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Wages Are Growing Faster Than You Think

by David R. Henderson quoting Michael J. Boskinvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 20, 2018

[Subscription Required] Standard wage data show that between the spring of 2017 and the spring of 2018, real wages in the U.S. increased only 0.1%. But there are three major problems with these data.

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Are We On The Verge Of Civil War?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, September 21, 2018

Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure, and freedom in the history of civilization.

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Anti-Liberal Zealotry Part III: Locke And The Liberal Tradition

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Policy
Friday, September 21, 2018

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick Deneen attributes to John Locke’s liberalism the purpose of emancipating individuals from every imaginable form of constraint. This undergirds Deneen’s thesis that liberalism promulgates false and self-defeating ideas about human nature, morality, and politics.

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Seven Considerations, With Less Than Seven Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Earlier this week, we moved within seven weeks of Election Day. Here are seven plot lines to ponder as we near the first referendum on the Trump Era.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Kavanaugh Controversy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, September 21, 2018

Parsing the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Analysis and Commentary

The Oslo Accords And The Failures Of Idealistic Internationalism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, September 21, 2018
Twenty-five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat stood in front of Bill Clinton in the White House Rose Garden and shook hands to mark their signing of the Oslo Accords. This pact included handing part of Judea and Samaria to the control of Palestinian Arabs. A year later the Palestinian Authority was created as the controlling authority that still governs part of the so-called West Bank.
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A Power Struggle In Berlin Masquerades As A War Between Good And Evil

by Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 20, 2018

[Subscription Required] Germans are not renowned for their sense of humor, but this farce beats Monty Python. Imagine that President Trump had dismissed his FBI director by promoting him to undersecretary in the Justice Department, with a higher rank and salary.

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A Theory Of Racial Harmony

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, September 21, 2018
Racial bias--explicit, implicit, conscious, or unconscious--in U.S. universities and colleges is not a new subject. Race relations have been a heated, controversial subject of research and discussion for decades.
Interviews
Interviews

Breitbart News Tonight - Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "The New Refuge of Scoundrels."

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Multiple Pathways In The Lone Star State

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Choice Media
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how to encourage students to take ownership of their educational journeys.

In the News
In the News

Hanson: China Is A Greater Threat Than Russia

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Collegian
Thursday, September 20, 2018
With all the talk about Russia these days, one might forget that there are other countries that pose a threat to the United States — a far greater threat, perhaps.
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DAR Brings “The Hello Girls” Author To Navasota

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia Navasota Examiner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Elizabeth Cobbs, Ph.D., author of “The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers,” was the guest speaker Saturday, Sept. 15, at a luncheon hosted by the Robert Raines Chapter of the National Society-Daughters of the American Revolution.
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New Data: Democrats Crushing Republicans In 2018 Elections

quoting David Bradyvia Axios
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Riding a surge of enthusiasm in opposition to President Trump, more Democrats turned out in the primaries for House elections than Republicans this year — the first time that has happened since 2008.

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U.S. Believes Staying In UNHRC Abdication Of Sovereignty: Whither Sri Lanka?

quoting H. R. McMastervia Asian Tribune
Friday, September 21, 2018

The Trump administration in the United States, in withdrawing from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission last June, has given a signal to a South Asian nation – Sri Lanka – once during the previous Obama administration’s liberal-controlled state department headed by its secretary Hillary Clinton infringed in its sovereignty in hauling to UNHRC imposing global scrutiny on its execution of the ‘war on terror’: Continued membership in the UNHRC means abdicating a nation’s sovereignty.

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US Once Copied Ideas Too, Says Top Economist

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia The Straits Times
Friday, September 21, 2018
As tensions between the world's two largest economies escalate into a full-blown trade war, US President Donald Trump has accused China of stealing American know-how by forced technology transfer.
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ECB: No Plans For State-Backed Crypto

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Bitcoin Mag
Thursday, September 20, 2018
In a recent letter to Jonás Fernández – a member of the European Parliament – European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi stated that “the ECB and the Eurosystem currently have no plans to issue a central bank digital currency.” Draghi clarified that he currently sees no “concrete need” to issue a digital currency.
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GOP Pushes Kavanaugh Accuser To Testify About Sexual Assault Allegation, But Risks A #MeToo Backlash

quoting David Bradyvia Hartford Courant
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Republicans hardened their position and closed ranks Wednesday in the handling of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ramping up their rhetoric and unifying around the idea that his accuser should testify — publicly or privately — by Monday.

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Climate Change And Water Scarcity A National Issue

quoting Alice Hillvia ENCA
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Governments need to start treating water as a national security issue. This according to Alice Hill, an American expert who specialises on the effects of climate change, among others.

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America's Economic Sugar High Is Starting To Wear Off

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Financial Times Alphaville
Thursday, September 20, 2018
No binge ends well. Whether from junk food or alcohol, initial euphoria eventually gives way to a crash, and often self-loathing. The same is true for too much stimulus.