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Analysis and Commentary

How America’s Students Need To Get ‘Woke’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The progressive campus project is a mere veneer. It is a scab of sorts, overlaying a wound beneath of progressive exploitation and class privileges and hierarchies.

In the News

Jesus Ate With Sinners

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Chaffee County Times
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Jesus ate with sinners. In public sometimes. This did not endear Him to the religious leaders of His time. To eat with someone meant that you were equals in some sense.

In the News

Slavery? We Were A Footnote

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Powerline
Friday, November 29, 2019

Liberals are trying to rewrite American history, teaching our children that the only thing that ever happened here–until they came along a year or two ago!–was slavery. The New York Times’s 1619 Project, which is being enthusiastically adopted by the nation’s public schools, is the culmination of years of left-wing propaganda. 

In the News

The Hello Girls

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Village News Online
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Country Club of Petersburg hosted a private screening of the documentary “The Hello Girls,” Saturday, Nov. 16. Directed by James Theres, “The Hello Girls” is an award-winning documentary that sheds light on the women soldiers of World War I, who expertly operated the telephone switchboards under Gen. John J. Pershing.

The StateFeatured

A California Thanksgiving From Years Past And “The Happiest Years Of Our Lives”

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Every holiday has its Scrooge, one supposes, and this week is no different. As proof, I offer this “bah humbug” New Yorker article that delves into the “massacres, myths, and the making of” America’s Thanksgiving tradition.


David Davenport: Beware The Regulator

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Monday, November 25, 2019

Many see Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as two peas in the liberal Democratic pod but they are actually quite different. Bernie Sanders is a revolutionary who wants to change what he calls the rigged American system. He comes from a European political tradition, socialism, and seeks to turn the economic order upside down.


Childbirth And Crime

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, November 25, 2019

Family formation and crime is the title of a very nice new paper by Maxim Massenkoff Evan K. Rose. (HT Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution, which also has great commentary.)

Analysis and Commentary

Susan Mayer On What Money Can't Buy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 25, 2019

Sociologist Susan Mayer of the University of Chicago talks about her book What Money Can't Buy with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Mayer reports on her research which found that giving poor parents money had little measured effect on improving the lives of their children. She emphasizes the importance of accurately understanding the challenges facing children in poverty if the goal is to actually help them. 


The Hatred That Fuels Impeachment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, November 24, 2019

We are in new territory now. Hating a president is equivalent to finding him guilty of supposed high crimes. Impeachment is a casual affair. Hearsay is as valid as direct testimony.

In the News

How To Improve The Lives Of Poor (Black) Namibians

quoting Thomas Sowell
Friday, November 22, 2019

The apartheid era was an unjust system that oppressed the majority of our people and barred them from any meaningful economic participation. This cannot be disputed in any way.


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