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Does California Need 770 New Laws? No. Will Any Move The Needle On What Needs Fixing? No.

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Governor Newsom just finished signing 770 laws into the books, about 92 percent of those hitting his desk. Talk about writers’ cramp. But does the state really need so many new laws? 

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Is U.S. Foreign Policy Too Hostile To China?

quoting Alice L. Millervia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on U.S. foreign policy toward China and whether it has become too hostile. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion. 

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Preserve The Fed’s Independence Above All Else

quoting John H. Cochranevia National Review
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The last thing this country needs is a politicized Federal Reserve. The free world is watching — and so are its enemies.

Analysis and Commentary

The Ironies Of The Rioting Youth Of 2020

by Victor Davis Hansonvia VDH's Blade of Perseus
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

By August 2020, the protests, demonstrations, riots, looting, and arson that followed from the national outrage over the killing of George Floyd had spread to most of America’s cities. But the furor over Floyd’s death was not the only catalyst of the protests. The previously instituted national quarantine—roughly from March 20 through September—had emasculated the U.S. economy. 

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Political World Reacts To Colin Powell's Death: 'A Trailblazing Leader'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia NBC News
Monday, October 18, 2021

Leaders around the world paid tribute to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died Monday at 84 of Covid-19 complications.

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Walgreens is Closing 5 San Francisco Stores Thanks to This Failed California Policy

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation of Economic Education
Monday, October 18, 2021

The city isn’t just experiencing a run of bad luck—its rampant shoplifting problem is directly rooted in its terrible policy choices.

Sir Roger Scruton
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Roger Scruton Finally Makes His Mark On Oxford

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Critic
Monday, October 18, 2021

Oxford’s Sheldonian theatre is expecting a near capacity audience this Monday evening for the first annual Roger Scruton Memorial Lecture. The lecture series, which commemorates the life and thought of Britain’s leading modern conservative philosopher, will commence with a lecture by the historian, Professor Niall Ferguson, on the future of the Anglosphere. He will be introduced by the housing and communities secretary, Michael Gove, who will moderate the event.


Condoleezza Rice: Colin Powell’s Greatest Legacy Is In The People He Inspired

by Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Monday, October 18, 2021

Tributes to Colin will rightly cite his impact as a statesman and a soldier. They will note that he changed how we think about the use of military force… He was deeply principled, shaped by bedrock beliefs that guided him throughout his life… Colin’s legacy more than anything else is the people who he helped; the people he inspired; and the people who he encouraged to — as he did — devote their lives to forming a more perfect union.

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How Alabama Can Attract More Entrepreneurs And Startup Businesses

featuring Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institutionvia Alabama Newscenter
Monday, October 18, 2021

Alabama’s desire to stimulate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and technology has a clear roadmap for success thanks to the work of dozens of leaders in Alabama’s public and private sectors.

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Supreme Court Commission Comes Through

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 18, 2021

A fair, balanced preliminary report fends off “court packing” and stresses term limits.