessions with identity politics and various racial and gender -isms and -ologies have emasculated the Democratic party: loss of governorships, state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the Supreme Court.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The NFL In An Age Of Activism

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A wave of progressive fervor grips the NFL -- but do the league's actions match up with its rhetoric?

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Farewell To Title IX’s Kangaroo Courts

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Betsy DeVos wisely reverses the Obama administration’s policy on campus sexual assault cases. 

In the News

The High Cost Of Good Intentions: A History Of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

At a time when entitlement spending poses a fiscal challenge unlike any in our nation’s history, the Hoover Institution’s John Cogan addresses the question of how and why these federal programs have grown so large and have become so far removed from the ideals on which they were founded in The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs.

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In the News

Experts: Prez Should Take Timeout On Topic

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Monday, September 25, 2017

Football fans’ boos and the calls for an NFL boycott bolstered President Trump’s base after he slammed athletes refusing to stand for the national anthem, but he needs to leave the field in order to get the win, political strategists said.

Analysis and Commentary

The Ideological Hijacking Of The University And The Betrayal Of Its Traditional Mission

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, September 25, 2017

The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and “safe spaces,” crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a “resistance” movement. 

Analysis and Commentary

The NFL House Of Cards

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, September 25, 2017

The problem with the NFL is not just Donald Trump, but the greater dilemma that the league’s reason to be has become predicated on a labyrinth of lies.

Analysis and Commentary

Philip Auerswald On The Rise Of Populism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 25, 2017

Author and professor Philip Auerswald of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rise of populism in the United States and throughout the world.


Richard Epstein Discusses Institutional Racism On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Hasty Judgment On “Institutional Racism.”

In the News

The Price Of Free Speech On A US Campus? $600,000

mentioning Victor Davis Hanson, Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Israel National News
Sunday, September 24, 2017

In 2007, then Dutch MP and critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, landed on American shores after a controversy at The Hague over the cost of her protection. America was to have guaranteed to her and many other Islamic dissidents that anonymity and pluralism of opinions where Hirsi Ali could work, talk and write, without fear of ending up as Theo van Gogh did, murdered on the streets of Amsterdam.


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