The annual ritual of freshman orientation, which begins in mid-summer and extends through mid-September, is in full swing. Colleges are welcoming students and showing them around, acquainting them with classmates and college facilities, and making them aware of the full range of campus activities, clubs, and programs.
Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech.
Twitter will turn 10 next year, meaning it’s been a long time since it was the Internet’s shiny new thing. We now take for granted that it’s an important—if often vitriolic—platform for public policy debate, including the high-pitched battles over education reform.
The history of arms control agreements is the history of violations. States sign agreements when they must, but break them when they wish. Secret violations are especially hard to monitor in dictatorships and closed societies.
Among America’s elected branches, the United States Senate has the unique feature of having two members represent each state. Because the same set of voters choose each Senator, we might expect that the overwhelming majority of states would elect two Senators from the same party.
On August 8, Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, was the keynote speaker at the annual Hoover Hometown Days festivities in West Branch, Iowa. He spoke about Herbert Hoover and the founding and history of the Hoover Institution and the connections between Stanford and West Branch. The celebration was hosted by the Hoover Presidential Foundation and held on the front lawn of the Hoover Presidential Library Museum.
Judy Shelton, Ph.D. closed out the conservative Jackson Hole Summit this past weekend by offering a practical pathway to re-restore the U.S. dollar as a gold-backed currency without economic disruption by having the Fed pledge about 7 percent of America’s gold in Fort Knox as collateral to issue gold-convertible Treasury Bonds.
quoting Sam Nunnvia The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Monday, August 31, 2015
In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, U.S. Sens. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., shaped the 1991 legislation passed by Congress to corral “loose nukes” in the satellite nations of the old Soviet Union.