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How COVID-19 Is Putting The Rule Of Law To The Test Across Africa

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Conversation
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency responses to COVID-19. Partly for this reason, Good Governance Africa has published a set of articles that conceptualise COVID-19 as a wicked problem. A “wicked problem” is exemplified by multiple stakeholders interacting in complex and unpredictable ways. It is difficult to identify and even more difficult to solve.

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Kill Two Birds With One Stone: Repeal Collective Bargaining

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Congress is debating legislation meant to address police misconduct along with a further aid package for state and local governments struggling with budget deficits. Whether those bills pass or not, the states can address both issues themselves with one reform: repealing collective bargaining for public workers.

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Black Reparations Parsed

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 6, 2020

The demands may seem righteous. But they are deeply flawed.


John Yoo: Executive Power And More

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about recent events including updates on the Michael Flynn case, the Supreme Court decision on DACA, recent unrest and free speech issues, and more.

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The Costs Of Regulation And Centralization In Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, July 2, 2020

What is the impact of the Affordable Care Act?

In the News

Creating A Paper Tiger Out of American Law Enforcement

quoting Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Law Officer
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Is America creating a paper tiger out of our law enforcement authorities? It’s quite possibly happening as we see evidence all around. A paper tiger is defined as a person or thing that appears threatening but is ineffectual.

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Thomas Sowell, An Intellectual Giant

by David R. Henderson featuring Thomas Sowellvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

An American sage turns 90. 

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The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 30, 2020


As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.


Discussing Louisiana Abortion Law Struck Down By Supreme Court: John Yoo On Fox News’ Outnumbered Overtime

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Monday, June 29, 2020

(2:10) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Louisiana abortion law struck down by Supreme Court.

Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Court Swing Vote – What's Behind John Roberts' Legal Gymnastics?

by John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, June 29, 2020

Four years ago, the chief justice voted to uphold an identical law from Texas.


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