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What The ‘Great Terror’ Taught Autocrats

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lesser terror keeps them in power without as much scrutiny.

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Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Targeting Liberals?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The New York Times
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Since the violence in Charlottesville 10 days ago, when white supremacists left one young woman dead and 19 others injured, the Southern Poverty Law Center has hit the jackpot. The Alabama-based nonprofit is set to receive millions of dollars in donations from some of the nation’s deepest of pockets. Apple pledged $1 million. JP Morgan Chase & Co.: half a million. George and Amal Clooney even got in on the action, promising to donate another $1 million.

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Tale Of The Tape: North Korea Vs. Joint US-ROK Force

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Escalating threats and counter-threats arising from the United States and North Korea have created an ominous standoff. President Trump warned Pyongyang that it faced “fire and fury” for aggression. The American leader added that “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded” should it act foolishly. The Democratic People’s Republic kept up the rhetorical duel by threatening to engulf Guam with an “enveloping fire” of ballistic missiles.

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The Double Standard In The Progressive War Against The Dead

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Will Progressives erase the history of their racist heroes, or only their racist enemies?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Personalizing Via Technology?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Last month, The Economist ran a terrific combination feature and editorial on educational technology and how, properly deployed, it can transform the old Prussian model of schooling that most of the world has followed since the eighteenth century.

Analysis and Commentary

US Misreads Rhetoric For Reality On North Korea

by Michael R. Auslinvia Nikkei Asian Review
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trump should switch to explicit deterrence against attack by Pyongyang.

Analysis and Commentary

The Generals

by Kori Schakevia Military History in the News
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Press coverage of President Trump’s national security team has routinely described Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly, and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as “the generals.” It is a convenient framing for those who fear a Trump presidency, for whom the three constitute “the adults in the room,” or alternatively the sinister undercurrent to military predominance in policy making, and for the President’s supporters, for whom the three are proof of the President’s seriousness of purpose.

Analysis and Commentary

President Trump Goes To War: Afghanistan Redux

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, August 24, 2017

In his maiden foreign policy speech of August 21, 2017, President Donald Trump sketched out his plan for “winning” the war in Afghanistan.  Trump also warned Pakistan that if it did not stop harboring terrorists, he would cut off several hundred million dollars in aid and attack Taliban sanctuaries inside Pakistan.  His plan marks a continuation of the war as fought under presidents Bush and Obama, but with changes in the rules of military activity favoring U.S. forces.

Analysis and Commentary

The New Pro-Charter LA School Board Means A Chance To Treat Students As Individuals, Not Assembly-Line Products

by Caprice Youngvia Eureka
Thursday, August 17, 2017

The fundamental obstacle to meaningful change for the students in the Los Angeles region can best be summed up by a statement we hear all the time from former students: “I am a proud product of LAUSD.”

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Preps Afghan War For Sale To India

by Markos Kounalakisvia Herald Sun (NC)
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fighting his instincts, reneging on campaign promises, and disregarding his anti-globalist advisers, President Trump told America he changed his mind about Afghanistan. It is the kind of reversal he hates because it dilutes his brash brand.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson “California’s 2-State Divide Isn’t North & South” At A.F.A Conf. L.A.

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Independent Film News and Media
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the great California ideological divide between the coast and rural areas.

Interviews

Michael Auslin Discusses North Korea On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses how to deal with North Korea.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Why Trump's Shutdown Threat Should Be Taken Seriously

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Donald Trump's agenda and the possibility that there might be a government shutdown.

In the News
In the News

Richard Epstein Exposes Trump’s Flawed Views On Trade, Deficits, And Protectionism

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hoover Institution senior fellow Richard A. Epstein schools Donald Trump about trade, trade deficits and protectionism in his excellent article “Trump’s Flawed Protectionism.”

In the News

The Daydreaming Sonoma Student Who Became An Expert On Foreign Relations

featuring Kori Schakevia Sonoma Valley Sun
Thursday, August 24, 2017

"National Security Challenges in the Trump Administration” is the topic of a September 7 conversation with Dr. Kori Schake, a prominent foreign-policy expert, author and Sonoma Valley native. A Stanford grad who taught at West Point and has worked for the National Security Council, she also fondly admits to getting kicked out of class in elementary school.