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Federal Judge Dismisses Suit To Block Construction Of Obama Center In Jackson Park

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Chicago Maroon
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit aimed to block the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, clearing a hurdle—temporarily—to the Obama Foundation’s goal of breaking ground later this year.

Observations From The Roundtable

Observations from the Roundtable: Health in a Changing Environment

via Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, April 8, 2019

Human societies have generally made great progress over the course of history in the mastery of their surrounding environments, climates, and biomes. And the experience of the United States is emblematic of this, across a variety of measures—with significant reductions in air and water pollution, in weather-related mortality, in malnutrition, and in the burden of disease. Progress has been driven by a combination of technology, markets, and governance. Oftentimes difficult social and regulatory choices over the past half century, enabled by technological innovation and ongoing incentives for investments, have allowed this country to stay one step ahead of the variety of environmental and health risks it faces.

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Geopolitical Flashpoints With Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, And Dana Perino

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia North Texas e-News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On June 12, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present “Geopolitical Flashpoints with Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, and Dana Perino,” part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Dana Perino of Fox News Channel will moderate the discussion between global political experts Ian Bremmer and Niall Ferguson, which will delve into the panelists’ unique perspectives on today’s global hot spots, including China, Russia, North Korea, and the Middle East. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be livestreamed at and via Facebook Live.

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'A Simple Pattern': How Trump Claims Victory When Facts Suggest Otherwise

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Guardian
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Another drama, another cliffhanger, another disaster averted at the last minute. Donald Trump had saved the world. Again.

Analysis and Commentary

Martin Feldstein RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I learned late last night that my boss for two years at the Council of Economic Advisers, Marty Feldstein, died yesterday. He was only 79.


Why Are The Western Middle Classes So Angry?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives?


Democracy Demotion

by Larry Diamondvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

For three decades beginning in the mid-1970s, the world experienced a remarkable expansion of democracy—the so-called third wave—with authoritarian regimes falling or reforming across the world. By 1993, a majority of states with populations over one million had become democracies. Levels of freedom, as measured by Freedom House, were steadily rising as well. In most years between 1991 and 2005, many more countries gained freedom than lost it.

In the News

News Industry Hopes To Leverage Tech Antitrust Crisis For Financial Gain

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Townhall
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A hearing begins today on Capitol Hill, led by Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline who chairs the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, to examine the effect Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have on the news industry following an explosive study indicating Google made $4.7 billion off the news in 2018.

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Frontline Research & Learning Institute's New Print Issue Of The Line Asks: 'Are We Delivering On The Promise Of Education?'

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Frontline Research & Learning Institute today released the fifth print issue of The Line, a publication dedicated to encouraging civil discourse among K-12 education leaders by presenting diverse viewpoints on the most pressing issues facing education today. The Line reaffirms its commitment to progressing K-12 education by asking complex questions of publication contributors who include two former secretaries of education, heads of education policy organizations and nonprofits, teacher leaders, superintendents and other advocates. The fifth issue boldly addresses critical issues that have significant consequences for our communities.

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How Anti-Semitism Became A Staple Of ‘Woke’ Activism On Campus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Signal
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Recent events in higher education have led many to conclude that college campuses are hubs of anti-Semitism.