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Thomas Sowell, An Intellectual Giant

by David R. Henderson featuring Thomas Sowellvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

An American sage turns 90. 


The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Basement Politics

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the cognitive challenges of Joe Biden; the former Veep’s basement strategy – and how Trump needs to counter Biden's strategy; how November will be about the angry voter; Blue State leaders “neo-confederate” approach to mayhem; John Roberts, the intimidated jurist; a Trump Second-Term agenda; recalling California Governor Gavin Newsom; and reflections on the fall of France on the 80th anniversary.

In the News

Trump Vows To Veto Defense Bill If It Renames US Bases Named For Confederate Figures

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday evening that he would veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if it included an amendment to rename ten U.S. Army bases that had been named for Confederate generals.


Progressive Lawmakers Decry Racism, But Their Policies Devastate People Of Color

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

California politicians are promising to address racism with new policies, including a potential state constitutional amendment, ACA 5, that would restore racial, ethnic, and gender-based preferential hiring and college admissions. As one lawmaker remarked, “It is time to eliminate the systemic racism that permeates our society. We will not stand for anything less.”

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The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 30, 2020


As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.

Analysis and CommentaryPolitics

When The Bidexit?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We have reached a strange impasse in the campaign in which weakness is seen as strength. The fact that Biden is cognitively impaired and hiding in his basement in virtual incommunicado is now seen as a valuable strategy, given that Trump is dealing with the virus, lockdowns, the economy, and a pandemic of lawlessness and chaos — and down in the polls.


Discussing Louisiana Abortion Law Struck Down By Supreme Court: John Yoo On Fox News’ Outnumbered Overtime

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Monday, June 29, 2020

(2:10) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Louisiana abortion law struck down by Supreme Court.

Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Court Swing Vote – What's Behind John Roberts' Legal Gymnastics?

by John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, June 29, 2020

Four years ago, the chief justice voted to uphold an identical law from Texas.

Analysis and Commentary

Where Did Socialism Go?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, June 29, 2020

Whatever happened to last year’s political rage, socialism? Was it one of those musical one-hit wonders that soared briefly but then flamed out? Was it the political equivalent of a new television program that bombed after only one season?


Victor Davis Hanson On Breitbart News Sunday

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart News Sunday
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the presidential election and says “It’s more or less whether you like the United States more as it was before Memorial Day, or whether you would prefer what’s evolving after this Memorial Day, and by that I mean, whether you think that we didn’t have to be perfect to be good, and our institutions from the founders were necessary to incorporate change in a lawful and calm peaceful manner and then they can adjudicate any particular flaws we have in society versus we have a cancer, supposedly from our founding, and that racism has to be irradiated or cut out, and if it kills us, the host, then that’s a necessary price to pay. I think it’s that stark a choice.”


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