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Kansas Courts Get It Right

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Instead of deciding whether or not the Kansas legislature had dedicated sufficient funds to its local schools, the Kansas Supreme Court chose to highlight the importance of student outcomes.

Analysis and Commentary

A Warning System for "Disturbing" College Courses?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Since the late 1960s, the movies have had in place a rating system designed to inform viewers of the suitability of films for various audiences.

Analysis and Commentary

Female Fight Club

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Extremist women may be the most visible protest class these days.

Analysis and Commentary

BPA Is A-OK, Says FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In spite of activists' claims to the contrary, the most recent research by FDA offers persuasive evidence that bisphenol-A (BPA) is safe for consumers at levels of exposure that they are likely to encounter.

Analysis and Commentary

The Chihuahua Theory of Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The new administration party line is that Putin is now weak and acting out of just that weakness by sending troops into Ukrainian territory — a sort of chihuahua who took on a pit bull because he knew he was weak. But even weak states do not typically invade others because they accept that they are weak (and thereby expect to lose?), but usually because, even if weak, they at least still expect to be strong enough to win. Even demonstrably weak Mussolini apprised the political and military landscape and thought that he could win something when he opportunistically invaded a tottering France in June 1940. Of course, the point is not so much whether Putin is acting out of weakness and frustration at Obama’s purported strength (a fantasy), or even whether he is acting out of strength due to Obama’s clear weakness (most likely), but rather that he is acting at all. While he absorbs eastern Ukraine, we may call that gambit stupid, catered toward Russian public opinion, self-destructive, strategically inept, and proof of weakness. But those remain mere hypotheses until he withdraws, when we can be convinced that all such rationalizations in fact were accurate or, at least, accurate now though they were not so accurate at the time of his invasion. In mid-1939, Hitler was weaker than France and Britain combined, but that did not stop him from invading seven countries in a row. He was even weaker than the Soviet Union when he foolishly invaded it in June 1941, and weaker than the U.S. when he stupidly declared war on us on December 11, 1941. But all those stupidities did not prove that Hitler at the time thought that he was weaker than his targets — or that he had good reason from recent history to accept that he was weaker. Even Neville Chamberlain did not claim that Hitler had invaded Poland because he was weaker than France and Britain (though again he probably was). States invade others because they feel they can get away with it. If they fail, it is usually because they or their intended targets had originally miscalculated, some sort of hostilities ensue to correct those inaccurate initial appraisals, and peace follows when everyone again knows who was truly weak and who strong in the first place. When Putin understands that we were and are strong all along and that he was and is always the weaker party, he will recede. And calm will return. And if he doesn’t leave Ukraine alone, then he was sort of right all along that despite our vastly superior economic and military power, we were sort of weak as he suspected.

Analysis and Commentary

A Jolly Good Night In Florida

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Interviews
Interviews

John Cochrane on the John Batchelor Show ( 19:30)

with John H. Cochrane via John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio. Sudeep Reddy, WSJ. John H. Cochrane, Hoover, Cato, & Grumpy Economist, Booth School of Business. Scott W Atlas: Hoover, Investors Business Daily & FoxNews.com.

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Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (30:14)

with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio. Sudeep Reddy, WSJ. John H. Cochrane, Hoover, Cato, & Grumpy Economist, Booth School of Business. Scott W Atlas: Hoover, Investors Business Daily & FoxNews.com.

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Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (9:45)

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Henry I Miller, M.D., Hoover & Forbes.com.   Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Joshua Greene, Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Michael Petrilli on Charlotte Talks (1:23)

by Michael J. Petrillivia WFAE Radio (NC)
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Common Core state standards have been adopted by 45 states across the US, including North Carolina. But there are many—both on the right and the left—who

In the News
In the News

Conflict Erupts in Public Rebuke on C.I.A. Inquiry

with Amy Zegartvia New York Times
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In the News

Obama Battles to Contain CIA-Senate Feud in Wake of Feinstein Accusations

with Amy Zegartvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CIA chief rejects accusations from Dianne Feinstein that agency used intimidation to hide its role in the torture of terrorism suspects

In the News

Stanford Political Scientist Says Conditions Ripe for Democratic Growth in the 21st Century

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford News
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stanford's Larry Diamond is optimistic about democracy's future, arguing that its historical moment has not passed. Despite recent examples of democratic breakdowns, he says, global values are shifting.

In the News

Side by Side Comparison of Indiana's "New" K-12 Math Standards

with Ze’ev Wurmanvia Hoosiers Against Common Core
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hoosiers Against Common Core has released the side by side comparison of the new Indiana math standards to the Indiana 2009 standards and the Common Core. (LINK PROVIDED AT BOTTOM OF POST) The comparison was performed by Ze’ev Wurman who served on the highly acclaimed California mathematics standards committee and is a former Us Department …