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Focus On Teaching, Not Just Masks And Hand-Sanitizer

by Eric Hanushekvia EducationNext
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Education discussions today have a time horizon of three months. In the fall, will we mix at-home with in-school? Does everybody have a digital hookup? Should we have police in schools? As important as these issues are, they have the unfortunate effect of pushing aside more fundamental issues that could have much greater impact. This twin crisis of Covid-19 and of societal recognition of deep-seated inequities must be directed toward essential school improvement.

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Where Did Socialism Go?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, June 29, 2020

Whatever happened to last year’s political rage, socialism? Was it one of those musical one-hit wonders that soared briefly but then flamed out? Was it the political equivalent of a new television program that bombed after only one season?

In the News

Fraud Is A ‘Continuous, Collaborative Fight’ Warns AU10TIX

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Fintech Times
Monday, June 29, 2020

In this 30 minute video interview, Mark Walker at The Fintech Times chats to David Birch, an internationally recognised thought leader in digital identity and a member of the AU10TIX advisory board, and Carey O’Connor Kolaja, President and Chief Operating Officer of AU10TIX about the launch of INSTINCT.


Broadband For All

by John B. Taylor, Jack Malleryvia Project Syndicate
Monday, June 29, 2020

By driving a large share of work and education online, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely triggered a permanent change in many economic sectors. That makes closing the digital divide and ensuring universal Internet access more urgent than ever.

In the News

Aspen Ideas Festival

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia Aspen Ideas Festival
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Beginning June 28, the Aspen Ideas Festival will release programming daily featuring a robust lineup of speakers — streaming for free. Leaders and thinkers will share fresh thinking across a spectrum of topics, reflecting the moment and offering ideas about future possibilities. Tune in daily at 7pm ET from June 28 – July 2. Streaming for free, Aspen Ideas is available to anyone, anywhere.

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Should Cops Get ‘Qualified Immunity'?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 29, 2020

The regulation of police abuse and illegal actions.

Analysis and Commentary

Lester Grinspoon RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 29, 2020

On Thursday, June 25, Lester Grinspoon, M.D. died, one day after his 92nd birthday. This afternoon, I looked at my markups of two of his books, Marihuana Reconsidered, 2nd ed. 1977 and Cocaine: A Drug and Its Social Evolution, co-authored with James B. Bakalar.

In the News

The Congress For Cultural Freedom And The Power Of Ideas

quoting Josef Joffevia American Interest
Monday, June 29, 2020
Seventy years ago, leading lights of the free world gathered in Berlin to push back against Soviet efforts to discredit liberal values. What can their efforts teach us today?
Analysis and Commentary

Annexation And Normalizing UAE/Israel Relations

by Abraham D. Sofaervia The Jerusalem Post
Monday, June 29, 2020

Israel undoubtedly appreciates the UAE’s increasing willingness to engage. But the UAE’s statements reflect assumptions that Israel does not share.