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Paul Volcker Was Inflation’s Worst Enemy

by John B. Taylor mentioning Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 9, 2019

[Subscription required] Paul Volcker, who changed the course of economic history dramatically for the better, died Sunday at 92. He was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in 1979 by Jimmy Carter and was reappointed in 1983 by Ronald Reagan. But his influence on policy wasn’t limited to his chairmanship of the Fed.

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Lara's Theme Harms California Insurers

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 9, 2019

The state's insurance commissioner punishes a captive industry.

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As California Teeters Toward Recession, Will Voters Finally Demand Better Policies?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Is California heading for a recession? According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were fewer people working in October 2019 than in October 2018. 

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Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Once liberalism and progressivism give way to Jacobinism — and they often do, as we have seen in revolutionary France, China, and Russia — no leftist is safe from the downward spiral to ideological cannibalism. Yesterday’s true believer is today’s counterrevolutionary and tomorrow’s enemy of the people.

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Dr. Arye Carmon At The Commonwealth Club

featuring Arye Carmonvia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

More than seven decades after the founding of Israel, the momentum to establish a Jewish state has led to remarkable achievements: stable structures in government, the military and the economy. At the same time, as the country faces a range of issues in how it deals with coexistence, it also faces significant challenges to its democratic processes. 

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

If We Leave

by Charles Hillvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Islamic political philosopher Alfarabi (872-950), one of the notable transmitters of ancient Greek classical texts from the Eastern Mediterranean through the Maghreb to Spain’s al-Andalus and on into Western Europe, produced in his major work the idea of “The Virtuous City,” an ideal form of governance I occasionally heard mentioned by my Arab colleagues when I served at the United Nations in the 1990’s. 

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Democrats Push Single-Payer Health Care Plan

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Democrats this week are holding a hearing to discuss legislation that would impose a single-payer, government-run health care system on every American. Not only do they want to take away the health care you have and like, but they want to put government bureaucrats in charge of your medical decisions—all while putting an end to the innovation and dynamism that has made the American health care system the finest in the world.

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The Cost For Saving A Life

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Monday, December 9, 2019

A few weeks ago in Afghanistan, the Taliban handed over one American and one Australian citizen in exchange for three high-level Taliban prisoners, including a leader of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network. President Trump praised the swap, tweeting (November 20, 2019, 1:45 p.m.), “Let’s hope this leads to more good things…” The reaction by the Congress and the mainstream press in America was muted but positive in tone.

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Scott Atlas: Proposals To Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas testifies before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce concerning proposals to achieve universal health care coverage.

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In the News

Paul Volcker, The Fed Chairman Who Reined In Runaway Inflation, Dies At 92

quoting George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, December 9, 2019

Paul A. Volcker, the powerful Federal Reserve chairman whose grit and determination helped break the back of inflation in the early 1980s and put the American economy on a path to extended growth, died on Sunday at his home in New York. He was 92.

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American Student Xiyue Wang Freed In U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia OPB
Monday, December 9, 2019

Iran freed an American held prisoner for the past three years, the White House said Saturday, while Iran said the U.S. was freeing an Iranian scientist held in America in return.

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Relearning terror lessons

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Sunday, August 27, 2006

From the recent Israel-Hezbollah war in southern Lebanon to the jihadists in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle to the repeated efforts by Islamists across the globe to trump Sept. 11, what old lessons about terrorism are we in the West finding ourselves having to relearn…

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Part 2 of 2: Left's Easy Answers On Crime

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, August 25, 2006

Do higher rates of imprisonment reduce crime...

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Relearning important lessons on terrorism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, August 25, 2006

What old lessons about terrorism are we in the West finding ourselves having to relearn...

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Americans' ignorance of foreign news appalling

with E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Denver Post
Friday, August 25, 2006

For me, meeting new acquaintances often becomes a geography lesson: "Is Kenya in South Africa? Or near Nigeria...

In the News

Hoping to Overtake Its Rivals,

via Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 25, 2006

Michael Schwarz earned an economics doctorate from Stanford University before spending five years as an assistant professor of microeconomics at Harvard University...

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Beware of hazards of falling back on person's ethnicity

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Friday, August 25, 2006

One favorite way of attempting to understand people is by reference to their ethnicity: "Oh, well, now I understand — she comes from Italy (or India, Kentucky, New York or Romania, you name the place)…

Analysis and Commentary

Chavez Does China

by William Ratliffvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 25, 2006

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's world tour has landed him in China for the fourth time during his presidency

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In the Mail

with Benjamin Wittesvia Instapundit
Friday, August 25, 2006

Benjamin Wittes' new book, Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times...

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Baltimore Students Deserve School Vouchers

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Fox News
Friday, August 25, 2006

The city’s high-school graduation rate has slipped below 40 percent -- worse than every city in America except Detroit…

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A satirical look at 'environmentalists'

with Peter Schweizervia Hillsboro Times Gazette
Friday, August 25, 2006

Al Gore, environmentalist...

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