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Charter Schools And Their Enemies

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Education Next
Friday, July 10, 2020

There is a reason we’re told to respect our elders. It’s bracing and edifying to listen to voices of wisdom and experience. Those whose time grows short are compelled to speak clearly and directly. Thomas Sowell is one such voice. At age 90 and having broken his promise not to pick up his pen again, he has turned his gaze to the world of education, delivering Charter Schools and Their Enemies at a moment when those schools have come under intense scrutiny, their right to exist in question. Charter school leaders need their spines stiffened these days; their overreaching critics have earned a metaphorical punch in the nose. Sowell delivers both in a book he dedicates, as a reminder of what’s at stake, “to those children whose futures hang in the balance.”

Interviews

Lee Ohanian: California Rises And Falls In 92 Years Since Laurel & Hardy

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his California On Your Mind article "California Legislators Spend $200 Billion And Taxpayers Get Less And Less."

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Renowned Historian Reveals How Woke Politics Are Destroying Academia In America

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Blaze
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution senior fellow, historian, and author Niall Ferguson joined Dave Rubin on "The Rubin Report" to talk about the decline of higher education, especially at some of the best universities in America.

In the News

Bakker, Swaggart Among Televangelists And Religious Organizations That Received PPP Loans

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Hill
Thursday, July 9, 2020

More than 10,000 religious organizations received financial aid through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for a total of at least $3 billion, according to an analysis by The Guardian.

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A Conservative Black Scholar's View On Race In America

featuring Shelby Steelevia Pleasanton Weekly
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele minces no words when he describes the current Black Lives Matter and other racial protests—they are a “distraction” from the real issues facing the Black community.

Analysis and Commentary

‘The Meaning Of Travel’ Review: Let’s Get Out Of Here

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Unprecedented in modern history—and in all recorded history, if we put to one side such abstractions as the Wrath of God—is the present fact that the entire world lives in fear of an identical threat. Rich or poor, East or West, we’ve all come to accept curbs on the way we live, one of which is a near-moratorium on travel to foreign parts.
Analysis and Commentary

China, Russia Aren’t Putting Plans To Exploit Antarctica’s Resources On Ice

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 9, 2020

New York continues to slowly open up after being the nation’s hottest of COVID-19 hotspots while the incidence in Brazil spikes, and cases explode in Latin America and South Asia. There is one place, however, that has been far from infections and safe from the need for serology testing: Antarctica.

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Americans Want To Be Free To Be Stupid

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Financial Times
Thursday, July 9, 2020

[Subscription Required] Resistance to Covid-19 restrictions stems from the pioneer spirit.

Featured

The Fragility Of The Woke

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.

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Antifa Scorns College Diversity

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Antifa Handbook shows that universities can never satisfy Antifa's 'revolutionary' goals.

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