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Has Trump Turned Against Charter Schools?

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

It’s a hard week—harder even than usual—to be Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, or her chief policy advisor, assistant secretary Jim Blew. Both are longtime, outspoken, and sophisticated supporters of charter schools. 

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The Challenging Arithmetic Of Climate Action

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

All strategies to mitigate climate change have distributive implications that cannot be overlooked. If left unaddressed, such implications will fuel persistent headwinds to progress on the climate change and sustainability agenda.

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William Barr Has A Decision To Make

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Dispatch
Thursday, February 13, 2020

He can tell Trump to stop interfering in DoJ business, he can stop acting on that interference, or he can quit.

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The Democrats’ February Blues

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Earlier this month, the Democrats had a disastrous four days.

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Decision 2020 Report: Key Fundamentals Of Noninflationary Economic Growth

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The fifth edition of the Decision 2020 Report examines key fundamentals behind a thriving economy. Past and present Hoover fellows explain concepts including the “invisible hand” and the importance of unleashing private investment and human capital. In addition, they discuss deficit reduction, and entitlement, tax, and monetary reform.

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Analysis and Commentary

California’s Presidential Primary: A Democratic Kingmaker, Or The Making Of A Royal Headache?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Stormy weather brought high winds and mountain snow to parts of California last weekend. At the risk of getting out over our skis, it’s time to consider the growing probability of the otherwise improbable every four years: California as an important player in the presidential selection process.

Analysis and Commentary

Law Talk, With Epstein And Yoo: Best Supporting Lawyer

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Thursday, February 13, 2020

The professors weigh in on impeachment, Roger Stone, faithless electors, sanctuary cities, and the Astros sign-stealing scandal.

Analysis and Commentary

Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability To Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 13, 2020

While everyone was distracted with Justice Department controversies and the New Hampshire primary, a senior Huawei official has conceded that the company can clandestinely access users’ mobile networks.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Battles The Progressive 'Fear Society'

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Fighting for an America where individuals aren't terrrified to express their opinions in the 'town square'.

Analysis and Commentary

AP Versus The Excellence Gap

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

That K–12 education in the U.S. has long been plagued by “excellence gaps” is no secret, although the terminology may be just a decade old (and owes much to Jonathan Plucker and his colleagues). These gaps gauge—and those gauging them invariably deplore—the uneven, unequal rates at which students from different demographic groups make it into the ranks of high achievers on various measures of achievement. 

Analysis and Commentary

Advice For The Governor: Clean Up A Made-In-California Mess

by John Kabateckvia Eureka
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom, Some escaped while others were left behind. As a result, workers in nearly forty independent contractor classifications can continue to enjoy the freedom of being their own boss while those formerly free independent contractors in nearly fifty classifications will either be forced to be an employee of someone else or, much more likely, simply lose work altogether.

Interviews
Interviews

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Rush: The Genius Of, The Era Of

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the rise of Pete Buttigieg, the successful unorthodoxy of Donald Trump, California’s embrace of corporate socialism, and the consequence of Rush Limbaugh.

Interviews

Amy Zegart: The Solar Orbiter Launches—What Will It Reveal About The Sun?

interview with Amy Zegartvia Babbage from Economist Radio
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart talks about how countries can improve their defense against digital security threats.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Why Isn't Sanders Taking A Stand Against Venezuelan Regime?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner asks why Senator Sanders, hasn't condemned the Venezuelan regime in an assertive way.

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In the News

Idaho State University Frank Church Symposium Set Feb. 20-21 With “The End Of Democracy?" Theme

featuring Larry Diamondvia Idaho State University News
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The International Affairs Council of Idaho State University invites community members to attend the Frank Church Symposium on Feb. 20 and 21. This year’s symposium theme is “The End of Democracy?” and participants will discuss the state of democracy in the world.

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Conservatives Should Not Oppose Stop-And-Frisk Policy

cited Richard A. Epsteinvia The Daily Wire
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is (quite literally) currently attempting to buy the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination, has found himself in seriously hot water this week. A resurfaced audio clip from 2015 depicts the multibillionaire discussing in rather stark and unartful terms one key aspect of the famously aggressive policing policy he oversaw as New York City mayor.

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Free College Won't Revive The Liberal Arts

cited Victor Davis Hansonvia The Hill
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The continued pace of technological change, most recently seen in the proliferation of artificial intelligence and automation, has elevated the salience of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees. Some have argued that these latest trends are the nail in the coffin of the liberal arts.

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Experts Say Deepfakes Could Swing The 2020 Election

quoting John Villasenorvia Inverse
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

It’s 2:00 pm on Monday, November 2nd, the day before the 2020 election. A video of the Democratic candidate saying something unforgivable goes viral on social media. Donald Trump shares the video and harshly condemns his opponent. Cable news outlets feel compelled to discuss the video due to its controversial nature. The next day, while votes are already being cast across the nation, news agencies are able to confirm that the video was a deepfake, but it’s too late.

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Study: Tough Teachers Get Better Results From Students

cited Michael J. Petrillivia Education Dive
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Fordham analysis of grading standards set by Algebra I teachers shows high expectations have long-term impacts and benefit all types of students.