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In the News

America’s Polarization Has Nothing To Do With Ideology

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The American Conservative
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Although a seemingly simple concept, the issue of polarization has long frustrated political scientists. A superficial examination of the American political scene suggests an intensely polarized electorate, divided along partisan and ideological lines.


Liberal Education And Liberal Democracy

by Peter Berkowitzvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, April 23, 2018

Colleges foster smugness on the left and resentment on the right.

In the News

Kanye Vs. The Thought Police

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Kanye West, the Chicago rapper who is now married to Kim Kardashian, has been on a stream of consciousness tell-all via Twitter the past few days. In his ranting, Kanye has said seemingly unrelated thoughts such as “images are limitless and words aren't. Words are defined” and “truth is my goal. Controversy is my gym. I'll do a hundred reps of controversy for a 6 pack of truth.”

In the News

The Kids Should Vote, They Say

quoting David Davenportvia Patriot Post
Friday, April 20, 2018

There's a growing and transparently agenda-driven movement to lower the voting age to 16.

In the News

Breaking The Tragic Cycle Of Intergenerational Poverty

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Deseret News (UT)
Friday, April 20, 2018

“I’ve been poor, and I’ve been rich, and rich is better!” — Beatrice Kaufman. Most of us have seen tough economic times — as starving students, newlyweds scrimping to get through college, new parents stretching to pay for their new baby or retirees adjusting to life without a salary.

In the News

Sowell’s Stunning Response To Our Modern Messiahs Of Equality

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Conservative Woman
Sunday, April 22, 2018

"The world has never been a level playing field,’ quips economic historian David S Landes. ‘Heck, don’t we know that?’ chorus the Left. ‘That is why we are the demolition men and women of this world. Armed with dynamite, wrecking balls, bulldozers and earthmovers, our vision is to pulverise the evil of inequality and create a new world of homogeneous egalitarianism.’

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Analysis and Commentary

Earth Day Has Embraced Hysteria And Abandoned Science

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Fox News
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday is Earth Day, a celebration conceived by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and first held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience. Most activities were organized at the grassroots level.

Analysis and Commentary

When To Wage War, And How To Win: A Guide

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The New York Times
Friday, April 20, 2018
What is “grand strategy” as opposed to simple strategy? The term is mostly an academic one. It denotes encompassing all the resources that a state can focus — military, economic, political and cultural — to further its own interests in a global landscape.
Analysis and Commentary

Will Smith College Finally Warm To Barbara Bush?

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, April 20, 2018

While the nation mourns the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush, the question is: Will there be any mention of her at next month’s commencement ceremony at Smith College?

In the News

U2'S Bono Says Barbara Bush Made George W. An 'Aids Activist'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Dallas Morning News
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, called the pair “the odd couple,” as she recounted how she helped introduce them: “The tough-talking former governor of Texas, and an Irish rocker.” More than a decade later, former President George W. Bush and Bono took the stage together Thursday night, in hopes of convincing the well-heeled gala audience in front of them that battling preventable diseases like AIDS in developing nations is not only a moral imperative, it’s a crucial defense strategy.


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