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An Economist Looks at 90: Tom Sowell on Charter Schools and Their Enemies

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 2, 2020

The day before this show was recorded, Dr. Thomas Sowell began his 10th decade of life. Remarkably on one hand and yet completely expected on the other, he remains as engaged, analytical, and thoughtful as ever. In this interview (one of roughly a dozen or so we’ve conducted with Dr. Sowell over the years), we delve into his new book Charter Schools and Their Enemies a sobering look at the academic success of charter schools in New York City, and the fierce battles waged by teachers unions and progressive politicians to curtail them.

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Why Grades Matter

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A tenth-grader I happen to know pretty well takes her school grades seriously and derives satisfaction and pride from good ones (which, I might add, she routinely seems to get). This spring was hard for her—no fun for a teenager to be home with mom and dad all day, no contact with friends except on screens, and none of the face-to-face classroom interaction with teachers and fellow students that she adores. 

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Universities Sowing The Seeds Of Their Own Obsolescence

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 2, 2020

The media blitz during these last several weeks revealed a generation that is poorly educated and yet petulant and self-assured without justification.

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The Third Wave Of The Pandemic

by Michael Spence, Chen Longvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, July 2, 2020

During the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and Western advanced economies, there was a clear pattern of lockdown, containment, and gradual economic reopening. But now a third pandemic wave has brought a new, more disturbing pattern to both developing countries and major US states.

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Shelby Steele: Race In America

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Shelby Steele: Race in America 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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As July 4th Approaches, Does California Freedom Have a Hollow Ring?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, July 2, 2020

As circumstance would have it, for the second consecutive year this column precedes America’s Fourth of July weekend. As such, it seems like the proper moment to discuss California and liberty.

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Area 45: Tom Gillian: Let Freedom Ring

interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Area 45
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Individual, economic, and political freedoms that are quintessentially American.

Analysis and Commentary

Take Care Of The Elderly By Testing Their Caregivers

by Alexander Galetovic, Susana Mondsheinvia The Hill
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of COVID-19 deaths among those 65 years old and older is about 200 times that of people younger than 35. Because roughly half of all deaths of seniors occur in nursing homes, both in the United States and abroad, improving sanitary conditions seems to be the straightforward solution to reducing deaths among the elderly.

Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.
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Happy Birthday, Thomas Sowell

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The one constant on display through all these topics is an irrepressible mind digging through the data in order to understand the complex reality underneath. His intellectual process, plus his ability to write quickly, have resulted in dozens of books and hundreds upon hundreds of newspaper columns that have helped many of us learn. 

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Trump Would Do Anything For Putin. No Wonder He’s Ignoring The Russian Bounties.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Russia’s pattern of hostility matches Trump’s pattern of accommodation.

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Thomas Sowell Sounds Alarm To Mark Levin About The Left's Efforts To Cripple Charter Schools

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell weighs in on what he sees as a trend across the United States to stop the growth of charter schools.

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NYT Prints Fake News About Russia; Trump Unleashes Barr On Rioters: Sebastian Gorka With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the New York Times' fake news story about Russia, as well as the options President Trump has to deal with the riots. 

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Historian Niall Ferguson On The State Of The World In 2020 — And Beyond

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Asia Society
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

(8:25) Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson assesses the state of the world in 2020 — and beyond.

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Victor Davis Hanson Claims Biden Reemergence Left Many 'Underwhelmed,' 'Disturbed,' And 'Worried'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's first press conference in 89 days did not quell concerns about his fitness to lead America.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Now That Woodrow Must Go, Here’s Princeton’s Replacement."

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Asia's New Geopolitics: A Conversation With Michael R. Auslin And Robert D. Kaplan

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy Research Institute
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his new book, Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, which examines key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world, including the history of American strategy in Asia, from the eighteenth century through today.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

via The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his California On Your Mind article "Do California’s Future Travel Plans Include Planes, Trains . . . And More Automobiles?"

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about his City Journal article "Pushing Back on Cancel Culture."

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Daily Caller article "Expanding The Supreme Court Will Only Make It Another Partisan Political Body."

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Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: How Assessment Data Can Drive Instruction This Fall

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about Fordham’s new case study on data-driven instruction in Washington, D.C.

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In the News

Thomas Sowell At 90 Is More Relevant Than Ever

featuring Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Yesterday, Thomas Sowell turned 90. And he is more relevant than ever. Sowell, a frequent contributor to National Review and prodigious scholar, has delivered yet another insightful and accessible book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies. It was released on his birthday — a gift from Sowell to the rest of us.

In the News

Creating A Paper Tiger Out of American Law Enforcement

quoting Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Law Officer
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Is America creating a paper tiger out of our law enforcement authorities? It’s quite possibly happening as we see evidence all around. A paper tiger is defined as a person or thing that appears threatening but is ineffectual.

In the News

Slavery Not Only Thing America Is About

mentioning Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Boston Herald
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The New York Times last year came up with a project to debase America, to say this country is about nothing but slavery, that the institution has determined everything we are, that it instructs us to this day on the maltreatment of Black people. The Revolutionary War was fought to keep it going and the pretenses of liberty and equality have been just that, pretenses. Slavery even fashioned a capitalism that maintains its evils and built our economy, we learn.

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Edgy Voters Might Reject The 2020 Election Results

quoting Larry Diamondvia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

We’ve had close elections before, but political experts are bracing for events that might be unprecedented come November. Surprisingly large portions of both Republicans and Democrats seem poised to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election if their side loses. Some even favor authoritarian rule over elections as the best way to run the country. And a new worry for 2020 is the risk that more mail-in voting could delay official results well past Election Day, leaving voters wondering whether it will be Donald Trump’s agenda or Joe Biden’s, once January arrives.

In the News

Xi Jinping’s Internal Great Wall

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia National Interest
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Like the Great Wall of generations past, Xi’s Internal Great Wall will continue to keep China behind the rest of the world because a nation that suppresses its own people is not a nation the world can trust to do business fairly.

In the News

Defending The Global Commons In A Covid-19 World

mentioning Raghuram Rajanvia Vox EU
Thursday, July 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced global rifts. What does this mean for our ability to respond to the intertwined medical emergency and economic crisis? How does the increased tension affect our capacity to address other global emergencies and challenges? What is the future of multilateralism?

In the News

Bookshelves Reveal What TV's Power Brokers Are Reading

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia Media Post
Thursday, July 2, 2020

It has become a kind of parlor game in the delirium of home confinement: Spot The Power Broker. This book, with its three-word title lettered boldly in red on a wide white spine, turns up time and time again on the bookshelves behind TV’s talking heads -- news anchors, talk-show hosts and their know-it-all guests.

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Niall Ferguson: Highly Implausible That Merkel Stays In As Chancellor

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the US-China trade tension, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and free trade.

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The Problem With Soft Socialism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 29, 2018

The President's Council of Economic Advisors warns of the perils of collective ownership. 

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Lanhee Chen: What Midterms Will Mean For The US Economy

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the state of the economy ahead of the midterm elections.

In the News

The Future For A Falling Stock Market

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Seeking Alpha
Monday, October 29, 2018

Economist Martin Feldstein is projecting a future stock market correction based on his belief that long-term bond rates are going to continue to rise.

In the News

In Some States, Ballot Measures Offer A Trump-Free Rallying Cry

quoting Bill Whalenvia Beaumont Enterprise
Monday, October 29, 2018

Standing in front of a bright yellow bus in California's Silicon Valley last week, flanked by supporters carrying bright yellow signs that say "YES ON 6" and "REPEAL THE GAS TAX," California Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox blamed a recent tax hike for the state's ballooning cost of living.

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Niall Ferguson Talks Networks At Schwab Impact Conference

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Monday, October 29, 2018

The idea that everything would be awesome if we're all "connected" - the mantra of Silicon Valley for 30 years - is deeply flawed, says Niall Ferguson, adding he's been unable to persuade his Palo Alto neighbors of that idea.

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Four-Day School Weeks And Pathway 2 Tomorrow

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hanna Skandera, Editor-in-chief of The Line and former Secretary of Education for New Mexico, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss the four-day school week and Pathway 2 Tomorrow, a call for innovative proposals to broaden education.

Analysis and Commentary

One Person Can (In)Validate The Steele Dossier And No One Seems To Bother

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Ricochet
Monday, October 29, 2018

Christopher Steele deliberately constructed his Trump dossier to be unverifiable. As long as it remains invalidated, it hangs over the Trump administration, even though the Clinton campaign was identified as its funder and Steele refused to vouch for it under oath. Apparently he did not express such doubts when he was peddling the dossier to a skeptical press.

Analysis and Commentary

The Lonely Man With A Gun

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, October 29, 2018

Another lonely man with a gun has murdered innocents. Whether you call it mass murder or terrorism or a hate crime, it doesn’t matter. And as a Jew, I am deeply concerned about the rise of antisemitism. But there is something that cuts across these all to frequent acts of violence. It’s almost always a lonely man with a gun. Understandably, there’s a lot of focus on the gun part. But I want to think about the lonely man.

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Victor Davis Hanson: How The Left Uses Tragedy To Control Free Speech (4:27)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on the effort to weaponize tragedies through the politicization of tragedies.

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