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China’s Government Is Like Something Out Of 1984

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Chinese technological revolution is overseen by an Orwellian dictatorship.

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The Libertarian: Roger Stone, Bill Barr, And The DOJ Controversy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, February 20, 2020

 Was the Justice Department’s about-face improper?

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Energy Policy Insight

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., Michael J. Boskin, James L. Sweeney, Daniel Heilvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Over the last quarter century, the United States has experienced a dramatic transformation. With little fanfare, an energy revolution has occurred that has profoundly altered the nation’s economy, its national security, and its environment. No longer beholden to foreign nations to meet its energy demands, the United States now produces more energy than it consumes.

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Health Spending

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Via the always excellent Marginal Revolution, which has its own commentary, a splendid Random Critical Analysis post "why conventional analysis on health care is wrong."Why does the US spend so much more on health care than other countries? Well, in part because we are a lot richer. 

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Decision 2020 Report: Competing On A Fair Playing Field With China

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The sixth edition of the Decision 2020 report highlights Hoover fellows’ research and analysis on the People’s Republic of China’s superpower ambitions, and how the United States should protect and advance its interests in its relations with the PRC. It also covers the political fallout in Beijing after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Analysis and Commentary

Steyer’s Embrace Of Term Limits Suggests A Limited Knowledge Of Sacramento’s Failings

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Some of the Democratic presidential candidates have a natural following in California.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Israel And America: Parallel Success Stories

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How Washington and Jerusalem have followed similar roads to policy success.

Analysis and Commentary

Off The Deep End: Navigating The Climate Crisis & Eco-Distress

by John H. Cochrane mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

No, it's not a joke, or the Babylon Bee, it's a real website at a real top university, which a number of readers of this blog have probably graduated from or donate money to.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Reasons Congress Should Not Block-Grant The Federal Charter Schools Program

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

As a center-right think tank president, there are certain things I’m supposed to adore. Among them: donations from billionaires (yes), smoking a pipe (no), and turning prescriptive federal programs into block grants (hell yes!).

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The Barriers Blocking Students Of Color From Challenging Courses

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses why students of color lack access to gifted programs and advanced coursework, and ways to help fix that.

In the News
In the News

Is Duluth In The Rust Belt?

quoting Lee Ohanianvia MinnPost (MN)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sure, there are things in Duluth, Minnesota, you could use the word “rusty” to describe. Like the reddish color of an iron-tinted Lake Superior agate. Or the rivets on the hull of the retired lake freighter William A. Irvin, until a major restoration project last year brought it back to Canal Park.

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Young Democrats Lose Interest In Freedom

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Dothan Eagle
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I happened to listen the other day to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy’s opening remarks in his debate with then-Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election.

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Steyer Ups Ante In Bidding War For Votes

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Sparks Tribune
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

All of the candidates still seeking the Democratic presidential nomination have at one time or the other advocated doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Recently billionaire businessman Tom Steyer upped the ante in his vote buying scheme by calling for tripling the minimum wage to $22 an hour.

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Stanford Professor Terry Moe Finds Monopoly Bargaining Harmful To Students

quoting Terry M. Moevia Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

As a public sector monopoly bargaining makes it way through the Virginia legislature, it is worthwhile to look at the evidence against such a law, especially as the bill would negatively affect both teachers and students’ performance. 

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Caught Between The US And China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Trust Project
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

US President John F. Kennedy once observed that “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”

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Gov. Gavin Newsom Vows Action On ‘Disgrace’ Of Homelessness In State

quoting Bill Whalenvia Marinij.com
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom's second State of the State speech.

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Fact Check: Buttigieg Claims Sanders Said It Is ‘Impossible’ To Know How Much Medicare For All Will Cost

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

CLAIM: Pete Buttigieg (D) said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) indicated that it is “impossible” to know how much his health care plan will cost.

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Are Negative Interest Rates Here To Stay?

quoting Paul Schmelzingvia International Banker
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

In July 2009, Sweden’s central bank became the world’s first to implement a negative interest rate when, having lowered its repo rate to 0.25 percent, it pushed its linked overnight deposit rate down to -0.25 percent. 

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Trump Says He's The Nation's Top Cop, A Debatable Claim

quoting John Yoovia Dayton Daily News
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Donald Trump asserts that he is the nation’s top cop, a title more typically accorded the attorney general. Even the Trump-cheerleading White House website sides with the attorney general, describing him as the “chief law enforcement officer of the federal government."

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What’s New In The War Over The Environment?

cited Bjorn Lomborgvia JD Supra
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Is the world hurtling irreversibly toward incinerating, extinction-causing, fossil-fuel induced destruction while we’re doing nothing about it? Maybe not, if you consider overlooked and ignored sources of information.