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AIPAC’s Washington Conference Will Reflect American Support For Israel

quoting George P. Shultzvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Monday, March 25, 2019
The AIPAC Policy Conference opened in Washington on March 24, 2019, and the critical analyses and even editorial autopsies are describing the organization’s diminished influence, claiming that it parallels the drop in Israel’s popularity among Americans.
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Front Page Podcast: Concerns NZ Govt Turning Blind Eye To China Meddling

quoting Hoover Institutionvia Hawthorn Caller
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today it‘s concerns our Government is complacent about China‘s influence in New Zealand, thousands paid out for wrongful meth evictions, lightning strike injures four people, and one restaurant proves you can be successful while paying the living wage. Hosted by Frances Cook.
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Spring Arts 2019 | Books: Catching Up With Historian Elizabeth Cobbs

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia The San Diego Union Tribune
Sunday, March 24, 2019

She wanted to write books her mother would read. Elizabeth Cobbs was already a successful author in her academic field — history — who penned well-regarded books about American foreign policy. Her mother proudly displayed them on the fireplace mantel, kept the covers dust-free, and had very little to say about what was inside.

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Holland Tacks Metropopulist

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia OpsLens
Friday, March 22, 2019
Not many people take Holland, the Netherlands, Dutchland (?), whatever, as a locale of much political interest. Not at least since William of Orange.
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Does Capitalism Cause Social Decay?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, March 24, 2019

As material conditions improve, do more people feel anxious and depressed? 

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A Huge Problem For Progs: Minority Students In Elite NYC Examination High Schools Were Well Represented In Earlier Generations

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Sunday, March 24, 2019

According to Progressives like Bill de Blasio and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Asian-heritage children of New York City who study hard and pass the entrance examinations for the high quality and very demanding Bronx High School of Science and Stuyvesant High School are a problem. They must be punished with fewer slots at the exam schools, so that more blacks and Hispanics, who can’t score as highly on the exams can attend the schools. 

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Thomas Sowell Is Right To Predict A Socialist America

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Recently, Thomas Sowell appeared on the Fox Business Network. The host, David Asman, asked Sowell whether America will go down the dark and dangerous road of socialism: The future of America — do you think that we are destined to go through a period of socialism, a period where these ideas that have not worked wherever they have been tried and will not work here, will be tried here, and could bring down our country?

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Why Did Bar AOC Used To Work At Shut Down? Because Of $15 Minimum Wage She Supports

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The New American
Friday, March 22, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (shown) had been accused of stealing tips from a coworker at a bar where she once waitressed. Yet she also could perhaps be accused of helping steal the jobs, in a manner of speaking, from workers at its sister establishment, in which she also waitressed. 

Milan Fashion Houses Are Hitting The Wrong Advertising Note

by Markos Kounalakis
Friday, March 22, 2019

Milan fashion houses are finding that their dramatic styles and remarkable statements are looking threadbare. A recent Gucci advertisement for a blackface tunic is only the latest entry in the insensitivity sweepstakes that designers are increasingly winning. Read more here:

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A Lesson From The College Admissions Scandal For The Encryption Debate

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, March 22, 2019
Last Tuesday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced charges against dozens of parents, college sports coaches and test-prep teachers with in a scheme to win admission to big name universities including Georgetown, Yale and Stanford.


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