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Disparities Don’t Always Equal Discrimination

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Albany Student Press
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In today’s milieu, we are used to the concept of fairness and equality. Our politicians use it in their campaign platforms, we hear it on the news, we hear it in our classrooms and there are even people walking around in t-shirts that succinctly show the word “equality” on them. But, no matter the implications of such social displays, many of us seldom understand the facts and statistics behind inequality.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: School of Hard Knox

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen is joined by Olivier Knox, the Chief Washington Correspondent for SiriusXM radio and current president of the White House Correspondents Association. They talk about the state of the media, what to expect as they cover the 2020 campaign, and how to restore public trust in the institution. Chen also provides his thoughts on whether Joe Biden is doomed already, and where Republicans are on the tricky topic of health care reform.

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The American Dream Is Very Much Alive: Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele

interview with Shelby Steelevia Varney & Co (Fox Business)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses the many opportunities available to everyone in America.

In the News

Ex-National Security Officials Sue To Limit Censorship Of Their Books

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A newly filed lawsuit is challenging a censorship system the government uses to ensure that millions of former military and intelligence officials spill no secrets if they decide to write articles and books after they move on from public service.

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Occupational Licensing Is A Bad Idea

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

People have a right to make a living. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Virtuous Can Never Be Guilty

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Since ancient times, it has always been scary when moral auditors audit their own. Or as the Roman satirist Juvenal put it of male guardians entrusted to shield chaste girls from randy males, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (“Who will watch the watchmen?”) When humans sense that there’s neither an earthly nor divine deterrent between them and social acceptance, power, riches, or their appetites, what follows is a foregone conclusion.

In the News

Chicago Police Union Protest Jussie Smollett Case: ‘Foxx Must Go!’

quoting John Yoovia Breitbart
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago is protesting outside the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Monday, demanding the resignation of top prosecutor Kim Foxx after her office dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

White Liberals and the Cult of Ethnic Sado-Narcissism

by Jeremy Carlvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 31, 2019

When Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax collapsed spectacularly a few weeks back, after being publicized incessantly by Hollywood celebrities and the mainstream media, the most penetrating take came from journalist Andy Ngo. “Jussie Smollett’s hoax is symptomatic of America’s illness,” Ngo wrote—a combination he attributed to the rise of victimhood culture fueled in significant part by increasing group conflict.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Fixing The Culture Of Contempt

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, April 1, 2019

In a new book, Love Your Enemies, Arthur Brooks describes the rise of a “culture of contempt”—a habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect or misguided, but as worthless--and considers what we can do to bridge divides and mend relationships.


The Right And The Moral High Ground

by Shelby Steelevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 31, 2019

As many have noted, Donald Trump’s presidency is an insurgency. Mr. Trump himself is the quintessential insurgent, doing battle with a disingenuous and entrenched establishment. This was his appeal over a field of more conventional Republican candidates in 2016. But last year’s midterm elections were disappointing, and Mr. Trump has gone wanting for political clout in the immigration fight. 


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