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Victimization, American-Style

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Courier Express
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Of all the headlines about the scandals concerning the alleged past sins of one after another high official in Virginia, one struck me most poignantly. It was this, from the front page of The Washington Times: ”Democrats to vet candidates closely for secrets in past.”

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Nyack Library Looks At America's 'Creed,' With Help From Condoleezza Rice

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Lohud
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From now till August, Nyack Public Library will be taking a long look at what it means to be an American, courtesy of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the American Library Association.

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Procedure Without Accountability

quoting Eric Hanushekvia City Journal
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Philip Howard details how government-worker unions impede rational decision-making.

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Drunkenmiller And Warsh: Perspective On Fed Tightening

quoting Kevin Warshvia Fox Business
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In an article for The Wall Street Journal, co-authors Stanley Druckenmiller (chairman and CEO of Duquesne Family Office LLC) and former Federal Reserve Board member Kevin Warsh argue that the Fed should suspend its “double-barreled blitz of higher interest rates and tighten liquidity.” 

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What’s The Best Policy For Combating Climate Change?

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

One of the difficulties of mitigating climate change is that when people or companies send carbon dioxide into the atmosphere—thereby contributing to a process that is raising global temperatures—they don’t pay the full environmental cost of that action.

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Does Technology Favor Tyranny?

quoting Timothy Garton Ash, Michael R. Auslin, Larry Diamond, Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with technology and authoritarianism. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats’ Dangerous Gong Show

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The dire risks of absurdity in politics.


Three Obamacare Tweaks That Both Parties Can Love

by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Caprettavia Politico
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Republican loss of the House last November brought an official end (at least through 2020) to the party’s long campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Democrats, despite their new majority, won’t be able to pass their health care agenda either, because the Republican president and Senate will block it.

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"Who Will Pick Up The Pieces" – MSC Kick-Off 2019 In Berlin

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

"Who will pick up the pieces of the disintegrating world order?" This is the overarching question of the Munich Security Report 2019, which Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), presented at this year’s MSC Kick-off event on 11 February at the Bavarian State Representation in Berlin with over 300 guests. On this occasion, Timothy Garton Ash, Professor for European Studies in Oxford, and Sabine Weyand, Deputy Chief Brexit Negotiator of the EU, discussed the possible consequences of an exit of the United Kingdom from the EU in the context of a disintegrating world order.


Infrastructure Policy: Lessons From American History

by Adam J. Whitevia The New Atlantis
Sunday, April 1, 2012

For the last several years, dating back to the Iraq War’s low point, it has been the vogue to speak of “nation-building at home.” It is intended as a pun: usually when we talk about “nation-building” we mean the work of establishing in other countries the institutions and values necessary for political stability. Those who speak of “nation-building at home” imply that the cost of overseas interventions has left the United States in a condition of disrepair. They suggest that money being spent abroad would be better spent on domestic projects, including on a more literal kind of nation-building — the construction and repair of roads, railroads, bridges, dams, pipelines, and the other elements of infrastructure.