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We Hold All The Cards In The Showdown With Iran

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

In May 2018, the Donald Trump Administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice Says If You Are Prepared, People Will Accept Women As Leaders

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Star Tribune
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

When Condoleezza Rice entered the top tier of government in 1989 as a national security adviser, she said she still often received stares as if she had just walked into the wrong meeting.

In the News

Redefining Who Is In Poverty Could Bump Thousands From Medi-Cal

quoting Charles Blahousvia Capital Public Radio
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

California’s push to give everyone access to affordable health insurance could be disrupted by a federal plan to change the standards for poverty, according to analysts.

In the News

'Wages And Benefits' Make Up Almost 3/4 Of The Fiscal Year 2019-2020 General Fund Budget

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Sanger Herald
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The council took very little time at its June 13 meeting to approve an overall city budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 of about $47 million with a general fund budget of a little more than $13.6 million.

In the News

Could Trump Use The Sept. 11 War Law To Attack Iran Without Going To Congress?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Talk of purported Iran-Qaeda ties is raising questions about whether the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to claim that it needs no new legal authority to take military action.

Analysis and Commentary

Giving USA Gets The Incentives Half Right

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

“After reaching record-breaking levels of giving in 2017, American individuals and organizations continued their generous support of charitable institutions in 2018,” said Rick Dunham, chair of Giving USA Foundation and CEO of Dunham + Company. “However, the environment for giving in 2018 was far more complex than most years, with shifts in tax policy and the volatility of the stock market. This is particularly true for the wide range of households that comprise individual giving and provide over two-thirds of all giving.”

Analysis and Commentary

Student Outcomes Have Improved In More Than Just Reading And Math

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

As I indicated last week, I plan to spend the summer writing about whether our schools have improved over the past quarter-century or so—essentially the “reform era.”


We Can't Rely On National Governments To Save Failing Communities. It's Time For A New Approach

by Raghuram Rajanvia CNN Business
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

As technological change has allowed societies around the world to prosper, others are being left behind.

Analysis and Commentary

Candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg Gets Foreign Policy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mayor Pete is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field of candidates struggling for oxygen. His youth and wholesome demeanor present a clear contrast to today’s Oval Office occupant, while his military service gives him defense and national security credibility. Overall, the South Bend mayor feels comfortable and looks relaxed talking about foreign affairs and the future.

In the News

Understanding US/China Relations

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Top 1000 Funds
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

With the US-China trade war turning into what looks to be a grave and possibly permanent collapse in relations between the two super powers, institutional investors will reap their biggest gains from dislocation, according to Stephen Kotkin, professor of history and international affairs at Princeton.