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Rice Says If You're Prepared, You Will Be Accepted

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Indiana Gazette
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
When Condoleezza Rice entered the top tier of government in 1989 as national security adviser, she said she still often received stares as though she’d just walked into the wrong meeting.
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Area 45: The School Spending Disconnect With Paul Peterson

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Area 45
Monday, July 8, 2019

Why money isn’t the sole cure to what ails America’s schools.

In the News

Race-Baiting Pushes Everyone Toward Extremes

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Hill
Monday, July 1, 2019

Condoleezza Rice, who served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, recently had this to say about race relations in the age of Trump:

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Area 45: About Those Debates . . .With David Brady And Doug Rivers

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, July 1, 2019

Who can challenge President Trump in 2020?

In the News

International Honors For “Women Of The Gulag” – And An Exclusive Podcast From The Stanford Screening!

quoting Paul R. Gregory, George P. Shultz, Eric Wakinvia The Book Haven
Monday, June 24, 2019

It premiered in Hollywood and New York – but on June 11, Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Paul Gregory‘s book of the same name, came home to Stanford. It got a big audience at Hoover’s Hauck Auditorium, in the new David & Joan Traitel Building, with a splendid reception afterwards. (We’ve written about the film here and here and here and here.)


The Cowardly Incoherence Of Name-Changing, Statue-Toppling, And Other Iconoclasms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A few activists succeed in demonizing Father Serra and removing a mission bell, but progressives still want the names ‘Stanford’ and ‘Yale’ on their résumés.

Analysis and Commentary

Crack-Ups At The Crossroads Of Intersectionality

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Progressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno plures: out of one nation arise many innately different and separate peoples.

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Black Education Decline

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Gadsden Times
Sunday, June 23, 2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He’s joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity problem. I bet you can easily guess what they will do to “improve” the racial mix of students (aka diversity). If you guessed they would propose eliminating the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test as the sole criterion for admissions, go to the head of the class.

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Condoleezza Rice Gives NBC's Sheinelle Jones Healthy Dose Of Reality On Current Race Relations

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Independent Women's Forum
Friday, June 21, 2019

This blog item is just one longish “Quote of the Day.” That’s because former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice made a sensible and realistic statement about race relations in the U.S.—made under intense pressure from an NBC reporter, who was fishing for derogatory comments—that deserves wide circulation. So, we’re doing our bit.

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Condoleezza Rice Dismisses NBC Reporter’s Claim That Racism Is Worse Under Trump: ‘Sure Doesn’t Feel Worse’

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made it clear that she doesn’t think racism in America has gotten “worse” under President Trump, calling the claim “hyperbole” on Thursday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.


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