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Lawsuit Means Chicago Obama Library Plan No Sure Thing

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore, but it’s no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.

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Area 45: The (Second) American Civil War? With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Area 45
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the hands dealt to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and the 45th president, Donald Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 7. The Who, What, Why, When, Where, And How

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage across racial lines was nationally legal.  That year, only 3% of newlyweds married a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.  The percentage increased almost six-fold to 17% in 2015.

In the News

Victimization, American-Style

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Courier Express
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Of all the headlines about the scandals concerning the alleged past sins of one after another high official in Virginia, one struck me most poignantly. It was this, from the front page of The Washington Times: ”Democrats to vet candidates closely for secrets in past.”

In the News

Nyack Library Looks At America's 'Creed,' With Help From Condoleezza Rice

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Lohud
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From now till August, Nyack Public Library will be taking a long look at what it means to be an American, courtesy of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the American Library Association.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats’ Dangerous Gong Show

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The dire risks of absurdity in politics.

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Native American Heritage: It’s Not What You Think

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The ideas defining a free Native American society.


The Intersectional Road To Perdition

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From The Ox-Bow Incident to To Kill a Mockingbird, novelists warned of the American propensity to become mob-like and often lethally so. Our Puritan roots, when coupled to elements of Athenian-style democracy, can on occasion vary wildly between dangerous bias and equally mindless self-righteousness.


California’s “Big Brother” Labor Regulations Will Harm Those Whom It Intends To Help

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

According to employment law attorneys, California has the strictest regulations regarding women’s earnings and employment in the country. Unfortunately, recently enacted and proposed legislation that is intended to advance women’s earnings and opportunities have significant, unintended negative effects that will indirectly hurt women, particularly those from minority groups or with fewer skills. Men will also be affected negatively, as extreme and expensive regulations will drive even more businesses from the state and reduce opportunities for all workers.

Decentralized Governance and Accountability

by Jonathan Rodden, Erik Wibbels
Monday, February 11, 2019

At the end of the twentieth century, academics and policymakers welcomed a trend toward fiscal and political decentralization as part of a potential solution for slow economic growth and poor performance by insulated, unaccountable governments. For the past two decades, researchers have been trying to answer a series of vexing questions about the political economy of multilayered governance.


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