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The Fraud Of Single-Payer Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The consistent failures of single-payer health care worldwide are well-documented.

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The Lessons Of The Versailles Treaty

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Versailles, France, on June 28, 1919. Neither the winners nor the losers of World War I were happy with the formal conclusion to the bloodbath.

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Biden Is Still King Of The Moderates -- But Will It Last?

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Throughout this primary season, poll after poll has indicated that Democratic voters are overwhelming focused on finding a candidate who can make Donald Trump a one-term president. By a 2-to-1 ratio, likely primary voters place beating Trump above selecting a nominee who shares their policy positions.

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A FaceApp For The Federal Budget

by Daniel Heilvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Over the last month, social media accounts have been filled with wrinkles and gray hair. With the help of the mobile app FaceApp, people are fast-forwarding the aging process to see what they might look like years from now.

Analysis and Commentary
The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Thinking Strategically About Iran

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Why restraint with Tehran may be the most effective position for national security hawks.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: The Moon — 50 Years On

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 25, 2019

What can Apollo 11 teach us about what government can (and can’t) do.

Analysis and Commentary

Every Era’s Monetary And Financial Institutions Are Unimaginable Until They’re Real

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Every era’s monetary and financial institutions are unimaginable until they’re real, writes Tyler Cowen in an excellent Bloomberg.com essay on the anniversary of Bretton Woods.

Analysis and Commentary

Widening Excellence Gap

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The ever-vigilant Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has issued a short (two-page!), trenchant issue brief—closer, really, to an infogram—showing how the “excellence gap” in American schools has actually worsened over the past two decades.

Analysis and Commentary

From Top Gun To Culture Wars, California Doesn’t Lack For Sequels

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Proof that there’s no escaping politics: New Jersey senator Cory Booker, one of two dozen Democrats seeking the presidency, crashing this weekend’s Comic-Con International festivities in San Diego; at the same festivities, actor Orlando Bloom and San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer getting into a he-said/he-said over immigration.

One of this year’s Comic-Con highlights was actor Tom Cruise’s surprise appearance, during which he showed footage of the Top Gun sequel he’s been filming in and around San Diego.

Analysis and Commentary

Notes From A Nameless Conference

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Martin Gurri at the fifth wave writes a very intresting "notes from a nameless conference." (HT Marginal Revolution). A few choice quotes, but do read the whole thing.

Classroom students
Analysis and Commentary

Education Policy Helped These States Beat The Socioeconomic Curve

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Earlier this summer, I presented a hypothesis: that the rapidly improving economic conditions for the country’s poorest families during the 1990s may have been responsible for much of the progress in student achievement we saw in the 2000s. As you can glimpse in the figure below, it appears that significant economic downturns, and upticks, were followed by similar movements on the National Assessment of Educational Progress—about seven years later for fourth grade scores and thirteen years later for eighth grade.

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Drug Pricing Made Easy."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Drug Pricing Made Easy."

In the News
In the News

The Big Rethink: Notes From Session 3 Of TEDSummit 2019

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia TED Blog
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In an incredible session, speakers and performers laid out the biggest problems facing the world — from political and economic catastrophe to rising violence and deepfakes — and some new thinking on solutions.

Democrat's Donkey
In the News

Assault On America, Day 204: Circus Sideshow 2020 Dems Amp Up Absurdity As Debate Looms

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Conservative HQ
Thursday, July 25, 2019

We all knew Democrat presidential candidates were infatuated with race, but who would’ve ever thought they’d become equally obsessed with age and physical shape?

In the News

Did Bay Area’s Representatives Distinguish Themselves In Mueller Hearing?

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Mercury News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Bay Area had Congressional members on both committees that took testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III on Wednesday, and those representatives — all Democrats — did their best to stand out as top foes of locally unpopular Republican President Trump.

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In The Worldwide Information War, A Nerd’s Got To Do What A Nerd’s Got To Do

quoting Alex Stamosvia Medium
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, recently invited Alex Stamos, former chief security officer of Facebook, into his San Francisco home to discuss a shared passion — fighting against internet abuse and disinformation.