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Things That Can’t Go On Forever Simply Don’t

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Economist Herbert Stein’s old adage—”If something cannot go on forever, it will stop”—still holds. Take illegal immigration. There are currently somewhere from 11 million to 15 million immigrants living in the United States without legal authorization. Last month, nearly 100,000 people were apprehended or turned away while trying to illegally cross the southern border. Some experts suggest that at least that number made it across without arrest. 

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Standardize, Don't Itemize

by Daniel Heilvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The nation’s procrastinators had a busy weekend looking for that W-2 they received in January. With any luck, they found it and completed their tax return with time to spare. Tax Day has now passed. Accountants have put down their calculators and are readying their vacation plans.

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Federal Education R & D: A Brief, Opinionated History (Part I)

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Half a century has passed since I first fell through the looking glass into the peculiar world of federal education research and development. As an extremely junior domestic-policy aide in the Nixon White House, I helped Pat Moynihan, Jim Allen, George Shultz, and others craft what, in March 1970, became a presidential message to Congress proposing creation of a “National Institute of Education” (NIE). Two years later, it came into existence and it’s been reinvented and reconstructed twice since then—plus innumerable fine-tunings—into what is now the Education Department’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES). 

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Registration Open For Hoover IP² Conference On Fourth Industrial Revolution In Brussels

via Hoover IP2
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect how people work, communicate, and travel. Hoover IP² has organized a conference, “Institutions and Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” that addresses a core public policy question: What institutions, policies, rules, and regulations will maximize individual benefits and economic surplus as the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes root?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Playing “the California Game,” Kevin Durant May Have Dethroned “King James”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 18, 2019

If you’re a fan of the National Basketball Association, you’re probably aware of two California trends.

Analysis and Commentary

Britain Will Have Its Second Referendum – At The EU Elections On 23 May

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, April 18, 2019

This is a crucial chance to show politicians how we feel now about leaving Europe. The turnout must be huge.

Analysis and Commentary

Some Things Old, Some Things New

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Monday, April 15, 2019

“Build new, don’t reform old,” says Jason Bedrick as he attempts to use my experience on the Maryland State Board of Education to prove that “the system is beyond reform,” and to imply that school choice is the only strategy worth pursuing. He’s maybe 30 percent correct, which isn’t a winning tally.

Analysis and Commentary

What Schools Can Learn From OrangeTheory About Differentiating Instruction

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Almost a decade ago, I wrote that “the greatest challenge facing America’s schools today isn’t the budget crisis, or standardized testing, or ‘teacher quality.’ It’s the enormous variation in the academic level of students coming into any given classroom.”

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How To Ease The Growing Metal Health Crisis On Campus

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Here are some recent headlines: “Massive survey finds 1 in 3 college freshman struggle with mental health.” (Research published by the American Psychological Association) “The College Student Mental Health Crisis.” (Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors survey of counseling center directors).

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Rate My Professors As Evidence For Education Signaling

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Often, when I get curious about an economist I hear about or who asks me to friend him (I’ll use “him” to stand for “him/her”) on Facebook, I do a Google search and his ratings on “Rate My Professor” show up. So I often go to the ratings to see what students say. I know I’m getting a biased sample for which the particular biases are unknown but, still, it’s some information.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Weighs In On The Notre Dame Cathedral Fire…Brilliantly

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses he Notre Dame Cathedral fire and Western civilization.

Interviews

Tell Me More: Deciphering Russia With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Tell Me More (NPR)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Russia’s interference in the election, as well as his fears about a new arms race and what it has meant for him to be banned from returning to Russia. 

Immigration
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John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Has The Power To Overrule Immigration Judges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about Attorney General William Barr issuing a ruling that would withhold bail from some asylum seekers while they wait for a hearing.

In the News
In the News

Protectionism Will Not Save Jobs: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Livemint.com
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Protectionism does not really help preserve jobs and offers little defence against the job-destroying effects of automation and artificial intelligence, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that industrial and developing nations cannot afford to ignore the democratic reaction from those left behind by globalisation and technological change.

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Leftists And The Notre Dame Fire

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson was on Fox last night with Laura Ingraham talking about Notre Dame. Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist. He is a Peloponnesian War expert, ancient Greece, and that entire era expert. And, as such, he’s also an expert on religions. Not theology per se, although he’s quite learned.

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Colleges Have Been Under Pressure To Admit Needier Kids. It’s Backfiring.

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Milbank Monitor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pressure has been building on colleges to stop chasing the same small subset of privileged, highly test-prepped applicants and start admitting needier kids. But suggests that the particular form this pressure has taken — including popular rankings based on Pell enrollment — has been at least partly backfiring.

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The Moral Folly Of Slavery Reparations

quoting Shelby Steelevia Spectator
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Undergraduates at Georgetown University have voted to pay reparations to descendants of slaves the school once owned. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates for the 2020 US presidential nomination unanimously support creating a commission to study slavery’s impact on African Americans, with a reparations program as a possible outcome. These are the latest victories of an international movement for reparations which, despite its flawed and misguided justifications, continues to grow.

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A Battle Cry For Freedom ... On College Campuses

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

It’s time to wage not just ideational but economic warfare against leftist academia. Three recent events add to growing evidence of the academic Left's malevolent nature. The least disturbing of the three stories is in itself tremendously troubling. The mega-distinguished Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield, who had been invited to give a commencement address at Concordia University in Canada, was then disinvited by its president because, reportedly, some alumni and faculty allege that Mansfield “traffics in damaging and discredited philosophies of gender and culture.”

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Kamala Harris And The US State Looking To Take Down Trump

quoting Bill Whalenvia Milbank Monitor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The propulsion of senator and lawyer Kamala Harris to front-runner status among the Democrats hoping to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 has underlined the resurgent political power of her home state.

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Gold-Plated Golf Clubs And Birthday Bashes: How Abe Courts Trump

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Politico
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Perhaps more than any world leader, the Japanese prime minister has sought to keep Donald Trump close, even though the results have been mixed.

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Hillsdale College Launches New Syndicated Radio Program

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia PRNewswire
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hillsdale College announces the launch of The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, a new nationally syndicated radio program produced by the College. The program currently is broadcast on nine stations in three states.