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Analysis and Commentary

The Excellence Gap Opens Early

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Friday, May 27, 2022

Last week, I provided sobering evidence of the “excellence gap” among twelfth grade students—the sharp divides along lines of race and class in achievement at the highest levels.


Something Fishy In Sacramento: The Legislature’s Grunion Run

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Be it kismet or coincidence, a power outage late last week in downtown Sacramento briefly interrupted the California state legislature’s rush to decide which bills merit further consideration in this year’s session—the notion of “lights off, somebody home” being perhaps a preview of this summer’s anticipated rolling blackouts across the Golden State.


A Cabinency Of Dunces

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The common denominator to these Biden appointees is ideological rigidity, nonchalance, and sheer incompetence.

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Screen Time, But No Time For Lincoln

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalen, Jonathan Movroydisvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

What an encounter with a parent at a sporting event says about the mood of California’s Latino population.

Analysis and Commentary

Wrestling With Cognitive Inequality

by Glenn Louryvia The Glenn Show
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

When we speak of inequality in the United States, we’re typically talking about economic inequality, whether it be disparities in wealth or differences among individuals in the opportunity to acquire wealth.

Analysis and Commentary

Business’s Crucial Stake In Improving Public Education

by Michael J. Petrillivia Governing
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Schools have a big impact on everything else. A new analysis can help metro areas benchmark themselves and learn what works to build quality into K-12 education.

Co-author: Cheryl Oldham

Analysis and Commentary

How Dobbs Could Rattle The Left, Rev Up The Right, And Restore The American System

by John Yoovia National Review
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

One reason for the continuing outcry over the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is that if the final decision follows the reasoning of the leaked draft, it will do more than overturn Roe v. Wade and upend the issue of abortion.

Co-author: Steven Hayward

Analysis and Commentary

Monetary Policy Conference; And Inflation Past Present And Future

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

On May 6 the annual Hoover monetary policy conference returned. It was great. In particular, the opening panels by Rich Clarida, Larry Summers, and John Taylor, and the final panel with Jim Bullard, Randy Quarles, and Christopher Waller were eloquent and insightful.

Analysis and Commentary

The Baneful Politics Of The Therapeutic Sensibility

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The most important casualty of our obsession with feelings.

Nuclear bomb's tell-tale mushroom cloud
Analysis and Commentary

Why The Marshall Islands’ Nuclear History Still Matters Today

by Rose Gottemoellervia The Bulletin
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

As America celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, Rose Gottemoeller, former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, remembers the painful history of Castle Bravo—the largest and most catastrophic US nuclear weapons test conducted in the Marshall Islands during the Cold War—and urges the United States to finish the compact extension with the three island nations to contain China’s growing influence in the Pacific.

Co-author: Sally Clark


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