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The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Americas: Three. Realities: Two. Contextualization Standard: One. Year: Zero.

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses how Joe Biden has fared having emerged from his basement; President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech and his executive orders on monuments; universities hell-bent for obsolescence; and the Cultural Revolution’s Year Zero.


Green New Deals Are Detrimental To Economic Recovery

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Prescott eNews
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Climate policies have massive costs. Unfortunately, most current climate policies cost more than the benefits they deliver.


Dual Programming: The Trump Show Versus The Biden Show

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hamilton is not the only performance coming into your home this week.

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California Legislators Spend $200 Billion And Taxpayers Get Less And Less

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

California’s 2020–21 $202 billion state budget spends about three times as much per state resident, adjusted for inflation, compared to California’s 1990–91 budget. And this is after $20 billion of COVID-19 related budget cuts. But as you look around the state, you will not see this much higher spending at work. You will instead observe public schools that are falling apart and potholes on major streets that are large enough and deep enough to take out your rear axle.


YouGov Polling: Biden Skeptics Are Moderate Democrats

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

At the end of March, President Trump was on a roll: Having been acquitted by the Senate in February, he was taking credit for a coronavirus lockdown that “saved 2 million lives,” in his estimate, and was an odds-on favorite to win the 2020 election (a plus-seven-point margin in the RealClearPolitics betting average). RCP’s polling average placed his job approval rating at 47.4%, with over 50% approved of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. 


Year Zero

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Every cultural revolution starts at year zero, whether explicitly or implicitly. The French Revolution recalibrated the calendar to begin anew, and the genocidal Pol Pot declared his own Cambodian revolutionary ascension as the beginning of time.

In the News

$600 Federal Unemployment Checks To Be Extended?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Forbes
Monday, July 6, 2020

There’s been an understandable outpouring of interest about the possibility of a second round of stimulus checks – when, how much, and who will get it? But the upcoming expiration of the $600 per week federal unemployment benefit program, an issue with much deeper economic implications, has been moving to the forefront as its July 31 expiration date draws closer with each passing day.

Analysis and Commentary

A True Economic Stimulus Plan

by Casey B. Mulligan, Stephen Moorevia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Don’t extend benefits for unemployment. Suspend the payroll tax to spur work and growth.

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Black Reparations Parsed

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 6, 2020

The demands may seem righteous. But they are deeply flawed.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: A Landmark Supreme Court Decision On Scholarships For Religious Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, July 6, 2020

A professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Joshua Dunn, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, and the implications it could have for school choice and religious-school parents


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