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Analysis and Commentary

Democracy Dies In Trivia

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, November 16, 2018

“Democracy Dies in Darkness” is the motto of the post-Trump Washington Post. This pompous and self-congratulatory bit of virtue-signaling is meant to proclaim the essential function the media play in protecting the political order against the supposed threat of tyranny embodied in Donald Trump. The hypocrisy of a media that wear its progressive ideology on its sleeve, and that blatantly skew their coverage of the president at a 90% negative clip, has exposed the motto as mere marketing to the leftist choir.

In the News

A Californian Is The Top Republican In The House. Can His Party Recover Back Home?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, November 16, 2018

Three years after he first bid for the job, Bakersfield Rep. Kevin McCarthy has finally landed the top Republican leadership position in the House of Representatives.

In the News

Debate Over American Exceptionalism Is Over

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Hill
Thursday, November 15, 2018
American nationalism was indicted as a cover for xenophobia and racism in the midterm elections. Yet, absent U.S. nationalism’s strongly positive side, the related concept of American exceptionalism fails.
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The Libertarian: Why School Choice Matters

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 15, 2018

A libertarian defense of educational freedom.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Allow Priests To Marry, And Women To Be Priests?

by George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

I have high respect for the traditional moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church. However, the revelations of predatory harm done to children by ordained priests in many countries over decades represent an unconscionable tragedy and undermine the moral authority of the church.

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Area 45: Trump Agonistes And The Harvard Lawsuit With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Area 45
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The policy and political ramifications of President Trump’s choice of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general.

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Cyberspectives: Ex-Facebook Security Head Alex Stamos On Cybersecurity, Elections, And The Internet Of Things

interview with Alex Stamos, John Villasenorvia Cyberspectives
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stanford adjunct professor Alex Stamos discusses the challenges and the economies of scale—that arise when securing online services with many millions of users.


Stanford Policy Experts, Professors Unpack Midterm Election Outcomes

featuring Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia The Stanford Daily
Friday, November 9, 2018

Stanford-affiliated policy experts and political science professors gathered in the Hoover Institution’s David & Joan Traitel Building on Thursday to discuss the 2018 midterm election outcomes, voter turnout, gerrymandering and increasing polarization in America’s political landscape.

In the News

Saudi Arabia’s Crisis Is Economic And Demographic

mentioning Samuel Tadros, Hoover Institutionvia AEI
Thursday, November 8, 2018
There is an assumption in Washington that Saudi Arabia is in a state of crisis. The US-Saudi bilateral relationship is shaken, but the outrage over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has also seeped into Saudi domestic politics, not in an upheaval in the leadership or direct threat to the crown prince, but in an increasing awareness on the part of the king that citizens need reassurance.
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Op-Ed: Mending The Political Divide Starts At Home

quoting George P. Shultzvia Greenwich Sentinel
Thursday, November 8, 2018

I have always been passionate about politics. Politics is exciting, interesting, and, at the end of the day, it matters. However, in my past three-and-a-half years as an officer in the U.S. Army, I have become somewhat more quiet and less publicly engaged in politics. The American public’s tremendous trust in its military is grounded in the armed forces’ dedicated, apolitical professionalism.


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