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The Violence Against Women Act Must Also Combat Female Genital Mutilation

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This week, the Violence Against Women Act turns 25 years old. The act was passed in 1994 with bipartisan support because lawmakers wanted the government to do more to combat violence against women, ensure those who abuse and assault women are held accountable, and address new threats. While we have certainly made progress, our work is not done.

Analysis and Commentary

Ten Debating Democrats Giving It The Old College Try

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Credit the folks at ABC News’ political division: They managed to convince their network’s executives to set aside three hours of prime time for Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston.

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The Libertarian: The Electoral College And The Republican Sensibility

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The much-maligned system for picking presidents stems from the Founders’ mistrust of majoritarianism — and is still better than the alternatives

In the News

China Keeps Booting US Journalists. We Keep Admitting Theirs.

quoting Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Post
Saturday, September 7, 2019

China’s Leaders can amass significant personal fortunes, using family members to conceal the wealth. They want to hide it because in public they must preserve the image of humble, sacrificing members of the Chinese Communist Party, even if they are really profiting nicely from capitalism. Thus, the secret wealth of these pooh-bahs is one of the most sensitive and taboo topics in China today.

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Area 45: Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The importance of valuation with regard to America’s  economy.

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The Classicist: Versailles At 100

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How the treaty that ended World War I shaped the modern world — and why it’s so often misunderstood.

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Jim Mattis on Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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The Libertarian: The Corporate Responsibility Canard

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Serving your stockholders doesn’t mean exploiting everyone else.

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Area 45: Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

interview with Shelby Steelevia Area 45
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

America’s struggles with white guilt and black self-victimization.

Interviews

The Rural-Urban Divide With Jonathan Rodden

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Rural Matters
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden says geography matters in the United States because we’re divided into electoral districts, which can be a good thing but has a downside in being a major determinant in who wins an election. Rodden notes that the rural vote will be critical in the 2020 election, but economics will not be the only determinant as social issues, such as abortion, gun rights, race, and immigration, will also play a part.

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