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Border Politics And The Use And Abuse Of History

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Much has been written — some of it either inaccurate or designed to obfuscate the issue ahead of the midterms for political purposes — about the border fiasco and the unfortunate separation of children from parents. Rich Lowry’s brief analysis is the most insightful.

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The Horrors Of Honor Violence In The West

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Algemeiner
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

She was a 15-year-old student at San Antonio’s Taft High School with a soft smile and dark eyes. Like most girls her age in Texas, she liked blue jeans. But unlike most girls her age in Texas, in 2017 she was promised in marriage to a man 10 years her senior who would pay her parents $20,000 to take her as his wife.


Cake Boss

by Adam J. Whitevia Commentary Magazine
Monday, June 18, 2018

How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence of dignity came full circle.

In the News

International Association For Political Science Students

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia International Association for Political Science Students
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Is free speech under attack? What are its contemporary global and European challenges, who should address them and how? We are privileged to host Professor Timothy Garton Ash (Official) from St Antony's College, Oxford for an IAPSS live interview on June 21.

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Blind To Real Problems

quoting Shelby Steelevia Toronto Sun
Monday, June 18, 2018

For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said: “Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves.”

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Harassment Gone Haywire

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 18, 2018

Pleas for gender and racial parity threaten to upend science research.

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Reinsch On The Enlightenment, Tradition, And Populism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 18, 2018

Richard Reinsch, editor of Law and Liberty and the host of the podcast Liberty Law Talk, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Enlightenment. Topics discussed include the search for meaning, the stability of liberalism, the rise of populism, and Solzhenitsyn's indictment of Western values from his Harvard Commencement Address of 1978.

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More On Masterpiece Cakeshop, From Prof. Michael McConnell

featuring Michael McConnellvia Reason
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford), one of the leading American scholars of the Religion Clauses, wrote this when Masterpiece Cakeshop came down earlier this month, and I wanted to pass this along, especially since the Court is still considering whether to hear Arlene's Flowers, and other cases are percolating up as well: The Supreme Court ... confounded all expectations, and decided the highly controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop case by a 7-2 vote.


Peter Berkowitz On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his RealClear Politics article "Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling."


Lanhee Chen: NY AG Sues Trump And His Children

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the impact the New York State attorney general's office's lawsuit, that takes aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, will have on President Trump.


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