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Teacher Unions Vs. Private Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The private schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, where I live, are breathing a sigh of relief that, after much sturm und drang this past week, they’re back in charge of their own decisions about whether and how to re-open. 

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Strategika Issue 66: The Status Of The EU

via Strategika
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Strategika Issue 66 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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TikTok Dust Up

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 13, 2020

This week's Goodfellows conversation was a bit more contentious than usual. The most interesting part, I think, is our little dust-up over TokTok, following Niall's Bloomberg commentary.

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Federalism And COVID-19

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Governor Larry Hogan and Lanhee Chen discussed Federalism and COVID-19 on Capital Conversations on August 12 at 4:00pm ET.

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An Uncommon Couple

via Histories
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Discover the inspiring lives of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, and their shared passions for education, peace, and freedom.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

US Constitution And Traditions Are Under Attack By Democrats

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Electoral College lessens the chance of voting fraud affecting the outcome of a national vote.

Analysis and Commentary

The Guns Of August

by Barry Strauss via Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

In 1962, Barbara Tuchman published The Guns of August, a book about the negotiations among the Great Powers that led to the outbreak of World War I in August 1914. Her thesis was that bungled diplomacy caused the war. The book won the Pulitzer Prize and is said to have influenced President John F. Kennedy in his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis later that year.

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Reopening Decisions Are Mostly A Matter Of Trust

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that this crisis has thrown all of us for a loop. We humans aren’t built for something so unnerving, so unprecedented in our own lifetimes, so mysterious and hard to understand and out of control. We might view our own brains as perfectly rational, but despite our best efforts, we’re going to grasp for the familiar in times like this, including familiar ways of thinking.

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Do 10 Economists Constitute A Majority?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Given the massive shrinkage in the number of jobs available during the first months of the pandemic, most economists don’t think that the $600 bonus kept many people from returning to work.

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Interviews

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Cultural IEDs Blowing Up

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Kamala Harris winning the Democrat veepstakes, reparations, the thin veneer of civilization, the end of civil rights as we knew it, the A-bomb at 75, and the COVID nursing-home apocalypse. 

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Victor Davis Hanson: Making Sense Of Current Events During This Extraordinary Time

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Monday, August 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses current events, history, and our extraordinary times.

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John Yoo: Portland DA Declines To Prosecute Riot-Related Offenses

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Portland DA's decision to not prosecute many of the crimes committed by the rioters.

In the News
In the News

Book Review: 'Defender In Chief'

featuring John Yoovia The Washington Times
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

One of the key aspects of the Trump presidency has been his success at maintaining the vibrant and dynamic role of the office of the president. In “Defender in Chief,” John Yoo counters the narrative that President Trump challenges our constitutional order. On the contrary, Mr. Yoo explains, Mr. Trump has been quite remarkable in promoting and protecting the presidency as an integral part of our federal system.

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New Doctor Working With White House Coronavirus Team Hits Media, Policymakers: ‘Not Appropriate Policy’

featuring Scott W. Atlasvia The Daily Wire
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

President Donald Trump announced during a press briefing on Tuesday that Scott Atlas, M.D., was working with the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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Who Is Dr. Scott Atlas? Trump's New Covid Health Adviser Seen As Counter To Fauci And Birx

featuring Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

After months of butting heads with his medical experts, including the government’s top infectious disease official, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Trump introduced a new adviser to the administration during his coronavirus briefing on Monday, Dr. Scott Atlas, whose views on Covid-19 and school reopenings more closely match the president's.

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Dr. Scott Atlas Should Provide Hopeful Insight On These COVID-19 Topics—Now

featuring Scott W. Atlasvia PJ Media
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas joining the Coronavirus Task Force is a wonderful addition. He will provide some common sense, using honest risk-evaluation regarding COVID-19, which has been missing. Since the beginning of the pandemic, his opinions and thoughts about public policy have evolved as new information became available.

Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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‘Allowing The Media To Rule Our Emotions Is As Good As Being Ignorant’

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Greenfield Recorder
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Webster’s defines racism as, a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

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Trump Turns Up Pressure To Open Schools With White House Event

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia The Edge Markets
Thursday, August 13, 2020

President Donald Trump stepped up his effort to push school systems to reopen by hosting an event at the White House featuring parents, educators and researchers who argued for in-person learning.

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Political Football Is No Substitute For The Real Thing

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia American Greatness
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The most material political news that broke this week was not the selection of Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as Joe Biden’s running mate, but the disastrous decision of major college football conferences to cancel their 2020 seasons. Specifically, in battleground Midwest states, legions of football fans who may not be particularly politically oriented will become animated to punish candidates unwilling to vociferously defend football.

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President Leads Event On Schools' Reopening

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Thursday, August 13, 2020

President Donald Trump hosted an event at the White House on Wednesday featuring parents, educators and researchers who argued for in-person learning.