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Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?

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Crashing The Parties

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, June 14, 2019

In Europe, the ancien régime of the moderate Right and Left is falling prey to the disruptors—mainly rightwing populists, but also non-threatening environmentalists like the surging German Greens who appeal to the center.

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Morris Fiorina On Why Political Parties Have Polarized

by Morris P. Fiorinavia PolicyEd
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As a result of ideological sorting, political parties are far more polarized today than they were before. Democrats have shed their conservative wing and Republicans have shed their liberal wing. Majority control of Congress continues to flip back and forth because each party is polarized, responds to their political base, and alienates moderates and independents in the middle.

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The Numbers Game: How Is The Middle Class Doing?

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Is it true that the wages for those in the middle class have been stagnant since the 1970s? Watch the 1st video in the new animated series The Numbers Game, in which Hoover Research Fellow Russ Roberts discusses the challenges of accurately measuring and understanding the economy and economic policy.

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Analysis and Commentary

Betsy Devos And Other Naysayers Are Wrong: Student Outcomes In The U.S. Have Improved Significantly In Recent Decades

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Friday, June 14, 2019
Back in April, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different.
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A Century Of Ideas: Battleground Of Perception: Countering Threats To Free And Open Societies

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

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Martin Feldstein Was A Pillar Of American Economics

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia The Economist
Saturday, June 15, 2019

For a half-century Martin Feldstein was everywhere you looked in American economics. He was an astoundingly prolific columnist, sometimes churning out several a week, for several newspapers, on the big economic stories of the day. He was a fixture at conferences and seminars and the teacher, for two decades, of Harvard University’s introductory economics course. He served presidents of both parties. In short Mr Feldstein, who died on June 11th aged 79, was an American economic institution.

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Rather Than Hold Trump Officials In Contempt, Democrats May Go To Court Instead. Will It Work?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 13, 2019

After initially threatening to hold Atty. Gen. William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with House subpoenas, Democrats shifted tactics Thursday and instead authorized committee chairs to go to court to seek help enforcing their demands for documents and testimony related to the Mueller report.

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Trump Successfully Baits His Foes With Comments To Stephanopoulos On Foreign Information On Opponents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In classic Trumpian maneuver, President Trump yesterday chummed the waters of the House Democratic Caucus with raw meat the impeachment-crazed radicals driving Nancy Pelosi — who really doesn't want to talk about impeachment — to distraction.
Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
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Quotations Of The Day…..

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Friday, June 14, 2019
…. are from Thomas Sowell, the master of “idea density,” who can consistently pack more wisdom into a single sentence or two than is usually contained in the entire paragraphs or full op-eds of an average writer.
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All Signs Point To Crime Making A Comeback In California

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Times of San Diego
Thursday, June 13, 2019

California was once known for being tough on criminals. We’re not talking about frontier days, but much more recently.

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Exclusive-Kevin Mccarthy: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Gilded’ Medicare For All Leads To ‘Higher Taxes,’ ‘Worse Care’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Sanders claimed on CNN Thursday that “a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes” to get Medicare for All.

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The Most Important Health Reform Of All

mentioning John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Of all the things we might do to improve our health care system, the one reform that is more important than any other is almost never discussed. It is ignored by Republicans. By Democrats. By the experts. By the think tanks. And by just about everybody who has an opinion on health policy.

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The Mitt still fits

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mitt Romney recently met with the senior fellows of the Hoover Institute, including Victor Davis Hanson. Here's Hanson's report....

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A one man think tank

with George P. Shultz, Kiron K. Skinnervia Mexia Daily News
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Our nation’s 40th President Ronald Reagan, will go down in history as one of the foremost thinkers of our time...

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The Eraser

by Bill Whalenvia Weekly Standard
Friday, October 27, 2006

‘If a democratic tsunami emerges on Election Day, then it's reasonable to expect California to surf the wave…

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Democracy with Chinese characteristics

with Larry Diamondvia Asia Times
Friday, October 27, 2006

In 1976, chairman Mao Zedong died after leading a decade of the murderous Cultural Revolution that nearly broke China…

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Young Republican Assembly to Host Talk by Dinesh D'Souza

with Dinesh D’Souzavia Skidmore College News Release
Friday, October 27, 2006

Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza will give a lecture titled "America through Muslim Eyes: Why the U.S. is Loved, Why the U.S. is Hated, and Who is Winning the War on Terror" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall....

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Justice honors Brennan's legacy

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Washington Square News
Friday, October 27, 2006

The Brennan Center for Justice hosted Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yesterday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the appointment of its namesake — the late Associate Justice William Brennan — to the Court, as well as the 10th anniversary of the center’s establishment…

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Intervening militarily in Darfur compared with Iraq

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Friday, October 27, 2006

A few days ago former Clinton senior national security staffer Susan Rice (likely headed for an even higher post in a future Democratic administration) was on some NPR talk show discussing the question of intervention in Darfur - military intervention of some kind....

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Anxious Talk, Perpetual Threats

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford Review
Friday, October 27, 2006

Stanford trotted out the big guns—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Former Secretary of State George Shultz, and President Hennessy, amongst others—for its alumni last weekend....

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Are Professional Sports Competitive?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, October 27, 2006

Michael Lewis's Moneyball tells the story of how the Oakland A's became successful…

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Dark Ages reborn in Middle East

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, October 27, 2006

The most frightening aspect of the present war is how easily our pre-modern enemies from the Middle East have brought a stunned, postmodern world back into the Dark Ages…

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