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Sudan On The Cusp Of Democratic Change

by Larry Diamond, Anne Pence, Mohamed Abubakrvia The American Interest
Friday, May 17, 2019

Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. Anne Pence was G7/G8 policy advisor at the State Department, senior advisor to the US MCC, a USAID Mission economist in Sudan and is on the Advisory Board of the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL). Mohamed Abubakr, a Sudanese human rights activist, is President of AMEL.

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War Is The New Normal In Washington

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, May 17, 2019

I have some bad news for Joe Biden: Donald Trump is not, as Biden said recently, an “aberration” from the bipartisan policymaking he remembers nostalgically in Washington. Biden’s “Republican friends,” and even many of his fellow Democrats, are not waiting eagerly for the kind of collegial dealmaking he says he will bring to Washington. Rather both politics and policy have shifted dramatically from a model of deliberation to one in which war is the new normal.

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Bridging The Religious-Secular Divide

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Of the many causes of political polarization in the United States, the conflict between religion and secularism is the oldest and deepest. Easing this conflict — desirable for its own sake — stands a chance of also tempering the increasingly entrenched enmity in our politics between right and left.

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He Did It, Not Me!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, May 19, 2019

There is something Kafkaesque about the current round of investigating possible FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, Justice Department, and National Security Council wrongdoing during the 2016 election, Trump transition, and early presidency.

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A Century Of Ideas: Technology, Innovation, And The Future Of The US Economy

Monday, May 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution

This session will discuss the historical sources of prosperity in the United States and will look at the drivers of prosperity over the next century. Panelists will also address the ongoing debate about the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on standards of living and the relevant facts and data to consider.

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The Democrats Lurch Hard To The Left

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, May 18, 2019

As we are now in the early stages of the presidential sweepstakes, it seems beyond doubt that President Donald Trump — notwithstanding his shaky approval ratings — will emerge as the Republican standard bearer in the 2020 election. On the Democratic side, the polls give this surprising message: The entry of Joe Biden into the campaign has turned things around overnight.

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Area 45: The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy (Part II) With Byron York

interview with Byron Yorkvia Area 45
Monday, May 20, 2019

Byron York offers his thoughts on the state of the 2020 presidential race.

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You’re Big, Germany. Now Act Like It.

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Yahoo Finance
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Germany’s best friends in Europe, the Dutch, are becoming concerned that Europe’s most important country has adopted a small-country mentality. They’re right.

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Mary Hirschfeld On Economics, Culture, And Aquinas And The Market

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 20, 2019

Author, economist, and theologian Mary Hirschfeld of Villanova University talks about her book, Aquinas and the Market, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Hirschfeld looks at the nature of our economic activity as buyers and sellers and whether our pursuit of economic growth and material well-being comes at a cost. She encourages a skeptical stance about the ability of more stuff to produce true happiness and/or satisfaction. The conversation includes a critique of economic theory and the aspect of human satisfaction outside the domain of economists.

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Working Together For Charter Schools In Indianapolis

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 20, 2019

Robin J. Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss what Indianapolis has done to make charter schools work.

Analysis and Commentary

What Makes The Poll Worker Tick

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, May 17, 2019

Be it the defiling of a statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, slapping leaders during campaigning or influencing votes within polling booths, the unsung but assiduous work of the Indian poll worker may be the central story of the 2019 general elections.

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The Results Of Florida’s Education Reforms Are Impressive. Their Return-On-Investment Is Totally Off The Charts.

by Michael J. Petrillivia Foundation of Florida's Future
Monday, May 20, 2019

Florida is celebrating the twenty-year mark of the A+ Plan for Education, which brought accountability, parental choice and evidence-based practices to the state’s schools. And to be sure, it’s an occasion worth celebrating, given the Sunshine State’s strong record of educational progress since then-governor Jeb Bush and his legislative partners ushered in the integrated suite of landmark reforms.

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Alice Rivlin RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 17, 2019

Economist Alice Rivlin died Tuesday at age 88. She was my favorite liberal (in the modern, not classical, sense) economist. She called it the way she saw it and was generally regarded by all sides as independent. That sometimes got her in hot water with her fellow Democrats.

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Alice Rivlin Continued

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Yesterday, I posted some highlights from a 2002 interview with Alice Rivlin. Here are more highlights from that interview.

