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Announcing The Forthcoming Book By Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Our friends at Basic Books have asked us to make an important announcement — one we believe will be of great interest to NR readers. So we are happy to do the honors: Basic today formally announces that it will publish a major new work by NRO columnist Victor Davis Hanson, The Case for Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

Rogge's Effect On Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 20, 2018

To the direct success we have achieved—the sinking of fifteen ships of more than 100,000 tons aggregate, often with most valuable cargo—should be added the indirect effect on the trade war, such the tying-down of warships and the diversion of merchant ships near the coast, which must have resulted in a higher consumption of fuel and a slower turn-round of the ships.

Analysis and Commentary

Kids Don't Know Enough About Civics — But This Could Save Them

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 20, 2018

An important life was cut short this week in Ashland, Ohio, when 44-year-old Roger Beckett passed away. As executive director of the Ashbrook Center, Roger’s noble goal was nothing less than saving the republic by strengthening America’s anemic approach to civic education. The tool he chose to do this was both surprising and powerful: training and retraining teachers of history and civics to teach using primary documents.

California PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Oh Say Can You Reform CEQA? Not On Jerry Brown’s Watch

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 20, 2018

After spending more time online researching than I care to admit, I’m ready to admit defeat: I still don’t know if California Governor Jerry Brown is a sportsman.


Supply-Side Health Care

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The discussion over health policy rages over who will pay -- private insurance, companies, "single payer," Obamacare, VA, Medicare, Medicaid, and so on -- as if once that's decided everything is all right -- as if once we figure out who is paying the check, the provision of health care is as straightforward a service as the provision of restaurant food, tax advice, contracting services, airline travel, car repair, or any other reasonably functional market for complex services.

In the News

Game Of Survival Of The Fittest Not Sustainable, Says Senior Chinese Official

mentioning Thomas J. Sargentvia Straits Times (Taiwan)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In a world facing increasing protectionism, a game of survival of the fittest where the strong wipe out the weak and a zero-sum game may prevail for a short while but will not become mainstream, a senior Chinese official said.

In the News

Merkel Coalition Slides Into 'Permanent Crisis Mode' With Spy Row

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany’s spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

In the News

GOP Pushes Kavanaugh Accuser To Testify About Sexual Assault Allegation, But Risks A #MeToo Backlash

quoting David Bradyvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Republicans hardened their position and closed ranks Wednesday in the handling of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ramping up their rhetoric and unifying around the idea that his accuser should testify — publicly or privately — by Monday.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Reverse Grade Inflation And Help Students Reach Their Potential

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Many of us, if we’re lucky, can fondly recall a time in elementary school when our parents proudly posted one of our A papers on the refrigerator door. Maybe it was a spelling test or set of multiplication problems—no matter. What mattered, though, was the outstanding achievement that mom, dad, and kid believed was embodied in that A, and the pride and satisfaction that we felt in seeing it every time we opened the fridge for a sandwich.

In the News

Martin Feldstein On A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Martin Feldstein, Harvard economics professor, former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research, has put it very bluntly: “The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields….”