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Analysis and Commentary

Dianne Feinstein's Unscientific Chemical Scare Bill

by Henry I. Miller, Josh Bloomvia Washington Examiner
Friday, June 15, 2018

Chemicals surround us and make up everything in nature — everything we use, eat, and breathe. Yet the mere mention of the presence of chemicals is enough to scare some people.

Republicans' Next War: Pre-Existing Conditions

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Axios
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Republicans are continuing the repeal fight on two fronts: The conservative group's proposal, a block grant that builds on last year's proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, will be released in the next couple of weeks, according to Lanhee Chen.


'Big Is Bad' Narrative Is Simply Untrue In High-Tech Sector

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Saturday, June 16, 2018

The May jobs report came in with good news for employment growth. Some members of the economics profession, however, have been busy bashing big firms for their destructive effects on American workers.

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1 Big Thing: The Next Health Care Wars

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Axios
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Forget the Affordable Care Act. The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely culminate with a 2020 choice between private markets and an authentic government-run program in the form of a Bernie Sanders-style Medicare for All.

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Book Review: Authors Rush To Record Trump-Russia Probe’s Details

quoting Michael McFaulvia Valley News
Friday, June 15, 2018

Michael McFaul, the architect of President Barack Obama’s “reset” policy toward Russia and later the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, looks with longing on past periods of rapprochement. The historic meetings between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. The buddy comedy of Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.

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Does Trump's Praise Of Kim Jong Un Mark The Embrace Of Totalitarian Leaders?

quoting Amy Zegartvia SF Gate
Friday, June 15, 2018

President Donald Trump's praise Friday for Kim Jong-un's authoritarian rule in North Korea - and his apparent envy that people there "sit up at attention" when the 35-year-old dictator speaks - marked an escalation of the American president's open embrace of totalitarian leaders around the world.

Why Are American Students Poor Readers?

quoting Eric Hanushekvia National Review
Friday, June 15, 2018

Many young Americans are poor readers, as shown by various international tests. Why is that? Leftists (such as Diane Ravitch) have a bunch of excuses, but they all fail, argues Professor Mark Seidenberg of the University of Wisconsin. In today’s Martin Center article, Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s K–12 expert, writes about Seidenberg’s challenging work.

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia War Is Boring
Friday, June 15, 2018

Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act of mass killing that “constituted a form of rule” unto itself, as Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin explained.

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Saudi Reform And Security Through A Gulf Lens

by Lori Plotkin Boghardtvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The arrest of several of the kingdom’s most prominent women’s rights activists six weeks before the date when women would be allowed to drive came as a shock to everyone.  After news of the detentions spread through informal channels, an official announcement on May 19 referred ambiguously to the detention of individuals seeking “to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom” and erode “national unity” through various activities.  Local news outlets quickly vilified the activists – some well-known abroad as peaceful advocates – and branded them “traitors.” 

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Internet Platforms: Observations On Speech, Danger, And Money

by Daphne Kellervia Lawfare
Friday, June 15, 2018

Public demands for internet platforms to intervene more aggressively in online content are steadily mounting. Calls for companies like YouTube and Facebook to fight problems ranging from "fake news" to virulent misogyny to online radicalization seem to make daily headlines.