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Analysis and Commentary

Religion And The New Supreme Court

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Thursday, November 29, 2018

In the wake of the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, religion will probably present the first test of the new Roberts Court’s commitment to the original meaning of the Bill of Rights. Religion has not become a constitutional battlefield just because conservatives tend to be more religious than liberals (though they are). Religion has not assumed legal importance solely because of the ongoing cultural conflict between traditional and secular visions of our society, either. Religion has taken center stage also because it has become the spiritual and moral refuge from an ever-expanding administrative state.


Hoover’s Uncommon Knowledge Featured Nov. 29 On New Fox Nation

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson will appear on the new Fox Nation streaming service on Nov. 29 with an exclusive interview of economist and Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell.

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The Libertarian: Free Speech And Campaign Finance

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to think about the role of money in politics.

Analysis and Commentary

Why We Need Anti-Censorship Legislation For Social Media, Stat

by Jeremy Carlvia The Federalist
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Social media companies got rich with legal protections as platforms, only to turn around and behave like publishers when conservatives started using their publishing services.

In the News

Opinion: Black Education — What Makes Sense?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia My AJC
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What do you think of the proposition that no black youngsters should be saved from educational rot until all can be saved? Black people cannot afford to accept such a proposition.

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.


The Trump Paradox

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Today, Jim Geraghty writes snidely: VDH writes, “The hostile reaction to Trump is a sort of proof of his success.” Does it follow, then, that if Trump was widely loved, it would be proof of his failure?” Geraghty creates a false either/or binary.

In the News

The Plague Of Identity Politics

mentioning Peter Berkowitzvia Power Line Blog
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the Hoover Institution, hosted an event with this blunt title: “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society: Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point?” The panel consisted my friends John Fonte and Peter Berkowitz; my hero Heather Mac Donald; our long-time blog nemesis Andrew Sullivan; and Michael Lind, an original thinker whose book about the Vietnam War was the subject of the first post I ever wrote on Power Line, more than 16 years ago.

In the News

Afternoon Links: The Unintended Consequences Of Road Diets, How Lies Become Truth, And Jacob Wohl's Hipster Brew

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 26, 2018

Plus, when Mission Impossible meets Paddington Bear.


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