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On Radical Islam, Trump Has Lost His Focus

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 10, 2017

There’s no ‘extreme vetting,’ no outreach to moderates, and too much coziness with Riyadh.

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The Pitfalls Of Cutting Low-Skilled Immigration

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia The Herald-Sun
Friday, August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump has thrown his support to the Cotton-Perdue bill to restrict legal immigration of low-skilled workers into the U.S. by as much as 50 percent on the grounds it would raise the wages of American working families. That’s not what the economic evidence is showing, however.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The North Korea Crisis And The Ongoing Problem With NeverTrumpers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Friday, August 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about how North Korea became a crisis, what China’s role is, how the United States can reassert itself in Asia, and why so many movement conservatives have become estranged from each other over President Trump.

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Our Reactionary State Department

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, August 11, 2017

Fantasies about the Palestinians' “commitment” to peace.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Central Bank Digital Currency And The Future Of Monetary Policy

by Michael D. Bordo, Andrew T. Levinvia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Economics Working Paper WP17104

In the News
In the News

Democracy In Danger

quoting Larry Diamondvia The World Weekly
Thursday, August 10, 2017

In August 15, India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence from the British Empire. Although the fallout of freedom was chaotic and bloody, within four years every adult was allowed to vote in its first election as an independent country. Many observers thought this experiment was doomed to fail but India has proved the doubters wrong, holding 16 national ballots since 1951. Today it remains the world’s most populous democracy with more than 800 million registered voters – “a stunning achievement that makes India a standout in the developing world”, according to the Journal of Democracy.

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Thursday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Many of California’s wealthiest residents support high taxes, no-growth green policies and subsidies for the poor.

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Trump ‘Submissive’ In Praise Of Putin’s Expulsion Of U.S. Diplomats, Say Former Envoys

quoting Michael McFaulvia Newsweek
Friday, August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump’s praise of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s expulsion of hundreds of American diplomats is making America look weak in front of the foreign strongman, say diplomats who have served both Republican and Democrat presidents.

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Perry Urges Deterrence On North Korea Crisis

featuring William J. Perryvia Center for International Security And Cooperation (CISAC)
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On Aug. 8, President Trump appeared to threaten first use of nuclear weapons against North Korea. This is a dangerous departure from historical precedent. The policy and practice of the United States on threats to use nuclear weapons has been consistent for many decades, and for presidents of both political parties.

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Top Democratic, Republican Health Experts Agree On This Plan To Fix Obamacare

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Vox
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A prominent and unlikely group of liberal and conservative health experts have authored an ambitious plan to fix the Affordable Care Act — and they plan to make a hard push for their ideas on Capitol Hill. The plan is notable because it has the support of especially well-connected health advisers on both sides of the aisle.

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Medicare Expansion: What Could Go Wrong?

quoting Charles Blahousvia Hot Air
Thursday, August 10, 2017

As both parties come to grips with their failures to revamp the health-insurance industry — Republicans on the failure to replace ObamaCare, Democrats on ObamaCare itself — some hope that a bipartisan compromise can resolve the issue. Both sides remain far apart, and progressive Democrats are continuing to press for single-payer, which is a no-go for Republicans.

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Bipartisan Health Policy Coalition Urges Congress To Strengthen The ACA

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Post
Friday, August 11, 2017

An unlikely coalition of liberal and conservative health-policy leaders is calling on Congress to strengthen the existing health-care law in a variety of ways to help Americans get and keep insurance. In particular, the group is urging the government to continue paying all the federal subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act and to help Americans enroll in coverage.