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Disinformation Has Neighbors Fighting In Small-Town America

quoting Herbert Linvia Bloomberg Businessweek
Friday, October 9, 2020

The battle lines in Milford, Mich., reflect the nation’s divisions.

In the News

U.S. Supreme Court’s Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Safe For Now, Observers Say, But Could Be Narrowed

quoting Michael McConnellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Two Supreme Court justices' renewed attack on the court's same-sex marriage ruling -- arguing that it falsely brands religious opponents as bigots -- might suggest that the 2015 decision is in jeopardy. But several legal commentators say the ruling is less likely to be overturned than to be narrowed, along with other decisions on LGBT rights, to exempt public officials and private citizens with religious objections.

In the News

Turning The Clock Forward

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia American Thinker
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
If America returned to 1950s family values with obvious improvements (constitutional civil rights and reasonable environmental regulations), would we be turning the clock back or forward?
In the News

The Economics Of Prioritizing Family Ties In U.S. Immigration Policy

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia
Thursday, September 17, 2020

If you were comparing immigrants to the United States from Algeria and Israel and were asked which group had higher levels of education and skills, you'd probably assume the answer is the Israelis. After all, the average Israeli has completed 12.5 years of schooling, compared with 7.6 years for Algerians, according to the American Community Survey.

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An Open Letter To Our Fellow American Citizens

mentioning Victor Davis Hanson, Harvey C. Mansfieldvia RealClearFoundation
Friday, September 11, 2020

We stand at the crossroads.

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A Conversation With Dr. Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia The Hamilton Review
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about children engaging in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chen discusses the social, emotional, and economic toll that is problematic for families in our country, as children are beginning the school year – many of them at home.


Education Exchange Replay: Condoleezza Rice On The “Deep Visceral Wounds Of Slavery”

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Condoleezza Ricevia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 31, 2020

The 66th Secretary of State and The Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at Stanford University, Condoleeza Rice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how school choice can help lower-income families get more of out the public education system, and how systemic change will be necessary to improve racial equality in America.

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Area 45: Tim Kane: Does COVID-19 Trump Immigration?

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A sensible approach to immigration policy that would balance America’s economic, security and humanitarian concerns. 

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Tomorrow’s Child

by William Damonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Students need purpose. And there’s never been a better time to teach them that purpose derives from love of family, neighbors, and country.

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An Economist Looks at 90: Tom Sowell on Charter Schools and Their Enemies

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 2, 2020


The day before this show was recorded, Dr. Thomas Sowell began his 10th decade of life. Remarkably on one hand and yet completely expected on the other, he remains as engaged, analytical, and thoughtful as ever. In this interview (one of roughly a dozen or so we’ve conducted with Dr. Sowell over the years), we delve into his new book Charter Schools and Their Enemies, a sobering look at the academic success of charter schools in New York City, and the fierce battles waged by teachers unions and progressive politicians to curtail them.


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