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Democracy In America Is Failing — Here's How We Can Still Make It Work

quoting Larry Diamondvia Salon
Sunday, September 8, 2019

American democracy is badly broken, but there’s no shortage of ways to improve it. One dramatic example will be on display in Dallas from Sept. 19 to 22, when a project called "America in One Room” will bring together a representative sample of more than 500 registered voters to engage in a process known as “deliberative polling” focused on five big issues: health care, immigration, the environment, the economy and foreign policy.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Can Move Funds For Border Wall — And The Supreme Court Will Back Him

by John Yoo, Matthew Petersonvia Fox News
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Constitution does not prevent President Trump from moving federal funds to build a wall on the southern border — and the Supreme Court will not rule otherwise.

Analysis and Commentary

Biden Or Bust?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, September 8, 2019

For better or worse, the Democratic establishment apparently has decided it has no choice but to embrace the former vice president. Can he be propped up and pampered for the next 14 months?


John Yoo: Cancel Culture Takes Aim At The Oil And Gas Industry

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, September 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses fighting climate change by attacking the fossil fuel industry as well as other problems with the "cancel" culture.

In the News

The Man Trump Wishes He Were

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The New York Times
Thursday, August 29, 2019

In the first few months of his presidency, Donald Trump surrounded himself with a certain sort of ramrod military man: John Kelly, Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster and Jim Mattis. These men had or appeared to have the kind of manly virtues and bearing that Trump likes to see in himself: courage, toughness, combativeness.

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Trump's Silence On Hong Kong Is Making America Weaker

quoting Larry Diamondvia Post Bulletin
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As China and its unruly possession Hong Kong teeter on the edge of catastrophe, President Trump has issued a series of messages with a common theme: If his friend Xi Jinping decides to crack down on the city's pro-democracy movement, the United States will understand.

In the News

Nineteenth-Century Nihilists Foretold Our Era

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, September 6, 2019

Why the Age of Alternative Facts Might Have Unnerved Even Nietzsche.

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Here’s How To Get Through To Red-State Americans On Climate Change

quoting General Jim Mattis, George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Friday, September 6, 2019

As hurricanes become more intense, flooding more common and wildfires more deadly, Americans — regardless of their party affiliation — are dying from extreme weather events and are seeing their livelihoods damaged. The searing experience of Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017 might not have prompted Republican politicians to fight “climate change," but perhaps they can have a rational conversation about “rising ocean levels.” 

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Donald Trump Vs. Adam Smith

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, September 6, 2019

Should We Worry About the American Trade Deficit?

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Silicon Valley Becomes Punching Bag For Presidential Hopefuls

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia VOA News
Friday, September 6, 2019

U.S. presidential candidates have long come to Silicon Valley to raise money and, with a tech company campus as a backdrop, talk about innovation and the future. But this year, things are different.


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