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Young Americans Demand Civic Education — For Good Reason

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Hill
Saturday, July 20, 2019

School may be out, but America’s teachers are hard at work, building out their curriculums for the upcoming academic year. From algebra to history and psychology, the foundation for the U.S. education system is laid long before school is back in session.

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Area 45: Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Area 45
Friday, July 19, 2019

Health care ideas the Senate should embrace.  

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The Libertarian: Remembering Justice Stevens

via The Libertarian
Friday, July 19, 2019

A look back at the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court justice.

Analysis and Commentary

Somewhere Inside Humanity

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, July 18, 2019

I told Min-Jin that Iain and I met at a concert while in college. I couldn’t figure out how to describe the sounds of the Chemical Brothers. Just then, Min-Jin started singing some Western songs, beginning with “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion. It seemed that everyone, no matter how isolated their society is, knows the movie Titanic and the song that goes with it.

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Solzhenitsyn Was Here

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The celebrated Soviet exile came, did some research in the Hoover Archives, and began his scrutiny of the American scene. Notes on a memorable visitor.

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“Technology Always Becomes Something Else”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The age of artificial intelligence has already begun, says futurist Amy Webb, and a cascade of small changes will swell until “life is nothing like it was before.” The good news: people might finally decide what they want from tech, and what they will refuse to tolerate

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Progress and the Moral High Ground

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The culture war has left America’s minority groups where they started: held up as victims, held back from advancement. Conservatives have a great opportunity to scrap that old, failed narrative.

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Trump’s Outbursts And Autocratic Ploys Endanger American Democracy

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Los Angeles Times
Monday, July 15, 2019

Since President Trump famously hates to read, it’s unlikely that he has studied historical texts on how leaders with autocratic tendencies — even duly elected ones — have turned their countries into dictatorships.

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Three Pillars of Wisdom

by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

To restrain both arrogant rulers and reckless populists, Hoover economist Raghuram Rajan argues in his new book, we must restore strong local communities.

Analysis and Commentary

Michael Brendan Dougherty On My Father Left Me Ireland

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 15, 2019

Author and journalist Michael Brendan Dougherty talks about his book My Father Left Me Ireland with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dougherty talks about the role of cultural and national roots in our lives and the challenges of cultural freedom in America. What makes us feel part of something? Do you feel American or just someone who happens to live within its borders? When are people willing to die for their country or a cause? These are some of the questions Dougherty grapples with in his book and in this conversation.

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