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Analysis and Commentary

7 Suggestions For Better School Discipline

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

It seems pretty likely that the Trump administration will revise or rescind an Obama-era directive intended to address racial disparities in school disciplinary actions. The "Dear Colleague" letter in question, issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in 2014, has been the subject of much debate of late. 

Analysis and Commentary

Duke Erodes Liberal Education

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, June 2, 2018

On May 8, the Duke University student newspaper published a stirring letter addressed to the school community that was co-signed by 101 students and former students. The letter protested the decision of the university’s Sanford School of Public Policy to decline to renew the contract of Evan Charney, associate professor of the practice of public policy and political science, and called on the provost to reverse the decision.

Analysis and Commentary

The Good Populism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The New Criterion
Friday, June 1, 2018

Populism is today seen both as a pejorative and positive noun. In fact, in the present age, there are two sorts of populism. Both strains originated in classical times and persisted in the West until today.

In the News

Event Announcement: Conversation On American Constitutional Self-Government

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia SCOTUSblog
Friday, June 1, 2018

On June 06, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST, the Hoover Institution will host an event entitled, "Keeping Our Republic Through Turbulent Times: from the 1960s to Today," in Washington, D.C. Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will speak. The event is free and will include a question-and-answer session.

Analysis and Commentary

R.I.P. Pierre Hassner, 1933-2018

by Josef Joffevia American Interest
Friday, June 1, 2018
It is no accident that modern international relations was essentially invented in the United States after World War II. Suddenly, a global power needed a global map to make sense of two revolutionary transformations: nuclear weapons and bipolarity.
Victor David Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson Wins Edmund Burke Award

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Stanford News
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson has won the 2018 Edmund Burke Award, which honors people who have made major contributions to the defense of Western civilization.

The Atlantic Daily: Life Did Its Thing

by Amy Zegart
Thursday, May 31, 2018

U.S. and North Korean officials are meeting to discuss the agenda and logistics of the summit that President Trump abruptly canceled last week, suggesting that the meeting might be back on—and that Trump’s unorthodox maneuvers might have worked.

In the News

How 'Family Ties' Can Lift America In A Way 'Roseanne' Never Could

quoting Shanto Iyengarvia The Federalist
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Roseanne Barr created a firestorm on Tuesday with a series of inappropriate tweets that led to the cancellation of her sitcom and a condemnation from Disney CEO Bob Iger who said, "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing."
In the News

Trump's Election And Political Ads Shortened 2016 Thanksgiving Dinners, Researchers Say

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Research published Thursday affirms what many Americans know from experience: The tumultuous 2016 election made Thanksgiving dinner awkward or even excruciating for people in politically divided families.

In the News

Year's Final Cardinal Conversation Examines Collision Of Free Speech, Inclusivity

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Daily
Thursday, May 31, 2018
On Wednesday night, former Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 joined former Dean for the School of Education Claude Steele and Vice President of Diversity, Integrity and Governance in Google’s People Operations Danielle Brown to discuss the challenges of balancing free speech with inclusion during the last Cardinal Conversations event of the year, entitled "When Free Expression and Inclusion Collide: A Dilemma of the Times."


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