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John Dingell Is Gone -- And So Too House Democrats' Common Sense

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Overlooked in a week of political news dominated by a presidential State of the Union Address and scandal-plagued Virginians: the passing of former Michigan Rep. John Dingell.

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White House Report Tries To Shift Trump Health Care Rhetoric

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Charlotte Observer
Friday, February 8, 2019
A new report from the White House tries to shift the Trump administration's combative rhetoric on health care, suggesting changes to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump do not fundamentally undermine the health law.
Analysis and Commentary

Ernie Fitzgerald RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 8, 2019

David Boaz, over at the Cato Institute, has an obituary today of A. Ernest Fitzgerald, the legendary cost analyst at the Pentagon. Here’s the Washington Post‘s obituary. The Post does an excellent job and so I won’t try to replicate it here. I do recommend reading it so that you can get a feel for how heroic he was, risking his job and President Nixon’s personal wrath to blow the whistle on the cost overruns on the Pentagon’s C-5A program.

Analysis and Commentary

The French Philosopher Who Loves America

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 8, 2019

Bernard-Henri Lévy describes the gilets jaunes as a ‘crisis of liberal democracy’ and Trump as an ‘epiphenomenon’ of American ‘retreat.’

In the News

Leftist Tax Schemes Bash The Rich, But Depend On Their Success

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Press-Enterprise
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Nineteenth century historian Thomas Carlyle called economics “the dismal science” because of its predictions about scarcity and poverty. Those are immutable features of all societies, which explains why his snarky term remains widely used.

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Opinion: Will California’s Gavin Newsom Continue Jerry Brown’s Legacy?

quoting Hoover Institutionvia The Daily Caller
Friday, February 8, 2019

California has a new governor, and people across the nation may wonder whether Gavin Newsom will govern in the style of his predecessor Jerry Brown. After all, there is an extended family connection.

In the News

Ampleforth Adds British Historian And Hoover Fellow Niall Ferguson To Advisory Board

featuring Tim Fergusonvia LeapRate
Friday, February 8, 2019

Ampleforth (previously known as Fragments), a decentralized store of value protocol, announced today that historian, author, and financial expert Niall Ferguson will be joining its advisory board.

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Faculty Senate Hears Reports From Hoover Institution And Graduate School Of Business

featuring Hoover Institution, Thomas W. Gilliganvia Stanford News
Friday, February 8, 2019

In his presentation, Thomas Gilligan, director of the Hoover Institution, highlighted the institution’s strengths as a policy research center and archive, its engagement with the university and its aspirations for the future.

Analysis and Commentary

We Can’t Just Invest In Building Great Curricula

with Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, February 7, 2019

In my last post, I described a demand-side approach to bringing evidence-based practices into schools by developing programs and processes that help educators ask the right questions and find new solutions that work for them. Now I’d like to tackle the supply side: the creation and marketing of tools, especially curriculum, that can help drive evidence-based change in the classroom.

Analysis and Commentary

Quest For The Fountain Of Youth Remains A Continually Updated Story

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ponce de Leon sought it in Florida. Alexander the Great expanded his empire to find it in the East. Now, in the latest search for eternal youth, an American company hopes to make you vibrant and spry by having youthful blood coursing through your system.

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