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Alice Rivlin Reminiscences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, May 19, 2019

I discussed the late Alice Rivlin here and here. Here are one personal reminiscence about Alice Rivlin and one thought about a 1993 or 1994 Wall Street Journal op/ed she wrote.

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

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 18, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The President's Privilege."

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

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, May 18, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The President's Privilege."

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Fiction: Tales Of History And Imagination

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 17, 2019

‘The most preposterous things in this narrative are true,” writes Roxana Robinson in an endnote to “Dawson’s Fall” (Sarah Crichton/FSG, 332 pages, $27), her potent amalgam of fiction, genealogy and archival transcripts. Ms. Robinson’s central character, the newspaperman Francis Dawson, is also her great-grandfather, and by envisioning his life and death she conjures the conditions of post-Reconstruction South Carolina, a place defined by its “twinned tendencies toward violence: one from seven hundred years of savage border fighting, and one from two hundred years of that peculiar institution, slavery.”

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Conference Observes 30th Anniversary Of Tiananmen Incident

quoting Larry Diamondvia Focus Taiwan
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Pro-democracy advocates and activists marked the 30th anniversary of the Tianamen Incident at an international conference in Taipei Saturday, urging the world not to forget the bloody crackdown and keep on working toward the sustainable growth of democracy around the world.

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Delingpole: Guardian Invents Scary New Name For ‘Global Warming’ — ‘Global Heating’

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Breitbart
Friday, May 17, 2019

From now on, the Guardian‘s editor-in-chief Kath Viner has ordered, ‘global warming’ is to be called ‘global heating.’

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Why Our Politics Pits Rural Parties Against Urban Parties

quoting Jonathan Roddenvia The Globe and Mail
Saturday, May 18, 2019

The United States, like most Western nations, no longer has a conservative political party and a liberal party, but rather a city party and a country party.

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The Tubman Command

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Book Marks
Monday, May 20, 2019

Harriet Tubman was a scout for the union army and led a successful raid up the Combahee River in South Carolina that freed 750 men, women, and children. This is the historical novel of her heroic raid, from the bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair.

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Lessons of Lieberman loss Democrats: Pay attention to the center

by John H. Bunzelvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's all too tempting for Democrats to misread the defeat of Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday as a signal that the further the party ventures from the middle of the political spectrum the better…

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What 'studies prove' is what government wants

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, August 12, 2006

W henever I hear the phrase "studies prove" this or that, it makes me think back to the beginning of my career as an economist at the Labor Department in Washington…

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Administration - Legacy Politics

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia National Journal
Saturday, August 12, 2006

Is a future George W. Bush Presidential Library and think tank poised to snag a Texas ZIP code, thousands of GOP donors, and an architect…

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Surreal Rules

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, August 11, 2006

Prior to September 11, the general consensus was that conventional Middle East armies were paper tigers and that their terrorist alternatives were best dealt with by bombing them from a distance — as in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, east Africa, etc. — and then letting them sort out their own rubble…

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The Only Option Is to Win

by Newt Gingrichvia Washington Post
Friday, August 11, 2006

Yesterday on this page, in a serious and thoughtful survey of a world in crisis, Richard Holbrooke listed 13 countries that could be involved in violence in the near future: Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, Somalia…

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What young British Muslims say can be shocking - some of it is also true

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, August 10, 2006

For anyone who has hoped and believed, as I have, that the British way of integrating Muslim citizens is more promising than the French one, the last year has been discouraging…

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Saving California From Californians

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Some aspects of our political and personal lives -- zoning, city planning, traffic laws, noise ordinances, conformity in architecture, composition of school boards, and so forth -- can effectively be determined at a local level…

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Federal Statistics Commissioner Questions NCES Involvement in Private vs. Public School Study

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Thursday, August 10, 2006

The commissioner of the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Education says his office should not have initiated a recent, heavily publicized study comparing the academic performance of public and private school students because the report relied on a subjective analysis that could lead outsiders to question the research center’s impartiality…

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Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Al Gore has spoken: The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle…

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Money, Momentum, and the Gates Foundation

by Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 9, 2006

News stories about Warren E. Buffett’s huge donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced in June, tended to cite the foundation’s successes in international health…

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