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Area 45: Trump’s Suburban Divide With Barbara Comstock

interview with Barbara Comstockvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Former congresswoman, Barbara Comstock, discusses the Trump disconnect in her corner of Northern Virginia, and how the GOP can attract more female candidates.

Analysis and Commentary

Did Huawei’s Chairman Just Admit That Huawei Spies?

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
According to Reuters, Huawei’s chairman offered to make “no-spy” agreements with Western governments to be allowed to participate in building 5G networks. Is the offer an implicit acknowledgment that Huawei does indeed spy on its customers, or that it has the capability to?
Analysis and Commentary

SEC Privilege

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Russ Hooper, a young econ major who was one of my best research assistants, wrote me the following, with permission to quote: Impossible Foods makes Impossible Burgers, which are vegan burgers that look, taste, and feel like beef burgers. I’m a huge fan of beef burgers, and yet I prefer these. I’m not alone: they’ve been such a hit that Impossible Foods is struggling to meet demand.


Journalism Is Dead—Long Live The Media!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, May 12, 2019

There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
Analysis and Commentary

75 Minutes With Jordan Peterson

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 10, 2019

Last Thursday I drove up to San Francisco with a friend, Tom, to see Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson speak. 

In the News

Rebuilding Social Capital In Trump Country

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The American Conservative
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Harvard University Professor Harvey Mansfield begins the editor’s note of his translation of Alexis de Tocqueville’s seminal 19th-century study: “Democracy in America is at once the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America.” He is right.

In the News

McMaster: China's Treatment Of Detained Canadians Telling

quoting H. R. McMastervia Fox News
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday China's treatment of two detained Canadians is a telling example of how China is a threat to the liberal international order.
In the News

Open Borders Advocates Are Getting The Open Border They Want

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, May 9, 2019
On sheer volume, open-borders advocates are in the catbird seat, getting exactly the open borders they have effectively been calling for.
Analysis and Commentary

In Ukraine, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Voting Booth . . .

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, May 9, 2019

A funny thing happened on the way to the polling booth in Ukraine. Citizens chose a comedian to be their next president. No joke.


Area 45: Japan’s New Emperor With Michael Auslin

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Japan’s new emperor and empress and the continuation of a centuries-old tradition.


Virtues Task Force