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Analysis and Commentary

The Durham Investigation: What We Know And What It Means

by Jack Goldsmith, Nathaniel Sobelvia Lawfare
Thursday, July 9, 2020

In May 2019, Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham to look into issues related to the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. Durham is a longtime federal prosecutor in Connecticut known for leading organized crime and public corruption cases. In 2008, Attorney General Michael Mukasey tasked Durham with investigating the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes.

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Americans Want To Be Free To Be Stupid

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Financial Times
Thursday, July 9, 2020

[Subscription Required] Resistance to Covid-19 restrictions stems from the pioneer spirit.

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The Fragility Of The Woke

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.

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USMCA Is A Net Move AWAY From Free Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The reduction of trade barriers among the USMCA’s parties will strengthen U.S., Mexican and Canadian supply chains, returning manufacturing jobs to North America from China. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic exposed how North America had become too dependent on China for medical equipment and drugs, Beijing’s campaign of intimidation and censorship was already hurting international companies.

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Pity The History Teachers

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

As the start of the school year rushes toward us, millions of teachers across America are girding themselves for their new role as “essential workers” during a persistent pandemic, looking ahead with trepidation to teaching while wearing masks, behind Plexiglas, and to students who will have been out of the classroom for six months or more.

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Antifa Scorns College Diversity

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Antifa Handbook shows that universities can never satisfy Antifa's 'revolutionary' goals.

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Is It Finally, At Long Last, Time For Religious Charter Schools?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Seventeen long years ago, I urged the creation of “religious charter schools,” either encouraging their start from scratch or—more realistically—allowing extant Catholic and other faith-based schools to convert to charter status without having to forego the religious elements that distinguish them and that many parents crave for their children.

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U.K. Pumps Billions Into Its Ailing Economy To Keep Crisis At Bay

quoting Michael Spencevia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The U.K. government announced up to $38 billion in fresh stimulus measures intended to boost the country’s economy as it exits lockdown, a path that is also being considered by other rich nations as they seek to prevent the economic shock of the pandemic from snowballing into a multiyear slowdown that could leave deep scars on their societies, businesses and economies.

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A Book That’s A Must-Read For Education Reformers

featuring Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia National Review
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Our education system is a rousing success — if you want it to produce young people who abhor our traditions. On the other hand, if you think it should educate them about our history and institutions, warts and all, so they can lead lives as productive citizens, it is failing miserably.

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Stanford Doctor Reveals COVID-19 Has Nothing To Do With Spike In Hospitalizations In Texas

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Medical Daily
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Many places in the world are still struggling with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the U.S., some states reopened but then surges in coronavirus cases forced some of them to change their approach in resuming businesses.

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