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The Civics Education Crisis Can Be Fixed Without Congressional Gridlock

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In a heated presidential campaign year, two dates in history have illustrated our deep national divide. The New York Times spoke for liberal America when it declared last year that the real founding of the country was in 1619 when the first African slaves arrived on its shores. In short, the 1619 Project argued that what was distinctive and problematic about America was its economic system of capitalism and the original sin of slavery that established it.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Place All The Blame On Our High Schools—Or Trump—If The 12th-Grade Test Scores Disappoint This Week

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, October 26, 2020

On Wednesday, the government will release the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores for twelfth grade students. The results shouldn’t be a big surprise because they will reflect everything that the (pre-pandemic) cohort of students learned since birth—not just what they learned since the last time they were assessed, as eighth graders in 2015. And we already know how they fared earlier.

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The Budget and Tax Effects of a Federal Public Option After COVID-19

by Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia Analysis
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A public option that follows historical trends would become the third-largest federal spending program and increase deficits by almost $800 billion over ten years. These increases are particularly problematic given the significant increases in deficits fueled by the relief packages enacted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Endowed By The Creator: Ayaan Hirsi Ali And Peter Berkowitz On Our Unalienable Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Peter Berkowitzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hoover Fellows Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Peter Berkowitz discuss the final report recently issued by the US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, of which Berkowitz was the commission secretary.

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California’s Blue Baseball Team Has Had Its Struggles, But It’s The Big Blue State That Keeps Striking Out

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

If you watched the Los Angeles Dodgers in this year’s World Series, you may have noticed that America’s “fall classic” was also Greek classic in its plotline.

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Battlegrounds w/ H.R. McMaster: The Japan- US Alliance and the Vision for a Free & Open Indo-Pacific

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Battlegrounds w/ H.R. McMaster: The Japan- US Alliance and the Vision for a Free & Open Indo-Pacific.
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Online Event: Air Force Pilot Retention: New Recommendations For An Enduring Crisis

mentioning Timothy Kanevia Center for Strategic & International Studies
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Please join the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) International Security Program for a panel discussion on Air Force pilot retention with new recommendations for an enduring crisis featuring: Dr. Tim Kane, Kate Kidder, Lt Col. Jeffrey Schneider, and Lt Col. Tobias Switzer.

Trump vs. Biden: A Rundown

by Victor Davis Hanson
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Foreign policy, domestic policy, character, transparency.

Analysis and Commentary

Firm-Level Stock Price Reactions To Pandemic News

by Steven J. Davis, Stephen Hansen, Cristhian Seminario-Amezvia Vox EU
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

COVID-19 will likely restructure economic activity in a variety of ways, and lead to the growth of some firms and the decline of others. This column uses stock markets to examine these effects as share prices are tied to expectations about future earnings growth. On days with large pandemic-related market moves, there is enormous dispersion in firm-level returns. 

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Issue 2003: A November Election As Usual In California: A Crowded Initiative Slate

via Eureka
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A new issue of Eureka is now available online. Eureka was created to serve as an occasional discussion of the policy, political and economic issues confronting California. Like the Golden State motto from which this forum’s title was borrowed, the goal here is one of discovery – identifying underlying problems and offering reasonable and common-sense reforms for America’s great nation-state.

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