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PN-G Hack Seen As Lesson For Other School Districts

quoting Herbert Linvia Beaumont Enterprise
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
As forensic experts worked on Wednesday to restore access to Port Neches-Groves ISD computer files following a crippling cyberattack a day earlier, Superintendent Mike Gonzales said the district may never know whose computer allowed the malware to intrude.
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Global Economy Improved After Fed Rate Cut: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Grain Mart
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Former RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan highlighted the improvement in the global economy due to fed rate cut. This was a highly anticipated move to cut interest rate by quarter point. Federal Open Market Committee decreased benchmark funds rate by 25 points.
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Rice And Zelikow On ‘Catalytic Choices’

with Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikowvia Russia Matters
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Having both entered U.S. government service in the second half of the 1980s, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice then spent three and a half decades alternating between making and shaping America’s foreign policies, and this extensive experience shows in their September 2019 book, “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.”

Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: The Scarcity Of High-Quality Early Childhood Education

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about the state of early childhood education for students of color.
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37th Annual Monetary Conference: Fed Policy: A Shadow Review

mentioning Charles Calomiris, Charles I. Plosser, Andrew J. Filardovia Cato Institute
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Criticism of the Federal Reserve is mounting, whether it’s President Trump tweeting that Chairman Powell is not following his advice or progressives calling for the Fed to use its monetary powers to fuel government spending. Amid public scrutiny and at a time of growing uncertainty for the business of central banking, Powell asked the Fed “to take stock of how we formulate, conduct, and communicate monetary policy.” Shadowing the Fed’s strategic review, Cato’s 37th Annual Monetary Conference will explore a broad array of recommendations for improving the monetary framework — and go beyond the narrow scope of the Fed’s agenda to share a vision for a monetary system best suited for a free society.

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Roles And Responsibilities Of Information Intermediaries

by Wolfgang Schulzvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, November 14, 2019

While many countries have initially opted to give online platforms a “safe harbor,” for speech, we are now witnessing trends to weaken that protection. In Europe, this includes the creation of regulatory regimes that aim at reducing misinformation and that specifically address the role of social media platforms and other information intermediaries. Regulatory attempts such as the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) can serve as an example. The paper analyzes those approaches from a human-rights perspective and argues that the platforms’ ability to assess the context of content plays a major role in determining whether “new school regulation” sets proportional limits to freedom of speech.

Analysis and Commentary

John Yoo: Impeachment Effort Won't Remove Trump From Office – Is It Worth The Trouble?

by John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, November 14, 2019

No American president has ever been removed from office by Congress. That is almost certain to remain the case at the conclusion of impeachment proceedings against President Trump that began public hearings Wednesday in the House of Representatives.


The Impact Of Voter Second Choices As 2020 Dems Drop Out

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, November 14, 2019

As the Democratic field for president thins out, most supporters of the dropouts will pick another candidate. That prospect raises the question of whether these newly available voters will flock to the front-runners or boost the chances of one of the also-rans. To gain insight into this question, the latest YouGov polls asked respondents likely to vote in Democratic primaries to name both their first and second choices for the nomination. In the most recent survey, Joe Biden leads on first-choice ballots, followed by Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris. So what happens to the horse race when we add in the second choices of potential voters? 

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The Libertarian: DACA In The Dock

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Will the Supreme Court allow the Trump Administration to undo Obama’s immigration program?


What Happened To California Republicans?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, November 14, 2019

After three decades of radical progressivism, California residents are tiring of one-party straitjacket rule.