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Jordan Peterson On 12 Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 19, 2018

Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topics covered include parenting, conversation, the role of literature in everyday life, and the relationship between sacrificial rites and trade.

In the News

When Trials Make Us Better

quoting William Damonvia
Sunday, February 18, 2018

William Damon’s 1995 classic, “Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in America’s Homes and Schools,” calls the crisis of indulgence, particularly among the youth, a “failure of spirit.” He points out that research has shown how children desire to be of service to others, are open to moral and religious formation, and look for intellectual challenges, but the culture of indulgence has killed all these.

In the News

Groupthink, Not The Deep State, Is The Real Culprit

quoting Stephen D. Krasnervia National Interest
Sunday, February 18, 2018

In political science, the “deep state” concept has been used to describe politics in countries like Turkey and Pakistan. In these places, deep-state theorists claim shadowy networks engage in extralegal and illegal activities, including bombings and assassinations, to advance their parochial interests or protect their vision of the regime. Given this context, the term “deep state” surely doesn’t fit an established liberal democracy like the United States.

In the News

Time's Up: Anti-Trump Forces Face Their Day Of Reckoning

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Let's suppose for a minute that Hillary Clinton and all her fellow Resisters, along with all their allies in the Deep State, had accepted the results of the 2016 election, as has been the tradition and expectation.  Remember Hillary's sneering question to Donald at the debates – whether he would accept the election results?  At that time, nobody thought Hillary would be the one to throw the temper tantrum when she lost, much less organize a resistance movement. 

Analysis and Commentary

Mitt Happens -- So What Happens Next?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, February 17, 2018

A busy Friday of news (Russian collusion arrests, bull week on Wall Street, aftermath of the Florida school shooting) included Mitt Romney, as expected, dropping a video announcing his Senate candidacy in Utah.

In the News

World Bank’s ‘Global Dataset’ Offers New Way For Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance

quoting Eric Hanushekvia EdWeek Market Brief
Friday, February 16, 2018

For years, efforts to explore and compare the educational performance of impoverished countries–and by implication, their economic potential–have been stymied by a lack of useful data. An ambitious new analysis by the World Bank aims to change that.


Peter Robinson On The Ricochet Podcast: The Wrestlers

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Friday, February 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses the Trump presidency.

Analysis and Commentary

Virtues—And Sins—Of Commission

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, February 16, 2018

For the past year and a half, I’ve been honored to represent the State Board of Education on the Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education, which released its preliminary report this week. Much heavy lifting lies ahead as Commission members work with staff and consultants to put flesh on the bones of our broad policy recommendations and to cost them out.

Analysis and Commentary

The Free-Speech University

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 16, 2018

Steve Bannon is giving a talk at Chicago. Its president is confident he won’t be shouted down.

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by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 19, 2018

One state’s effort to save the Affordable Care Act.