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Friday Round-Up

quoting John Yoovia SCOTUS Blog
Friday, July 12, 2019

Amy Howe reports for this blog that yesterday “President Donald Trump announced that his administration will end its battle to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census … two weeks after the Supreme Court blocked the government from including the question.”

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The Fake News Atom Bomb

quoting Herbert Linvia GZERO
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this month's Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the folks who created the famous "Doomsday Clock" to remind us of the continued risk of nuclear war, cyber expert Herbert Lin makes a startling claim: False information threatens the future of humanity.

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Purdue Adds Panel Featuring National Space Council Members To Apollo 11 Anniversary Celebration

mentioning Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. via Purdue University
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Representatives from the National Space Council Users Advisory Group will participate in a public panel discussion on July 18 as part of Purdue University’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration.
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On Immigration, Is California’s Odyssey America’s Future?

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, July 11, 2019
California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, has a favorite point he likes to make when talking about the southern border and immigration: America in 2019 is a lot like California in the 1990s.
Analysis and Commentary

As The British Envoy Just Learned, Loose Lips Sink Diplomats

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 11, 2019

If the truth can set you free, then the British ambassador to Washington is now free as a bird. Unfortunately for him, he will no longer be soaring over America’s capital or hovering anywhere near the White House. In fact, the president made sure this British goose got cooked.

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The Path To Sustainability For The Liberian Education Advancement Programme (LEAP)

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Ventures
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In 2016, Liberia – one of the poorest countries in the world – embarked on the world’s most innovative public-private partnership in education. Its government was determined to improve learning outcomes for children.

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Why Merit Matters In Immigration

quoting Kevin Hassettvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
At the recent Democratic presidential debate, it was interesting to see that all Democratic candidates raised their hands in favor of providing free health insurance to 11 million illegal immigrants.
EnvironmentAnalysis and Commentary

California Can’t Avoid The Next “Big One” Can It Weather The Political Aftershock?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, July 11, 2019

That California would find itself dealing with two large earthquakes over the Fourth of July weekend shouldn’t come as a surprise, as temblors have no consideration for human needs. The last giant quake to disrupt Los Angeles? It happened twenty-five years ago, at 4:31 a.m. on a Monday morning in January, leaving millions of sleep-deprived Angelenos to stumble around in the predawn dark.

Featured CommentaryAnalysis and Commentary

When “Trade Wars” End Badly

by Gordon G. Changvia Strategika
Thursday, July 11, 2019

“I think we’re going to be strategic partners,” said President Donald Trump on June 29 at his Osaka G-20 press conference, in response to a question from Olivia Qi Zhang, a reporter for Caixin, the Chinese news organization. “I think we can help each other. I think, in the end, we can—if the right deal is structured, we can be great for each other.”

In the News

Worthless Paper: We Don’t Need No Degree!

quoting Michael Spencevia Deccan Herald
Thursday, July 11, 2019

If one rummages through economic theories, one finds three powerful ideas that show why education is important for society. Firstly, education ‘converts’ humans into human capital. This makes us productive and creative.

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