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Steve Poizner Adds Some Spice To 2018 Election

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rather than more idle speculation over who will be the next governor of California, let’s look at an office further down the ladder – state insurance commissioner.

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Is It All About Networking?

featuring Niall Fergusonvia LawFare
Thursday, February 15, 2018

These days, everyone seems to meet online. People looking for dating partners now rely on specialized websites, along with people looking for explanations of arcane questions, people looking for angry confirmation of their own darkest suspicions—and people seeking advice about how to make a bomb and why they should set it off. Doesn’t our world now turn on cyber connections of one sort or another?

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Make College Degrees Valuable Again

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Winter brings closure to millions of high school students filling out college applications. To the best of their ability, they have cemented their steps toward a brighter future. Meanwhile, newspapers will fill those students with the anxiety that college is becoming a Fort Knox, locking the non-worthy out of a sanctuary.

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Real Target Of Erdogan's Olive Branch Could Be US Clout

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Al-Monitor
Thursday, February 15, 2018

As Turkey’s offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces in Afrin grinds on for a third week, the prevailing wisdom is that NATO’s second-largest army is getting bogged down. Critics point to the number of Turks killed in combat — at least 31 in 26 days — the swelling pile of disabled helicopters and tanks and the slow pace of Turkish advances into the hilly enclave. A veteran Kurdish politician went so far as to suggest that Afrin would become Turkey’s “Vietnam.”

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Diversity Does Not End At Race

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Northwest Missourian
Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Diversity is our strength,” is a mantra heard time and time again from the mouths of lawmakers, academics, pundits and the like. It has become so cliché that it has almost lost its meaning in the minds of most people. What exactly is it that is meant by “diversity?”

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Inflation And Stocks Are Both Up, And That’s Stirring Some Worries

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The New York Times
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two weeks ago, fears of higher-than-expected inflation and interest rates sent stocks into a historic and nerve-rattling plunge. This week, those fears were borne out: Consumer prices rose more than expected in January, and interest rates jumped.


Lanhee Chen: Goldman Sachs CEO: Economy Is Stronger Under Trump Than If Clinton Won

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the strength of the economy under President Trump.

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Death By Agriculture

by Jonathan Dalyvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Stalin's drive to collectivize farms was a historic disaster.
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What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During 'Black History Month'

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, February 15, 2018

When will Black History Month be ... history?


Who's Really Winning The North Korea Standoff?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kim Jong-un may seem to have the upper hand, but the U.S. is quietly proving otherwise.