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Analysis and Commentary

Bernie Sanders Discovers Value And Sanctity Of Private Property

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 14, 2019

“This is an event that we paid [the Bernie Sanders campaign] for. This is an event — we bought this space,” the campaign official explained when [Kaitlin] Bennett protested. “I’m going to ask you one more time,” he said before threatening to turn the matter over to security.

Featured

Are There Any Limits To Illegal Immigration?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The U.S.-Mexican border is essentially wide open. Why? Because there is a general expectation in Mexico and Latin America that American immigration law is unenforced. Or it is so bizarre that simple illegal entry almost always ensures temporary legal residence, pending an asylum hearing.

Featured

The Theory Behind My Disinvitation

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, April 14, 2019

If the purpose of speech is to get the better of one’s opponent, why not do it via censorship instead?

Analysis and Commentary

A Strong Indicator Of Economic Well-Being

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, April 13, 2019

For over a week, some neighbors of mine up the street put 3 nice-looking chairs in front of their house. It was their way of inviting passersby on a busy street to take the chairs. As I said, though, the chairs were there for over a week. I think they were finally picked up by the trash collector.

Analysis and Commentary

Cory Booker Has A Dream: To Become Relevant Again

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Seven summers ago, then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker returned to his alma mater, Stanford University, to deliver that year’s commencement address. Booker’s is the sort of virtue-laden biography that Stanford loves to extol – a refined, courteous, cerebral football player who went on to a Rhodes scholarship and Yale Law School before making the pivot from a glidepath toward wealth to a nobler career in public service.

Analysis and Commentary

A Private Jet May Break The Sound Barrier

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 12, 2019

The Concorde last flew in 2003. Aerion CEO Tom Vice plans a new 12-seat plane that can travel at Mach 1.4.

Analysis and Commentary

There Will Be Blood

by Adam J. Whitevia The Bulwark
Friday, April 12, 2019

Ceaseless partisan bloodletting won’t heal the nation’s political wounds.

Interviews

H.R. McMaster on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

featuring H. R. McMastervia Firing Line with Margaret Hoover
Friday, April 12, 2019

Retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster discusses his time as President Trump’s National Security Advisor, his military career that spanned 30 years including service in both Iraq wars, the rise of a new generation of geopolitical threats, and what America needs to do to stay secure.

Analysis and Commentary

The Testing Devil We Know Or...?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tom Vander Ark is a very smart guy who cares deeply about education, has wide-ranging experience in it (including service as a district superintendent), and knows far more about technology than I do. I like and respect and often agree with him. And perhaps the grand, arguably utopian, scheme he is proposing by which to “end a century of standardized testing” can one day come to pass.

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A Conversation with Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster

featuring H. R. McMastervia Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Sunday, December 14, 2014

One of our recent secretaries of defense once said famously, "You go to war with the Army that you have." Well, the Army we have in 2025 will be shaped in large part by the work of General McMaster and his staff as they make recommendations to our political leaders. The choices are freighted with ethical significance. We appreciate his coming here today to share some of his thoughts with us.

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