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Victor Davis Hanson: Members Of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants — When Did We Become So Small?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.

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AP: Great For Gifted High Schoolers

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

When considering the available options for gifted high-school kids, the Advanced Placement (AP) program may not be the first thing that comes to mind. That’s too bad because AP might be America’s most effective large-scale “gifted and talented” program at the high school level. That’s a conclusion we reached while researching and writing Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement, published last month by Princeton University Press.

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A New Exhibition Celebrates One Hundred Years Of The Hoover Institution

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution celebrates its centennial year with a new exhibition from the Hoover Library & Archives, Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century, opening October 10, 2019. The exhibition features a variety of archival materials and historical artifacts from the last one hundred years that illustrate the work of the Hoover Institution since it was established in 1919.

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Can We Keep Our Republic?

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, October 10, 2019

If the Dems win, Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America will be complete.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue . . . Only To Flounder In California

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 10, 2019

History shows that Christopher Columbus crossed an ocean and found dry land during this month in 1492, lost his flagship off the coast of Haiti just two months later, then died the following decade an exonerated man with his wealth restored (though the whereabouts of his remains is still contested).

Analysis and Commentary

An Economist Buys Lunch On The Margin

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Herewith a relatively trivial but, I hope, fun application of marginal thinking. Actually two applications: a subtler one by my non-economist wife (who has lived with an economist for 37 years) and an obvious one by me.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Larry O'Connor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Larry O'Connor Show
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0?"

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show: Is Joe Biden Willing To Try A Checkers Speech To Slow The Warren Boom?

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "While Other Democrats Play Chess, Will Biden Turn To Checkers?"

In the News
In the News

America, China And Donald Trump

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Top 1000 Funds
Thursday, October 10, 2019

As trade wars between the US and China dominate financial markets, Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin has assured pension funds that the world order that has been in place since World War II remains intact.

In the News

5 Things Condoleezza Rice Told Mitch Daniels On Her Visit To Purdue

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Journal & Courier
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice caught up with Purdue President Mitch Daniels, another member of President George W. Bush's administration, during a conversation at Elliott Hall of Music.

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Why Indian Bankers Are Hesitant To Report Frauds

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The public perception of a fraud is a Nirav Modi-style attack, perpetuated by a crook with corrupt motives.

In the News

Adam Schiff, The Farceur

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Who in America today paying even scant attention to the Left's plot to unseat President Trump has not heard of Adam Schiff? While he was not a party to the origins of the coup, once the Mueller investigation/cover-up was begun, Schiff became the self-designated point man, the dedicated fool, the clown, the person who would daily promise that Trump was going to be found guilty of colluding with the Russians in order to win the election.

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What Would Happen If American Voters All Got Together And Talked Politics?

quoting Larry Diamondvia Five Thirty Eight
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

There is a story that Stanford University political science professor Jim Fishkin likes to tell about George Gallup, the man who helped popularize public opinion polling in America.

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Thursday Short Cuts

quoting Thomas Sowell, Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Victor Davis Hanson, Charlie Kirk, and more.

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Retiree Checks To Rise Modestly Amid Push To Expand Benefits

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Register Herald
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection.