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Area 45: The State Of The Presidential Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Friday, November 15, 2019

Dave Brady and Doug Rivers review their latest poll data on the 2020 election.

In the News

In Blaming Schools For Eroding Reading Skills, Are We Overlooking Surge In Children’s Screen Time?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia AJC
Friday, November 15, 2019

In decrying disappointing U.S. reading performance, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos looked at what occurs within schools, citing ineffective teachers, antiquated approaches, bloated bureaucracies, overpaid administrators, bad policies and "Big Ed."

In the News

‘Climatism’ And The Apocalypse

quoting Josef Joffevia National Review
Friday, November 15, 2019

The argument that some strains of environmentalism (in particularly in the area of climate change) have strongly religious characteristics is not a new one, but not all religions are the same: The defining characteristic of (again) some aspects of the current climate change crusade (I use that word deliberately) tie into a specifically millenarian religious tradition, something that is now attracting the attention it deserves.

Analysis and CommentaryImmigration

Review Of Open Borders

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 15, 2019

You might expect that I, as an immigrant and as an economist who favors the free movement of labor, would find the idea of open borders to be an obviously good policy. If you also learned that in 1977, the Immigration and Naturalization Service tried to deport me, you might think that I would also be emotionally, and not just intellectually, in favor of open borders. At times I have been.

FeaturedPolitics

To Be, Or Not To Be . . . Filing In New Hampshire?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Friday, November 15, 2019

While the political work obsesses over impeachment hearings, I’ve asked the good folks at NORAD to fire up their Santa Tracker a little early this year – and be on the lookout for small aircraft heading north, to New Hampshire, from Chappaqua, New York.

FeaturedEconomy

Democrats, Tyranny, And Income Inequality

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, November 15, 2019

How progressives mask their envy and lust for power.

Jack Goldsmith, a member of the Task Force on National Security and Law, defined
In the News

An Ambitious Lawyer, A Stepfather With Mob Ties And The Death Of Jimmy Hoffa

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Jack O’Brien graduated from Washington and Lee in 1984 with an Oxford fellowship and an acceptance from Yale Law School in hand. A few weeks later, he changed his name back to the one he had at his birth: Jack Goldsmith.
Analysis and Commentary

Caliph Incognito: The Ridicule Of Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi

by Cole Bunzelvia Jihadica
Thursday, November 14, 2019

The last week of October 2019 was an eventful one in the history of the Islamic State. On October 25, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its leader and caliph, blew himself up during a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in Idlib Province, Syria. The next day, official spokesman Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir, a potential successor to al-Baghdadi, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in nearby Aleppo Province. On October 31, the Islamic State confirmed the fatalities in an audio statement read by al-Muhajir’s replacement, Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, who went on to announce the appointment of a certain Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi as the new “commander of the believers and caliph of the Muslims.” The adjective Qurashi in their names denotes descent from the Prophet Muhammad’s tribe of Quraysh, one of the traditional qualifications of being caliph.

Analysis and Commentary

How The Center Can Reclaim Feminism

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Feminism wasn’t always so ideologically divisive and subject to partisan conflict.

Policy InsightsFeaturedEconomy

Environmental Policy Insight

by Terry Anderson, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane, George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Whether it is climate change, polluted oceans, or smoggy skies, we owe it to future generations—not to mention our current well-being—to improve our environment. But finding the right answer isn’t always easy. Some proposed solutions would have large negative effects on the economy. Other ideas sound good but don’t have a significant positive effect on the environment. How can we find the best solution?

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