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The Role Of Commercial Nuclear Energy In A National Energy Policy With James Ellis Jr.

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The United States has achieved energy independence for the first time in decades, which allows us to ability to step back and shape our future national energy policy. Nuclear energy is one form of energy that has significant advantages, including zero-emissions and grid stability. Renewable energy is also low-carbon, but has drawbacks that nuclear power can compensate for. Because every energy source brings its advantage and challenges, it is essential to move forward with a mix of energy sources.

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Menacing Invective Against Trump Creates Dangerous Climate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden has bragged on two occasions that he would like to beat up President Donald Trump.

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The Inequality Of Nations

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Markets are mechanisms of social choice, in which dollars effectively equal votes; those with more purchasing power thus have more influence over market outcomes. Governments are also social choice mechanisms, but voting power is – or is supposed to be – distributed equally, regardless of wealth.

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As Police Prestige Declines, Crime Increases And Civilization Weakens

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, August 1, 2019

In the latest of a string of municipal police stand-downs, New York City officers slunk away after a jeering crowd dumped water on them. In a separate incident in Harlem, an officer was hit on the head with a hard-plastic bucket. This retreat from an assault on the law was not as consequential as that of Portland police who did nothing as journalist Andy Ngo got assaulted and injured by Antifa thugs, but it bespeaks a dangerous trend: The growing disdain for the prestige of law enforcement officers, who now are politically handcuffed and prevented from doing their jobs.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Asian Century Is Over

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Beset by conflicts, stagnating economies, and political troubles, the region no longer looks set to rule the world.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Lax Cybersecurity Policies Put Our Elections And Our Data At Risk

by Andrew Grottovia CNN Business
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Our national discussions about cybersecurity and privacy follow a frustrating pattern: a headline-grabbing incident like the recent Capital One breach occurs, Congress wrings its hands and policymakers more or less move on. So it is no surprise cybersecurity hasn't been much of a focus as the race to the 2020 presidential election heats up.

Analysis and Commentary

The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History, Part II

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Clinton entered the Oval Office in January 1993 primed to develop his own version of a federal program to advance the national education goals and eager to include public-school versions of choice in that plan. Congress was still in Democratic hands. (That would change two years later.) The key Senate Democrat was already charter-receptive. So, drawing on long experience as governor of South Carolina, was education secretary Richard Riley. And so was the Democratic Leadership Council, which helped craft Clinton’s education plan.

Analysis and Commentary

The State Government In Sacramento: Where California Sports Teams Have A Home-Field Advantage

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 1, 2019

I’ve always respected Steve Ballmer.

Not only does he have a head for business (he went from making $50,000 a year as an assistant at Microsoft to becoming one of the richest people in America), but his heart goes out to the less fortunate (his Ballmer Group philanthropy aims to help impoverished children and families escape poverty).

Analysis and Commentary

Teachers Get Real About Discipline Reform

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Last December, a headline in Chalkbeat announced the end of a contentious two-year debate among school discipline reformers and other ed-policy aficionados: “It’s official: DeVos has axed Obama discipline guidelines meant to reduce suspensions of students of color.”

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Reflections On The Democratic Debate

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

I watched some of the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate last night and some of the discussion afterwards on CNN and Fox, and read a few highlights this morning.

Interviews
Interviews

John Yoo Slams Dems' Shameful Mueller Hearings

interview with John Yoovia The Laura Ingraham Podcast
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller hearings, what they exposed, and what they mean for the future of the Democrats' quest to impeach President Trump. Yoo also shares his thoughts on the latest case of judicial overreach.

In the News
In the News

Demise Of US-Russian Nuclear Treaty Triggers Warnings

quoting George P. Shultzvia Voice of America
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan hosted Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the White House for a ceremony that signaled the changing times.

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5 Real Solutions For The Troubled Cities Democrats Helped Cripple

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Democrats have run America's most dangerous cities for decades. They have no answers. Here are five solutions to fix the problems Democrat policies made worse.

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Contrasting Two Disparate Somalis: Ilhan Omar & Ayaan Hirsi Ali

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Published Reporter
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

ay Greenberg, reporting in April 2019 in a column published by Neonnettle, said that, during an interview with a Middle Eastern magazine, Congressional Representative Ilhan Omar declared that living in “ugly” American society is “an everyday assault;” also adding that Omar claims that “every day” she is “threatened” and “demonized” due to the “ugliness” that she says is ingrained in the US populace.

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Why Democrats Lose

featuring Jonathan Roddenvia City Journal
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

For many urbanites, “rural America” is another way of saying “provincialism.” City-dwellers—especially on the coasts—give a strong impression of disdaining heartland voters and blaming them for unfavorable election results. A liberal policy agenda, they believe, would thrive if not for partisan gerrymandering, which favors sparsely populated areas.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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Hong Kong Protesters Must Not Become The Monsters They Are Fighting

quoting Larry Diamondvia Inkstone
Thursday, August 1, 2019

As someone who calls Guangzhou home, I have for years sympathized with Hong Kong protesters’ pursuit of freedom and democracy, and shared their frustration with the authorities’ encroachment on political freedom in the territory.

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Thank You, Representative Ilhan Omar

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia American Thinker
Thursday, August 1, 2019

As a congressional representative, Ilhan Omar has masterfully manipulated American freedom in order to make anti-Semitism a more accepted idea. She has admirably done the work of the Muslim Brotherhood in normalizing anti-Semitism in the land of the free. By cloaking the evil as merely an expression of her freedom of speech, she has removed the "racist portrayal of Jews from the neo-Nazi fringe into the mainstream." She has mastered the art of psychological warfare as she couples "Muslim anti-Semitism with the American left's vague notion of 'social justice.'" She has shown her bona fides as a representative of the jihad on free speech while vigorously claiming this vital freedom.