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Ex-Ambassador Thanks Senate For Resolution Against Trump Handing Over Officials

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Former Ambassador Michael McFaul, who represented the U.S. in Russia under the Obama administration, thanked the Senate on Thursday after its members passed a resolution warning President Trump against handing former U.S. officials over to foreign countries for questioning.

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NCAA Wants To Clean Up Summer Hoops. Parents, Kids Trust Shoe Companies More

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Thursday, July 19, 2018
As Armaan Franklin pondered the question — would he rather play at a basketball event sponsored by the NCAA or Nike? — he smiled, shook his head and broke into laughter.
 Michael McFaul
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Michael Mcfaul And The Astonishment Of American Life Under Trump

featuring Michael McFaulvia The New Yorker
Thursday, July 19, 2018

As if it were not already clear that the Helsinki summit was one of the most ill-conceived and disastrous diplomatic events in recent American history, we now get the news that President Trump has not dismissed the idea that Russian investigators meet with, and question, the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

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The Libertarian: Trump, Putin, And The US-Russia Relationship

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Diagnosing what went wrong at the Helsinki summit.

Analysis and Commentary

Russ Roberts On The Information Revolution, Politics, Yeats, And Yelling

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 16, 2018

EconTalk host Russ Roberts does a monologue on how political discourse seems to have deteriorated in recent years and the growth in outrage, tribalism, and intolerance for those with different views from one's own. 

Analysis and Commentary

Solzhenitsyn True And False, Part I

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 14, 2018

At a Liberty Fund conference late last year, a new friend recommended that I read Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 commencement address at Harvard. It was in large part his critique of Western, and especially U.S., society. I had read it decades earlier but had no clear memory of it. So I reread it twice.

Analysis and Commentary

Affirmative Action On The Ropes?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, July 13, 2018

A case is currently under litigation that however it is decided, will likely reach the Supreme Court. There the diversity industry may face a challenge that brings the institutional racism of affirmative action and its baleful effects to an end.

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Who Owns Iraq's History?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Ahram Online
Friday, July 13, 2018

As US forces stormed through Iraq in the spring of 2003, Iraqi officials scurried to hide the archives of the ruling Baath Party and Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) as well as of key government and intelligence departments in underground cellars where they were nevertheless soon discovered by trophy hunters.

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Tunku Varadarajan: Can The World Cup Put Europe Back Together Again?

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Tunku Varadarajan examines whether the World Cup can put Europe back together again.

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Slavery: What They Didn't Teach In My High School

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Patriot Post
Thursday, July 12, 2018

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as “the white man’s religion that justified slavery.” He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. “From whom?” I asked.

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