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Analysis and Commentary

China, Russia Aren’t Putting Plans To Exploit Antarctica’s Resources On Ice

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 9, 2020

New York continues to slowly open up after being the nation’s hottest of COVID-19 hotspots while the incidence in Brazil spikes, and cases explode in Latin America and South Asia. There is one place, however, that has been far from infections and safe from the need for serology testing: Antarctica.

In the News

The Collapsing Case Against Charter Schools

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Agenda, National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thomas Sowell — who will have just turned 90 when this review is published — could have retired by now. He could be publishing the memoirs of a celebrated intellectual or the late-career tracts of an éminence grise. What does he give us, instead? A methodologically rigorous, closely argued, data-driven case for charter schools, with very little high-flown rhetoric (I noted one exclamation point) and 94 pages of data tables. Charter Schools and Their Enemies is a bloodbath for Sowell’s intellectual opponents, and it ought to be a neutron bomb in the middle of the school-reform debate. But Thomas Sowell has been giving the reading public and the policymaking class some of the most intelligent advice to be had for many decades — why would they start listening to him now?

In the News

Policy Experts: California Needs To Reform Its Tax System

featuring Lee Ohanianvia KPVI
Thursday, July 9, 2020

California’s reliance on a notoriously fickle tax system has exacerbated the state’s budget problems in light of Covid-19, an economics professor said.


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Why Fall Testing Could Do More Harm Than Good

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli is joined by Mora Segal, CEO of Achievement Network, and David Griffith to discuss the organization’s latest guidance on assessments for states and districts when school resumes in the fall.
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Nationalism V. Globalism: Past, Present And Future With Niall Ferguson

by Niall Fergusonvia PolicyEd
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Niall Ferguson discusses the history of globalism, nationalism in America, and how populism is shaping the American political landscape.


Dr. Scott Atlas: There Is No Risk To Children From Covid-19, I Don’t Know Why People Deny This.

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Brian Kilmeade Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas talks about why people should not be concerned over the increasing coronavirus infection rate across America. Atlas says we need to be focused more on the hospitalizations and death rates, which he says are decreasing amid an increase in positive cases. Atlas also says the risk of significant illness from seasonal flu is far greater in children than serious illness from Covid-19.

Analysis and Commentary

The Durham Investigation: What We Know And What It Means

by Jack Goldsmith, Nathaniel Sobelvia Lawfare
Thursday, July 9, 2020

In May 2019, Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham to look into issues related to the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. Durham is a longtime federal prosecutor in Connecticut known for leading organized crime and public corruption cases. In 2008, Attorney General Michael Mukasey tasked Durham with investigating the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes.

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Americans Want To Be Free To Be Stupid

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Financial Times
Thursday, July 9, 2020

[Subscription Required] Resistance to Covid-19 restrictions stems from the pioneer spirit.


The Fragility Of The Woke

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.

In the News

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense In A Senseless World

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Twitter
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary “Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World.”