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In A World Where Hillary’s In Charge, Does Hate Still Trump Governance?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

With the news cycle on fire – protests in Hong Kong, mass shootings in America, a dead Manhattan billionaire whose suicide is the stuff of conspiratorial fantasies – the temptation is to wonder how our political daily discourse might differ had the 2016 election turned out otherwise.

In the News

Ethnic Studies May Soon Be Mandatory. Can California Get It Right?

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Angela Warren always assumed her father, a native of El Salvador, entered the United States via airliner. It took an assignment in her high school ethnic studies class to learn that he crossed the border alone at 14, terrified of being caught. When he reached the American side, he fell to his knees and gave thanks.


How Indians Cleaned Up One Of Their Dirtiest Cities—And Have Kept It That Way

by Raghuram Rajanvia Quartz India
Monday, August 12, 2019

We do know that enhanced trade and technological change transmitted through markets have led to the loss of middle-income jobs and weakened the economic basis for the community in many parts of the developed world. It may be this, coupled with the flight of those who can leave, that is more responsible for the social disintegration of the community.


Vegetarianism As Climate Virtue Signaling

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 8, 2019

‘Eat Less Meat” is the typical headline used to present a new United Nations report on climate change released Thursday. The report correctly points to the need to improve global food systems, but pundits are fixating on the supposed need for people in rich countries to change their dining habits radically. This is an ineffective and unachievable policy response.


San Francisco’s “Overpaid CEO Tax” Won’t Solve Its Mental-Health And Drug Epidemics

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It is now commonplace to criticize corporate CEOs within progressive political circles, so it is no surprise that San Francisco, one of the most politically progressive cities in the country, has proposed a tax on CEOs. But just not any CEO, only those with exceptionally high salaries compared with others in the company. Dubbed the “CEO Excessive Salary Tax,” the proposal would tax a company’s gross receipts depending on the difference between its CEO’s pay and the median salary of its workers.

In the News

How Important Is Today’s Racial Discrimination?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Times Republican
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it’s somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today.

Analysis and Commentary

Poland: Caught In The Crosshairs

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 1, 1944, the Polish Home Army rose against Warsaw’s German occupiers. The Soviet Red Army, in force on the Vistula’s eastern bank, had told the Poles that it would attack the Germans as soon as they rose. Instead, the Russians stood by as the Germans killed virtually all 16,000 Polish fighters along with some 200,000 civilians, and destroyed old Warsaw. Germans and Russians faced each other at that location consequent to the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, in which the two had effectively jointly erased Poland from the map. 

In the News

8 Back-To-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

As high school and college students prepare to head back to school, they’re set to enter a lion’s den of anti-American, leftist indoctrination. Here are eight books conservative students need to balance the fight.

In the News

It Was More Like A Couple Of Asian Decades

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Asia Times
Monday, August 12, 2019

It has become media orthodoxy to suggest that the era of US hegemony is slowly slipping away and migrating to Asia – with China as its locus – as we proceed into the heart of the 21st century. There is, however, a competing narrative, one recently expressed on by Michael Auslin, who makes the case that the “Asian Century” “is ending far faster than anyone could have predicted.”


Whither The Fed?

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 12, 2019

Steve Williamson has an excellent long essay, "Is the Fed Doing Anything Right?" on the current state of monetary policy. Why is the Fed lowering rates?